Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Waterfield » 19 Dec 2016 14:08

Hello,
This is in no way a recommendation but rather an offer to anyone without French. i have translated 'Leon Degrelle et l'Avenir de'Rex'' (1936) into English for myself and would be only too glad to attempt (my computer skills are not the greatest) to forward the text to any Axis member who is interested in this area of research. It is available on Amazon too but I did not realise that pieces cannot be offered there free to the reader, hence this post. I also have Degrelle's short 'Qu'est-ce que Rex? - Lettre aux Francais' (1936) in English for anyone interested. At some time in the future 'Etat d'Ame' (1938) will be finished.

All the best, C. J.

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Orlov » 04 Apr 2017 15:26

Hello,
Practically all book of series "Vragi y soyuzniki" by Moscow publisher Veche - unfortunately series is closed and publish in Russian.
Legion Idel-Ural, Lithuanian Schuma, Serbian Zbor, Luftwaffe Axis:
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Georgian Legion
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Sonderstab Russland
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and many many more
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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by mia roth » 18 May 2017 12:36

I have written a book on German-Croatian collaboration by my family, published by Carl Auer in 2015: Uberleben Durch Vergessen; Die Judische Geliebte, der Retter von der Gestapo und die Klein Zeugin.- a unique story, according to the Wiesenthal Centre in Jerusalem. I have many favourable reviews of the book from German newspapers and journals.

I wrote it in English but the subject makes is difficult for me to find a reputable English publisher. It is on Amazon in German,
Mia Roth

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Tom3277 » 02 Jul 2017 12:51

Hello,

Since it also deals in deep with foreign collaboration, in particular the one regarding italian citizens of ethnic italian, croatian and slovenian descent recruited in the SS (SS-Wachmannschaften of the OZAK) I've thought the readers here would be eventually interested in our new book "Globocnik’s Men in Italy, 1943-45" published by Schiffer this year.
It also contains a lot of unpublished pictures, which in some cases show the use of two newly discovered foreign SS sleeve shields (italian and slovenian versions)

For more infos:

http://www.panzer-ozak.it/globocniksmen_en.htm

Very best regards
Tom
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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Arto O » 29 Sep 2017 04:23

Hi,
1. Does still exist Antonio Munoz´s Axis Europa books? I can´t find it on internet.
2. Does somebody know a good english language book on Dirleanger brigade?
3. What do you think about Rolf Dieter Muller´s book The unknown eastern front? Does it have many photos?
thanks
Arto

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Georges JEROME » 29 Sep 2017 14:04

Best regards

Georges

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Arto O » 30 Sep 2017 17:55

Thanks Georges, I will check them.
with best regards
Arto

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Georges JEROME » 30 Sep 2017 18:19

b) The cruel hunters. SS-Kommando Dirlewanger French L. Maclean Schiffer Military History
Best regards

Georges

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Orlov » 03 Jun 2018 19:02

Georges JEROME wrote: The cruel hunters. SS-Kommando Dirlewanger French L. Maclean Schiffer Military History
In my opinion the best monography about SS-Sdr.Kmd. Dirlewanger is book of Russian historian Zhukov & Kovtun, Hunters for partisan. Dirlewanger Brigade
(unfortunately only in Russian: Дмитрий Жуков, Иван Ковтун Охотники за партизанами. Бригада Дирлевангера, 2013). They desribed in details all Bandenbekamfung operation in Central Russia and Byelorussia, They are historical masters!

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by hoot72 » 07 Aug 2018 02:31

Just finished reading the excellent "The Enemy of my Enemy is also my Friend: The Indian Legion & The Waffen-SS by Avtar Singh" about the formation of the Indian Legion in Germany in 1942 and their actions in Holland, France and the retreat back into Germany in 1944.

A very well written book and good explanation as to why situations and issues happened within the legion.

I managed to buy the first edition when it came out last year but only just finished reading it a few weeks ago during a short holiday.

The book is only 150 pages but well condensed and touch's only on the key people, key events and legion.

A second book seems to be coming out soon called "Until the Bitter End" by the same author as per the email update from the publisher in which he now suggests there was never any plan by the German's to actually send the Indian's to India to invade India in 1943 and to remove the British but they were merely formed for political reasons and to address the serious manpower shortages on the Eastern Front.

The general belief has always been the German's had planned to send this force to India but it seems this is/was not true at all.

Waiting for more news on the new book and when it will be released.

Book is published by The Tutukaka Project from New Zealand.
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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by baby gerald » 19 Sep 2018 00:38

Hello all. I work at a large university library and this title just crossed my path:

David Stahel, ed., Joining Hitler's Crusade: European Nations And The Invasion Of The Soviet Union, 1941
Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Introduction / David Stahel

Part I. The national armies
Finland / Carl Henrik Meinander
Romania / Dennis John Deletant
Hungary / Ignác Romsics
Slovakia / Jan Rychlik
Italy / Thomas Schlemmer
Croatia / Rory Yeomans

Part II. The volunteers
Spain / Xavier Moreno Juliá
The Netherlands / Evertjan van Roekel
Denmark / Joachim Lund
Belgium / Nico Wouters
France / Oleg Beyda
Norway / Sigurd Christian Sørlie

Part III. Collaborators from within the Soviet Union
The Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia / Valdis O. Lumans
The Soviet Union / Igor Petrov and Oleg Beyda.

Looking through the bios of the section authors at the back of the book, they mostly seem like new PhDs [post-historikerstreit] in the field from across Europe. Pretty thorough coverage from the looks of it. It's currently on my short reading list.

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by encyclo-collaboration » 12 Nov 2018 20:39

"Encyclopedia of the New Order - Special issue - French in German uniform Part I : Officers of the Waffen-SS", by Grégory Bouysse

For the really first time in english language, the most complete and precise biographical study about the French in German uniform (1941-1945). In this book of more than 340 pages, including some 240 photographs (a lot unpublished), the biography of the 176 French officers who served in the ranks of the Waffen-SS (sorted by unit : Sturmbrigade Frankreich / LVF / Milice Française / Kriegsmarine), and the German officers (and Swiss) who served on their side.

The book is available at the link below (available in French language too) :
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gr%C3%A9gory-b ... 68705.html

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The other books of the author (the two books about Walloons will be translated in 2019...)
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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by encyclo-collaboration » 03 Feb 2019 11:44

Video on my new book "Encyclopedia of the New Order - Special Issue - French in german uniform Part I : Officers of the Waffen-SS" (G. Bouysse) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBBBoY0g5sk

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by balkanguy44 » 15 Feb 2019 17:58

Hello everyone!

Has anybody read the book “The Mountain Troops of the Waffen-SS 1941-1945” by Roland Kaltenegger? Would you recommend it to someone who has a based knowledge on this topic? And what about the pictures in the book?
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BG44

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Re: Recommended reading on the foreign vol. & collaboration

Post by Ivan Ž. » 03 Mar 2019 15:30

Hello, BG44

It's a nice little guide to the mountain troops of the Waffen-SS. Nothing spectacular though! Just basic info. The photos are excellent. (Kaltenegger is a great fan of mountain troops, search for his other books too.)

Cheers,
Ivan

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