British 1941 WW2 Information Poster: Organisation of a German Mixed Tank Regiment
This poster shows a tree diagram with pictographs outlining the strength, composition and command structure of a German mixed tank regiment, as well as pictures of and key information for the Panzer II, III and IV, which would be found in these formations.
The top left corner features a swastika, and the top right a balkenkreuz. The latter has two similar balkenkreuzes drawn next to it in pencil, possibly an attempt to show variations of that motif which were used on some German vehicles.
The bottom right corner reads “Drawn from Svy from information supplied by R.A., H.Q.E.C. Printed by 14 (Corps Fd Svy) Coy R.E., December 1941”. Written in full, this means the poster was printed by 14 Corps Forward Survey Company of the Royal Engineers, from survey information supplied by the Royal Artillery, Headquarters Eastern Command, in December 1941. This information would have become outdated later in the war with the introduction of the Tiger in 1942 and Panther in 1943.
24.5x19.5 inches, paper. Pin holes to the corners. Some small pencil marks (not including the drawn designs) Crease marks from being folded into quarters. Some age yellowing.