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Manuals, lists of ranks

The record group of official military publications kept in the Federal Archives-Military Archives offers users of the archives reference service a collection of official military gazettes, lists of rank and length of service, manuals and bulletins from all armed services, reports relating to forces and equipment etc.

The collection is added to continually.

The period covered by the records ranges from the Prussian Army from the mid-19th century to the Federal Armed Forces as an expeditionary force incorporated into multinational structures.

The official military publications facilitate research into the history of organisations and technology, document the formulation of the principles for deployment of land, naval and air forces, and give an insight into the operations of a multinational headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.