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by Alex Dekker
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: WWII German Operational Map Cdroms now available!
Replies: 10
Views: 11167

Re: WWII German Operational Map Cdroms now available!


**UPDATE** As of May 31st, 2009 these maps will be no longer available for sale for the near term** Make you purchases now if possible! Starting May 23rd, 2009 all map sets are buy one get one set of lesser value free!
Unfortunately, I guess not. Check the link above.
by Alex Dekker
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Finding German Vets
Replies: 31
Views: 33470

Re: Finding German Vets

It takes a lot of patience indeed. Waiting up till one year is 'normal'.

Did you provide them place and date of birth? They will need it.
by Alex Dekker
Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3643

Re: Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy

Thanks Panzermahn. :up: I might add I got the books of Vincx. It contains some info about Dutch men serving in the NSKK, but in the end it isn't much. My own book about Dutchmen in the NSKK did it better :wink: . My problem is that I didn't find much about Dutch volunteers who served in Italy or the...
by Alex Dekker
Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3643

Re: Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy

His son, on his behalf I'm searching (again), did contact Bad Arolsen and the WASt too. That's the reason I want to check for Italian adresses. The story continues!
by Alex Dekker
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy
Replies: 8
Views: 3643

Disappeared: Dutch NSKK-Mann in Italy

Hello all, I'm trying to trace a Dutch NSKK-volunteer in Italy. His last sign of life is from 22th July 1944. He was in a Lazarett in Riva di Trento. He wrote to his parents he would soon return home and would quit his services for the NSKK (Speer). He never came home. Instead, the NSKK Speer Gronin...
by Alex Dekker
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: German medics in WW2
Replies: 30
Views: 44876

Re: German medics in WW2

Hello All, I just received a letter from WASt and while it answers some questions, others remain. I wonder if someone would be so kind and help decipher some of the abbreviations please: 1.) Under Erkennungsmarken: 443 - San.Ers.Abt.2 , 7136 - 3.San.Ers.Abt.3 and Krankenkraftwagen-Zug 340 the latte...
by Alex Dekker
Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Werner Goering, the nephew of Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering
Replies: 5
Views: 4652

Re: Werner Goering, the nephew of Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering

Great info! Thanks! BTW, WIlliam Patrick was during 1937 or 1938 in Germany. He wanted to visit his uncle and get a job from him. Hitler refused and the two only met once. William partied, drank and told everyone he was a familymember of Adolf. He was 'asked' to leave the country and never returned....
by Alex Dekker
Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Who Needs a Publisher?
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

Re: Who Needs a Publisher?

My personal experience with (Dutch and Belgian) bookstores weren't that great. They payed after a few weeks (or even moths) and wanted a discount. If it's for the money, bookstores are a sort of pain. My estimate is that there are about a 1,000 bookstores in Holland. They want to sell books which ca...
by Alex Dekker
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Eric Lefevre's book on the Bad Reichenhall murders
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Eric Lefevre's book on the Bad Reichenhall murders

Out of curiosity this regards a murder of German soldiers by Americans? I'm guessing by the looks of the cover... I think it would be an interesting read. Mansal Nope, French soldiers (on the side of De Gaulle) shot French members of 'Charlemagne' after the war was ended. The whole question (who an...
by Alex Dekker
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Who Needs a Publisher?
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

Re: Who Needs a Publisher?

I'm beginning to think that the answer lies in the money earned. I'm not sure about that. I've earned a few bucks selling my book by myself. If it was for the money, I should publish every book by myself. BUT! I did the writing (1000 hours or more?), have to do the selling (writing emails, answerin...
by Alex Dekker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Who Needs a Publisher?
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

Re: Who Needs a Publisher?

Good decision, John! For me the question was this: should I do it myself (do the investment and get the profit if the book sells), or should I contact a professional publisher? For me, both have advantages and disadvantages. WHen I did the first run of the book about Dutchmen in the NSKK, I was like...
by Alex Dekker
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Feldgrau Published Authors
Topic: Who Needs a Publisher?
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

Re: Who Needs a Publisher?

A few months ago I was asked to write down the whole story of my search for my grandfather. At first I wanted to decline. I wanted to do the whole process by my self. I gave the idea a few thoughts. Coming days the book will go to the publisher. 'All' I did was write the story I always wanted to wri...
by Alex Dekker
Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: can anyone help id wat unit my grandfather was in please
Replies: 8
Views: 1963

Re: can anyone help id wat unit my grandfather was in please

I just checked, when I was searching for my grandfather, it took the WASt only two (!) months to find the first information. A second request took them longer (also about my grandfather), about eight or nine months.
by Alex Dekker
Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: African German Soldiers?
Replies: 8
Views: 7515

Re: African German Soldiers?

There seem to be black africans who served as drivers for the NSKK, but so far I haven't seen any pics or evidence so far. I just heard the rumour. :x
by Alex Dekker
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: My grandfather, the search so far
Replies: 6
Views: 2571

Re: My grandfather, the search so far

Thanks for adding this info!