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by lwd
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: German Medical Trains
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: German Medical Trains

I think I remember reading of at least one such in Western Europe. Don't remember any details though.
by lwd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: wehrmacht use of dogs
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Re: wehrmacht use of dogs

No, of course.There's no dog. Here is just one photo with concretelike. Is that an attempt at humor? If so it falls pretty flat. The other photo with just the occasional stray dogs. How do you come to that conclusion? The Bolsheviks actively and savagely dogs were used to rush the German tanks. Rat...
by lwd
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Tuvas and Lezgian in Waffen-ss?
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Tuvas and Lezgian in Waffen-ss?

Sorry,it's trolling. There may well be some trolling but I don't think it was the OP. There is no such nation as "Tuvas" :shock: . So who claimed there was? ... they had no need to serve in some mythical "Azeri SS", Are you saying there were no SS units with a large percentage of Azeris? If not the...
by lwd
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: New David Glantz book in 2018!
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: New David Glantz book in 2018!

I must say that's a bit Harsh IMO. Using phrases like "regurgitating again and again battles " followed by almost a dozen battles is a bit shaky and implies that he has addressed the battles in some detail multiple times. Then there's the "so-called huge battles" line. The implication is that these ...
by lwd
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

Re: Axis History Forum

Didn't this board transition to the "quick link" menu option a bit after AH? or was it a bit before? Certainly no one used to the function as it works today here should have any issues with it over there.
by lwd
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6522

Re: Axis History Forum

There used to be buttons at the top you just clicked on rather than having to go to the "quick links" menu. As he said it took a bit of getting used to. Not sure if it is better now or not (this board uses the same "quick links" type menu some of the other boards I'm on don't. I suspect it's a prett...
by lwd
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: German World War II Memoires and Diaries
Replies: 73
Views: 107356

Re: German World War II Memoires and Diaries

I haven't reread the entire thread but you might want to look for any postings by Rudi Salvermoser. It may take a search to find his forum nick to find them all. He also posted over on axis history. The following thread may also contain some useful info: https://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?...
by lwd
Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Paul Rother // WWI
Replies: 1
Views: 610

Re: Paul Rother // WWI

If you don't get much info soon you might try posting this over at:
http://ww2f.com/
There are several people over there who are very helpful in queries such as this.

Great photos by the way thanks for posting them and good luck with your research.
by lwd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: War Crimes of the DAK
Replies: 2
Views: 489

Re: War Crimes of the DAK

Well according to this author there are at least some: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/4xopgv/did_members_of_the_africa_corps_commit_any/ Doesn't come up to the level of what happened in Easter Europe by any means from what I can see though. There is also documentation of allied war ...
by lwd
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Single Player Board Games
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Single Player Board Games

There are a few although it's been a while since I've played any of them. There are also web tools that let you play some board games over the net. Baltimore was the original home of Avalon Hill Company one of the most famous of the early board game producers. I'd think that there would still be gro...
by lwd
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: The Pz Kw B2 (F).
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: The Pz Kw B2 (F).

Something looks odd to me with regards to the officer in the fore ground of the Char. Almost looks like he wasn't in the original photo.
by lwd
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: camp 368
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: camp 368

Have you tried the axis history forum or the WW2 forum. I think both of them have at least one active poster from Italy and they might be able to help.
by lwd
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: camp 368
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: camp 368

It's not listed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_World_War_II_prisoner-of-war_camps_in_Italy But it might show up in some of the references at the bottom or links off of them. I noticed that most of the highest number "camps" were hospitals. Perhaps a hospital got a camp number even if it...
by lwd
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Should be required reading for students of WW2 Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 871

Re: Should be required reading for students of WW2 Germany

Wages of Destruction merits a good look as well IMO.
by lwd
Wed May 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Paulus' family after his surrender?
Replies: 9
Views: 7728

Re: Paulus' family after his surrender?

If he was 58 when he died he could well have had children and even grandchildren.