sniper1shot wrote:Thanks. Price will be high I am expecting.
I wonder just how many good German unit and personal biographies are out there waiting to be produced in English.
What do you mean about "the price will be high?" The price for the Fedorowicz edition, published in 2000, is high, it still sells for $95US, even on Amazon. But the Stackpole paperback, from 2008, has all the text and most of the photos, and sells on Amazon for $19.77. Anyone who collects books on the subject ought to be able to afford that. And this new German version sells for $50 euros, which isn't expensive for such a large book.
My point above was that since the English hardcover and softcover editions are still in print and available, it's not likely that either Engliah language publisher would want to invest in producing a translation of the new edition. So hopefully there will be an e-book supplement made available, with the new material. Fedorowicz have already experimented with e-books by releasing the translation of Tieke's study of Panzerbrigade Westfalen in that format.
The material in the English edition was prepared under Alfred Rubbel's guidance, with the assistance of Franz-Wilhelm Lochmann and Richard Freiherr von Rosen. Robert Edwards did the actual translation of the material they prepared. Von Rosen became a high ranking Bundeswehr officer, and took part in many staff studies with British and American soldiers, so it makes sense he would want an English edition. Scherf's experience was less happy, as an officer in Panzerbrigade 150 he was tried along with Skorzeny after the war. My guess is that this soured him on being part of an English version.
There's plenty of interesting German material coming out in English these days. Haasler's Panzer Brigade 105 study is the sort of detailed study of an obscure topic that should get historians and armor afficiandos excited. Fedorowicz in particular have a bunch of titles that are on similarly obscure subjects, and are worth reading, such as Schadewitz's study of Panzer Brigade 150 (including Scherf), Husemann's history of the 4. SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier Division (volume 2 comes out this week and covers fascinating late war campaigns), the veterans' history of schwere Panzer Abteilung 507, and Rebentisch's history of the 23. Panzer Division. The latter two are especially recommended to those who think there's too much Waffen-SS coverage in English (and FWIW, the English edition of the schwere Panzer Abteilung 503 book is very good too).