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WW2 Era briefing format?

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Hey there,

pretty familiar with the NATO's OSMEALQ order format, I was wondering how things were done during WW2, especially by Italians, Germans and Commonwealth soldiers.

Would anybody have resources on that matter?

Cheers

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Commonwealth:

INFORMATION

Equivalent to Situation in SMEAC format

INTENTION

Broadly equivalent to Mission in SMEAC format

METHOD

Equivalent to Execution in SMEAC format

ADMINISTRATION

Same as Administration in SMEAC format

INTERCOMMUNICATION

Equivalent to Command & Signals in SMEAC format

Example towards the bottom of the link here:

http://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/war_3rdBde.htm

Some stuff about the planning processes of the US, Germans and Red Army here:

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a227390.pdf

Similar on the US modern approach and the German WW2 approach with the outline headings here:

http://www.intelros.ru/pdf/JFQ/57/26.pdf

Somebody will probably be able to dig up a better German example but I couldn't find one in a hurry.

Italians - no idea but the general trend for these things is pretty much the same across the piece.

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1 hour ago, CMFDR said:

Thanks a lot Combatintman, kudos on the piece of art of yours humbly named "Planning tutorial" by the way.

No worries, thanks and I hope you got something from it because that was the reason for doing it. It was a much bigger project than I thought it would be. I think I spent about four months putting it all together. 😲

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If you´re patient enough digging through all those materials, you can find quite a lot original captured german orders sheets here (assuming you can read and understand german) :

http://germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes/1-rossiysko-germanskiy-proekt-po-otsifrovke-trofeynyh-kollektsiy

just remembered the "German Tactical Doctrine" PDF has a few examples on german orders in the appendix:

https://fas.org/irp/doddir/navy/german.pdf

Edited by RockinHarry

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To illustrate Combatintman's answer above, here's an excerpt from the Canadian wartime manual "Infantry Training, Part I: The Infantry Battalion (Ottawa, H.M. Stationery Office, 1944)."

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And even more! Company Commander's verbal orders in various tactical situations. 

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Orders for machine gun units | Wartime Canada

Edited by CMFDR
Moar

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Great resource, thanks! B) Just downloading this and other quite interesting PDF´s from the list. Well supplementing my collection of similar US and German FM´s from other sources.

 

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On 1/16/2019 at 2:51 AM, CMFDR said:

just to supplement. A german original orders hint sheet for Bn size orders (in german)

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