Book on German codes


#1

Recently I introduced the book of Michael Heidler on Rifle grenades and thought I should show this one also since it may be more interesting to the community.

“Deutsche Fertigungskennzeichen bis 1945”

It is a book on German manufacturer codes used from 1919 up to 1945. It is so far the most comprehensive on the subject and is about all different code systems ever used. All known code lists are ammended and where neccessary corrected. Means there are many new and previously undocumented codes (like some codes following the “ozz” where other publications stopped). It also has explanations in English.
The book has more than 500 pages.

On request the book can be signed by the author.

Prices (shipping included):

  • Germany: 32 Euro
  • Europe: 37 Euro
  • USA: 67 US$

Available directly from the author Michael Heidler at:
GGBuch@web.de


#2

Hello,

I just want to let you know that my publisher has now printed the 4th revised edition of my book.
It was sold out since three years, but today I got the big package from the printshop.

I have got some inquiries during the past years, so maybe this information is of interest for you

These codes were used to cover the manufacturers names on weapons, ammunition and every other kind of military equipment like parts of airplanes, vehicles, ships or radio equipment from 1920 until 1945.

The book contains more than 500 pages with about 11.000 codes, is sorted in two ways (after codes and after company-names), contains ALL code systems (abbreviations, number-codes, letter-codes, LDO-numbers for medals & insignias and the RZM-numbers for NSDAP- & SS-equipment). The official list with letter codes ends with “ozz”, but I was able to add three pages of later codes. The book covers the background and the development of the code systems. I have found many original documents in archives to reproduce the way of the development step by step.

It is written bilingual in German and English language!

The prices incl. shipping (registered mail) are:

[b]Europe: € 38,00

World: $US 46.00[/b]

Payment is accepted by Paypal, bank-transfer or cash (EUR and USD). No cheques!

The book can be ordered directly from me: GGBuch@web.de

Also I can sign the book

With best wishes from Germany

Michael


#3

Michael Heidler’s book is excellent, and I use it regularly. It includes the more obscure codes and has been useful in identifying some of the munition depots that repacked ammunition with their own labels. I don’t know of another reference that contains much of this material.

Thanks Michael, I look forward to seeing your 4th addition.

Cheers,
Lew


#4

A most valuable tool, highly recommendable.


#5

Thanks for the kind words! Good hear that the book is useful :-)

Michael


#6

Hello,
I just want to let you know that my publisher has done a new print of my book.

So it is available again :-)

It is written bilingual in German and English language!

The book explains the development of the code systems from the early sys-tem of abbreviations until the well known letter-codes of World War II step by step by reference to many original documents.

The book is sorted in two ways (after codes and after company-names) and contains all code systems:
Abbreviations, number-codes, letter-codes, LDO-numbers for medals & insignias and the RZM-numbers for NSDAP- & SS-equipment.

=> Over 500 pages !!
=> Over 10000 codes !!

The prices incl. shipping (registered mail) are:

Europe: € 38,00

World: $US 46.00

Payment is accepted by Paypal, bank-transfer or cash (EUR and USD). No cheques please!

The book can be ordered directly from me: GGBuch @ web.de
(Paypal-address is different)

Also I can sign the book

With best wishes from Germany

Michael


#7

A great book and well worth the money. Mine is always within reach.


#8

Wonderful News! Thanks.

Hope to see you at the ECRA meeting.

Cheers,
Lew


#9

Once I recover from my purchases for my upcoming US trip I will be placing an order. I believe that at least two of my friends will also want a copy.