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Linden Lyons
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Re: Books published by members

Post by Linden Lyons » 08 Mar 2021 05:54

My translation of Wilhelm Hess's Arctic Front has recently been published by Casemate in the US and will soon be released in the UK: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=256156
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Post by mrwolfe1988 » 11 Mar 2021 00:28

Linden Lyons wrote:
08 Mar 2021 05:54
My translation of Wilhelm Hess's Arctic Front has recently been published by Casemate in the US and will soon be released in the UK: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=256156
Congratulations Linden! This looks to be very interesting indeed! :thumbsup:
Translated Memoirs of Otto Poschacher, Gebirgsjäger in the 2nd Gebirgsdivision.

https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&r ... _sr_book_1

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Post by Felix C » 19 Mar 2021 20:08

Hello everyone translated the memoir a German enlisted submariner. Considered one of the most interesting of its type.
Available at the usual sites.
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Post by Sheldrake » 19 Mar 2021 20:30

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Gunners in Normandy: The History of the Royal Artillery in the Normandy Campaign. This is the RA Blue Book history of the war in NW Europe from January 1942 to 31st August 1944.

There is a good review on Stone and Stone http://books.stonebooks.com/reviews/200621/

This work was started by the late Lt Col Will Townend about 20 years ago. Will had been project officer at Firepower and then curator of the museum. He was a well known battlefield guide and very axctive member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides. He managed to combine this with reservist service in Iraq in 2005. What had started with series of presentations on firepower on D Day morphed into a volume in the history of the Royal Regiment as part of the blue book series. Sadly he died when the work was half finish and Sheldrake was asked to complete the work.

It was written for several audiences.

1. It is our Regimental history. Its our side of the story, based on our official records, war diaries, medal citations and eye witness accounts. History is biased. All sources have a bias. Ours has been missing for 75 years.

2. The descendants of Gunners need to knwo what their ancestors did. So there is a big chunk of background and explanation for people unfamiliar with military life. We also included a Roll of Honour and the grave locations so visitors could find the comrades of their relatives.

3. We wanted to tell the stories of great Gunners as inspiration to the serving regiment.

Here are some sample images
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Artillery OP Mount Pincon Anthiny Gross
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From history of 5 AGRA
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90 Field Regiment Command post by Mondaye
Map 3 DDay -D+1 area V1.3.pdf
Artillery positions on D Day-D+1


You can buy it here either as hardback or ebook and support AHF
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gunners-Norman ... 0750990449
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Post by LuckyStrike23 » 18 Aug 2021 10:49

The History of Panzerregiment 1 (and Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf) 1934 - 1939. Will be available in November:
https://www.pzrgt1.com/
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Post by Linden Lyons » 30 Aug 2021 04:22

My translation of General Erich Hoepner by Walter Chales de Beaulieu has recently been published by Casemate: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=259434
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Post by K.Kocjancic » 16 Oct 2021 10:07

My book "Red mrtvaške glave pod Alpami: Enote in ustanove Waffen-SS na Slovenskem med drugo svetovno vojno" (THE Order of the Death's Head beneath the Alps: Waffen-SS Units and Institutions in Slovenia During World War II) was published earlier this year (https://www.inz.si/sl/Razpoznavanja-rec ... no-vojno-/). It's in Slovene language, but here's the English summary:
Based on the reviewed archival and other sources, the present discussion focuses on what is still a rather poorly researched issue in the Slovenian military and war history: the operations of the German paramilitary organisation Waffen-SS in Slovenia during World War II.
The first part of the monograph provides an overview of the general history of the Waffen-SS. The origins of this organisation date back to the turbulent period after the end of World War I and the dissolution of the German Empire, when, apart from democratic political parties, more radical groups appeared on the left as well as the right side of the political spectrum. The latter was dominated by the German Nazi party as the leading force, which also organised its paramilitary forces intended to protect its leaders and attack its political opponents. The Schutzstaffel (SS), which was integrated into the state system after the Nazis rose to power in 1933, was an elite group. It eventually developed into a comprehensive system within the Third Reich, including its combat units (Waffen-SS) that unofficially functioned as the fourth branch of the German armed forces. The Waffen-SS members were active in the battlefields as well as in the concentration camps. Because of the crimes committed during the war, the Waffen-SS was declared a criminal organisation after the war.
The second, central part of the present study includes an overview of the Waffen-SS units and organisations in the Slovenian territory, where they were opposed by the National Liberation Army units and the Partisan Detachments of Slovenia. While no Waffen-SS units took part in the invasion of the Slovenian territory in April, the first members of this organisation arrived soon after. As early as in August 1941, the first conflicts between a Waffen-SS unit and the Slovenian Partisans occurred. Nevertheless, the presence of the Waffen-SS units in the Slovenian territory remained minimal until as late as the Italian capitulation in the autumn of 1943. Since then, due to the increasingly strong and active national liberation movement in Slovenia, more and more Waffen-SS units were deployed there as either permanent garrison units or reinforcements during individual actions. Despite their significant numbers, these units failed to attain their ultimate goal – the destruction of the national liberation movement – due to various reasons (substandard equipment and weapons, inadequate training, personnel shortage) and war crimes against the civilian population and captured Partisans. In fact, with their repressive methods and brutality, the Waffen-SS units and members only ensured that the resistance movement became even stronger.
The final, third part of the monograph represents the first attempt at analysing the currently available data regarding the Waffen-SS members of Slovenian descent, who were born in the territory of Slovenia or lived there. Primarily, these individuals can be divided into the following categories: Slovenians born in the current territory of Slovenia; members of the German or Austrian national minorities in Slovenia; and the Waffen-SS members of Slovenian descent, born abroad. The overview of the currently known persons belonging to these categories also reveals the decisions or circumstances that allowed them to become the Waffen-SS members.
A thorough inspection of the sources and materials about this topic therefore enabled the preparation of the first systematic overview of how the Waffen-SS units and institutions in the Slovenian ethnic territory were organised. The attempt at establishing the first systematic list of the Waffen-SS members who originated from Slovenia or lived there represents an essential part of these efforts. Therefore, the study represents an original scientific contribution to the Slovenian (military) historiography and a challenge for further research.
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Post by Michael Miller » 27 Oct 2021 13:01

Sincerest congratulations, Klemen.
That sounds like an incredibly interesting book.
I imagine a company like Fonthill, Casemate, or Helion might gladly publish an English translation, should you ever consider it. Many of us here, myself included, would be very happy to obtain it.

Best wishes,
~ Mike

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Post by Michael Miller » 27 Oct 2021 13:04

General congratulations to ALL of my fellow authors here. Speaking only for myself, but were it not for AHF, I would have had a great deal of added difficulty in achieving authorship. Here I met the majority of contributors and encouragers who helped me to reach goals I've had since childhood.

Sincerely, Respectfully, and Gratefully,
~Mike

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Post by LuckyStrike23 » 09 Nov 2021 19:50

LuckyStrike23 wrote:
18 Aug 2021 10:49
The History of Panzerregiment 1 (and Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf) 1934 - 1939. Will be available in November:
https://www.pzrgt1.com/
The book is printed, currently shipped to our two distribution centres (Germany, USA) and will be ready for shipment to our customers in Europe as of Thursday, 11 November 2021.Shipment in North and South America will start ap. 2 weeks later.
Orders are very welcome:
https://www.panzerregiment1.com/order

Thanks in advance and kind regards
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Post by LuckyStrike23 » 15 Nov 2021 18:45

Just arrived a few photos from inside the book:
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Post by FalkeEins » 31 Dec 2021 16:36

some Casemate books that I have recently either translated or authored. All three titles include many 'new' first-person accounts ..

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Currently on sale at UK news stands and available via Mortons with free UK delivery https://www.classicmagazines.co.uk/product/5605

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Post by BDM Girl » 05 Jan 2022 13:56

"Girls in Service - The Official Handbook of the League of German Girls" - English translation by Vera Filthaut
Published by BDM History

Trude Mohr, the National Speaker of the Bund Deutscher Mädel, together with other prominent BDM leaders wrote this inspirational training manual originally titled "Mädel im Dienst."

Being a BDM girl was never more exciting than with this new program of resources. Eye opening activities from self-defense, sharpening the senses, and intelligence service, compliments the physical exercise, home evenings and practicalities the girls would learn.

In this English version, publisher and author Cynthia A. Sandor, shows how the girls were educated in camaraderie, discipline, and the preservation of their race. The BDM used campfire romanticism, summer camps, folklore, traditions, and sports to instruct the girls and to train them for their roles in German society, becoming a wife, mother, and homemaker. The purpose of these activities was to promote good health, which would enable them to serve their people and their country.

Contains over 100 drawings.

Translated from German by Vera Filthaut.
Published by BDM History.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Service-Of ... 237&sr=1-2
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Post by Kon_Greece » 06 Jan 2022 11:36

Hello all,

I am a young research of the Waffen SS, and after several years of research I have published my first ebook on Amazon, titled "Waffen SS Panzer divisions in the Fourth Battle of Kharkov"
It describes the actions of T-div, Das Reich and Wiking around Kharkov, August 1943. To my knowledge, it is the only work that describes the daily action this month in such detail. It read like a war diary, with some eyewitness accounts added to give a gritty feel of the fighting.

As an ebook, it is much chepaer than a paper book, and it can be read on a pc with amazon's in-built viewer. Other devices need a kindle app which can be downloaded for free.

Best Regards, Kon.

PS-Any comment or feedback would be welcome!

LInk:
https://www.amazon.com/Waffen-Panzer-Di ... r_hp_atf_m

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Post by Hans1906 » 06 Jan 2022 14:45

BDM Girl, thanks for your hint, here is the link to the original editions in german language.

ZVAB: https://www.zvab.com/buch-suchen/titel/ ... f%FChrung/

The original book is not rare, you can find it on German flea markets and in various antiquarian bookshops, depending on the state of preservation even for little money.

The content is critical by today's standards, the work is interspersed with National Socialist ideology.

Whether such a translation makes sense, I will spare myself a personal comment.


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