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Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Aug 2018 00:55

by Agte

1. Approximately how many pages of text (not including photos) covers the fighting from November 1943- April 1944, Normandy, and then Jan 1945-May 1945?

2. How does this compare to his books on Michael Wittmann in the writing style and research?

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by guder » 26 Aug 2018 06:25

You are speaking of Agte?

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by guder » 26 Aug 2018 08:06

To answer your first point 33 9 x 12 inch pages in the hard cover JJF book. The first 2 pages are the order of battle for Peiper's Panzer Regiment.

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Aug 2018 12:17

guder wrote:
26 Aug 2018 06:25
You are speaking of Agte?
Yes- so 33 pages for the Ukraine? thanks

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by j keenan » 26 Aug 2018 15:54

17 for Normandy and 22 for the end the book is a complete fan boy book but on the plus side some good info about individuals and photos not published before.

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by Cult Icon » 26 Aug 2018 20:18

Thanks..

So that's approx. 50 "normal" sized pages for the Ukraine, 25 for Normandy, 35 for 1945.

The Wittmann books had some useful information but have significant bad qualities- resembling "kurkowski's books which mix fact with fantasy. I was wonder if the Jochen Peiper book was more of this or it was higher quality.

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Re: Questions about Jochen Peiper: Commander, Panzerregiment Leibstandarte

Post by Cult Icon » 09 Apr 2019 23:05

I finally pulled the trigger on this book despite already having 4 books on peiper already. The photo collection of this volume stands out.

Reviewing the photo contents only:

-Over 2/3rds of the book are photos that are reproduced in a good quality and are well organized and captioned per time period.
-Slightly disappointing for me was the excessive number of photos that were portraits of random SS officers and ncos that I don't know anything about(I prefer battlefield images.) About 1/10th of the photos are of Peiper and his relations. The pre-war photographs and photographs of Feb-March 1943 are standouts.
-I was concerned that I had already seen a lot of the LAH photos before after reviewing this site. This was not the case and there wasn't much overlap.

http://www.kriegsberichter-archive.com/index.php

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