No.10 (Inter-Allied) Commando 1942–45: Britain’s Secret by Nick van der Bijl, Robert Chapman

By Nick van der Bijl, Robert Chapman

Osprey's research of British commandos of global struggle II (1939-1945). the biggest, yet least-known of all Britain's elite wartime Commando raiding devices, No.10 (Inter-Allied) used to be recruited from volunteers of many countries who had fled to Britain to hold at the struggle after their very own international locations fell to the Nazis. along Poles, Frenchmen, Dutchmen, Belgians, Norwegians and patriots from even extra afield, the unit even integrated a small variety of remarkably courageous German and Austrian refugees from Nazism. those commandos took half in bold raids, intelligence missions and standard infantry battles in North-West Europe and within the Mediterranean theatre. They earned many and a number of other battlefield commissions for gallantry and management; and after the struggle, a few nationwide contingents shaped the nucleus of the recent precise forces in their liberated international locations. This booklet examines those bold and mystery devices.

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It includes: Signal Cranch-Inspectorate 7 (Nachrichtentruppen-Abteilung-Jn 7) ( 170). Signal Equipment Branch (NachrichtengeriitAbtcilung-N. Gcr. Abt) (171). 3btrilung - HNV). Similar in function to the Armed Forces Communications Group in the OKW (Ag WNY) (172). ( 173). Attachcd to this branch is the Senior Officer of Administrative Troops (llijlz Off d Vera TY) (174), responsible for the uniform training of the administrative troops in the Replacement Army under the directives of the Chief of Training.

5) -Abw l-28 Unit Inactivation Staff (Abzwicklutlgsstah After Stalingrad an inactivaSt) (196). UNCLASSIFIED TM-E 30-451 tion staff was set up to liquidate the affairs of units which were destroyed in the Sixth Army. It later was expanded to deal with those destroyed in Army Group Africa. In the summer of 1944 this staff was mqde a permanent part of the High Command structure, with the mission of inactivating all units destroyed on any front. It takes charge of auy remaining funds which were the property of such units.

This group is It inresponsible for all ordnance equipment. eludes : (a) Ammunition Branch 1 (Munitionsabtcilung I-Wa J Rii MUM 1) (239). (b) Ammunition Branch 2 (Munitionsabtrilung 2-Wa J Rii Mun 2) (240). ,Mi Branch 3 (MunitionsabteiMun 3 uzbV) (241). Probspecial types of munitions. Branch 4’ (MunitionsabteiMun 4) (242). Branch 5 (MunitionsabteiMun 5) (243). Group (Amstgruppe fiir Ab(244). This group is respon- TM-E 30-45 I sible for seeing that all ordnance materiel is manufactured according to specifications and for It controls accepting it on behalf of the i\rmy.

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