Kuno, I too have Brian Davis' book that Za Rodinu has scanned in his post, but chose not to use it as: 1: Printed in 1972, the information has been superceded by more modern works and information. 2: As it's own Note 1 says "There is no such rank in the British Army — but if there were this would be the nearest possible translation" It is trying too hard to translate the wording of the rank and not the actual function of the rank e.g. Stabsfeldwebel .... Staff sergeant-major, Oberfahnrich .... Senior ensign, Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter .... Cadet lance-corporal and Unterfeldwebel .... Sergeant, in the infantry. Yes Stab/s means staff, but the actual function of the rank was Regimental Sergeant-Major(see original posting). Oberfanhrich, well the rank of Ensign has not existed since 1871 when it was replaced by 2nd lieutenant, but even that was not the actual rank/function of the Oberfahnrich. The Oberfahnrich carried the rank insignia of Oberfeldwebel, but wore officers uniform, he had passed the Officer Candidates course and was serving a 2 month period with a field unit as a probationery 2nd Lieutenant prior to actually receiving his commission. This rank was restored for combat arms on the 1st July 1943. With some exceptions for branch of service,(e.g. ordnance, veterinary) the infantry ranks of Fahnenjunker, Fahnenjunker-Gefreiter, Fahnen-Unteroffizier and Fahnrich all ceased to exist after 29th January 1940, these ranks were for soldiers applying for training as Regular Officers. After this date they kept their regular rank e.g. Schutze, Gefreiter, Unteroffizier and Feldwebel, but after 20th October 1942 were distinguished by double loop braid on the shoulder boards. 3: In some instances it is just plain wrong, e.g. Gefreiter, Obergefreiter, Unteroffizier and hauptfeldwebel ranks. As I mentioned in my earlier post all of the Gefreiter ranks are equivalent to Lance-corporal, but with varying lengths of service(see attached picture) and Unteroffizier is Corporal. Hauptfeldwebel was not a rank but an appointment, see my original post.