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by ljadw
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Hitler's Panzers east by Stolfi
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Hitler's Panzers east by Stolfi

What do people think of this book ?
My opinion is that it is only a lot of nonsense .Germany did not have the possibility to be east of Moscow in the autumn of 1941 .
by ljadw
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Why are people still biased against Italy ?
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Why are people still biased against Italy ?

Why are people still biased against Italy claiming that the Italians were only a burden for Germany ? Is it because the only thing they know about Italy's role in WWII is what they have seen on Allo,Allo ,although there are several books showing a realistic image of Italy in WWII ( I am thinking on ...
by ljadw
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: D-Day , How long did the Germans have to win ?
Replies: 1
Views: 547

Re: D-Day , How long did the Germans have to win ?

He would even have no day, not one hour, because 1 The forces of the Pas de Calais were useless in Normandy, because they were qualitatively and quantitatively weaker than the forces in Normandy who were weaker than the Allies . 2 It was logistically impossible to transport the PdC forces to Normand...
by ljadw
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Best Staff officer / general replacing Keitel in OKW...
Replies: 5
Views: 2327

Re: Best Staff officer / general replacing Keitel in OKW...

Keitel was de facto minister of war, a function he exercised not incompetentedly.There were several officers who could replace him,but not Guderian and Manstein who were prima donnas without administrative competence .
by ljadw
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Fallschirmager casualties
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Fallschirmager casualties

They did not fight as FJ in Normandy but as infantry .
by ljadw
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Fallschirmager casualties
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Fallschirmager casualties

4000 men were lost at Crete,there were also losses in Norway, the Netherlands and the mainland of Greece .
by ljadw
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Case Red, Robert Forzcyk
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Case Red, Robert Forzcyk

The Fall of the Third Republic is dealing with the period 1934-1940,and during this period, Shirer was NOT in France ,but in Germany . And his "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" is as bad of even worse as his Fall of the Third Republic . If a French journalist living in Mexico would write a book abo...
by ljadw
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Case Red, Robert Forzcyk
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Case Red, Robert Forzcyk

I would advise against reading The Fall of the Third Republic:sadly enough a lot of trees were sacrified to publish this nonsense .
by ljadw
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: German Military size 1935 to 1939
Replies: 3
Views: 2956

Re: German Military size 1935 to 1939

Question : what do you include for Britain ? "White" troops only or also "coloured" units ?

For Germany : see : Aufrüstung der Wehrmacht on Wiki .
by ljadw
Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: new book, set for release 30th july.
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: new book, set for release 30th july.

The book is not new : it was already published in German in 2002

Maegen was born in 1922 in Eupen ,a German speaking part of Prussia that was annexed in 1919 by Belgium,in 1971 he became German .
by ljadw
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldgrau's Future
Replies: 101
Views: 408829

Re: Feldgrau's Future

That's wrong : complete freedom of opinion is impossible and would lead us to a catastrophe.
by ljadw
Thu May 08, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: At the shipyard - Building a U Boat.
Replies: 38
Views: 7202

Re: At the shipyard - Building a U Boat.

Afaics,it took a year to finish a U Boat .
by ljadw
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: ships needed for Sealion
Replies: 159
Views: 47798

Re: ships needed for Sealion

off the subject i was once told that fdr in a letter to hitler offered him the entire german empire as it had been before the start of ww1 if he did not start a second world war. i wonder if that is true. Of course: not 1)such letter does not exist 2)FDR had nothing to offer : what Germany lost aft...
by ljadw
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Hungarian Order of Battle
Replies: 2
Views: 3289

Re: Hungarian Order of Battle

I don't know if you have in your possession the following :


"Am Himmel Europas Luftstreitkräfte an deutscher Seite 1939/1945 (by Hans Werner Neulen)

It gives interesting information about the air forces of the German allies,with 30 PP about the Hungarian Air Force .