Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby Loïc » 11 Oct 2015 16:51

yes, it is an autocanon de 47mm during the Great War
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some news coming from François Vauvillier and H&C company
the new issue 114 has been published
http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... -n114.html
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fall november a new hors-série issue (n°3) will see the light about the immatriculations, registration numbering system of 100 000 military vehicles

and a new volume of the Encyclopedia of the French Army serie will be added about the D2 Tanks
I assume that an english version will be available like for the others volumes
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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby OldBill » 11 Oct 2015 18:45

Thanks! A great shame there weren't a few hundred of those left over and in depots in 1939. That gun looks like it could make a nice hole in a German MkIII or less.

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Re: GBM 115

Postby Loïc » 08 Jan 2016 22:40

hello
last GBM 115
http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... -n115.html
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-the 75 TR Saint-Chamond from Mexico to the Somme by Guy François ("ALVF")
-Great War organisation : the infantry company in 1916
-the 13e BCC (H35) Arras may 1940
-the Latil M 4 TX recovery heavy tractor
-"the tanks FT of the Air" in 1940
-21e Escadron d'Automitrailleuses de découverte in june 1940

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby The Ibis » 10 Jan 2016 20:00

I saw an old friend's recommendation of Kiesling's Arming Against Hitler, and I agree entirely. It is an indispensable volume regarding this period.

There are a couple of other volumes I was hoping to get input on.

First is Grandeur And Misery: France's Bid for Power in Europe, 1914-1940 by Anthony Adamthwaite. I've seen it cited fairly routinely and have read a good review or two.

Next is France and the Nazi Threat: The Collapse of French Diplomacy 1932-1939 by Jean-Baptiste Duroselle. I have not seen much about this one.

Any thoughts?
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Recommended reading on France 1914-1940 GBM 117

Postby Loïc » 25 Jul 2016 13:14

hello

last GBM 117
http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... teriel-gbm
-Armored gear Frot-Laffly
-Trench Artillery 240 T & 340 T Mortars (by Guy François aka "ALVF")
-Organisation 1916 the Battalion and its machine-gun company
-The Mobile Republican Guard - Interwar Public Order
-The Motorised Detachments in Indochina (2) 1937-1941 against Japan and Thaïland
-Radio in the tanks (8) ER 29 Cavalry
-23e BCC (2)

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Re: GBM 119

Postby Loïc » 31 Dec 2016 16:58

Hello

last GBM 119 is available
http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... -n119.html
-fodder wagons
-Heavy Artillery 120 Long de Bange
-Filtz STG tractor
-Armored vehicles of the African transport company in Morocco
-Interwars History & Opinion French defence
-French landing in Aruba, Dutch West Indies may-june 1940
-4th Anti-tank Divisional Squadron 1940
-Tanks B of the 2e DCr from the Oise to Abbeville, 348e CACC 1940
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GBM 120

Postby Loïc » 31 Mar 2017 16:59

hello

last issue available
-Tank Schneider CA 1917
-the infantry company organisation 1917
-Artillery 220 L Schneider modle 1917
-Armoured Cars Squadrons in Levant (Syria Lebanon) 1920-1940 (1)
-An officer of the Tanks
-Tanks B of the 2e DCr at Abbeville (2)
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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby alixmichel » 21 Apr 2017 00:02

Has anyonr read "La repression allemande dans le nord de la France, 1940 - 44" by Laurent Thiery (Septentrion, 2013)?

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby paulojn » 18 May 2017 12:15

Can someone recommend sources about french weapons production, exports and 'beute weapons' after May 1940?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby Attrition » 18 May 2017 13:21

The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy, London: Allen Lane, 2006. ISBN 0-7139-9566-1
might help.

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby paulojn » 18 May 2017 14:32

Many Thanks Attrition for the quick reply...but I am looking ' If wehrmacht had made an extensive use of modern french weapons and mainly of the captured in manufacturers even at various stages of production in armistice period till the occupation of Vichy Zone.

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

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Re: Recommended reading on France 1919-1945

Postby paulojn » 18 May 2017 18:01

Many Thanks Attrition once more, a amazing article and a start to a great research but now ... if someone could lead to Artillery and Mortars in german use in combat and his production on the period May 1940 to the opening of Operation Barbarossa (not the wiki links but something more specific)

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Re: GBM Hors-Série 5

Postby Loïc » 31 May 2017 10:58

GBM Hors-Série 5 Cavalerie à cheval 1919-1940 available
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http://www.histoireetcollections.com/fr ... ie-n5.html
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