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by scruffy
Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 90th Leichte Division
Replies: 18
Views: 11875

Hi Leo. Thanks very much for the info. Would the 90th which came across the Brits. Irish, and Cdns. in Dec. 1943, on the Sangro and Moro River front have been a mixture of battle hardened troops from North Africa, and Russia, along with conscripts and new volunteers or would it have been made up of ...
by scruffy
Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Spain
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

I think a 'cold war' would have developed between the 'West' and Europe. Remeber how it was like living in the '50's? G.B. would have lost the first phase of the war. America would have been involved within a few years on a two front war, (Asia and the remains of the Dominions, it's ally), and a sta...
by scruffy
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 90th Leichte Division
Replies: 18
Views: 11875

90th Panzergrenadier Division

I wonder if anyone could tell me if the 90th PanzerGrenadier which was sent to Italy from Sardinia in 1943 was a descendent of the 90th Light from North Africa?
Thanks,
Scruffy.
by scruffy
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Pioneers in 90th Light
Replies: 14
Views: 2788

90th PanzerGrenadier Division

Is the 90th PanzerGrenadier Division refered to the same one which was stationed in Sardinia before the invasion of Italy?
I'm trying to track down info on that unit. Could you possibly put me in the right direction?
Thanking you in advance.
Scruffy.
by scruffy
Tue Jun 08, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Ortona
Replies: 21
Views: 6514

Ortona and the 90th PanzerGrenadier Division

Read a refrence book entitled German Army Panzer and Panzer Grenadier Divisions 1943-1944 by Lee Niehorster, copyrite 1982, by Enola Games, P.O. Box 1900, Brooklyn N.Y. and in the U.K. by Navwar, 48 Eastview, Barnet, Herts, EN5 5TN. On pg. 19 of the book the writer states that the 90th PanzerGrenadi...
by scruffy
Tue May 25, 2004 2:34 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Ortona
Replies: 21
Views: 6514

German units at Ortona Italy, December 1942

The line from the Adriatic coast inland at the Moro River line was held by the 90th PanzerGrenadier Division. This Division was sent from Sardinia in the summer of 1943 to Italy. The 90th was composed of the 200th and 361st PanzerGrenadier Regiments. By the time the Canadians met them at the Moro Ri...
by scruffy
Tue May 25, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: ALLIES FIGHTING FOR THE GERMAN FORCES
Replies: 10
Views: 8238

Allied nationals fighting with Axis forces

Read the book TRADING WITH THE ENEMY, by Charles HIGHAM, published by Dell Publishing of New York. My copy is from 1984, I don't know if it is still in print. Although it does not address your question directly it will shed some light on the amount of aid, information, and assistance given by very i...
by scruffy
Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Dieppe raid
Replies: 37
Views: 4751

Dieppe

Seems to me that the Anglo/American invasion of North Africa, Sicily and Italy, coupled with the lessons the Americans learned in their Pacific island hopping campaigns all were brought together for the Normandy campaign. The Dieppe landing, (Recon in force?), are from everything that I have read a ...