German Squad Tactics in World War 2



German Squad Tactics in World War 2. The German infantry squad was the mainstay of the German Wehrmacht in the Second World War. This video explores the basic organization of a German infantry squad, the concept of fire and movement, the deployment of the MG34 and its relation to the other squad members, as well as regular military tactics. Finally, there is an example of an attack on an enemy position.

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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE: THE GERMAN SQUAD IN COMBAT

Töpfer, Harry: German Tactical Manual

Bull, Stephen: World War II Infantry Tactics – Squad and Platoon

WWII German Map Symbols by James Byrne

Oberkommando des Heeres: Hinweise für die Ausbildung der Infanterie auf Grund der Erfahrungen des Ostfeldzuges, H. Qu. O.K.H., 1.3.1942

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50 comments

  1. For late-war German infantry tactics involving the StG44 (MP 44 / MP 43) check out our book:
    » The Assault Platoon of the Grenadier-Company November 1944 (StG 44) – http://sturmzug.com
    If Panzers are more your thing, check out our translation of the a 1941 regulation:
    » Army Regulation Medium Panzer Company 1941 – http://www.hdv470-7.com

    Video on Panzergrenadier Tactics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVM6QQuYE3M
    Infographics poster for this video: https://www.redbubble.com/people/mhvis/works/31141375-german-infantry-squad-1941-die-gruppe?p=poster&finish=semi_gloss&size=medium

  2. Ex Yugoslavia squadron was based on the German WWII squadron # there was upgrade: 1 submachine gun, 2 machine guns, 1 RPG, 6 rifles, 28 hand grenades, 6 antytank hand grenades #

  3. So basically use weapons to suppress strategic points so guys advance and physically take ground. Pretty simple I guess. The key is having a variety of tools…with drones and satellites not sure if this still works

  4. This is such excellent, clear content. Thanks so much for making it. I also like the way there is no bullshit – you just explain and illustrate what you said you would.

  5. Don’t forget the crank they took for their “blitzkrieg”. Anything about battle of Crete? Ive been watching a lot about it. Hitler would never use airborne again

  6. Me before watching this video: "Huh, random but seems interesting"

    Me after watching this video: "WAS WOLLEN WIR TRINKEN? SIEBEN TAGE LANG, WAS WOLLEN WIR TRINKEN? SO EIN DURST…"

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