BACKGROUND: Accurate intelligence and secure lines of communication are crucial elements to all army’s in the field and during WWII each division in the German Army had an integral Signals unit. The Signals unit were usually of Battalion strength and generally consisted of a Headquarters Company, a Radio Company and a Telephone Company. The Signals personnel utilized a wide variety of radio receivers, field telephones and associated communications equipment in all theaters of operation. Although assorted wireless radio receivers were used the most common form of field communications were the Feldfernsprecher 33, (Field Telephone 33). The field telephones required the laying of corresponding field telephone lines which was the responsibility of the Signals Battalion Telephone Company. In order to lay the appropriate lines assorted cable layers were utilized which included a hand held version for light cables and horse mounted and backpack cable layers for heavier cables.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: The field-grey painted, tooled, tubular steel construction. All original finish. Roughly 30cm in overall length. Nice!

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $299.00

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