Has also a chapter regarding the troops organisation, processes etc, but the main focus is on the detailed description and documentation of the german WWII line transmission material with a lot of quality color images and also a lot of historical b/w images of material in use in the field. It covers phones, switchboard, line installation material and tools, fortification installations and measurement equipment.
Recommendation: A must have if you are interested in German WWII field telephony (Order-able at most online bookstores).
German Field Line Communication equipment of WW 2.
German Field Line Communication equipment of WW 2. Funksammler Publications, 2010.
English, 147 pages, color images.
Detailed technical information on German WWII field telephones, switchboards, line material and tools. A lot of pictures of equipment details, diagrams and user guide type of information.
Recommendation: A must have if you are interested in German WWII field telephony. And easy to have as it is available for free online.
Yhteys! (Contact! Communication and communication tools in the Finnish Defense Forces)
Harola, Jussi. Yhteys! Tiedonanto-ja viestivälineitä Suomen puolustusvoimissa. (Contact! Communication and communication tools in the Finnish Defense Forces). Helsinki: Koala-Kustannus, 2013.
Finnish, 208 pages, b/w images.
Every communications equipment ever used in the Finnish army from telephones to radio, aircraft radio and even radar system. Covers the complete 20th century, e.g. for field telephones from the P-1-1 (corresponding to german "Eiserner Armeefernsprecher 1905" to the P90 (Racal 2000, early 90ies). Every piece of equipment has it's own chapter with historical and technical information and at least one b/w picture and often also historical pictures from the field.
Recommendation: Worth every penny (not easy to find).
Telefoni militari. Schede monografiche di telefonia militare internazionale dal primo ‘900 alla guerra fredda.
Cramarossa, Domenico et al. Telefoni Militari. Schede monografiche di telefonia militare internazionale dal primo ‘900 alla guerra fredda. Maser: Mose Edizioni, 2004.
Italian, 383 pages, b/w images.
Edited by Italian collectors. Technical description of about 100 field-phones, from all over the world, from the early 20th century to the 60ies and also a couple of field switchboards. A lot of b/w images of every instrument including a lot of detail images from disassembled parts.
Recommendation: The only thing it lacks is historical background information of a lot of the instruments, but still worth every penny. Can be purchased directly from the publisher: Mose Edizioni
Das Fernmeldematerial der Schweizerischen Armee seit 1875.
Ritter, Rudolf et al. Das Fernmeldematerial der Schweizerischen Armee seit 1875. Vol. 11: Die Feld-Telephonapparate der Modelljahre 1888 bis 1953. Lenzburg: Verlag Merker, 2004.
Ritter, Rudolf et al. Das Fernmeldematerial der Schweizerischen Armee seit 1875. Vol. 12: Das Vermittlungsmaterial von 1910 bis 1990. Lenzburg: Verlag Merker, 2006.
Technical and historical description of every Swiss field telephone (Vol. 11) and switchboard (Vol. 12) in use from the late 19th century to the 1980ies. At least one b/w image of each instrument. Circuit diagrams for all field-phones and for some switchboards.
Recommendation: Worth every penny. If you collect Swiss field communications equipment a must have. Can be purchased directly from the publisher: Verlag Merker
TM 32 Le téléphone dans la ligne maginot.
Lambert, Pascal. TM 32, le téléphone dans la ligne maginot. Thionville: Pascal Lambert, 1998.
French, 100 pages, b/w images.
Technical and historical information regarding french WWII line communications technology in the context of the maginot fortifications. A lot of b/w pictures and plans and diagrams of equipment and fortifications.
Recommendation: A lot of the information is also available public on line at the wikimaginot (search for TM 32), if you are member you can access the complete document: Wikimaginot TM 32