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Old 13th April 2018, 11:34
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Abbreviation in newspaper report

I'm looking at a German war report and the credit is "von unserem WK-Luftwaffencorrespondenten". So what does the "WK-" stand for — Weltkrieg (World War) or something else entirely?

Hardly the most important aspect of the article but I'd still like to know!
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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

Maybe Wehrkreiskommando?
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Just Wehrkreis.

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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

I have seen 'WK' used in German Foreign Ministry papers (in German) as an abbreviation for Weltkrieg.

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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

Source: German Military Abbreviations of 12 April 1943

WK; Wehrkreiskommando; military district headquarter(s)
W.Kdo; Wehrkreiskommando; military district headquarter(s)
W.Kdr; Wehrkreiskommandeur; military district commander
WKK; Wehrkreiskommando; military district headquarter(s)

also:

W; Wehrkreis; military district
W; Wehrkreiskommando; military district headquarter(s) (with Roman numerals, insignia on shoulder straps)

There are some other WK (and W only) abbreviations, which are not pertinent to the query WK-LuftwaffenKorrespondenten.

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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

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Just Wehrkreis.

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Wehrkreis sounds good, but what is about an abbreviation of a local newspaper ?.

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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

Hello Nick,
let us show this article. May it would help.
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Hello Nick,
let us show this article. May it would help.
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http://zefys.staatsbibliothek-berlin...13-0-0-0-0.xml

The lead article on the front page. A slightly shorter version of the same article appears (for example) in a Leipzig paper but without a byline.
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Re: Abbreviation in newspaper report

Hello Nick,
can not open this link, server not found.
May you will take a look on it again.
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Hello Nick,
can not open this link, server not found.
May you will take a look on it again.
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