The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by guder » 18 May 2021 06:08

Not legally. The rights holders will have something to say about it.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Michael Kenny » 18 May 2021 06:16

if you look hard enough you can find almost any book online. The problem is you nearly always get a little extra in the download and your computer is compromised.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Ivan1987 » 18 May 2021 13:20

Michael, there are people who prefer to own something physically. I'm totally into new technologies, but when it comes to books and movies, I need to have a physical copy.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Michael Kenny » 18 May 2021 14:07

Ivan1987 wrote:
18 May 2021 13:20
there are people who prefer to own something physically. I'm totally into new technologies, but when it comes to books and movies, I need to have a physical copy.
In all my years at this game I have never ever come across a contact who did not have some form of photocopied/scanned/pdf document. Everyone claims they are against piracy/theft etc but in the real world it is endemic. It is like the prohibition laws. Fine in theory but completely impactable in real life.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Ste » 19 May 2021 13:20

Thanks you all or the answers. Me too prefer to have a physical copy of books, but I have also to deal with the fact that my home is not that big and there's stuff anywhere.
On the other hand, I have a lot of space on my pc/hard disk.
Just for that (and I yet bought before historical books on the web, Always physical copies)

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Hans1906 » 19 May 2021 17:06

An internet search in the ZVAB about "lehmann leibstandarte":

Link:https://www.zvab.com/servlet/SearchResu ... arte&sts=t


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The books are not so very "rare" here in Germany, on german flea markets common stuff, between 10,- to 20,- Euro.
"Wenn alle Brüder schweigen", I own more than 10 copies from several former editions, sometimes bought for
just 5,- german Marks, these books were almost everywhere...

The well known german books about the "Leibstandarte" never more than 10,- german Marks,
in whatever condition, very often with former personal entries to some photos...


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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by DT-SC » 20 May 2021 03:05

Now check the English language edition prices…

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by guder » 20 May 2021 05:30

Yes volumes 1,2 and 3 are out of print.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Cult Icon » 20 May 2021 13:05

I have collected 3, and 4/1, 4/2 (english version). I am missing the map books and 1 and 2. All of them were expensive, particularly 3 but I pulled the trigger at a "relatively" good time. They are stitched together LAH documents with some personal accounts. However they are disjointed, confusing at times, and a very dense read. There are also companion map books, which are rare/expensive and needed. Otherwise Google maps would have to do.

The section on LAH in the Ukraine 43-44 was a bit disappointing to me as it was too short for the high level of activity of the unit. Of the 43-45 books it looks like Lehmann did a more extensive job (volume III) than his replacement, Tiemann.

John Moore has said that their veterans' group hold the source documents so this seems to be non-public information?

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by DT-SC » 20 May 2021 23:21

Map books are still available on the Publisher website, $15 each

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Hans1906 » 21 May 2021 20:22

Why do the "Fans" not buy the original german editions ?
They are still av. online and from other sources...

Reading about german military history is almost impossible, without the smallest idea about the german language.

Am I wrong..?

Most english language readers would already fail about the first only 500 official abbrevations , used before 1945 in Germany.
200 %.
I bet a case of nice german beer on it... 8-)


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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by DT-SC » 21 May 2021 23:23

Afraid that you are wrong here, sorry. Most English speaking readers of military history books are more or less familiar with the German military terminology yet it doesn’t mean that they can read German text. Besides, all decent quality publications have a list of abbreviations and terminology used in a particular book

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by guder » 04 Jun 2021 08:17

Good news the first three volumes of the English series will be reprinted soon.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by Howling Wolf » 23 Jun 2021 02:21

This dealer sells a lot of rare OOP books for reasonable prices. He is located in the UK. His shipping cost to the USA is often more then the cost of a book if you win the auction.

https://www.ebay.com/usr/chandos_publications_ltd

I won 2 auctions a few years ago for Leibstandarte volume 1 and another for volume 2 and 3 all with map books. (for some reason he auctioned v1 as a stand alone and v2 and v3 as a pair. The price I paid for all 3 volumes was around 200 dollars including shipping.

@guder if that is true about the re print that is good news for people who want the volumes at a normal price.

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Re: The Leibstandarte Series - R Lehmann - why so expensive

Post by smetanin albert » 23 Jun 2021 07:50

I bought for 19-25 Euros
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