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by B Hellqvist
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Uniform ID request
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Uniform ID request

http://bjorn.foxtail.nu/images/germans_small.jpg I just got this photo, and the uniforms puzzle me. There are no insignia to speak of, two of the tunics appear to be SS M37's, but the belt buckles look like Heer buckles. The guy in the middle has a small badge on his lower left sleeve. The cheap-lo...
by B Hellqvist
Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Guy Sajer and the forgotten soldier
Replies: 1
Views: 1494

Re: Guy Sajer and the forgotten soldier

Doug Nash is a member here, and he has met Mr Sajer/Monminoux, too. "The Forgotten Soldier" is an old can of worms, but I tend to believe that he served on the Eastern Front, and that some professional editing would've straightened out most of the question marks the book raises.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: SS Panzer-Aufk.11 Sweedish SS platoon by Westberg
Replies: 11
Views: 2445

Re: SS Panzer-Aufk.11 Sweedish SS platoon by Westberg

While I cannot vouch for the English-language edition, I know that Martin Månsson (one of the authors) wasn't happy with the Swedish edition. The subject matter is very interesting, but at least the Swedish edition suffered from typos and some odd photo captions. That being said, considering the dea...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Officer training in the Wehrmacht?
Replies: 6
Views: 5056

Re: Officer training in the Wehrmacht?

I found a paper in German (pdf), which describes the selection and training of junior officers in the Wehrmacht. My German is too poor for real understanding of the text; the relevant pages are 124-125 (133-134 on the left-hand pdf meny). I'm interested in the conditions from January 1940 - mid-1941...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Tank Battle at Praga/Norbert Bacyk
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Re: The Tank Battle at Praga/Norbert Bacyk

Sounds like a typical Leandoer & Ekholm product - interesting premise, some great photos, but sloppy execution.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Officer training in the Wehrmacht?
Replies: 6
Views: 5056

Officer training in the Wehrmacht?

I've browsed my books, searched the forum, and tried to find to find a good online source, but haven't been able to find a good summary of the officer training system in the Wehrmacht (Heer, to be specific). What I would like is to know how the officer candidates were selected, how long their traini...
by B Hellqvist
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: LAH in Poland 1939 - retouched, removed or covered insignia?
Replies: 0
Views: 2341

LAH in Poland 1939 - retouched, removed or covered insignia?

http://bjorn.foxtail.nu/images/lah39.jpg Here's the photo of resting LAH troops in Poland, 1939. It is from the Time-Life book The Reach For Empire , p 159. I have some questions about the insignia worn by the soldiers. I've read that during the invasion of the Low Countries in 1940, SS troops had ...
by B Hellqvist
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Third Reich At War by Richard J. Evans
Replies: 14
Views: 2987

Re: Third Reich At War by Richard J. Evans

panzermahn wrote: German General Paper (I really had no idea which German newspaper Evans were referring)
Perhaps Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitung.
by B Hellqvist
Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Küstrin 1945
Replies: 37
Views: 9729

Re: Küstrin 1945

"Death Was Our Companion" was a very interesting read, so I'm pretty sure you won't be disappointed.
by B Hellqvist
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Breslau 1945
Replies: 66
Views: 21465

Re: Breslau 1945

There's no dramatisation, no poetism Jukka. It's all there in the source material. I could, of course, simply post the sources and link them with a very loose narrative. But then the book would be five times thicker and never be published. I found "The Germans in Normandy" a very good read, so I'm ...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Books by Leandoer and Eckholm
Replies: 21
Views: 3625

Re: Books by Leandoer and Eckholm

Christer Bergström's book Battle of Britain won't be published by Leandoer & Ekholm, as the author and publisher reached a settlement in court yesterday, cancelling the contract. And that's no lie.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Fall of Konigsberg
Replies: 41
Views: 11554

Re: Fall of Konigsberg

When/if the LE Förlag books become available in English, it will be interesting to see what people think of them. Interesting notion, BTW, that one must be a publisher or author in order to be able to comment on books. Suddenly, about 98% of all critics will be unemployed.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Fall of Konigsberg
Replies: 41
Views: 11554

Re: Fall of Konigsberg

As the publishers are at odds with their (former) writers, translators, authors and editors (this is in court now, AFAIK), it is highly doubtful that the book will be released in English. The book itself is a hodge-podge and a disappointment. One shall not belive what Hellqvist writes about us. He ...
by B Hellqvist
Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Books by Leandoer and Eckholm
Replies: 21
Views: 3625

Re: Books by Leandoer and Eckholm

Check this AHF discussion on the books and the publisher.
by B Hellqvist
Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 133947

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

Which edition? I cannot find the passage in the British paperback or the Swedish edition. Can you please tell me which chapter, and if it is in the beginning, middle or end?
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