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Gen. Sandworm
12-22-2006, 05:49 AM
So as you have noticed you all now have rank insignia's (As stated below). If you hover your mouse over your rank it should read "US Army Rank". So you might see where im going with this. It is possible to have ranks according to country.

However there is a problem in the since that I cannot change the title above the rank. If you want to be comparitive with these ranks that is possible but your title will still be in the American ranking system. The image can be country oriented thou and I can put a note with each that can be read when hovered by mouse. So if you want to post your countries comparitive ranks here that would be great. I can also do other branches (Nayy, Marines etc....)

The images need to be single. NO BOARDERS! Just like the ones you have now. They must be of good quality(well at least that of the present ones). I will also need the name of each one. Remember they need to be on par with the ranks listed below or at least close. I know this list presents gaps in other military systems. The must also be WW2 ranks.

So all im saying is that this is possible! However its alot of work. So please only post those you would be interested in seeing. Im not going to do this for the every branch in entire world. Also this just worked in practice so im not promising anything but it should be able to happen.

Private
Private First Class
Corporal
Sergeant
Staff Sergeant(new rank)
Sergeant Major
Second Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
Captain
Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General

To enable different ranks go to User CP (User control panel) then scroll down the options bar on the left and click on group memberships. Then put a dot next to the ranking system you want. Then click join group. This is reversible in case you change your mind. Remember American ranking system is the default with insignia's and titles. You can see what rank is called and what country it is from by hovering your mouse over the image.

More countries will be available as I post them.

BDL
12-22-2006, 05:56 AM
Gen, I'm not clever enough to do the computer jiggery pokery to make the pictures as you want them, but the British enlisted ranks can be found here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army_enlisted_rank_insignia) and the officer ranks are here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army_officer_rank_insignia)

Kovalski
12-22-2006, 06:34 AM
Polish army's ranks can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Armed_Forces_rank_insignia

VonWeyer
12-22-2006, 08:05 AM
I love the idea. Don't know if this will help.

http://www.jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/military/ranks.html

Gen. Sandworm
12-22-2006, 10:24 AM
Gen, I'm not clever enough to do the computer jiggery pokery to make the pictures as you want them, but the British enlisted ranks can be found here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army_enlisted_rank_insignia) and the officer ranks are here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Army_officer_rank_insignia)

I have added all the British military ranks. The are exactly from Wikipedia. Had to delete one rank because there was no equal to private and private 1st class. Just Lance Corporal. So no promotion after 5 posts if you want that one.

To enable different ranks go to User CP (User control panel) then scroll down the options bar on the left and click on group memberships. Then put a dot next to the ranking system you want. Then click join group. This is reversible in case you change your mind. Remember American ranking system is the default with insignia's and titles. You can see what rank is called and what country it is from by hovering your mouse over the image.

Mods if you enable this you will be moved to your post count rank!!!!! Sorry havent got that one sorted yet!!

VonWeyer
12-22-2006, 01:04 PM
Thanx for creating the German rank system General.
The new rank insignia really gives the site a great look and feel.
Well done.

Gen. Sandworm
12-22-2006, 01:19 PM
Thanx for creating the German rank system General.
The new rank insignia really gives the site a great look and feel.
Well done.

Glad you like it. It is not as outstanding as the others but maybe we can fix that over time. The WW2 German Military ranks are SS but they are collar insignia's. The officers do not differ much from the NCO's in general appearance. Maybe if I had a good pic section I could do it abit better.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_and_insignia_of_the_Schutzstaffel

VonWeyer
12-22-2006, 01:40 PM
Could these help.

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.packrat-toyz.com/images/Reference/German%2520WWII/wh-e8.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.packrat-toyz.com/Reference/heer.htm&h=40&w=93&sz=1&hl=en&start=3&tbnid=M3xTWLDfllhFgM:&tbnh=34&tbnw=80&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgerman%2BwwII%2Bsergeant%2Branks%26sv num%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DX

Gen. Sandworm
12-23-2006, 01:01 AM
Polish army's ranks can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Armed_Forces_rank_insignia

Ill try to put these into the system soon!


Could these help.

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.packrat-toyz.com/images/Reference/German%2520WWII/wh-e8.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.packrat-toyz.com/Reference/heer.htm&h=40&w=93&sz=1&hl=en&start=3&tbnid=M3xTWLDfllhFgM:&tbnh=34&tbnw=80&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dgerman%2BwwII%2Bsergeant%2Branks%26sv num%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26sa%3DX

Thats a good page except for the pics! :D Very helpful. May have to revise the German ranks abit.

VonWeyer
12-23-2006, 04:59 AM
Thanx for the effort.

BDL
12-23-2006, 05:18 AM
Nice little update Gen. S - thanks.

Gen. Sandworm
12-23-2006, 12:08 PM
Polish army's ranks can be found here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Armed_Forces_rank_insignia

So they are ready! :)

Had to get them from here http://www.combinedendeavor.areur.army.mil/pages/poland/inf_army.html

You can see later there is a difference because of evening where but only site I could find that had the right style of pics.

Went ahead and took the liberty of setting the display group for you.

Kovalski
12-23-2006, 12:31 PM
Thanks Gen.!!!
You're my favourite Sandworm! ;)

Gen. Sandworm
12-23-2006, 01:07 PM
No Worries Kolavski! ;)


Thanx for creating the German rank system General.
The new rank insignia really gives the site a great look and feel.
Well done.

Yes but I would like shoulder boards for officers!

Could anyone find shoulder boards like these for Wehrmacht or SS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranks_and_insignia_of_the_Schutzstaffel

Problem with these is that they are rotated the wrong way and they are boardered. Sometimes this is hard to tell if they are boardered or not. The ones on this site I prefer unboardered. So if you find anyting please post. Also im looking for Soviet and Japanese.

Also if anyone know a HTML rotate image code that would be helpful as well! Thanks

VonWeyer
12-23-2006, 01:35 PM
All the ones i have are also the wrong way, but will still keep looking.

Gen. Sandworm
12-23-2006, 01:40 PM
All the ones i have are also the wrong way, but will still keep looking.

I did find one for the modern German army with shoulder board upright. But thats the best so far.

Gen. Sandworm
12-24-2006, 08:43 AM
WW2 ranks:

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/563/sovietranks-2.jpg




http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/563/werhranks.jpg




http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/563/italyarmyranks.jpg

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/563/japarmyranks.jpg




Sweet Dani! Those are really helpful comparison wise. Now how do we get those out 1 by 1 with no boarders?

Is anyone good at this? Dani actually showed me 10 but these seemed the most important. Please let me know if you can help!

SS Tiger
12-26-2006, 12:44 AM
I'd be happy to do this, just let me know what size they need to be?

Gen. Sandworm
12-26-2006, 01:34 AM
I'd be happy to do this, just let me know what size they need to be?

Well do a few and post them here. Dont want you to do to many then there is a problem. Dont really have to worry about the size i can adjust that when posting but if you want make them about the size of a 2nd Lt. bar (1000yardstare) or shoulder board like BDL is wearing.

George Eller
12-26-2006, 03:27 AM
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British WWII Insignia
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8085/britisharmyinsigniado7.jpg

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/5752/britishroyalairforceinsmg8.jpg

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4439/britishroyalnavyinsignibf6.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6924/britishroyalmarineinsignw9.jpg
from: The Armed Forces of World War II: Uniforms, Insignia and Organization, Andrew Mollo, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1981

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George Eller
12-26-2006, 03:28 AM
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Polish WWII Insignia
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7256/polisharmyinsigniaya9.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/3874/polishairforcenavyinsigql1.jpg

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Romanian WWII Insignia
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6803/romanianarmyinsigniaav7.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1308/romanianairforcenavyinssq3.jpg
from: The Armed Forces of World War II: Uniforms, Insignia and Organization, Andrew Mollo, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1981

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George Eller
12-26-2006, 03:29 AM
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Norwegian WWII Insignia
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/6135/norwegianarmyairforceingf2.jpg

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4492/norwegiannavyinsigniauo9.jpg

Finnish WWII Insignia
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5844/finnisharmyairforcenavyfq4.jpg

Netherlands WWII Insignia
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8853/netherlandsarmyairforcett9.jpg
from: The Armed Forces of World War II: Uniforms, Insignia and Organization, Andrew Mollo, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1981

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George Eller
12-26-2006, 04:07 AM
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Modern US Military Ranks Comparison (by branch of service) - Enlisted
http://military.ehpdesigns.com/compare_enlisted.php

Modern US Military Ranks Comparison (by branch of service) - Warrant Officer
http://military.ehpdesigns.com/compare_warrant.php

Modern US Military Ranks Comparison (by branch of service) - Officer
http://military.ehpdesigns.com/compare_officer.php

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SS Tiger
12-29-2006, 09:26 AM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8350/germaninfantryjo7.gifhttp://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2954/german2ko3.gifhttp://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3773/german3vu9.gifhttp://img187.imageshack.us/img187/3581/german4cs2.gif

SS Tiger
12-29-2006, 09:27 AM
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/7378/german6er4.gifhttp://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8575/german5bn4.gif

SS Tiger
12-29-2006, 09:41 AM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/5127/soviet1fe0.gifhttp://img187.imageshack.us/img187/1632/soviet2gt1.gifhttp://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9089/soviet3ry7.gifhttp://img187.imageshack.us/img187/96/soviet4pn9.gif

SS Tiger
12-29-2006, 09:43 AM
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8647/soviet5zh3.gifhttp://img124.imageshack.us/img124/4408/soviet6lu9.gif

VonWeyer
12-29-2006, 10:28 AM
Those look great Tiger.

Firefly
12-30-2006, 03:49 AM
Nice additions.

1000ydstare
12-30-2006, 05:35 AM
The only problem is they don't always work....

A Capt in the US Armed Forces can be (in some instances) a Comapny Commander in the UK it is a Major.

Also some Armies have hardly any Other Ranks, and loads of Commsioned on the grounds that they have a conscripted Army. All Regs being Commisioned.

SS Tiger
12-30-2006, 07:44 AM
Thanks guys, I'll do some more later.

Gen. Sandworm
01-07-2007, 06:29 AM
Thanks guys, I'll do some more later.

Those look great! That exactly what we need!

GermanSoldier
01-24-2007, 08:11 PM
Could I wear my own German Medals

Gen. Sandworm
01-25-2007, 07:28 AM
Could I wear my own German Medals

There is no problem wearing medals that you actually earned in the service. Sometime people make the separation between real medals and site medals. While this is not demanded it helps in clarity. Feel free to wear medals you were actually awarded in service.

Gen. Sandworm
01-25-2007, 07:50 AM
Also please read thru this thread and see if you cant add in the help to get different rank programs. Please only post one that are ww2 related and you would be interested in wearing. Again please read what has already been written in this thread.

GermanSoldier
02-14-2007, 02:24 PM
Can somebody help me out on making pictures smaller so I can help and put them as a rank badges for the site. Right now I will be working on giving the moderators and other combat photographers pictures to work on. Please someone Private Message me on how to make pictures smaller. It would be greatly appreciated.

GermanSoldier
02-14-2007, 02:42 PM
A few Japaneese Army Ranks in World War2
http://i13.tinypic.com/2v8lp9t.jpg

Gen. Sandworm
02-19-2007, 07:54 AM
Anyone interested in seeing a certain countries ranking system in the future! At the moment we have UK, Poland and German SS ranks. So let me know which ones you would be interested in having.

GermanSoldier
02-19-2007, 10:57 AM
Well I am very interested in the world war2 russian ranks. But if for some reason if we do add russian ranks I do not know if will change my german ranks right now because of my username. Sound kind of stupid for me.
GermanSoldier
Russian Ranks
see what I mean, it would not sound right.
I was wondering if somebody could tell me why your icon changes after every so often when you do not even have the post for that icon.

GermanSoldier
02-28-2007, 03:18 PM
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Romanian WWII Insignia
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/6803/romanianarmyinsigniaav7.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1308/romanianairforcenavyinssq3.jpg

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http://i13.tinypic.com/2wd2ebm.jpg
I tryed to resize them. If they are too big or too small please just tell me. Sorry about it being blurry. Hope it is not a big problem.

George Eller
02-28-2007, 07:14 PM
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Romanian Air Force and Navy Ranks - scaled down 38 percent height and width in MS Paint.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7957/romanianairforcenavyinsio0.jpg

Romanian Air Force - Sergeant Rank - scaled down 38 percent height and width in MS Paint.
Placed in 1 inch x 1 inch square.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/5093/romaniansergeantzj2.gif

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GermanSoldier
02-28-2007, 07:45 PM
George Eller nice job. Have to give it to on those. I never knew you were interested in making and resizing pictures.

RifleMan20
03-17-2007, 03:47 PM
Well I am very interested in the world war2 russian ranks.

yea lets have russian ranks they sound cool

Gen. Sandworm
03-26-2007, 03:25 AM
So I see we have some members in favor of a Russian ranking system! I will work on this. Please give us some time to work out the images. Thanks.

GermanSoldier
03-26-2007, 01:54 PM
So I see we have some members in favor of a Russian ranking system! I will work on this. Please give us some time to work out the images. Thanks.

Sure thing. If any new members need help on figuring their rank icon out. Show them my thread on Rank Icons. I will wait as long as you want Gen. Sandworm for the new usergroup! Take your time on it.

Dragkon
09-25-2007, 04:53 AM
If the topic is still alive, I would like to add a very good site about ranks and insignia of many countries allover the world:
http://www.uniforminsignia.net/
Could be very usefull for creating new rank systems and in the case if someone wishes to know the ranks of countries like Djibouti, Belize, Bhutan etc. :)

PS. There are ranks of different time periods and troops

Gen. Sandworm
09-25-2007, 06:06 AM
If the topic is still alive, I would like to add a very good site about ranks and insignia of many countries allover the world:
http://www.uniforminsignia.net/
Could be very usefull for creating new rank systems and in the case if someone wishes to know the ranks of countries like Djibouti, Belize, Bhutan etc. :)

PS. There are ranks of different time periods and troops

Thanks..........good site.... Ill keep that one in mind!

pdf27
09-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Just a quick one, I've just noticed that the "British" ranks have "Staff Sergeant" as a rank. While that is a valid rank, it isn't terribly warry - the infantry version is "Colour Sergeant" while the rear echelon types like myself have Staff Sergants. Perhaps swap them over?

herman2
09-25-2008, 12:56 PM
So as you have noticed you all now have rank insignia's (As stated below). If you hover your mouse over your rank it should read "US Army Rank". So you might see where im going with this. It is possible to have ranks according to country.

However there is a problem in the since that I cannot change the title above the rank. If you want to be comparitive with these ranks that is possible but your title will still be in the American ranking system. The image can be country oriented thou and I can put a note with each that can be read when hovered by mouse. So if you want to post your countries comparitive ranks here that would be great. I can also do other branches (Nayy, Marines etc....)

The images need to be single. NO BOARDERS! Just like the ones you have now. They must be of good quality(well at least that of the present ones). I will also need the name of each one. Remember they need to be on par with the ranks listed below or at least close. I know this list presents gaps in other military systems. The must also be WW2 ranks.

So all im saying is that this is possible! However its alot of work. So please only post those you would be interested in seeing. Im not going to do this for the every branch in entire world. Also this just worked in practice so im not promising anything but it should be able to happen.

Private
Private First Class
Corporal
Sergeant
Staff Sergeant(new rank)
Sergeant Major
Second Lieutenant
First Lieutenant
Captain
Major
Lieutenant Colonel
Colonel
Brigadier General
Major General
Lieutenant General

To enable different ranks go to User CP (User control panel) then scroll down the options bar on the left and click on group memberships. Then put a dot next to the ranking system you want. Then click join group. This is reversible in case you change your mind. Remember American ranking system is the default with insignia's and titles. You can see what rank is called and what country it is from by hovering your mouse over the image.

More countries will be available as I post them.

I don't know if I'll get a reply, but I have no idea what you have to do to get promoted. I found General Sandworm's ranking blog but I was not able to see /find out exactly how/when one gets promoted. I am sure there are a lot of new comers that are wondering this same question. If General Sandworm is still around could he, or another site rep pls direct me to the answer. Maybe I want to become General one day too!!Anyone out there know????

Major Walter Schmidt
09-25-2008, 01:09 PM
its the number of postes, herman.

herman2
09-25-2008, 01:15 PM
I know that , but what is the number per promotion. is it every 200 posts or every 1000?...IDoes the promotion take longer the higher up you go?...I see some of you with 2000 posts and I wondered how many posts do they need to get to General etc....:roll:

tankgeezer
09-25-2008, 02:37 PM
I know that , but what is the number per promotion. is it every 200 posts or every 1000?...IDoes the promotion take longer the higher up you go?...I see some of you with 2000 posts and I wondered how many posts do they need to get to General etc....:roll:
P.M. WWII admin, he will tell you. It is as said before according to your post numbers. now even though there is a rank system, it really is just for show, and has no actual function beyond the ornamental.It does not confer any special abilities on your membership. (no Sgt. Rock powerup.) :)

flamethrowerguy
09-25-2008, 03:10 PM
P.M. WWII admin, he will tell you. It is as said before according to your post numbers. now even though there is a rank system, it really is just for show, and has no actual function beyond the ornamental.It does not confer any special abilities on your membership. (no Sgt. Rock powerup.) :)

If aly gets going like that she'll be a Field Marshal by the end of the month. Some guys will have to dress up warmly then!:shock:

Firefly
09-26-2008, 05:02 AM
I know that , but what is the number per promotion. is it every 200 posts or every 1000?...IDoes the promotion take longer the higher up you go?...I see some of you with 2000 posts and I wondered how many posts do they need to get to General etc....:roll:

The number of posts to get a promotion is deliberately hidden. Knowing how many posts would get you a certain rank, would, for some members be like a red rag to a Bull who would then start spamming away to gain the rank.

As a guide, look at your fellow posters ranks and then look at their post count. This will give you a rough idea of where you are and where your headed.

Needless to say the gap gets larger between ranks the higher the rank.

Cheers.

herman2
09-26-2008, 07:38 AM
Oh Man!...I knew it would be tough. Oh well, I guess maybe when I'm 65 I might make Field Marshall.....but it's worth the anticipation. Thank You Honourable Firefly for that insight!

Ivaylo
09-28-2008, 08:16 AM
http://www.militarybadges.info/images/asstd/Bulgaria_02a.jpg
Bulgarian insignia sorry it's only black and white but that's what i found .

32Bravo
11-24-2008, 11:06 AM
I'm a little confused as to why PDF and RS are described as Captain staff Members when one wears the stars of a lieutenant and the other the crown of a major.

pdf27
11-24-2008, 03:06 PM
The system can only deal with US army ranks for the mods - were we to be set to them, our written and displayed ranks would match. Since it can't deal with it, it displays our mod rank in text (captain in both cases), and that based on posts as the image underneath.

Rising Sun*
11-27-2008, 07:18 AM
The system can only deal with US army ranks for the mods - were we to be set to them, our written and displayed ranks would match. Since it can't deal with it, it displays our mod rank in text (captain in both cases), and that based on posts as the image underneath.

This is a useful system for achieving personal balance.

It allows me as a grumpy Australian major to bellow obscenities at my disgracefully shabby little American captain, yet as a Yank captain I can tell my overweight and obnoxious Australian major to get stuffed.

All of this happens in the knowledge that neither of us can put the other on a charge.

:D

navyson
11-27-2008, 07:21 AM
This is a useful system for achieving personal balance.

It allows me as a grumpy Australian major to bellow obscenities at my disgracefully shabby little American captain, yet as a Yank captain I can tell my overweight and obnoxious Australian major to get stuffed.

All of this happens in the knowledge that neither of us can put the other on a charge.

:D

That was great! Gave me a good laugh!:lol:

Churchill
11-27-2008, 09:50 AM
Yup; We should have more of those here.

Ivaylo
08-14-2009, 11:10 AM
sad to see that the rank pictures are again not showing up , is there again problem with them ?

pdf27
08-14-2009, 12:36 PM
They're hosted on Wikimedia, and it looks like the source files may have moved. Need to upload them to the forum servers.

herman2
08-14-2009, 12:59 PM
They're hosted on Wikimedia, and it looks like the source files may have moved. Need to upload them to the forum servers.

Well when will you upoad them? I want my rank showing and I feel naked without it.I hope this is on a priority list somewhere...thnak you.

navyson
08-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Well when will you upoad them? I want my rank showing and I feel naked without it.I hope this is on a priority list somewhere...thnak you.
You have a little white box with a red X covering the necessaries.:mrgreen:

pdf27
08-15-2009, 07:25 AM
That's something for Procyon, none of the mods have the power to do it.

Ivaylo
08-16-2009, 07:39 AM
That's something for Procyon, none of the mods have the power to do it.

Can you tell him then ? or we have to look for him somewhere ?

VonWeyer
08-25-2009, 04:23 AM
I have the same problem...white box with a red cross.

Please help!

Procyon
08-26-2009, 09:53 AM
I received no notification from anybody until today. Will take care of it.

Procyon
08-26-2009, 11:46 AM
I'd appreciate it if somebody could find .png file versions of the ranks. (not jpg or gif), as the image looks much cleaner and detailed.

VonWeyer
08-27-2009, 03:59 AM
Thanx for the effort....will also do my homework and see what i can find.

VonWeyer
09-02-2009, 02:15 AM
Trying to find .png file versions of the ranks is posing a little difficult.
Has anyone got any suggestions.

pdf27
09-02-2009, 07:05 AM
High-res files of a different type, suitable for conversion to small pixel number .png files at high quality:
US Army: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_the_United_Stat es_Army
British Army: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_the_British_Arm y
French Army: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_France
German Army (WW2): http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_the_Wehrmacht
Red Army: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Military_rank_insignia_of_the_Soviet_Army

Any competent graphics program (e.g. GIMP, which is available as Open Source) can easily do the conversion.

Procyon
09-02-2009, 08:00 AM
some of the .svg files were rendered as .png so thtat is good.
However, which insignia should we add? For the German we have the collar if I am not mistaken. should that be changed to shoulder?

VonWeyer
09-02-2009, 08:44 AM
Those are brilliant and thanx for the effort. As said above they are easy to convert (two examples attached).

I vote for shoulder insignia for the German ranks.

flamethrowerguy
09-02-2009, 09:07 AM
some of the .svg files were rendered as .png so thtat is good.
However, which insignia should we add? For the German we have the collar if I am not mistaken. should that be changed to shoulder?

I always found it a bit shady that there is no German alternative offered but Waffen-SS insignia...

pdf27
09-02-2009, 11:42 AM
That's why I deliberately didn't post links to the SS-insignia (which may also be found on that site). We do get a small number of dodgy characters on this site and I'd rather not encourage them!

herman2
09-02-2009, 12:06 PM
How do I put my rank where the ugly red box is? I tried it for half an hour and all I could do is put it down by my signature. Could someone in Authority...(Will settle for PDF), PLEASE advise me how I can replace the red box next to my pictire with my rank?.Please help me, someone?

pdf27
09-02-2009, 12:26 PM
It's in process and will happen automatically for all site members when Procyon has the time to make the necessary changes to the site software. Have patience.

VonWeyer
09-03-2009, 01:42 AM
That's why I deliberately didn't post links to the SS-insignia (which may also be found on that site). We do get a small number of dodgy characters on this site and I'd rather not encourage them!

Thanx for watching our backs. It is reassuring to know that their is system and order in our forum.
Thanx for the assistance.

Ivaylo
09-03-2009, 04:40 AM
I always found it a bit shady that there is no German alternative offered but Waffen-SS insignia...

And what's wrong with it ? I find it quite nice to have it .If someone wants for example Wehrmacht it's up to the administrator to give him that possibility , for me Waffen SS is ok , of course if some of the members here don't have paranoya of Heinrich Himler goin' out of the grave together with Hitler :D So i don't see a reason why we shouldn't have SS ranks as possibility .

flamethrowerguy
09-03-2009, 06:30 AM
And what's wrong with it ?

It's not representative.


I find it quite nice to have it.

Me too, but I'd prefer Heer/Luftwaffe/Kriegsmarine insignia.


If someone wants for example Wehrmacht it's up to the administrator to give him that possibility.

I'm sure with the links provided by pdf27 the admin will do so.



So i don't see a reason why we shouldn't have SS ranks as possibility.

I see a lot of reasons why people might have problems with that.

herman2
09-03-2009, 07:45 AM
I see a lot of reasons why people might have problems with that.


I think the people in Germany have the most problem with it, because their government is repressive when it comes to the freedom of speech and literary expression, which we in Canada and America and England don't have a problem with. I mean, you can't even publish Mein Kampf (piece of crap that it is) in Germany, so God Forbid, a SS rank might invoke a riot on this forum. In Austria I read that it is a crime to even have the book in your possession and in Netherlands it is a crime to sell it. So, I guess, with this type of main stream thinking we should not even talk about Nazi's or the War (unless it involves American Vicory's or battles that were victorious for the Australians or English. Any talk of German success might mean were all Nazi’s!...So any talk about SS ranks or even suggesting them is taboo. I believe the freedom of expression and discussion should not be hindered by beliefs that we are forced to succumb to. The SS rank was a symbol of the soldier who wore it and it is a part of our history, regardless if we hate it or love it. We should not be afraid of it, and I think it is rather a cool rank. That is my opinion and I am not a radical. Peace Out!

flamethrowerguy
09-03-2009, 02:24 PM
-Don't forget that this insignia was not only worn by soldiers but also by homefront goons of the Allgemeine SS (General SS) and even concentration camp guard personnel.
-We had this before, it's not only a matter of ethics but also of delinquency. Thank God, this is a North America-based forum, but e.g. you display these SS runes in your signature on a German forum and you might get some mail or even a house call. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about and I know how easy it is to get labelled (or even prosecuted) with certain things in Germany...
- "Mein Kampf" is not entirely forbidden in Germany, a narrated version is available. However, I never felt the need to read it so I wouldn't know about the included comments. After all it's nothing but a copyright issue since the state of Bavaria owns the rights of "Mein Kampf" until 2015. By then I guess the market will be flooded with new releases.

herman2
09-03-2009, 02:55 PM
It's my understanding that the prominant Jewish Lobbyists WANT Mein Kampf to be published in Germany and it is the German government that does not. I don't understand this, but I read about it on many websites.Although unrelated to ranks I get your point, so I am removing my SS signature as I don't want my house burned down from Germans who hate the SS, and might find out where I live, break into my house, find my 2 copies of Mein Kampf, find my photo of my mom's cousin who was in the SS (True story), and break all my Heintje Records!! (It is the later, I am most concerned about).

flamethrowerguy
09-03-2009, 03:05 PM
Although unrelated to ranks I get your point, so I am removing my SS signature as I don't want my house burned down from Germans who hate the SS, and might find out where I live, break into my house, find my 2 copies of Mein Kampf, find my photo of my mom's cousin who was in the SS (True story), and break all my Heintje Records!! (It is the later, I am most concerned about).

Don't worry, you're beyond their jurisdiction.
But maybe it's better that way since you committed an unauthorized assumption of authority by decorating yourself with a Major's insignia.;)

pdf27
09-03-2009, 04:13 PM
But maybe it's better that way since you committed an unauthorized assumption of authority by decorating yourself with a Major's insignia.;)
Uh-oh.If you haven't earned a rank in either real life or on the forum, please don't use images of it. You've seen FTG's sig, right? We can always do what is in his sig to your sig ;)



The SS rank was a symbol of the soldier who wore it and it is a part of our history, regardless if we hate it or love it. We should not be afraid of it, and I think it is rather a cool rank.
That is legitimate. However, we do get a (small) number of genuine neo-Nazis on the forum. They are usually invited to explain their position in person to the (rather larger) number of genuine active service and retired US, British and Commonwealth soldiers on the forum, and given the boot shortly afterwards.
The SS were involved on occasion in such crimes as to make Genghis Khan look like an amateur, and accordingly we pay special attention to those wishing to be associated with them.

Ivaylo
09-04-2009, 07:40 AM
Uh-oh.If you haven't earned a rank in either real life or on the forum, please don't use images of it. You've seen FTG's sig, right? We can always do what is in his sig to your sig ;)



That is legitimate. However, we do get a (small) number of genuine neo-Nazis on the forum. They are usually invited to explain their position in person to the (rather larger) number of genuine active service and retired US, British and Commonwealth soldiers on the forum, and given the boot shortly afterwards.
The SS were involved on occasion in such crimes as to make Genghis Khan look like an amateur, and accordingly we pay special attention to those wishing to be associated with them.

Yes they were but not the whole SS with all of the soldiers , generals and so on . Can you say Sepp Dietrich killed by himself someone with his pistol ? Yes there were people who made crimes and they were in Einsatzgruppen ( sorry i don't know to write it right ) and also small amount of fanatical members in the ordinary Waffen SS . Speaking for everyone in SS to be part of crime means that i can say that NKVD as whole is crime ( but we don't talk about them aren't we because USSR are part of the allies so case closed lack of evidence )
I find it shamless for Germany as proud country to continue to hunt whitchers just because they expressed their view - that's not democracy it's called pornography .
So regardless of anyone who like or hate or think they were the devil himself i would continue to show the SS rank for one main reason - to stop the hysteria about SS because there were also allied major crimes for which we don't talk at all guess why .
Btw if anyone doesn't know in Wehrmacht there were many Gestapo members also SS - with one goal to watch the performance of the ordinary soldier and what he talks about the reich , Wehrmacht soldiers had taken part in mass killings too so does this make all of it ( every single one soldier , general staff and so on ) criminals ?
If today war broke out and i go to the front and someone from the army kill civilian does this make me criminal or does this make him in personal criminal ?
P.S Herman don't remove anything express yourself and be free

pdf27
09-04-2009, 08:58 AM
Yes they were but not the whole SS with all of the soldiers , generals and so on . Can you say Sepp Dietrich killed by himself someone with his pistol?
Irrelevant - he bore command responsibility for the Malmedy Massacre, and was convicted as such. That's what gave him his life sentence from Nuremberg. Additionally, he served a short period in jail postwar relating to the murder of six SA men in 1934. It may very well be that he was the trigger-man, but I can't find any court records to examine.


Yes there were people who made crimes and they were in Einsatzgruppen ( sorry i don't know to write it right ) and also small amount of fanatical members in the ordinary Waffen SS.
Utter Rubbish. Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler, for instance, was involved in the murder of 80 British PoWs in 1940. They went on to behave extremely badly in in Russia, on one occasion (at Taganrog) massacring 4,000 Soviet PoWs - but I should point out that mistreatment and murder of PoWs was common behaviour for this division (and indeed much of the German Army) on the Eastern Front at this time. Later, the same division would go on to murder US PoWs after the Battle of the Bulge. These aren't the misdeeds of individuals (which would have been punished severely by the chain of command) but part of a culture which encouraged such behaviour towards enemies. Finally, if you still think the Einsatzgruppen were so very different from the Waffen SS, read up on the 36th Waffen Grenadier division. Belarus was depopulated by roughly a third during WW2 due to the activities of units such as this.


Speaking for everyone in SS to be part of crime means that i can say that NKVD as whole is crime ( but we don't talk about them aren't we because USSR are part of the allies so case closed lack of evidence)
Right, you're either a complete moron or a lying neo-Nazi. Which is it? Rising Sun* posts such stuff all the time (including about crimes committed by the Western allies which were hushed up during the war), and nobody objects.


Wehrmacht soldiers had taken part in mass killings too so does this make all of it ( every single one soldier , general staff and so on ) criminals?
The issue was debated at some length at Nuremberg, and the SS was held to be a criminal organisation while the Wehrmacht was not. There are several nuances to this however - for instance the Commisar Order was very spottily carried out by the Wehrmacht, although some units did with enthusiasm. So there is a case to be made that all members of some units were criminals.


If today war broke out and i go to the front and someone from the army kill civilian does this make me criminal or does this make him in personal criminal ?
That doesn't make sense. However, I should point out that several US and UK troops have been arrested, tried and convicted by both Military and Civil courts for war crimes of various sorts committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ivaylo
09-04-2009, 06:11 PM
Irrelevant - he bore command responsibility for the Malmedy Massacre, and was convicted as such. That's what gave him his life sentence from Nuremberg. Additionally, he served a short period in jail postwar relating to the murder of six SA men in 1934. It may very well be that he was the trigger-man, but I can't find any court records to examine.


Utter Rubbish. Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler, for instance, was involved in the murder of 80 British PoWs in 1940. They went on to behave extremely badly in in Russia, on one occasion (at Taganrog) massacring 4,000 Soviet PoWs - but I should point out that mistreatment and murder of PoWs was common behaviour for this division (and indeed much of the German Army) on the Eastern Front at this time. Later, the same division would go on to murder US PoWs after the Battle of the Bulge. These aren't the misdeeds of individuals (which would have been punished severely by the chain of command) but part of a culture which encouraged such behaviour towards enemies. Finally, if you still think the Einsatzgruppen were so very different from the Waffen SS, read up on the 36th Waffen Grenadier division. Belarus was depopulated by roughly a third during WW2 due to the activities of units such as this.


Right, you're either a complete moron or a lying neo-Nazi. Which is it? Rising Sun* posts such stuff all the time (including about crimes committed by the Western allies which were hushed up during the war), and nobody objects.


The issue was debated at some length at Nuremberg, and the SS was held to be a criminal organisation while the Wehrmacht was not. There are several nuances to this however - for instance the Commisar Order was very spottily carried out by the Wehrmacht, although some units did with enthusiasm. So there is a case to be made that all members of some units were criminals.


That doesn't make sense. However, I should point out that several US and UK troops have been arrested, tried and convicted by both Military and Civil courts for war crimes of various sorts committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nuremberg is a farce law process and you deeply know it :D Thanks for calling me moron and neo-nazi if i have to be such to show the complete truth yes i will be neo-nazi and moron thanks a lot .And no one objected by the things that guy or girl showed about allied crimes because there WERE ALLIED CRIMES as well as there were AXIS crimes . and Yes LSAH was involved as well as Dietrich as commander but that doesn't mean that the whole LSAH was such because i am sure there were soldiers who didn't pull the trigger , what i mean to say that in law there is also a personal responsibility . So before to say some organisation is part as whole of crime you have to be sure that EVERYBODY from the first to the last is such . In police there are good cops and bad ones that doesn't make the whole police corrupt or ?
Einsatzgruppen was part of SS too but not part of any division whatever they were the hitmans behind the front lines doing the dirty job and when there were not enough man there was order for more volunteers to do the job and when there weren't simply a command was given ( in the last one responsible is the commander not me if i am a soldier , in the others responsible are the volunteers as well the commander excluding anyone who didn't take part in it )
Also we are talking about WW2 not about war in Afganistan in WW2 there were NO courts for ALLIES and not even one was put in jail for any doing (Meaning all they done on the eastern and western front was RIGHT and on code of war - which is a LIE in the Eastern Front expecially ) and also say something about NKVD our "allies " don't say it's rubbish and pointless because in that way you don't say the whole truth . Also units like Hohenstaufen division didn't done any war crimes is because they are part of SS make them criminals and if in what ?

pdf27
09-05-2009, 04:06 AM
Nuremberg is a farce law process and you deeply know it :D
While there were some highly implausible charges laid at Nuremberg ("being prepared to wage aggressive war" being laid as a charge against a General springs to mind - umm, yeah, all generals do that), those sentenced to significant punishment (and particularly those executed afterwards) had an ocean of blood on their hands. Are you trying to suggest, for instance, that Goering was actually innocent?


Thanks for calling me moron and neo-nazi if i have to be such to show the complete truth yes i will be neo-nazi and moron thanks a lot.
Actually I called you a moron OR a neo-Nazi. You made the claim that discussion of Allied war crimes was not permitted on this forum, when in fact one of the moderators (Rising Sun*) has recently been posting just about everything he can find on the subject. Therefore you are either too stupid to use the forum search function, or are willing to lie to support a political agenda.


And no one objected by the things that guy or girl showed about allied crimes because there WERE ALLIED CRIMES as well as there were AXIS crimes.
Uh, yeah. Sorry, is there a point you're trying to make here?


and Yes LSAH was involved as well as Dietrich as commander but that doesn't mean that the whole LSAH was such because i am sure there were soldiers who didn't pull the trigger , what i mean to say that in law there is also a personal responsibility.
Interesting shift of emphasis here - from the Waffen SS being clean as a whole with a small handful of bad individuals to them generally being bad from the top down but you can't convict a unit if every single one wasn't guilty.


So before to say some organisation is part as whole of crime you have to be sure that EVERYBODY from the first to the last is such.
Uh huh. So if the Mafia brought in Auntie Giovanna to make them tea and cakes on a Tuesday night, and she's a lovely old lady who never did anything wrong, then suddenly they aren't a criminal organisation? Pull the other one. You define an organisation as criminal or not by it's actions, intentions and behaviour. On that basis the Waffen SS as a whole was a criminal organisation.


In police there are good cops and bad ones that doesn't make the whole police corrupt or?
If the police make serious attempts to root out and punish bad members, then they are not corrupt. If they promote them or demand their share of the kickbacks, they are.


and when there were not enough man there was order for more volunteers to do the job and when there weren't simply a command was given ( in the last one responsible is the commander not me if i am a soldier , in the others responsible are the volunteers as well the commander excluding anyone who didn't take part in it )
Somewhere between misleading and complete bollocks. There is in fact an extant order from Barbarossa (from a Heer unit I believe) that troops were no longer to assist the Einsatzgruppen in their spare time as it was reducing their operational efficiency.


Also we are talking about WW2 not about war in Afganistan in WW2 there were NO courts for ALLIES and not even one was put in jail for any doing
None at the end of the war, no. None were needed - the western Allies punished their own miscreants severely during the war. The US alone executed 11 servicemen for the rape or murder of UK citizens over the last 18 months of the war, and a cursory look at the records shows that they appear to have behaved very similarly in France, Italy and New Guinea (I can't find postwar records for Germany). Furthermore, with the exception of area bombing (which is a very arguable minor infringement of the 1907 Hague convention regarding protected places in a town under bombardment) I am not aware of any allegations of significant war crimes by any western allied power. The Soviets are something of a different case, but you will note that I do not support NKVD shoulder badges for this forum either.

Ivaylo
09-05-2009, 06:42 AM
While there were some highly implausible charges laid at Nuremberg ("being prepared to wage aggressive war" being laid as a charge against a General springs to mind - umm, yeah, all generals do that), those sentenced to significant punishment (and particularly those executed afterwards) had an ocean of blood on their hands. Are you trying to suggest, for instance, that Goering was actually innocent?


Actually I called you a moron OR a neo-Nazi. You made the claim that discussion of Allied war crimes was not permitted on this forum, when in fact one of the moderators (Rising Sun*) has recently been posting just about everything he can find on the subject. Therefore you are either too stupid to use the forum search function, or are willing to lie to support a political agenda.


Uh, yeah. Sorry, is there a point you're trying to make here?


Interesting shift of emphasis here - from the Waffen SS being clean as a whole with a small handful of bad individuals to them generally being bad from the top down but you can't convict a unit if every single one wasn't guilty.


Uh huh. So if the Mafia brought in Auntie Giovanna to make them tea and cakes on a Tuesday night, and she's a lovely old lady who never did anything wrong, then suddenly they aren't a criminal organisation? Pull the other one. You define an organisation as criminal or not by it's actions, intentions and behaviour. On that basis the Waffen SS as a whole was a criminal organisation.


If the police make serious attempts to root out and punish bad members, then they are not corrupt. If they promote them or demand their share of the kickbacks, they are.


Somewhere between misleading and complete bollocks. There is in fact an extant order from Barbarossa (from a Heer unit I believe) that troops were no longer to assist the Einsatzgruppen in their spare time as it was reducing their operational efficiency.


None at the end of the war, no. None were needed - the western Allies punished their own miscreants severely during the war. The US alone executed 11 servicemen for the rape or murder of UK citizens over the last 18 months of the war, and a cursory look at the records shows that they appear to have behaved very similarly in France, Italy and New Guinea (I can't find postwar records for Germany). Furthermore, with the exception of area bombing (which is a very arguable minor infringement of the 1907 Hague convention regarding protected places in a town under bombardment) I am not aware of any allegations of significant war crimes by any western allied power. The Soviets are something of a different case, but you will note that I do not support NKVD shoulder badges for this forum either.

you understand me wrong i don't say that those who were at the nuremberg trial were inoccent ( hell no Goering ) but the whole process was not complete and on the trial many nazis got away ( others even didn't go to the trial because they left for Argentina or countries like that )
Second when you judge some regime like the nazis you have to judge and your allies , so thanks a lot that you don't support the NKVD shoulder or the red star the symbol of comunism . Allies had to be punnished for example for the bombing of Dresden at least - something that didn't happen because from what i read they put their punishmet for the bombardment of England - is that how we put punishments ? I think Goering can say then that he put punishment because in 1918 germany lost the war and every criminal will make a excuse for himself .
Third stop to abuse me please as you see i talk in normal tone and agree to normal evidence that you put on the table , it don't matter if you call me stupid OR neo-nazi OR moron ( i think such behavior is poor and ugly ) .By your reaction i see that anyone who try to discuss the matter of Allied crimes if there were and why there wasn't courts for them you start to say such things about his personality . To make things clear i don't support neither Nazism , communism or any other regime from the past or nowdays present, neither i support the neo-nazis with their stupid hooligan behavior . I only support the veterans of either Waffen SS or Wehrmacht , Afrika Korps and etc. who DIDN'T made any crimes and were ordinary soldiers or generals that's it . To make them to look like devils i think it's not fair because there were crimes also made by the allies and neither the axis nor the allies are saints .

Rising Sun*
09-05-2009, 07:30 AM
By your reaction i see that anyone who try to discuss the matter of Allied crimes if there were and why there wasn't courts for them you start to say such things about his personality.

Your view that discussion of Allied war crimes is not permitted or automatically brings personal criticism on this forum is unfounded.

http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/search.php?searchid=1106147&pp=25

The most important difference between Allied war crimes and German and Japanese ones is that the two Axis powers engaged, as conscious instruments of national policy, in genocide, wholesale slaughter, and appallingly brutal imprisonment and slave labour of both military personnel and civilians based purely on prejudice towards and hatred of racial, ethnic, national and religious groups, as well as other groups identified by intellectual or physical disability or sexual orientation. The non-Soviet Allies didn't.

pdf27
09-05-2009, 08:05 AM
so thanks a lot that you don't support the NKVD shoulder or the red star the symbol of comunism.
Umm... I made no mention of the Red Star, specifically because to many Russians of the time it was a National rather than a Political symbol (no matter what the CPSU may have thought).


Allies had to be punnished for example for the bombing of Dresden at least - something that didn't happen because from what i read they put their punishmet for the bombardment of England - is that how we put punishments ?
Aerial bombing is a very confusing legal issue. So far as I can tell, the only international treaty dealing with it prior to 1945 is the Hague convention of 1907, which contains the following passage on bombarding towns:

Art. 25:The attack or bombardment, by whatever means, of towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings which are undefended is prohibited.
Art. 26:The officer in command of an attacking force must, before commencing a bombardment, except in cases of assault, do all in his power to warn the authorities.
Art. 27:In sieges and bombardments all necessary steps must be taken to spare, as far as possible, buildings dedicated to religion, art, science, or charitable purposes, historic monuments, hospitals, and places where the sick and wounded are collected, provided they are not being used at the time for military purposes.
It is the duty of the besieged to indicate the presence of such buildings or places by distinctive and visible signs, which shall be notified to the enemy beforehand.
Therefore, by the laws of the time it was legitimate to bombard towns defended on the ground in an attempt to compel their surrender, and there was no requirement to warn the enemy immediately beforehand if doing so would put your own forces at risk. The only real legal argument is whether the RAF did enough to spare hospitals, churches, art galleries, etc. - and I think there is a strong defence that the technology of the time simply did not allow them to do any more.

Rising Sun*
09-05-2009, 08:59 AM
Aerial bombing is a very confusing legal issue. So far as I can tell, the only international treaty dealing with it prior to 1945 is the Hague convention of 1907, which contains the following passage on bombarding towns:

Therefore, by the laws of the time it was legitimate to bombard towns defended on the ground in an attempt to compel their surrender, and there was no requirement to warn the enemy immediately beforehand if doing so would put your own forces at risk. The only real legal argument is whether the RAF did enough to spare hospitals, churches, art galleries, etc. - and I think there is a strong defence that the technology of the time simply did not allow them to do any more.

No treaties, but that isn't the same as an absence of international opinion about aerial bombing.

The Wright brothers didn't get off the ground until 1903, so aerial bombing wasn't in the minds of the parties to the 1907 Convention.

After WWI showed that aerial bombing was destructive, draft rules were proposed but not adopted http://www.dannen.com/decision/int-law.html#C

After the well publicised horrors of bombing civilians in Abyssinia (1935) and Guernica (April 1937) we find the League of Nations trying to deal with the issue in its unanimous resolution of September 1938 "Protection of Civilian Populations Against Bombing From the Air in Case of War" http://www.dannen.com/decision/int-law.html#D

And, ironically, on the eve of WWII we find Roosevelt imploring the world not to engage in exactly what he was going to approve a few years later.


The President of the United States to the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Poland and His Britannic Majesty, September 1, 1939

The ruthless bombing from the air of civilians in unfortified centers of population during the course of the hostilities which have raged in various quarters of the earth during the past few years, which has resulted in the maiming and in the death of thousands of defenseless men, women, and children, has sickened the hearts of every civilized man and woman, and has profoundly shocked the conscience of humanity.

If resort is had to this form of inhuman barbarism during the period of the tragic conflagration with which the world is now confronted, hundreds of thousands of innocent human beings who have no responsibility for, and who are not even remotely participating in, the hostilities which have now broken out, will lose their lives. I am therefore addressing this urgent appeal to every government which may be engaged in hostilities publicly to affirm its determination that its armed forces shall in no event, and under no circumstances, undertake the bombardment from the air of civilian populations or of unfortified cities, upon the understanding that these same rules of warfare will be scrupulously observed by all of their opponents. I request an immediate reply. http://www.dannen.com/decision/int-law.html#E

herman2
09-08-2009, 09:25 AM
Getting back to War crimes, I was watching this black and white film about Wernher von Braun and it was amazing what this guy accomplished. I did not know that the Americans wanted to prosecute him for War Crimes and Hang him, then changed their tone when they realized what he could do for the American military missile program. Thank god the Americans did not go through with War crime charges on him. I think he was truely a genius!...(although his V2 rockets did kill women and children in England)..(strange how I feel this way but inventions should not be the crux of the outcome)...

pdf27
09-08-2009, 01:15 PM
The V-weapons IIRC killed more slave labourers in making them than Londoners in landing on them, and von Braun was in that up to his neck. He was very, very lucky to get away with it postwar.

herman2
09-08-2009, 01:30 PM
The V-weapons IIRC killed more slave labourers in making them than Londoners in landing on them, and von Braun was in that up to his neck. He was very, very lucky to get away with it postwar.

I was reading up on Operation Matchbox and i was shocked to learn that even Australia was bidding for the im[portation of NAZI scientisits..Amazing!!This news is so shocking!!

hitlernews.cloudworth.com/v2-rocket-von-braun.php
Australia's Nazi Imports
August 16, 1998
The old enemies within ... a rocket test of guided weapons at Woomera, using technology gleaned from the V2 rocket used by the Germans during World War II. Almost a quarter of the German scientists recruited by Australia immediately after World War II were members of the Nazi party. OPERATION Matchbox was born out of the ruins of postwar Nazi Germany as Allied intelligence officers began combing the rubble to plunder the Third Reich's priceless military and industrial secrets. They quickly identified the greatest prize of all - the scientists and technicians who had made Germany such a feared world power. That realisation would see hundreds of Nazi scientists and technicians spirited out of Germany to Western countries.
While the American and British involvement in this operation has previously been exposed, Australia's full role has remained a well-guarded secret for almost half a century. At least 127 German scientists and technicians were recruited by the Australian Government between 1946 and 1951. And like America and Britain, Australia was prepared to turn a blind eye to their political backgrounds and the key roles they played in the Nazi war machine. Members of Hitler's SS, the Sturmabteilung (Storm Troopers), other Nazi paramilitary groups and the Nazi Party itself were among those quietly ushered into Australia by government officials who secretly acknowledged the potential public outcry if what they were doing ever leaked out.

Ivaylo
09-09-2009, 05:32 AM
ehm to return ot topic ... any progress with the ranks ? :)

Procyon
09-21-2009, 11:20 PM
almost done...sorry for the delay. I've just been busy and it's a bit of a pain to do, because everything has to be done manually.Furthermore, I didn't want to settle for bad quality. thanks for the patience.
All ranks are now on the server, except for some German insignia. I should be done tomorrow. Then this problem won't happen again.

VonWeyer
09-22-2009, 01:34 AM
Appreciate all you have done...can't wait to see them.

Ivaylo
09-22-2009, 04:45 AM
almost done...sorry for the delay. I've just been busy and it's a bit of a pain to do, because everything has to be done manually.Furthermore, I didn't want to settle for bad quality. thanks for the patience.
All ranks are now on the server, except for some German insignia. I should be done tomorrow. Then this problem won't happen again.

Great work , thanks a lot :)

Procyon
09-23-2009, 02:50 PM
I'd appreciate it if somebody could find me those ranks:
WW2 German Army Rank - Oberschütze, Gefreiter, Obergefreiter, and Generalmajor

VonWeyer
09-24-2009, 04:56 AM
I see that my rank is showing today.:D

Thanx for all you have done.

Procyon
09-24-2009, 03:14 PM
Which rank does this insignia correspond to? Is it Schuetze (Private)?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/SSMannptch.gif

flamethrowerguy
09-24-2009, 03:17 PM
Which rank does this insignia correspond to? Is it Schuetze (Private)?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1f/SSMannptch.gif

That's the bottom end of the line.;)
A private (Waffen-SS)

Procyon
09-24-2009, 03:19 PM
that's what I thought. should be uploaded in a few minutes.
is the insignia the same as oberschuetze?

flamethrowerguy
09-24-2009, 03:21 PM
German Army (Heer):

Oberschütze: 3654

Gefreiter: 3655

Obergefreiter: 3656

P.S. I'm about to get the Generalmajor insignia.

Procyon
09-24-2009, 03:23 PM
German Army (Heer):

Oberschütze: 3654

Gefreiter: 3655

Obergefreiter: 3656

P.S. I'm about to get the Generalmajor insignia.

yes, but what about the earlier one I posted? wouldn't they all have the same basic shape? (parallelogram)

flamethrowerguy
09-24-2009, 03:30 PM
yes, but what about the earlier one I posted? wouldn't they all have the same basic shape? (parallelogram)

Boss, I'm a bit confused. Which insignia do you want to install? Heer (Army) or Waffen-SS? The parallelogram thingies are Waffen-SS collar tabs.
An 'Oberschütze' would wear the same blank collar insignia like a 'Schütze' (private) but with the star on the upper left sleeve, 'Gefreiter' and 'Obergefreiter' the chevrons at the same spot.

Procyon
09-24-2009, 03:33 PM
waffen-ss
that's what I thought, which would explain the same insignia.

Procyon
10-05-2009, 08:58 PM
There shouldn't be anymore issues. If there are clear your browser's cache.

Ivaylo
10-06-2009, 06:50 AM
or from user panel - Group Membership give Leave group and then join group again it shold clear the problem if still anyone have it .

jungleguerilla
08-02-2010, 12:19 AM
Would there be ranks for the Japanese Army?

Gen. Sandworm
08-02-2010, 02:29 PM
Would there be ranks for the Japanese Army?

I started the rank system a couple of years ago. It was working correctly then. Now it has some glitches. Missing pics etc... Plus the software has changed and ive forgotten how I did it. So it will take some time to figure out what I did. We never had japanese ranks ..... but if you could find them on a site and post the link here ... im sure I could add them I update the system.

jungleguerilla
08-02-2010, 09:08 PM
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/japan/images/rank-japan_army-1.gif

Procyon
08-02-2010, 09:19 PM
it would have to be individual images, not one big one and preferably in .png

Procyon
08-02-2010, 09:20 PM
kinda like http://www.ww2incolor.com/forum/images/ranks/529px-USAr.insignia.e4.wag2.png is one large crisp image.

jungleguerilla
08-02-2010, 09:34 PM
it would have to be individual images, not one big one and preferably in .png

I only found a site which has IJA ranks insignias but they're only in gif. Anybody know how to convert it?

Uyraell
08-03-2010, 10:49 AM
I only found a site which has IJA ranks insignias but they're only in gif. Anybody know how to convert it?

Look for a program called IrfanView. That should be capable of the conversion of image formats. It is a free download.
If you want to get into being able to convert formats in batches, I'd also recommend GIMP Shop: rather similar to Adobe PhotoShop, but free, and Open-Source. Be aware, GIMP Shop is a rather large download, but well worth the effort.

Regards, Uyraell.

jungleguerilla
08-03-2010, 09:15 PM
Look for a program called IrfanView. That should be capable of the conversion of image formats. It is a free download.
If you want to get into being able to convert formats in batches, I'd also recommend GIMP Shop: rather similar to Adobe PhotoShop, but free, and Open-Source. Be aware, GIMP Shop is a rather large download, but well worth the effort.


I already have GIMPShop. :D After I converted it into .png, would I send it here?

Uyraell
08-04-2010, 08:43 AM
I already have GIMPShop. :D After I converted it into .png, would I send it here?

Yes, use the attachment panel to send/upload the picture to this site.
Usually, as a safety feature, I take a copy each of both the original and the conversion, and upload the copy.

Be aware that you may have to make a few attempts to upload the image to this forum.
Reason is that recently the software here was upgraded, and it still hasn't quite "settled-in" as regards functioning the way most members here are accustomed to it doing.

Kind Regards, Uyraell.

jungleguerilla
08-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Imperial Japanese Army Ranks.

Santo Rikushi (Recruit)
4570
Nito Rikushi (Pvt. Second Class)
4571
Itto Rikushi (Private First Class)
4572
Rikusicho (Superior Private)
4573
Santo Rikuso (Sergeant)
4574
Nito Rikuso (Sgt.First Class)
4575
Itto Rikuso (Master Sergeant)
4576
Rikusocho (Sergeant Major)
4577

I will search more insignias for awhile... ;) :army: