The German Army of the Nazi era inherited its uniforms and rank structure from the Reichsheer of the Weimar republic ( ), many of whose traditions went back to the Imperial Army of the German Empire and earlier.
Museum quality Reproduction German Insignia from Hessen Antique Officers Insignia The rank insignia worn by German officers followed a simple pattern. There were three different types of braided Achselstcke (Shoulder Boards), one type for generals, another for field officers, and a third type for company officers. Historically in German armies, a Gefreiter was an experienced soldier who by virtue of seniority was exempted from more menial duties.
Gefreiter (Offizieranwrter (OA)) Exempted (Officer aspirant) Officer candidate 1st class: See below: Obergefreiter: Senior Exempted Senior Lance Corporal Second sleeve insignia indicates 6 years of service.
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As World War I progressed, additional divisions were formed, and by wars' end, 251 divisions had been formed or reformed in the German Army's structure. Regiment. The regiment was the basic combat unit as well as the recruiting base for soldiers.
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