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Matt Gibbs
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Anti Partisan Operations

Post by Matt Gibbs » 23 Mar 2002 01:30

Hello!
I am looking for recommendations for books on this subject with reference to the units involved and some of the operations carried out, and who by. This relates to some research I am doing about the Anti-Partisan War Badge. Any help appreciated.
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Post by MICHAELM82 » 23 Mar 2002 03:35

Hey,
You can try the Cruel Hunters by Maclean, about Oskar Dirlewanger.Some people like it and some think its terrible!
Also try Angelraybooks for others.
Rttf.

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Post by Marcus » 23 Mar 2002 10:19

You might also want to try "German Anti-Partisan Warfare in Europe 1939 - 1945" by Colin Heaton.

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Post by Andy H » 23 Mar 2002 19:59

For a general easy read about Partisan Warfare on the Russian Front, try Matthew Cooper's "The Phantom War" (ISBN 0-354-01220-7) and for a more detailed look about Partisan warfare in the Balkans try the Divisional history of the 7th SS 'Prinz Eugen'. (ISBN 0-921991-29-0)
Very detailed. This book links in well with the divisional history of the 13th SS 'Handschar'. Also look at the divisional history of the 14th SS 'Galicia' Division.

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Thanks

Post by Matt Gibbs » 31 Mar 2002 01:03

for the recommendations. I will try and search a few titles out and start reading!! Lots to do and not enough time to do everything! lol...
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Re: [b]Anti Partisan Operations[/b]

Post by michalst » 21 Apr 2008 14:07

Have someone read Heaton's book - German Anti-Partisan Warfare in Europe: 1939-1945 ?

It didn't get good reviews at Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/custom ... 0764313959

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Re: [b]Anti Partisan Operations[/b]

Post by Richard Hargreaves » 21 Apr 2008 17:27

There's a pretty vast literature out there on the subject from divisional histories (7 SS, 1 Geb) to detailed studies.

If you can track down a copy, John Armstrong's Soviet Partisans in World War II is good if dated. Otherwise Cooper's Phantom War isn't a bad introduction to the subject (and rather easier to find)

This is a very good series of studies on occupational policy in general:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/War-Exterminati ... 368&sr=1-1

(The English version is slightly abridged from the original German)

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Re: Anti Partisan Operations

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Re: Anti Partisan Operations

Post by Boby » 10 May 2008 19:56

Hi Matt!

This book seems interesting:
http://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-Bandit-Hu ... 920&sr=8-6

Hitler's Bandit Hunters: The SS and the Nazi Occupation of Europe
by Philip W. Blood
440 pages
Potomac Books Inc. (October 9, 2006)

Boby,

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Re: Anti Partisan Operations

Post by Shoobedoo » 11 May 2008 03:21

These are free if somewhat dated:

http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/ ... 0-240c.htm

http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/ ... BALKAN.HTM
Those are DA publications from the so called "German Report Series" and both are quite good. Another you might consider is DA Pamphlet 20-244 "The Soviet Partisan Movement 1941-1944" by Edgar Howell. It's a "pamphlet" in name only, and is actually a 200 plus page book complete with nice fold out maps. This one is excellent in my opinion, and can sometimes be found at reasonable prices on ebay

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