German divisional histories - quality and availability

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Michael Dorosh
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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Michael Dorosh » 22 Dec 2021 15:58

Happy to announce that I published a history of the 65th Infantry Division this year. Interesting division that served exclusively in Italy from the surrender of the Italians to the end of the war.

http://handgrenadedivision.com/publicat ... nsmain.htm

https://www.amazon.com/Indescribable-Or ... 678077763/

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 22 Dec 2021 22:03

Congratulations Michael , really looking forward to reading it. Bravo again for having accomplished work on an infantry division.
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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Cult Icon » 23 Dec 2021 16:13

Thanks, interesting book.

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Urmel » 24 Dec 2021 23:16

Congrats Michael.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by RFVD11 » 03 Jan 2022 11:53

Have read the book and I would recommend it. Not only covers the division, but you get the everyday workings of a German infantry division.
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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by adamb » 03 Jan 2022 19:17

Hi all.
Im looking for any book about 12. Flak-Division in 1945. They fight in West Prussia in January 45.
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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Cult Icon » 06 Mar 2022 02:23

Michael Dorosh wrote:
22 Dec 2021 15:58
Happy to announce that I published a history of the 65th Infantry Division this year. Interesting division that served exclusively in Italy from the surrender of the Italians to the end of the war.
My copy arrived today. Impressed with the quality of this book and the subject matter.

I would not have heard of it if it were not for your single post.

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by fox3-6 » 15 May 2022 18:53

For best divisional histories that I've read, I'd say:

1 - Lehmann -- Leibstandarte volumes and Maps - really in a league of their own, books are great, maps are great
2 - Wolfgang Paul -- Brennpunkte, Die Geschichte der 6. Panzer-Division (l. leichte) 1937-1945 -- (this one is great because it has maps in the text but an actual separate map book as well in the back of the book. or atleast the one i bought did.. Double points!! )
3 - Rolf Stoves - Die 1. Panzer Division (depth, just a ton of information)
4 - Willi Weinmann -- Die 101. Jäger-Division (although it seemed really light on the back half of the war. didn't seem to cover much in 44 or 45..)


On a seperate note, does anyone know if divisional or regimental histories are out there for:

68. ID
75. ID
82. ID
208. ID
254. ID
371. ID

I've been reading quite a bit about Hube's pocket lately, and although the panzer divisions are covered in depth, I've found it difficult to find out about infantry there... The best one's i've found so far for infantry is probably:

96. ID --- Hartwig Pohlmann -- Geschichte der 96. Infanterie-Division 1939 - 1945
1. ID -- Werner Richter -- Die 1. (ostpreußische) Infanterie-Division [Infanteriedivision]

Aside from that I also enjoyed:
The Combat History of Sturmgeschuetz-Brigade 276 Hardcover – October 30, 2000 -- by Heinz Fleischer and....
20th Infantry Division (mot) (later became 20th Panzergrenadier Division). History + Chronicle. -- by Dietwart Asmus

Anyway that's my list!

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