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"German Convoy-Control Signals" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following brief description of German traffic control signals is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 23, April 22, 1943.

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The following is an extract from German rules for convoys in the desert.

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a. To Vehicle Following:

Blue flag waved    Caution - difficult country
Blue flag held straight outStop where you are until I have reconnoitered
Red flag held straight outCome on

b. To Vehicle in Front:

Blue flag waved    You're driving too fast - can't keep up
Blue flag held straight outAm stopping - bad going or breakdown
Red flag held upHave stopped for a moment but need no help

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