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I have been looking at the forum Military Photos and the thread titled "Treasure Trove" , there are hundreds of combat pics mostly from the Russian front to savor and enjoy. There are several pics where the infantryman are taking a break and all the rifles are stacked with three comprising a stack. My question is this: when moving after break, was each man assigned a particular rifle or did they just grab the first one? Just curious. Foxman:rolleyes:
 

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I can't say what they did, but when I was under similar circumstances we made sure to get our own numbered rifle.
 

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In the WWll German army, each soldier was issued an identification book, in addition to his picture and personal information, it listed his military qualifications and the equipment he had been issued. Items that bore a serial number, including rifle and bayonet, were listed by serial number. Long way of saying, they were responsible for and carried a particular weapon.
 
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