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by donwhite
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Re The Axis Forces Number 5 January 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re The Axis Forces Number 5 January 2018

The Axis Forces PDF Number 5 January 2018 contains an broad array of interesting historical articles ranging from the travails of European volunteers (principally Dutch) in and around the Narva bridgehead 1944 to Italian militaria commemorating military service on the Eastern Front. Additional micro...
by donwhite
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Post-WWII German Military
Topic: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1893

Re: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4

apologies, some typos's creeping in the other forum site is forum.axishistory.com

Cheers
by donwhite
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Post-WWII German Military
Topic: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1893

Re: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4

Just noticed that the documents have parts in English. Are these Allied sourced documents? (may explain some of the confusion the Pz units designation).

Cheers
by donwhite
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Post-WWII German Military
Topic: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1893

Re: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4

I'm mystified! If you don't get any further response from Feldgrau, try posting those documents on forum.axis.com (Heer, Waffen-SS & Fallschirmkjager section) for interpretation/comment.

Cheers
by donwhite
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Post-WWII German Military
Topic: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4
Replies: 8
Views: 1893

Re: Question re. Feldherrnhalle Division 4

You might have to recheck you original information. Pz 'Feldherrenhalle' 1 & 2 were not part of the Waffen SS but were army formations (albeit with substantial SA sourced cadres present). I have never heard of a 3rd or 4th 'Feldherrenhalle' Pz Division but there was a 'Feldherrenhalle' Panzer Brigad...
by donwhite
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Tank Battles in East Prussia and Poland 1944-1945
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Tank Battles in East Prussia and Poland 1944-1945

Igor,

Many thanks for clarifying.

Cheers
by donwhite
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Tank Battles in East Prussia and Poland 1944-1945
Replies: 6
Views: 972

Re: Tank Battles in East Prussia and Poland 1944-1945

G'day Igor,

Are the efforts of 3rd Belorussian armoured units in January '45 covered at all? Regardless I will also keep my eyes out for this release.

Cheers
by donwhite
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: New book from Kamen Nevenkin about the Battle for Budapest
Replies: 4
Views: 2450

Re: New book from Kamen Nevenkin about the Battle for Budapest

I noticed Helion's website no longer has any information on these titles -change of prospective publisher perhaps? I quized the Amazon website some time back as another release date came and went for the East Prussia title. They still list Helion as the publisher! Never really received a satisfactor...
by donwhite
Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: StuG, PzJag units in East Prussia'45?
Replies: 41
Views: 15835

Re: StuG, PzJag units in East Prussia'45?

Hello Kelvin,

I believe it was in East Prussia with Army Group Mitte (tactically with 'GD' Division?).

Cheers
by donwhite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:01 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 7899

Re: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945

Hello Kelvin, Check this wonderful online resource website: http://www.wwii-photos-maps.com/home_page_019.htm You can download Ost lage maps for nearly everyday for the whole of January 1945 (Due to my own personal download limits I have not yet accessed them all myself!). The northern sections cont...
by donwhite
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 7899

Re: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945

Hello Kelvin, Its not quite that simple. According to the the Ost Lage map for 1st January 1945, 83.ID was a OKH reserve stationed in Thorn well behind the front. However the Ost Lage Map for 12th January 1945 immediately prior to the onset of the Soviet Offensive, shows the 83.ID as a Army Group re...
by donwhite
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)
Replies: 18
Views: 6583

Re: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)

Just recently finished reading this title. The most illuminating and interesting section for me was the outline of the political situation between the allies and its effects on military decision making of STAVKA/Stalin and the pressures in turn placed on the Army/Front Commanders to achieve objectiv...
by donwhite
Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Pi.Brig.70
Replies: 0
Views: 1577

Pi.Brig.70

Just came across a table title 'Ist-Starke der opertiven Verbande der Heeresgruppe A (Stand: 1 JANUAR 1945) For Pi.Bde. 70 the Starke figure given is 4,892 which to me seems a little high for the Brigade by itself given that the Brigade formed with just two Pi.Btls I assuming there are some other in...
by donwhite
Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Battle for Konigsberg
Replies: 6
Views: 4169

The Battle for Konigsberg

Just noticed this book on Amazon. Early days I suppose but has anyone had a chance to check out this new title 'The Battle of Konigsberg: The struggle for the East Prussian Capital October 1944-April 1945' by Brian Thomas. Seems to be self published? http://www.amazon.com/the-Battle-Konigsberg-Strug...
by donwhite
Thu May 10, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)
Replies: 18
Views: 6583

Re: Take Budapest! (Will be out this July)

Kamen,

Great news to hear that both titles are close to release (no more disappointing updates from Amazon!)

Cheers