Jump to content

German (Oper) Police Car 1940


JB2501
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to pinpoint what kind of car would have been driven by the German Ordnungspolizei (or the Oper) during the Second World War. I've found a few images on the German archive which I've attached.. does anyone know what kind of car/truck these are? Many of these were taken in occupied territory, as I understand militarised Oper battalions were dispatched to newly occupied territory to enforce order. With this in mind, would we say these cars still accurate for Germany? 

What about Opel cars? Did the German Police use Opel? If so, do we know what models for 1943ish?  

Thanks!

Bundesarchiv_Belgium_Police_Trucks_Lined_Up_1940-5.jpg

Bundesarchiv_German_Police_Division_Cross_Border_in_Cars_and_Trucks_1940.jpg

Bundesarchiv_Police_Battalions_Outside_Barracks_1940.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, John F said:

Just for correctness, the Ordnungspolizei was abbreviated in the typically Teutonic way to Orpo (OrdnungsPolizei), not "Oper" (which means "opera") 🙂

You're not wrong!! Silly me. Thank you!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...