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CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES
Section VI. COMBAT TROOPS (FECHTENDE TRUPPEN)
14. Railway Operating Troops
Railway Operating Troops (Eisenbahnbetriebstruppen) (formerly part of the railway engineers) were created as a separate arm in November, 1943, and include all railway operating units.
They are responsible for the operation of military traffic; for providing engineers, guards, and antiaircraft protection for military trains, and for supervising the repair of bomb damage to railroads.
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