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by Benoit Douville
Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Retreat from Monte Cassino
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Retreat from Monte Cassino

I mean the Gothic line... My mistake.

Regards
by Benoit Douville
Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Retreat from Monte Cassino
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

Re: Retreat from Monte Cassino

That's an interesting point of view but after the Battle of Monte Cassino and the retreat and later the capture of Rome, the Germans made a very strong resistance with the Gustav line.

Regards
by Benoit Douville
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Siege of Küstrin
Replies: 1
Views: 1191

The Siege of Küstrin

This one look really interesting for those fascinated by late Battle in Germany in 1945.The unexpected arrival of Soviet troops at the end of January 1945 at the ancient fortress and garrison town of Kustrin came as a tremendous shock to the German High Command. The Red Army needed the vital road an...
by Benoit Douville
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe's decline
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Re: Luftwaffe's decline

If Galland would been in charge of the Luftwaffe instead of Göring, a lot of tactic and strategy would have been different for the better for Germany.

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by Benoit Douville
Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:28 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Heinrich Ehrler
Replies: 4
Views: 3243

Re: Heinrich Ehrler

You didn't provide any source...

What did he mean when he said Valhalla? Heaven? If he was christian, he was right, to met God.

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by Benoit Douville
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe's decline
Replies: 12
Views: 3804

Re: Luftwaffe's decline

I would say not until the last major Luftwaffe Operation in the beginning of january 1945. Operation Bodenplatte was a very short-term success but a long-term failure, for while Allied losses were soon made up, lost Luftwaffe planes and Airmen were irreplaceable, leaving the Luftwaffe weaker than ev...
by Benoit Douville
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Luftwaffe War Crimes
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Luftwaffe War Crimes

Dzien Dobry,

Who is Marius Emmerling? A historian?

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by Benoit Douville
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Luftwaffe War Crimes
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Luftwaffe War Crimes

There is also the Bombing of the Polish town Wielun on september 1 1939, It is widely acknowledged that there were no military or industrial targets in the area, and killed approximately 1,200 civilians, about 8% of the town's population of 15,000. Approximately 75% of all the buildings in Wieluń we...
by Benoit Douville
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: 5. Panzer-Division in Operation Seydlitz
Replies: 17
Views: 10129

Re: 5. Panzer-Division in Operation Seydlitz

I am also waiting for a good description of this Battle by Tigre.

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by Benoit Douville
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939
Replies: 137
Views: 34315

Re: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939

I have read it and I highly recommended to everybody interesting about the Polish campaign. The book is great because it is like a historic novel and at the same time you have great accounts of the several Battles during that campaign. You will learn a lot of new stuff like the fact that Hans Frank ...
by Benoit Douville
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Targul Frumos/Iassi Offensive
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

Re: Targul Frumos/Iassi Offensive

Colonel Glanzt work ''Red Storm Over The Balkans'' about the failed Soviet invasion of Romania in the spring of 1944 is a must read to learn a lot about that Eastern Front forgotten Battle.

Regards
by Benoit Douville
Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939
Replies: 137
Views: 34315

Re: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939

I have just started to read it, why in almost every book including this one there is an explanation of the events before the actual Polish campaign, is it for the casual reader? I am interested in the events in the Polish Campaign not before, that's my criticism but maybe you have no choice Richard?...
by Benoit Douville
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Major Walter Nowotny
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: Major Walter Nowotny

The funeral of Walter Nowotny:

http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=vaZvej5f4eU

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by Benoit Douville
Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: “Duel in the Mist” - LAH during the Ardennes Offensive.
Replies: 6
Views: 2426

Re: “Duel in the Mist” - LAH during the Ardennes Offensive.

Did someone here read the book? Look like a great one to order, Is there something new concerning the Ardennes offensive to learn in that work?

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by Benoit Douville
Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General of Gebirgsjäger.
Replies: 5
Views: 4395

Re: General of Gebirgsjäger.

Great picture of General Hubert Lanz. He was pretty outstanding on the Eatern Front. In June 1941, he led his division in the invasion of the Soviet Union. On 30 June, his division conquered Lvov. There, the Germans discovered several thousand bodies of prisoners who had been executed by the NKVD, a...