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Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 23 Jul 2018 16:03

Can anybody recommend me a good book on this Division?

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Cult Icon » 23 Jul 2018 16:11

Panzerkorps G.D. (3 volumes) is one of my favorite WW2 reads. It's very rich and expansive.

There is supplementary material. Panzer Regiment G.D by Jung and the new "Panzergrenadiers to the Front" is about the spin off division, Brandenburg.

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 23 Jul 2018 16:31

Cult Icon wrote:
23 Jul 2018 16:11
Panzerkorps G.D. (3 volumes) is one of my favorite WW2 reads. It's very rich and expansive.

There is supplementary material. Panzer Regiment G.D by Jung and the new "Panzergrenadiers to the Front" is about the spin off division, Brandenburg.
thank you, how does it read? Hoping its not similar to Stackpoles 12th SS (I hated that book!!!)

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by hucks216 » 23 Jul 2018 17:43

Panzerkorps GD (3 volumes) by Helmuth Spaeter for unit history of the division, sister units and Panzerkorps GD and Uniforms & Insignia of the Grossdeutschland Division (3 volumes) by Scott Pritchett for tons of photos and details on the uniforms and paperwork of the division as well as unit history of the various components of GD & FBB.
Both read well.

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Cult Icon » 23 Jul 2018 18:47

Forward00 wrote:
23 Jul 2018 16:31

thank you, how does it read? Hoping its not similar to Stackpoles 12th SS (I hated that book!!!)
Like a divisional history..I would say that it is better written than the average one. G.D is interesting because it did an enormous amount of fighting and in many places.

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

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Forward00 wrote:
23 Jul 2018 16:31
Hoping its not similar to Stackpoles 12th SS (I hated that book!!!)
Why ?

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 27 Jul 2018 18:51

j keenan wrote:
23 Jul 2018 19:19
Forward00 wrote:
23 Jul 2018 16:31
Hoping its not similar to Stackpoles 12th SS (I hated that book!!!)
Why ?
I felt it was too complicated for an 'average' reader, the way it read was more suited to people who have an understanding of Military. I have found this is the only book like it I have come across so far!

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 27 Jul 2018 18:55

Cult Icon wrote:
23 Jul 2018 16:11
Panzerkorps G.D. (3 volumes) is one of my favorite WW2 reads. It's very rich and expansive.

There is supplementary material. Panzer Regiment G.D by Jung and the new "Panzergrenadiers to the Front" is about the spin off division, Brandenburg.
there are 2 versions on Amazon, which one is best?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Panzer ... F6BBKZM4NN
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Panzerkorps-Gr ... R7GC3RG4YN

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Cult Icon » 27 Jul 2018 19:10

The first one is volume I (out of 3) of the divisional history.

the other is a picture book..

The first one.

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 28 Jul 2018 08:43

Cult Icon wrote:
27 Jul 2018 19:10
The first one is volume I (out of 3) of the divisional history.

the other is a picture book..

The first one.
thank you, is Amazon the best place to buy this series? do you know of anywhere cheaper? In the forum rules it says this:

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by hucks216 » 28 Jul 2018 12:06

You click on the relevant Amazon link and it takes you to that site where you buy books as per usual.

Try Ebay or Bookfinder for cheaper copies but, thanks to the internet, sellers tend to know the general asking price is so they sell at the top end including second hand books.

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 20 Aug 2018 18:35

are there any books on GD that are more from a soldiers perspective and contain detailed action?

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by hucks216 » 20 Aug 2018 20:13

You have The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer but as to whether it's fact or fiction is open to debate (and there are numerous threads on here covering that topic).

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Ken S. » 22 Aug 2018 13:32

"The Good Soldier" by Fred Novotny

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Re: Best book on Großdeutschland Division?

Post by Forward00 » 14 Sep 2019 13:03

Cult Icon wrote:
27 Jul 2018 19:10
The first one is volume I (out of 3) of the divisional history.

the other is a picture book..

The first one.
is Germany's Elite Panzer Force: Grossdeutschland by James Lucas any good?

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