Frequently Asked Questions
Translated Reference Material
The Work Arrangement for the Hauptfeldwebel and his Clerks in the Schreibstube.
Original regulations, from “Hilfsbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel” 1942
Dienstsiegel (Service Seals), Dienststempel (Service Stamps), Briefstempel (Letter Stamps)
Original regulations for Wehrmacht document stamps, from H.Dv. 30 “Schrift- und Geschäftsverkehr der Wehrmacht” 1939
“Kompanie Schreiber” – Reenacting the Papierkrieg
Every reenactment group should have a clerk to issue identity documents and other paperwork. This article is a guide for people interested in this unique specialty impression, it contains tips for how to get started and ideas for the practical application of this skill in a living history context.
Creating a Roster for a WWII German Reenactment Unit
A roster is one of the most basic functional things a clerk in a reenactment unit can create. I have compiled all the information needed for this, including printable PDFs.
Living history photos
Photos showing a range of WWII desk and office setups from reenactment events.
Original WWII German Document Stamps
Scans and explanations of some of the most common types of document stamps used in the Third Reich.
Soldbuch Portrait Photos
Information about portrait photos used in the Soldbuch, with some original examples.
Scans of Original WWII German Documents
Original examples of the Soldbuch and Wehrpass,
Examples of pre-1945 European typewriters, that could have been used during WWII
Stamp Ink Colors
A look at the variety of stamp ink colors in one WWII document, and a discussion of available modern colors
Instructional booklet for form of hand lettering used for technical writing and more
Printable Reproduction Paperwork
Stories from WWII told by original documents.
Gefechtsturm VI, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg
A flak tower in Hamburg and a Luftschutz Dienstbuch for a nurse who worked there.