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by jmreynolds
Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Battle of the Bulge
Replies: 0
Views: 978

Battle of the Bulge

Good morning all, This weekend, Jan 31, 2009, there will be a Battle of the Bulge weekend near Harrisburg, PA. There will be a wreath laying ceremony at the National Cemetary Friday evening. Saturdays events are a battle reenactment as well as open barracks displays showing life of both German and a...
by jmreynolds
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: i need info about das reich in normandy
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: i need info about das reich in normandy

Another good book is on written by James Lucas titled "Das Reich, Military Role of the 2nd SS". This is a whole history but does give a good history at Normandy.
by jmreynolds
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: Polizei battalions/regiments
Replies: 3
Views: 4327

Polizei battalions/regiments

Towards the end of the war were the Polizei battalions absorbed by regular Heer/SS units?
by jmreynolds
Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: 3 Nazi Bunkers Found on Danish Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 3094

Re: 3 Nazi Bunkers Found on Danish Beach

It's amazing the good condition they are in. Some years ago I got to see the bunkers on Sicily, pretty much just concrete boxes anymore. Makes you wonder how many others are buried and forgotten by time.
by jmreynolds
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Volksgrenadier Division artillery
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Volksgrenadier Division artillery

In comparison to what the United States put out by means of vehicles.
by jmreynolds
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Volksgrenadier Division artillery
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Re: Volksgrenadier Division artillery

To this day, it still amazes me how much the army relied on horses.
by jmreynolds
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 5123

Re: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?

Was the average German soldier punished for committing war crimes? I should say if caught or prosecuted. Since officers were hanged or imprisoned, did sargeants etc face the same thing?
by jmreynolds
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 5123

Re: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?

Some of what happened is the Allies supplied partisans knowing that the Germans would seek terrible retribution on the population. A good example is the Heydrich assassination. Another is supplying Tito's forces in Yugoslavia.
by jmreynolds
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Ana
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Ana

Recently saw this movie and thought it wasn't terrible. It was obviously slanted to the filmmakers view on issues, but it eas a very good show just the same. The movie captured the desperation of the German army in the closing days of the Italian campaign as well as the war. The movie did hold very ...
by jmreynolds
Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?
Replies: 64
Views: 5123

Re: How guilty is the entire Wehrmacht of war crimes?

An interesting book was written by a man named Sonke Neitzel titled Tapping Hitler's Generals. It contains recent(5years or so) declassified transcripts of conversations by POW German Officers, typically colonel and above. I've gathered that the Wehrmacht was not as innocent as spme have been lead t...
by jmreynolds
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Volkssturm battalions
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Volkssturm battalions

Thanks guys, this is a real help.
by jmreynolds
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Philately and Currency
Topic: Reichbank
Replies: 1
Views: 2991

Reichbank

Who can tell me about the Reichsbank? I have a 20 mark note from 1914. Beautiful watermarks and all. Did the bank continue to exist during the 30s?
by jmreynolds
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Volkssturm battalions
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Volkssturm battalions

Looking for good references about the Volkssturm. Most I have seen has just been very small points. Thanks.