Enclosed you will find a list of specialist literature dealing directly or indirectly with the topics Nachrichtentruppe and german military communication Equipment of the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht.
In addition to basic literature, there is also a lot of real technical literature which goes much into detail for interested readers and collectors.

I will only present here books which are in my collection and which ones I think are really good or important.


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"Blitzmädchen" - Book written by Franz W. Seidler.
Language: German
A great review of the history of the woman helpers of the German Wehrmacht. Richly illustrated and vividly composed.

Bodenfunkmessgeräte der Deutschen Luftwaffe bis 1945

"Bodenfunkmessgeräte der Deutschen Luftwaffe bis 1945" - Waffen-Arsenal Band 132 written by Werner Müller
Language: German
A great booklet with all the important basics for the origin, use and development of ground radio measuring devices of the German Air Force. This booklet is ideal for reading this topic. It gives a good overview of the main facilities. Of course it is well illustrated like each of these books!

Bordfunkgeräte - Vom Funksender zum Bordradar

"Bordfunkgeräte - Vom Funksender zum Bordradar" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Like all works of Fritz Trenkle very informative, easy and exciting to read and a technical documentation that is second to none! If you are interested in german world war 2 airplane radios and their development you should purchase this book, because it forms the perfect foundation for this topic.

COmmunications Equipment of the German Army 1933 - 1945

"Communications Equipment of the German Army 1933 - 1945" written by Charles J. Barger
Language: English
An absolute classic and one of the first extensive works on German Communication Equipment in World War II! A kind of extension of the first book "Radio Equipment of Third Reich 1933-1945". For a collector of this matter actually a must, since it is very detailed and there is not a lot of general literature on this topic to this extent.

Die deutschen Funkführungsverfahren bis 1945

"Die deutschen Funkführungsverfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Anyone who is interested in how the fighter or bomber units of the German Luftwaffe could always find the right "way" even in the dark is well served with this book. However, it is not just about leadership procedures of the Luftwaffe, but the Kriegsmarine and the army are not too short.

Die deutschen Funklenkverfahren bis 1945

"Die deutschen Funklenkverfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
The image on the cover is deliberately chosen, because the V1 was indeed directed by a radio procedure. But not only the V1, also the first autopilot treats this book for example. A must for anyone who is technically interested in this direction! Like all works of Fritz Trenkle with great artwork and great descriptions!

Funkmessverfahren

"Die deutschen Funkmessverfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Another great work by Fritz Trenkle. All important radio measuring methods are explained and through many pictures of the technology used, details are shown that would have remained hidden to many interested parties without this book.

Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 Band 1

"Die deutschen Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 - Band 1: Die ersten 40 Jahre" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Fritz Trenkle describes in the first volume of this well-known three-part series in detail the first 40 years until the development of radio technology in the Wehrmacht. This book is aimed primarily at all those interested in the early children's shoes of german military radio communication systems. For those who are interested in "Wehrmachtsfunkgeräte", this band is only limited, but forms a great introductory work and thus a great foundation for the knowledge of German military radios of the Second World War.

Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 Band 2

"Die deutschen Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 - Band 2: Der zweite Weltkrieg" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Probably the best-known and most popular part of this famous three-part series by Fritz Trenkle. He describes the development, history and technology of the German radio messaging systems until 1945. No matter what radio device of the Wehrmacht it is - Here it is certainly once inside, including the background story and many important details. Many pictures complete this important standard work. A clear recommendation for all who have extended interest in the german radio equipment of the Second World War! Typical for Fritz Trenkle is that he also goes into great technical details.

Die deutschen Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 - Band 3

"Die deutschen Funknachrichtenanlagen bis 1945 - Band 3: Funk- und Bordsprechanlagen in Panzerfahrzeuge" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Interested in the radio technology in German armored vehicles of the 1st and 2nd World War? Then you are well served with the 3rd part of the popular three-part series by Fritz Trenkle! The entire history including all important FU sets are illuminated here historically as well as technically! A standard work for all who are explicitly interested in radio technology in German armored vehicles! Richly illustrated, Fritz Trenkle leads the reader through the entire development of this important technology including many circuit drawings.

Die deutschen Funkpeil- und Horch-Verfahren bis 1945

"Die deutschen Funkpeil- und Horch-Verfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
How were enemy bomber units tracked down to the point? How were enemy radio stations tracked down? These and many more questions about this topic are the basis of this excellent textbook. Like almost all textbooks by Fritz Trenkle, this work is very much about the technology, is richly illustrated and beautifully written!

Die deutschen Funkstörverfahren bis 1945

"Die deutschen Funkstörverfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
Everything about the history, the structure and the technology of the most important German radio interference methods of the Reichswehr and the Wehrmacht. Rich illustrated with very entertaining explanations.

 Die deutschen Funk-Navigations und Funk-Führungsverfahren bis 1945

"Die deutschen Funk-Navigations und Funk-Führungsverfahren bis 1945" written by Fritz Trenkle
Language: German
In this further magnificent work of Fritz Trenkle it is primarily about the leadership and control procedures via radio in the German Luftwaffe. Once again brilliantly written and put together, here technically as well as historically interested people get their money's worth.

Abzeichen_Luftwaffe_Nachrichtenhelferinnen

"Die Dienstgradabzeichen der Luftwaffen-Nachrichten-Helferinnenschaft 1940 bis 1945" written by Dr. Kurt Klietmann
Language: German
This is a small leaflet in DIN-A5 format that shows and covers all rank insignia of the Luftwaffe's woman signal helpers. For collectors of uniforms or interested parties in the Blitzmädchen in any case recommended.

Die Geschütze Ortungs- und Feuerleitgeräte der schweren Flak

"Die Geschütze Ortungs- und Feuerleitgeräte der schweren Flak" written by Werner Müller
Language: German
The title suggests it already: Who would like to inform about the locating and fire control devices and their interaction with the heavy Flak, makes the right decision with this book. Richly illustrated, this work offers more than just an introduction to this topic. It offers a good, partially extended basis to deal even more with this topic.

DIe Heeres-Nachrichtentruppe der Wehrmacht

"Die Heeres-Nachrichtentruppe der Wehrmacht 1935 - 1945" written by Hans-Georg Kampe
Language: German
Structure and history of the german army's intelligence force of World War 2 compact and well composed. Very well also the message paths of the Nachrichtentruppe are listed and represented by drawings. A clear recommendation for those who want to deal with the development of the Nachrichtentruppe.

Die Nachrichtentruppe

"Die Nachrichtentruppe" written by Werner Niehaus
Language: German
A very good, comprehensive book about the history of the Nachrichtentruppe from 1914 to the early 1990s. The book deals with all units of the german army, air force and navy. Beautifully illustrated and easy to read. Suitable for those who want to get more involved with the creation and construction of the Nachrichtentruppe.

Die Radarschlacht

"Die Radarschlacht" written by Werner Niehaus
Language: German
Constantly the Allies sought new ways to deceive or circumvent the German radars. Similarly, the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine improved the radar network more and more and searched even for ways treat the Allied radar stations. A war in the war arose and it was more exciting and demanding than one would think at first glance. For anyone who understands the radar war and wants to know more about this book is ideal.

Funkgeräte in gepanzerten Fahrzeugen der Wehrmacht

"Funkgeräte in gepanzerten Fahrzeugen der Wehrmacht" Waffen-Arsenal Band 178 written by Fred Koch
Language: German
Who wants to read in this topic is well advised with this issue! In a nutshell, the reader gets the most important informations about the topic of radios in armored vehicles. Of course, this booklet does not go into much details, but it does not have to. For basic knowledge this issue is best suited.

Geheimoperation Wicher

"Geheimoperation Wicher" written by Wladyslaw Kozaczuk
Language: German
Do you know the cipher office BS-4 or the decipherment center "Wicher"? No? Are you interested in how the Enigmacode could be cracked? Then you should be interested in this book! The first very authentic replica of a German Enigma was made by Polish mathematicians without whose help the Enigma would have been cracked much later. A nice book about the history of the secret operation Wicher.

Gepanzerte Funkwagen und Befehlspanzer der Wehrmacht

"Gepanzerte Funkwagen und Befehlspanzer in der Wehrmacht" - Waffen-Arsenal Spezialband 20 written by Fred Koch
Language: German
Armored radio cars are a very special topic in the history of military communications. This is a rather complex subject area with many connections which at first glance do not seem to exist. A good basis to enter into this subject area offers this special issue of the "Waffen-Arsenal" - Good illustrated and peppered with lots of good information.

German Line Communication Equipment of WW2

"German Line Communication Equipment of WW2" written by "Funksammler"
Language: English
Funksammler is well-known to every experienced collector of telecommunications of the Second World War. He is without exaggeration to be an absolute luminary in the field of communications technology of the Wehrmacht. It is all the better that he offers his works for free download here as well: German Line Communication Equipment of WW2
The book "German Line Communication Equipment" deals in detail with the most important German telecommunications technology of the Second World War. Richly illustrated and beautifully explained, the reader has here a very important major work on this topic in his hands. Absolutely recommended for everyone who is technically interested and collectors.

Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe Band 1

"Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe - Band 1 - Die Anfänge von 1935 - 1939" written by Karl Otto Hoffmann
Language: German
The first part of this three-part book deals with the beginnings of the Luftnachrichtentruppe and its history. There are currently no more detailed books on the Luftnachrichtentruppe than this well-known trilogy. In any case recommended for those who are interested in the Luftnachrichtentruppe! Richly illustrated and spellbinding!

Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe - Band 2

"Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe - Band 2 - Erster Teil - Der Weltkrieg - Der Flugmelde- und Jägerleitdienst 1939-1945" written by Karl Otto Hoffmann
Language: German
Even the second part of this three-part series is nothing to top the history of the Luftnachrichtentruppe in World War II. In detail, the author guides the reader through all the important stages of the Luftnachrichtentruppe in World War II. Also richly illustrated again and very exciting to read this book should be missing in anyone who is interested in the Luftnachrichtentruppe!

Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe - Band 3

"Geschichte der Luftnachrichtentruppe - Band 2 -  Zweiter Teil - Der Weltkrieg - Drahtnachrichtenverbindungen und Richtfunkverbindungen 1939-1945" written by Karl Otto Hoffmann
Language: German
The last part of the well-known three-part series by Karl Otto Hoffmann deals with the wire communication links as well as with the radio links of the Luftnachrichtentruppe. Again, the author writes impressively everything about this important topic of German military history. How complex these networks were becomes one only consciously if one reads exactly such specialized literature once concentrated. A clear purchase recommendation also for those interested in technology!

Geschichte des Militärfunks

"Geschichte des Militärfunks" written by Roland Stock
Language: German
This book offers exactly what the title promises: A good overview of the history of german military radio equipment. It reads really well and works well on the origins and history of german military radio equipment. A recommendation for all who are really interested in the history of german military radio equipment but do not look for too many technical details.

Horchgeräte - Kommandogeräte und Scheinwerfer der schweren Flak

"Horchgeräte - Kommandogeräte und Scheinwerfer der schweren Flak" - Waffen-Arsenal Sonderband 21 written by Werner Müller
Language: German
Listening devices, "Kommandogeräte" and heavy Flak-lights of the heavy flak. All three technical genres had to work together perfectly. The information had to be compiled and coordinated at the same time. This booklet provides a good foundation for the interested reader. Richly illustrated and beautifully written, it introduces into this complex topic.

Instrumentenführer für Wehrmacht-Funkgeräte

"Instrumenten-Führer für Wehrmachts-Funkgeräte" written by Reinhard Heisper
Language: German
A technical compendium of numerous measuring instruments which were used in radios of the Wehrmacht. Each page introduces a new measuring instrument including a drawing. This compendium can be extended, as there is room for notes. Unfortunately, this book has been published only in self-published and in limited quantities. Therefore, it is already out of print for a long time, but it is still on and off.

Kunststoffe

"Kunststoffe" written by W. Darrin Weaver
Language: German
"What do the plastic brands on my field phone mean? What kind of plastic is my Amtsanschließer 33?" Among other things, this book answers exactly these questions. Everything about the well-known Bakelite and its use in the german Wehrmacht.

La téléphonie militaire allemande : 1935-1945

"La téléphonie militaire allemande : 1935-1945" written by Jean-François Massieu
Language: French
A very great, richly illustrated book about the telecommunications equipment of the geran Wehrmacht. Almost all important telecommunications components of the Wehrmacht are presented in great detail and shown in detail by means of many pictures.
To my knowledge, the book has so far only appeared in French.

Les matériels radio de la Wehrmacht : 1935-1945

"Les matériels radio de la Wehrmacht - German Radio Sets - 1935-1945" written by Pierre Metsu
Language: French and English
A hitherto unique book, which illustrates almost all important radios of the german army in world war 2 and shows them with short information. Important to know: Airplane radios of the Air Force are not listed. If you want to have a good overview of the most important radios of the Wehrmacht, this is the right book.

Nachrichtentruppe des Heeres und Deutsche Reichspost

"Nachrichtentruppe des Heeres und Deutsche Reichspost" written by Hans Georg Kampe
Language: German
This book goes a different way, because it is not limited to the intelligence units of the army but also to the state intelligence of the time where it was closely related to the military intelligence. A very interesting and good work-up in relation to the history and development of the signal system in Germany from 1830 to 1945. For history fans very interesting!

Radarkrieg und Nachtluftverteidigung über Berlin 1939 bis 1945

"Radarkrieg und Nachtluftverteidigung über Berlin 1939 bis 1945" written by Helmut Bukowski
Language: German
Anyone who would like to delve into the subject of the Radar War will love this book. It works wonderfully on the radar warfare as well as the air defense in the night around Berlin and can be read very well, richly illustrated! A great, very special work!

Radio Equipment of Third Reich 1933-1945

"Radio Equipment of Third Reich 1933-1945" written by Charles J.Barger
Language: English
Although it is several years old, this book is still a staple on the topic of german radio equipment of the Second World War. Finally, it was written when radios of the Wehrmacht were offered at easily affordable prices and were anything but rare. For anyone interested a highly recommended good and extensive book!

Soldat in der Telegraphen- und Nachrichtentruppe

"Soldat in der Telegraphen- und Nachrichtentruppe" written by General der Nachrichtentruppe a.D. Albert Praun
Language: German
A great book with first-hand stories and explanations of a general who actively helped creating and shaped the Nachrichtentruppe. Anyone interested in the history, build, and operations of the Nachrichtentruppe should have read this book once. My copy is from the 1950s. There are therefore different book covers.

Stations Radar et Radio-Navigation sur le Mur de l'Atlantique

"Stations Radar et Radio-Navigation sur le Mur de l'Atlantique" written by Alain Chazette und Bernard Paich
Language: French
The radar war is a big topic in itself. The radar systems on the Atlantic Wall are again a major topic here. Who is exactly interested in this issue is just right with this booklet! It shows in a very interesting way how it went to the radar stations on the Atlantic Wall including many unique pictures.
There is a second and even third part to this. I will also present the books here as soon as I read them.

 Transportkasten FU

"Transportkasten FU" written by "Funksammler"
Language: English
Just like the book "German Line Communication Equipment of WW2" by "Funksammler" this is a great book in PDF format which is also available for free download here:
Transportkasten_FU
Anyone interested in the equipment boxes for radio and telecommunications material of the Wehrmacht is right in this great compilation. Whether equipment collector, collectors of communications technology or of pure interest: This collection of FU boxes is unique and absolutely recommended!
Important: In the end there is still a small "bonus", namely a very good description of station clocks and other clocks which were used by the news units.

Wireless for Wehrmacht

"Wireless for Wehrmacht in detail" written by Frantisek Korán und Alois Vesely
Language: English
If you are looking for a good picture work on German radios in the 2nd World War you are well served with this booklet! Originally it was written for modellers, so they understand how the radios of the Wehrmacht looked and in which they were installed. Basically, it is a good picture-standard work.

World War II Battlefield Communications

"World War II Battlefield Communications" written by Gordon L. Rottman
Language: English
A nice booklet which gives a good overview of used communication equipment in WW2. Many different nations are considered. Essentially the US, the German Empire, the Japanese Empire and the Soviet Union. Anyone looking for a good overview of this topic is well served with this book.

Zubehoer Wehrmachtfunkgeräte

"Zubehör für Wehrmachtfunkgeräte (Zubehör-Führer)" written by Reinhard Heisper
Language: German
A very technical compendium for accessories of Wehrmacht radio equipment. For every technically interested a must! Unfortunately, this book has been published only in self-published and in limited quantities. Therefore, it is already out of print for a long time, but it is still on and off.

 

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