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by Freiritter
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: If I were Hitler...
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

Re: If I were Hitler...

My bad. I meant my post as a what if, alternate history speculation. If the Soviets fell in 1941, what would WWII have been like? As for Vichy, I was wrong. It was under Germany s thumb. Sorry. :(
by Freiritter
Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: If I were Hitler...
Replies: 3
Views: 2625

If I were Hitler...

Hello, Feldgrauers! It's been a while since my last post; the concerns of a newly married husband and father.... I've been reading William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich My contention is that Hitler would have occupied Russia according to plan and then focused the war on the naval ...
by Freiritter
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Why sites like this are important
Replies: 28
Views: 4779

Hi, It's been a while since I posted here. Had to take care of a few things in my life. The sad thing is that common knowledge can be pretty bad. I recently overheard some coworkers disparaging the French in WWII, the usual condescending nonsense of the French supposedly being easy conquests. I sugg...
by Freiritter
Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Military Wisdom
Replies: 9
Views: 2028

Hello,

One of my favorites from Mr. Murphy: " If you aren't scared, you don't understand the problem. "

Cordially,

Freiritter
by Freiritter
Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German training vs the training of US/UK
Replies: 218
Views: 25271

Hello, The problem about U.S. intervention in WWI was two things: 1, the money already invested in the British war effort and 2, the U-boat campaign in the North Atlantic. The OKL in 1917 gambled that Britain would be forced to the peace table before a sizable U.S. reaction/expeditionary force could...
by Freiritter
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Enlistment in Early War Waffen-SS/SS-VT
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Hello, Please allow me to clarify. I read that the form had some lines where the recruit had to list any time served in the RAD, HJ and the Wehrmacht among others. I didn't read anywhere on the form that Wehrmacht service was a requirement. As for the Allegemeine-SS question, I got the impression fr...
by Freiritter
Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Enlistment in Early War Waffen-SS/SS-VT
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Hello, Okay, I was wrong on the requirements. I'm sorry, I should've taken a bit a time to read it, but many of the words I don't know. So, if I have read it right, a recruit had to list his time in service in the RAD, HJ and the Wehrmacht among others. Could a recruit at this time join the SS Verfu...
by Freiritter
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Enlistment in Early War Waffen-SS/SS-VT
Replies: 18
Views: 4166

Hello, Hmmm, interesting. Aside from the height requirements, what were the requirements each recruit was to meet in order to pass? If remember right, the requirements included a clean criminal record and a Germanic ancestry from the 19th century for enlisted men and from 1750 for officers. Perhaps ...
by Freiritter
Tue Jul 26, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German Prisoners in Soviet Hands
Replies: 23
Views: 4438

Hello,

The phrase, pretty quickly, was used because I was under the impression that the Soviets generally were slower in repatriating German POWs back to Germany. As for the numbers of German dead in the POW camps, was that due to deliberate mistreatment?

Cordially,

Freiritter
by Freiritter
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: German Prisoners in Soviet Hands
Replies: 23
Views: 4438

German Prisoners in Soviet Hands

Hello, I was curious as to the fate of German prisoners in the Soviet POW camps. Namely, when did the Soviets repatriate these prisoners after the war's end? From what I gather, the U.S. and Britain returned the prisoners in their camps generally pretty quickly in the late 1940s. But, if I remember ...
by Freiritter
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Battle of Kharkov, 1943
Replies: 28
Views: 5684

Hello,

Didn't the Germans initially have to give up Kharkov to the Soviets in order to prevent the Soviets from really hammering a German Armee and that Manstein was sacked because of his refusal to obey the famous stand fast order?

Cordially,

Freiritter
by Freiritter
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Was War with the Soviets Inevitable?
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

Hello, Actually, the Soviet Union was collapsing politically in the non-Russian republics, during the Barbarossa invasion, since the Communists were suppressing nationalist movements in the Ukraine for example. Only National Socialist racial policy in the East prevented the oppressed nationalities f...
by Freiritter
Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: The Hauptfeldwebel's Reporting Book
Replies: 0
Views: 621

The Hauptfeldwebel's Reporting Book

Hello,

What data did the Spiess of a German Kompanie record in his reporting book? Was it a daily record of the men in his company, good marks and bad, basic administration paperwork to assist in his duties as the Hauptfeldwebel?

Cordially,

Freiritter
by Freiritter
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Battle of Kharkov, 1943
Replies: 28
Views: 5684

Hello,

Whoops, you're right. Kharkov was 1942?

Cordially,

Freiritter
by Freiritter
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Marksmanship Lanyards
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Marksmanship Lanyards

Hello,

On the subject of marksmanship lanyards, what was the requirement criteria to be awarded the various grades?

Cordially,

Freiritter
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