Some of the various German terms encountered...

Absicht - intent

An-sich-kommen-lassen - invitation to walk right in

Aufrollen - rollig up

Auftrag - achievement

Auftragstaktik - directive command

Bereitschaftsbataillon - support or readiness battalion

Eierhandgranate - egg grenade

Eingreif - intervention or counterstroke

Einjahrige-Freiwillige - one-year volunteers

Ersatz - replacement/supplementary

Exerzier-Reglement fur die Infanterie - Exercise Regulations for the Infantry

Fahnenjunker - probationer

Fahnrich - ensign

Fahnrichsprufung - ensign's examination

Feldwebel - sergeant-major

Feuerkraft - firepower

Flachen und Lucken - areas and gaps

Flammenwerfer - flamethrower

Flammenwerfertrupp - flamethrower platoon

Fuhrung der Abwehrschlacht - Conduct of the Defensive Battle

Fuhrung nach Directive - directive command

Garde-Schutzen-Bataillon - guard rifle battalion

Gegenangriff - deliberate counterattack

Gegenstoss - immediate counterstroke

Generalstab - general staff

Hauptwiderstandslinie - main line of resistance

Infanterie-Geschutz-Batterie - infantry gun battery

Jager - huntsmen

Kadettenhauser - cadet schools

Kampffeld - battle zone

Kampftruppenkommandeur (KTK) - combat troops commander

Kriegsakademie - staff college

Kriegsschulen - war schools

die Leere des Gefechtfeldes - the empty battlefield

Leutant - second lieutenant

Maschinengewehrkompagnien - machine gun companies

Materialschlacht - battle of material

Minenwerferkompagnie - mortar company

Nahkampfmittel - close combat weapons

Offizierstellvertreter - officer substitute

Pioniere - combat engineers

Scharfschutzen - sharpshooter

Schlagfertigkeit - immediate responsiveness

Schwerpunkt - focus of energy

Stab - headquarters

Stosskraft - assault power

Sturmabteilung - storm detachment

Sturmtruppen - storm troops

Sturmkannone - storm cannon

Umgehungsgedanke - concept of envelopment

Unteroffizier - corporal/sergeant

Vorfeldzone - outpost zone

Zivilversorgunschein - civil service certificate

 

Sources :

Samuels, Martin                   Doctrine and Dogma: German and British Infantry Tactics in the First World War (Westport: Greenwood Press 1992)