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Post by Andy H » 22 Oct 2002 20:31

How about the 102nd or 106th Infantry Divisions.

Both fought for there whole existence on the Eastern Front, the Drive on Moscow and the subsequent retreat, the encirclement at Lake Volga (102), the Battle of Kharkov(106) and the Battle of Stalingrad and it's retreat from there, to the Kursk salient (102&106). The desperate Dnieper campaign of late '43 and the Russian offensive of '44. Both divisions ended there lives far apart, one in East Prussia the other in SW Germany.

I know there's a lot of info about but not in one place or at least not in English.

Dont forget the poor bloody infantry

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Post by Linlu » 22 Oct 2002 22:27

How about the Hermann Goering Panzer Division?

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Post by Daniel L » 22 Oct 2002 22:45

There are already several books written about that division.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Oct 2002 00:14

Hi Guys, 102nd or 106th Infantry Divisions sounds good to me (of course, since I like Ostfront Topics) and I also like 352nd Volksgrenadier. Does anyone know if there are any unit histories on any of these three divisions? Best Regards, David :D

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Well

Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Oct 2002 14:05

Well Guys, checking my handy Christoph Awender list of German unit publications, there is a book on the 102nd Infantry Division, "Tapfere Schleiser. Mit der 102. Infanterie- Division in Russland", Ministerprasident a..D Fran Meyer, 1983, 167 pages. Of course, I've never seen it.
But that leaves the 106th I.D. and 352 Volksgrenadier Divisions uncovered as far as I know. So, what do you guys think?

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Post by Daniel L » 23 Oct 2002 16:58

I think both 352 Volksgrenadierdiv and 18 Artilleriediv sounds interesting, what about my suggestion of a marineschützdiv?

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Post by Abel Ravasz » 23 Oct 2002 19:12

My wote goes to the 106th!

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Hi!

Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Oct 2002 23:08

Hi Charlie, although it is an attractive idea, I just don't think the literature exists or is accessible enough to really cover a marineschützdivision. I could be wrong, but I haven't seen that much on them. Best Regards, David :D

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Post by Daniel L » 23 Oct 2002 23:12

Hi David, you have a point there, most of the material is probably hidden deep in the archives. I guess that leaves it to the two other ones...

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Sorry

Post by David C. Clarke » 23 Oct 2002 23:41

Sorry My Friend, I only pointed it out because it is necessary, for the Thread to be a success, that the material, even if it is widely scattered and disorganized, be available to a great many of the contributors on the Forum. That way, if only a small percentage actually post, we will still have something to work with. Best Regards, David :D

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No Offense

Post by David C. Clarke » 27 Oct 2002 01:09

No Offense Guys, but I'm not detecting a lot of enthusiasm here!!!!
If we're not enthusiastic at this point, we won't be able to pull it off. Are there better units to cover?? Best Regards, David :D

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Post by Martin Månsson » 27 Oct 2002 08:18

I still stick to SS-Panzer-Brigade Gross, even if the unit was deactivated in the fall of 1944 one other Sperrverband Gross was activated in 1945. It's history might be short but no less of interest.

As Charlie wrote, it's Waffen-SS and it's Panzer, despite this there are no deep study ever made on this unit. Or how about the SS-Röntgensturmbann (X-Ray battalion) ??

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Post by Abel Ravasz » 28 Oct 2002 21:19

No Offense Guys, but I'm not detecting a lot of enthusiasm here!!!!
If we're not enthusiastic at this point, we won't be able to pull it off. Are there better units to cover?? Best Regards, David
David, I think we should definitely choose a unit in a short time and start making its history. I think that there are lots more people interested in actually researching than deciding about what to research.
Best,

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Post by Marcus » 01 Nov 2002 18:40

Ok people, let's decide which unit to cover so we can all start researching it!

/Marcus

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Post by Al Carter » 01 Nov 2002 20:06

SS-Panzer Brigade Gross gets my vote.

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