Question about OKW Monthly Casualty Reports

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krimsonglass51
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Question about OKW Monthly Casualty Reports

Post by krimsonglass51 » 08 Jan 2022 17:53

I'm not fluent in German, so this might be an obvious question to a number of you.

On this website, which has been archived by wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20151228035 ... r_okw.html, there are scans of monthly casualty reports of the Wehrmacht.

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Are these documents typed up by the OKW during the war, or are they documents created after the end of the war?

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Re: Question about OKW Monthly Casualty Reports

Post by AriX » 08 Jan 2022 23:29

I suppose its wartime documents.

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Re: Question about OKW Monthly Casualty Reports

Post by Art » 21 Jan 2022 07:15

An OKW report giving casualties as of 31 May 1944 was issued on 22 June 1944 in 32 copies and signed by general Warlimont. A copy is reproduced in "Tragediya protivostoyaniya" by Shabayev and Mikhalyov. For some reasons the first pages with date, signatures and a list of recipients are missing on scans uploaded on ww2stats. I suppose, the lag period was about the same for all reports (circa 3 weeks).

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