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WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 16 Mar 2014 23:47

24 volumes

A collection of 213 special reports on the Second World War prepared
by former officers of the Wehrmacht for the United States Army

Charles B. Durdick
Jurgen Rohwer

Editor Donald S. Detwiler

The only volume I currently own is no. 9 looking for the other 23 volumes.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by OpanaPointer » 17 Mar 2014 01:23

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by pugsville » 17 Mar 2014 06:37

try the combined arms research library. US military reports that period should be there somewhere,

http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by MLW » 17 Mar 2014 12:10

Are these volumes a collection of the US Army Foreign Military Studies?

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 17 Mar 2014 13:47

Thanks Opana but I already found that link and it says no books available.

Yes MLW they are collection of the US Army Foreign Military Studies.

Going to try the search through research library ..thanks pugsville

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by OpanaPointer » 17 Mar 2014 13:51

pugsville wrote:try the combined arms research library. US military reports that period should be there somewhere,

http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/
My next suggestion. Very good source.
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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 17 Mar 2014 14:14

Thanks, am planning to do that today.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by AJFFM » 17 Mar 2014 19:04

Some of the best WWII primary material from the German PoV. I highly recommend the one entitled "Operations of Encircled Forces".

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 17 Mar 2014 19:57

Looks like I am not able to access anything online unless I have an library card
which it states that can be picked up at the front desk.
So that leaves me out...not anywhere close to be able to do that.

Lots of interest things to read though. But, nothing relating to what I am looking for.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by hucks216 » 18 Mar 2014 12:19

Are the same as these ones that MLW has lsited for sale on his site?...

WWII US Army ETHINT Manuscripts - Complete Collection
DVD with all 81 European Theater Historical Interrogations (ETHINT) manuscripts produced by the US Army. The reports are a record of interviews conducted immediately after the war with senior German officers such as Warlimont, Skorzeny, Pieper, Dietrich, Kraemer, Doenitz, Goering, Simon, Guderian, Manteuffel, Rundstedt, Hausser, Keitel, Jodl, Mellenthin, Bayerlein, Kesselring, von der Heydte, and others. Most reports are between 7 and 20 pages long. Topics included in the collection are but not limited to: German Strategy (1939-41); Hitler's Conduct of the War; Malta, Dunkerque, Battle of Britain, North Africa, Dieppe, Sitzkrieg; From Invasion to the Siegfried Line; Reciprocal Influence of East and West Fronts; German-Japanese Collaboration; Hitler's Interest in Small Details; The 20 Jul 44 Attempt; Was von Kluge a Traitor?; Transfer of Units East-West (1944); German War History Writing; Seventh Army, Normandy; Normandy Invasion; Panzer Tactics in Normandy; 116th Panzer Division in Normandy and from the Seine to Aachen; I. SS Panzer Corps, Avranches; Luftwaffe at Avranches; Mons Pocket, Losses; Mission of Seventh Army (25 Jul-31 Aug 44); Allied Opportunity, Northern France (Jul-Aug 44); Panzer Lehr Division, Mission (Jun 28 - Jul 44); Panzer Lehr Division at the Start of Operation COBRA (24-25 Jul 44); 6th Parachute Regiment and Operation COBRA (25-30 Jul 1944); 3d Parachute Division in Normandy (15 Jan-16 Jul 44); OB West and the Normandy Campaign; OKW Planning for the Ardennes; 1st SS Panzer Regiment in the Ardennes; Ardennes Offensive (Role of Commandos and 150th Panzer Brigade); Seventh Army and Sixth Panzer Army in the Ardennes; LXVII and LXXXV Infantry Corps in the Ardennes Offensive; XLVII Panzer Corps Investment and Breakthrough to Bastogne; 26 VG Div Breakthrough to Bastogne; Fuehrer Begleit Brigade in the Ardennes; 3d Panzer Grenadier Division, 26 VG Div,Panzer Lehr Division in the Ardennes; Tank Maintenance, Ardennes; 5th Parachute Div, Evaluation (Dec 44); German Paratroops in the Ardennes; Invasion of Southern France; Invasion and the German Navy; U-Boats against US-UK Shipping; Invasion and Advance to the Ruhr--East-West Strategy; Panzer Employment on the Western Front; Defense of Metz; XIII SS Infantry Corps in the Lorraine Campaign; US Third Army Breakthrough (1-9 Sep 44); Defense of the West Wall; Fifth Panzer Army Mission of (11 Sep 44 - Jan 45); German Defense of the Ruhr; 116th Panzer Division in the Huertgen Forest (2-14 Nov 44); Reaction of Seventh Army to the Nov 1944 Offensive; Seventh Army Losses in Huertgen Forest; Comments on Patton and the U.S. Third Army (Sep 1944); Panzer Lehr Division (Jul 44 Apr 45); Remagen and the Ruhr; Rapido River Crossing. The images on this DVD are quality, 240dpi color scans of the complete documents including cover sheets and maps; not mediocre black & white copies with missing pages and maps made from microfilm images. $10

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by MLW » 18 Mar 2014 12:35

I don't think so. The volumes have 213 reports, there are only 81 ETHINT reports. Most FMS are available on fold3.com, albeit in incomplete and poor quality.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 18 Mar 2014 13:01

hucks216, no they are not.
MLW is correct it is 213 reports and some of them I understand are poor quality in that they were reproduced
from copies in the National Archives but of poor quality.

Kind of funny as the book states the volumes in this series are printed on acid free
250 year old paper, would be nice if they were more legible.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by MLW » 18 Mar 2014 13:42

Unfortunately, the FMS present are a challenge because the microfilm images are low resolution and suffer from contrast problems, some reports are missing pages, and most lack maps (or they have black and white images of color maps); yet NARA restricts access to the original copies because they have been imaged on microfilm! That's why when I had the rare opportunity to see all original ETHINT reports, I scanned them all.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Annelie » 18 Mar 2014 14:09

MLW

Good show on scanning all the reports.

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Re: WW11 German Military Studies - Books

Post by Tom Peters » 19 Mar 2014 02:34

Many of the FMS series documents are available on Sturmpanzer (although I am not sure if Richard reduced the file size on those). They microfilmed the bulk of the written reports in the mid to late 50's and many came out in poor focus, while many are just fine.

The missing maps are mostly found in the German language versions and can be photostitched back together.

They can also be copied at the College Park NARA facility.

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