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Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby paspartoo » 23 Nov 2011 12:58

I came across this site called Fold3 : http://www.fold3.com/browsemore/hQ7exmc5x_251/
It has the Foreign military Studies :'' The manuscripts within this title provide a unique insight into the tactics, strategy, and policy of the German military during World War II through reports, interviews, and questionnaires'' etc
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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Tom Peters » 24 Nov 2011 19:31

You can pay a fee to be able to access all the FMS documents at fold3. www.sturmpanzer.com has many of these available for download in edited form.

http://www.sturmpanzer.com/Default.aspx ... em=1&sec=3

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby jeffhan373 » 25 Jan 2012 15:35

I signed up for a free 7 day trial with this site, but it really wasn't what I was looking for and a week was fine for me. Now, they tell me they have billed me for a year (at $79.95) without even asking me if I wanted this. I think they should send you an email after the free trial ends, then offer you the option of subscribing for more. This didn't happen. And I'll have to get this reversed.

Has anyone else had a similar experience with them? I think this really defeats the purpose of a free trial: if you don't like it, you don't get it. Unless they sign you up without even asking you, that is....

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Teddy Wisch » 11 Feb 2013 14:25

I could not find p-114b and p-114c: nor in fold3, neither sturmpanzer.

Anyone could tell me how to find these two essays?

Thanks

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Der Alte Fritz » 12 Feb 2013 09:32

What are the titles please?

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Tom Peters » 14 Feb 2013 01:56

The fold3.com site contains about 85% of all the FMS docs written. THe other 15% must be obtained from NARA or BAMA by purchase or going there and copying them.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby MLW » 14 Feb 2013 22:44

From the Supplement to Guide Foreign Military Studies 1945-1954:

P-114b German Army Group Operations on the Eastern Front, 1941 - 45* Central Area. By General der Infanterie
Rudolf Hofmann; 1O vols; 1958. (Not translated)

P-114c German Army Group Operations on the Eastern Front, 1941 - 45, Southern Area. By General der Artillerie
F.W. Hauck; 8 vols; to be completed by December 1959- (Will not be translated)

Both of these should be of file as as paper copies at NARA. And look, one is 10 volumes and the other is 8!

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Michate » 22 Feb 2013 17:54

The studies P-114b and P114c should be very good, even the authors of the "Germany in the Second World War" official history volumes make extensive use of them, and a person I am aquaintaed to sent me an Excel file full of interesting numerical strength and loss data he had extracted from one or two of the volumes at BA-MA, much of the data I had never seen in any book before.

I have been looking for them for some time, unfortunately it seems they are available only at archives like NARA and BA-MA.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby MLW » 22 Feb 2013 21:25

I visit NARA frequently and scan up documents. But I cannot imagine scanning 8 or 10 volume documents. It would be a major effort.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Teddy Wisch » 11 Nov 2014 23:38

Has anyone obtained the studies P-114b and P114c ?

Thanks

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Der Alte Fritz » 12 Nov 2014 08:56

Not as far as I am aware as they would be very large (and hence expensive to obtain sheet by sheet from NARA or BA-MA) and secondly they would be in handwritten German or if lucky typed German - either way they would have to be human translated.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby MLW » 12 Nov 2014 12:35

As I recall, the manuscripts are typed.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Tom Peters » 13 Nov 2014 04:01

It would probably take a good week of scanning to copy the several thousand pages of these documents.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Michate » 13 Nov 2014 11:36

It is a pity they are so difficult to access. In many cases, to judge from secondary sources that have used them, they must apparently provide a great lot of very detailed information.

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Re: Site with Foreign Military Studies 1945-54

Postby Tom Peters » 14 Nov 2014 05:59

Its not that they are difficult to access… just difficult to copy. If you go to NARA/College Park, its all free. You essentially just ask for the files and they give them to you. You can photocopy, photograph or scan them as you please. unfortunately for large # of pages, you cannot use scanners or copiers with feed trays.

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