Captured German military records online: "germandocsinrussia.org"

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Re: Captured German military records online: "germandocsinrussia.org"

Post by Mori » 30 Sep 2021 11:01

Piet Duits wrote:
30 Sep 2021 08:18
As far as I can tell,they are preparing a huge folder about Operation Sealion.
Which has been on their website for something like 3 years, except they didn't create the links...

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Post by S_haule » 02 Oct 2021 15:48

Hi Mori,

How did you find the folders about Seelöwe?

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Post by Adler Heinz » 03 Oct 2021 13:43

I keep staying away from such documentary junk because of the watermark that ruins the document and it's validity. Obviously I'm not talking about the data in them, but the quality that is lost due to a useless and absurd watermark, I wonder why they don't put them on sale and stop providing documents "crippled" by a "label". They should take example from Ba-Ma.

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Post by Mori » 03 Oct 2021 22:08

Adler Heinz wrote:
03 Oct 2021 13:43
I keep staying away from such documentary junk because of the watermark that ruins the document and it's validity. Obviously I'm not talking about the data in them, but the quality that is lost due to a useless and absurd watermark, I wonder why they don't put them on sale and stop providing documents "crippled" by a "label". They should take example from Ba-Ma.
It's too bad you ignore 1 million + pages of documents while so many scholars use it. But that's your choice.

Like everyone, I first disliked the watermark, and I would still prefer it removed. However, they number each single image with the file and the folio number : that's convenient when it comes to quoting a document properly in a publication.

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Post by Urmel » 04 Oct 2021 11:35

As the documents are perfectly readable, I don't really see what the issue is.
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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Post by Mori » 04 Oct 2021 13:56

S_haule wrote:
02 Oct 2021 15:48

How did you find the folders about Seelöwe?
It's the 12488 series. Starts with image 632713, if you know how to access the URL directly.

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Post by Dokis79 » 04 Oct 2021 15:48

Mori wrote:
04 Oct 2021 13:56
S_haule wrote:
02 Oct 2021 15:48

How did you find the folders about Seelöwe?
It's the 12488 series. Starts with image 632713, if you know how to access the URL directly.
I don't, could you give the URL please?

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Post by Mori » 04 Oct 2021 16:14

Dokis79 wrote:
04 Oct 2021 15:48
Mori wrote:
04 Oct 2021 13:56
S_haule wrote:
02 Oct 2021 15:48

How did you find the folders about Seelöwe?
It's the 12488 series. Starts with image 632713, if you know how to access the URL directly.
I don't, could you give the URL please?
I've double checked: it seems they removed the files, there's just a blank page. They had ca. 2,000 pages in 19 folders. I made a local copy, as I always do.

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Post by Tom Peters » 04 Oct 2021 18:19

Is there a schedule on what is to be added ? I go there occasionally, but its never clear to me what is new.

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Re: Captured German military records online: "germandocsinrussia.org"

Post by Adler Heinz » 07 Oct 2021 21:49

Mori wrote:
03 Oct 2021 22:08
Adler Heinz wrote:
03 Oct 2021 13:43
I keep staying away from such documentary junk because of the watermark that ruins the document and it's validity. Obviously I'm not talking about the data in them, but the quality that is lost due to a useless and absurd watermark, I wonder why they don't put them on sale and stop providing documents "crippled" by a "label". They should take example from Ba-Ma.
It's too bad you ignore 1 million + pages of documents while so many scholars use it. But that's your choice.

Like everyone, I first disliked the watermark, and I would still prefer it removed. However, they number each single image with the file and the folio number : that's convenient when it comes to quoting a document properly in a publication.
I would like to understand why this decision to use a watermark invalidates the "quality" of the document. Before they decided to start "marking" all documents, I had a chance to download some. I had a chance to read some documents, there is a lot of new data, but I prefer to wait for BaMa to make more available. Anyway, it's a pity.

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Re: Captured German military records online: "germandocsinrussia.org"

Post by Mori » 08 Oct 2021 08:52

All in all, I got used to their watermark. I don't see it anymore when I read the documents.

I would still prefer documents shared without it. Putting a watermark on free for download documents is a lot like "we give it for free but we don't really want to". Don't see the point.

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Post by cw78 » 13 Oct 2021 12:24

@Adler Heinz It is already clear that the documents are in Russian possession?

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Post by Adler Heinz » 13 Oct 2021 23:59

cw78 wrote:
13 Oct 2021 12:24
@Adler Heinz It is already clear that the documents are in Russian possession?
Yes, but what does that have to do with anything? This is a Russian-Germanic initiative.

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Re: Captured German military records online: "germandocsinrussia.org"

Post by cw78 » 18 Oct 2021 03:18

but the files are in Russia and will remain so for the time being

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