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Post by Andreas » 22 Mar 2007 11:27

Euro 100 on zvab.com... Unavailable on Amazon.

I just found a copy for Euro 47.1, so I ordered it. Let's see.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 22 Mar 2007 11:44

Öhm, which one? :?

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Post by Andreas » 22 Mar 2007 12:20

That would be telling. ;-)

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 22 Mar 2007 12:30

Give me a hint, how do found it? I searched for it via booklooker, abebooks and so on and could not found anyone...


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Post by Andreas » 22 Mar 2007 12:44

It appears to have been the only copy - when the seller has confirmed that he'll sell it to me I let you know. If he does not want to sell to me since I live in another country, I'll PM you with the information so that you can get it.

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Post by Richard Hargreaves » 22 Mar 2007 16:30

Jan-Hendrik wrote:Well, Paul's Brennpunkte is on my list, maybe next month :D
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Good hunting, Jan. I picked mine up for a bargain on abebooks from the US for $45 (35ish Euros). The next copy was going for almost 100 Euros. 8O

I also found Neumann's 4th Pz, two volumes, on eBay for 60 Euros, which I thought was a bargain too...

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 23 Mar 2007 10:38

Another nice one, a bit different indeed, is Rolf Hinzes 19. Infanterie- und Panzer-Division. Divisionsgeschichte aus der Sicht eines Artilleristen, Panzerdivision from the viewpoint of the PzArRgt. 800+ pages, sometimes you can get the paperback edition quite cheap ( 30 Euros or so ) .

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Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » 24 Mar 2007 07:24

I have the 4th edition of that Hinze book, along with his somewhat similar book on the 20. Panzer Division ("Hitze, Frost und Pulverdampf" which my shoddy German translates as "Heat, Cold and Gunpowder Smoke" also a 4th edition). I like them because, while I admit to finding them enormously difficult to read, they provide information found almost nowhere else on these two somewhat obscure armored divisions.

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2. Pz and 15. Pz Gren Divs

Post by Sam Wren » 08 Apr 2007 07:01

trollelite said: 2st: podzun edition. In fact just the same book as PzJ Abt 38. Order one and not yet arrived.
I have F.J Strauss - Friedens und Kriegserlebnisse Einer Generation: Pz.Abt.38 (SF) 2. (Wiener) Panzerdivision. So you are saying that it is the same book as F. J. Strauss - "Die Geschichte der 2. Panzer Division"? Other than Steinzer's book, does anyone know of any other histories of 2. Pz that cover Normandy?

And does anyone know of a history of 15. Pz Gren Div that covers 1945?

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 08 Apr 2007 11:35

Kurt Albert Rust, Selbstverlag, 1990, 159 pages

Der Weg der 15. Panzergrenadier-Division von Sizilien bis Wesermünde, Teil 2: Frankreich - Wesermünde 1944 - 1945
Kurt Albert Rust, Selbstverlag, 1990, 106 pages
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15 Pz Gren Div

Post by Sam Wren » 08 Apr 2007 17:46

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 08 Apr 2007 18:50

Be aware, that's one of the real rare ones!

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 13 Apr 2007 12:01

Today arrived...

Die Geschichte der 21. (ostpr./westpr.) Infanterie-Division
Christoph Freiherr von Allmayer-Beck, Schild Verlag GmbH, 1990, 709 pages

Wow, what a monster for an Infanteriedivision! Not really much pictures, but usually good and enough maps, explaining endnotes at the end of each chapter (damn, I won't come into my mind what the fitting english terminus, equivalent to footnotes, is...). and 58 pages only appendix with Stellenbesetzungen, Gliederungen, losses and so on. I think I going to love this one 8-)

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Post by Andreas » 13 Apr 2007 12:37

That is a very good one. The author is a trained historian, and it shows.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 13 Apr 2007 12:42

Yes, my first impression is absolutly fine, a really good bought.

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