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Post by Andy H » 16 Nov 2003 19:32

Matthew Cooper published a general book about Partisan Warfare called "The Phantom War"

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 16 Nov 2003 23:22

Andy H wrote:Matthew Cooper published a general book about Partisan Warfare called "The Phantom War"

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 17 Nov 2003 11:02

Hello !
The Cruel Hunters is a good book and probably the best in english on Dirlewanger, there is not much about the enlisted men apart form mostly about casualties and general backgrounds, much more on operations and officers and the overall strategies Dirlewanger unit was involved in plus the maschinations of Oskar hismelf. There is no index which is always a bit of a let down, so if you want to remember something you have read and look back you hav to flick through the book. Otherwise is v.useful.
The COlin Heation book I also have, this is what I call myself a bit 'dry'. I got it as a goft when asked what I would like. Half the book is reproduced strategic maps that after a while with me blur into one confused mess and I have not really used, if someone would like to enlighten me as to their usefulness I would appreciate this! Maybe there is a gem I have missed. for me there was not enough on the operations of the adriatisches Kustenland, Yugoslavia et al, so I was a little dissapointed, it means I will now have to search out book on the units that were there and read through them instead, useful for the definitions and background to the partisan and guerilla warfare ideals and tactics/support though, so don't discout it!
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Post by K.Kocjancic » 17 Nov 2003 11:15

Thanks for your comments of the books.

Are there any other (good) books on this topic?

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Post by Dora » 23 Nov 2003 02:24

Kocjo,
The US Army published a number of pamphlets after the war. I have one entitled "The Soviet Partisan Movement 1941-1944" by Edgar M. Howell, Department of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-244, August 1956. I use it as my standard on the subject. I found it in a used book store and I believe it is long out of print.
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Post by Mark V. » 11 Dec 2003 15:28

Kocjo, try also Klaus Schmider: Partisanenkrieg in Jugoslawien 1941-1944, with 600+ pages the best and the most objective book on the war in Yugoslavia so far.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 11 Dec 2003 19:11

Will try to find it!

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