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Here is a WW2 dated (1942) Luftwaffe Field manual/handbook. Basic information such as marching, saluting, marksmanship and even how to wash yourself. Similar to the soldiers manual the US troops used. 

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I've seen that book offered quite a few times with various editions, 1936, 1939, 1943, prices ranging from 65-90 Euros. Has a brochure type cover. Would be interesting to browse through.
The publisher Ernst Mittler is back in business again, after having disappeared from the scene for many years. Their publications are usually marine technology, but also some historical topics.

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I will post some more pictures of the interior for you.

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Here are the pictures I promised...I liked the picture that shows the cabinet and where the gear goes. I had a chance to buy such a cabinet several years ago, however shipping would have costed a fortune, way more that the cabinet costed. 

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N.B.: Ehrenbezeigungen mit und ohne Kopfbedeckung (!)

With headdress, right hand touches the peak of cap.

Without headdress, right hand raised high as in pics. 23 and 24 (Der "Deutsche" Gruß)

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If you want to see any more pictures from this just let me know. I have a Flak Manual coming as well, that should be interesting. 

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Here are a few more pages...

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More pictures would be much appreciated!  Man lernt nie aus!

Always heard, black was the colour for Bautruppen and also RLM, Reichsluftfahrtministerium -

stated here: black for Bautruppen -
with RLM, stated is "Farbe der Stammtruppe", i.e., the colour of their previous troop (various colours), along with the letters 'RLM' on shoulder boards.

Interesting are the etiquette and strict formalities which had to be observed and maintained

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Here some more pictures...

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This page is from the 1943 edition (example). They were updated each year.

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Here is the same from my edition, page 296. Slightly different than yours.

 

 

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The 1943 version has two badges more. The badge to the right of the cuff titles has no designation, this is E-Meßpersonal der Flakartillerie (Entfernungsmesser), issued with and without edge cord, also with golden edge cord.

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I noticed that, was they wear of these badges commonplace during the war? I have only seen a few images of LW personnel wearing occupational badges.

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You don't often see them in photos, just certain types, such as Flugmeldedienst, also some of the badges of the Flakartillerie are frequently seen, esp. top right.

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Another question on the LW badges, I have seen some with gold braiding around the edges, sometimes silver as well, is this for a proficiency level? 

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The silver was for Unteroffiziere (see last picture). The gold was proficiency and there was even a nice document to go with it.
Example: For drivers

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14 hours ago, Gildwiller1918 said:

Here is the same from my edition, page 296. Slightly different than yours.

 

 

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Awesome, thanks Fritz! 

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Here are some more images.

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