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Post by Harro » 11 Jun 2016 10:09

The list of small errors which came to light after going through the test-print book (mainly issues with photos being too dark, etc.) have been ironed out. The book will be available in the webshop of the publisher on the 30th of June and will cost € 37.50. I will provide the url

A sample chapter...

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Post by DargesFlyKiller » 11 Jun 2016 11:54

Looks fantastic Harro, congratulations on the book. Do you know what shipping will be to the UK? Does the book deal with any of the other members of the SS-AA LAH such as Bremer and Weiser?

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Post by Harro » 11 Jun 2016 12:45

There are short bios of Bremer and Weiser and they are of course mentioned in the book in relation to the organisation of the battalion and the descriptions of the battles they fought, plus Bremer is mentioned in connection with his Junkerschule (same year in Bad Tölz) and post-war connections with Knittel (in 1963 Knittel, who worked as managing director for the Opel dealership in Ulm, provided Gerd and Almut Bremer with an Opel ‘Kadett’ for their trip through Europe.The couple drove 3,600 kilometres, to Vienna, Copenhagen and Hamburg, to visit Meyer’s widow, Käthe in Hagen and Karl-Heinz Gauch1022 in Frankfurt am Main, and then back to their house in Spain).

Shipping to the UK would be € 9.45 according to their website.

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Post by DargesFlyKiller » 11 Jun 2016 13:02

Thanks for the info on the shipping. Did Knittel have a lot of contact with his former comrades post-war?

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Post by Harro » 11 Jun 2016 13:29

Knittel’s contacts with veterans were limited to his closest wartime comrades: his former adjutant Hans-Martin Leidreiter, his dispatch runner and driver August Hollenbacher and officers like Gerd Bremer, Fritz Reuß and Max Hansen. His relations with the lower ranks had seriously cooled post-war and he did not attend any of the ‘Kompanietreffen’ (company meetings) of his former battalion.

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Post by DargesFlyKiller » 11 Jun 2016 13:48

Thanks for the reply Harro, i look forward to reading the book. Hopefully it'll be supported well by the members of the forum who've enjoyed reading your posts as much as i have.

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Post by rossmcpharter » 11 Jun 2016 15:26

Can't wait to order this, always read all your posts, Harro.

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Post by Harro » 11 Jun 2016 19:03

Thanks guys, I'll post the url as soon as the book is online in the webshop

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Post by Harro » 13 Jun 2016 20:36

www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/gustav-knittel (url will be activated on the 30th of June)

More info: www.facebook.com/gustavknittel

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Post by seaburn » 14 Jun 2016 13:11

Congratulations Harro on finishing the book. Its been a long road of maticulous research with so much uncovered and pieced together for the delictation of your reader. It will no doubt be used in future as a reference book by all those who have an academic interest in the 'Leibstandarte'. I look forward to receiving my copy :thumbsup:

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Post by lazybather » 14 Jun 2016 14:32

Congratulations Harro. 8-)

Stuart.

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Post by Harro » 23 Jun 2016 21:14

One week from the launch date. The final corrections have been made to the manuscript and the book is ready to go on sale.

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Post by Harro » 26 Jun 2016 11:46

The wait is almost over. Only four more days to go: the book will be launched on Thursday the 30th of June 2016...

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Post by Harro » 28 Jun 2016 16:29

Down to just two more days to go...

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Post by Harro » 29 Jun 2016 15:51

And there it is, the the book has been made available in the webshop...

http://www.boekenbestellen.nl/boek/g.../17352?lang=en

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