Tag Archives: Military codes and products

Carl Zeiss Jena Binoculars of World War II (Zartarian)

Published in Autumn 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Eugene Zartarian

See Page 16 – 18.

Mr. Zartarian discusses the design of the special military binoculars of the Second World War and their unique orthoscopic oculars for very wide angle binoculars used for flak and rangefinding applications.

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New Light on German Optical Codes (Military Optics)

Published in Autumn 1983 Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 10.

The discovery of a book in German that endeavored to gather and list the special codes that appeared on German military materiel during World War II. It was an attempt to disguise the manufacturing location of that particular product if captured.

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The Bombing of Jena (History)

Published in Spring 1991  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Marion Husid

See Page 10 – 14

A discussion of the organization of the United States Bombing Survey and the organization of much of the German manufacturing committees during World War II is presented with an emphasis on how the Zeiss factories were largely untouched until early 1945.

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Zeiss in Hungary (History)

Published in Spring 1990  Zeiss Historica Journal

Author: Nicholas Grossman

See Page 15 – 17.

The author was born in Hungary and journeyed back to the city of Györ where Zeiss created a small factory and repair shop to address the needs of what was in 1911, the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  It was decided that to have that factory there would ease the process of serving that country’s military market.

Products there were marked inside the trademarked lens cell:  Zeiss Karoly Györ. The author was able to access the archives of the director of the county and so translated pertinent documents into English inside this text.

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