German divisional histories - quality and availability

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Dutto1 » 19 Sep 2016 23:14

krichter33 wrote:"Ghost Division" the new 11. Panzer Division history by Ganz from Stackpole books in now available. I haven't read it yet, but going through it reveals it to be very detailed, based on a lot of primary archival sources...
Does the book have many eyewitness accounts mixed into the text <

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by krichter33 » 20 Sep 2016 01:22

not much at all, just some...

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 27 Nov 2017 14:19

Richard Hargreaves wrote:Ewald Klapdor, Mit den Panzerregiment 5 Wiking im Osten, Selbstverlag, 1981

As I wrote in previous post this cost me a lot of money (120 Euros 8O). And as Trollelite pointed out "that one is good". Oh yes. Not, perhaps 120 Euros of goodness. But then how do you ever put a value on a good book... :D

Anyway, what you get, as with all Klapdor's books - Die Entscheidung: Invasion 1944 and Der Ostfeldzug - this is a unit history mixed with memoir (there's more of the former than the latter). And it's first rate. Klapdor obviously spent a lot of time tracking down veterans for their diaries, memoirs and battle reports. He also spent considerable time digging out maps, war diaries and other material at BA-MA.

The net result is one of the very best unit histories and, for a privately-published affair, it's very nicely produced (colour maps in some cases, no less; I actually like the contemporary maps being reproduced, but that's a 'me thing').

For anyone writing about the Caucasus (me), Cherkassy pocket, Warsaw 1944 and Hungary and Austria 1945 (me too one day...), it's a must have. Such a shame that copies are so few and far between and when they do appear they they cost a fortune. :(
Just ordered a copy....via amazon, for 29,80€ 8-) :lol:

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by I have questions » 18 Jan 2020 20:28

Is there a good unit history of the 83rd Infanterie-Division?

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 19 Jan 2020 07:23

Yes.

'Reinhard Tiemann: Geschichte der 83. Infanterie-Division 1939 - 1945, Podzun, Bad Nauheim 1960, 381 Seiten'

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Re: German divisional histories - quality and availability

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 04 Jul 2020 09:40

A very new one arrived today:

Ludger Tewes - 'Die Panzergrenadierdivision Grossdeutschland im Feldzug gegen die Sowjetunion 1942 bis 1945'

Really a big one, 1284 pages !

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