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by Ricardo Silva
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Writer "Antony Beevor"
Replies: 21
Views: 3036

Writer "Antony Beevor"

Just got "D Day " from this author, and i believe it's probably as good as two the two other books i've read: "The Battle of Berlin" and "Stalingrad". His narratives have a very human touch and lots of details. It's common to find personal accounts on his books and lots of great maps. I strongly rec...
by Ricardo Silva
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?

Thanks for the info Richard, i have already made reservations for a trip to madrid in november, from there i'll travel do avila where the spanish archives are located, unfortunately, they don't seem to be as colaborative as other archives. Nonetheless, i already got access to some guides and i'll ca...
by Ricardo Silva
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?

Thank You very much Raul and Richard, your informatino was very helpfull. I'm doing a research about the portuguese soldiers in the 250 I.D., also known as the Blue Division. Through NARA, i got several documents about that particular division, the first part of those documents is gefechtsberichte, ...
by Ricardo Silva
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS-Sturmmann Alves, Erich SS-Div. “Das Reich”
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: SS-Sturmmann Alves, Erich SS-Div. “Das Reich”

I've found new info about SS Sturmmann Erich Alves, he was awarded an Iron Cross on the 08/01/1942, more than a year before fighting in the battle of Kharkov. By the 21/02/1943 he had already managed to destroy 13 soviet tanks and was "working" hard just southwest of Kharkov. There is a photo of his...
by Ricardo Silva
Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Who wrote the Kriegstagebush?

While reading Kriegstagebush and Gefechtsberichte, i've noticed the letters "Ia" before the reports, and after seeking info about what it mean, i realized it mean't that these reports are written by some officer in the units command (Stab). Who was that officer? Was his mission just to write the rep...
by Ricardo Silva
Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.
Replies: 77
Views: 20099

Re: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.

I had seen those names in a forum, in a list of 286 prisioners from the Blue Division, that had returned in 1954 in the ship "Semiramis". Well, i digged deeper, and found it also on a newspaper (La Vanguardia 30/03/1954), and guess what, its true, these two guys were from buenos aires and spent 10 y...
by Ricardo Silva
Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.
Replies: 77
Views: 20099

Re: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.

I add another name,
José Uriel Lozano, also from Buenos Aires.
by Ricardo Silva
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.
Replies: 77
Views: 20099

Re: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.

tigre,
does the name Enrique Piñeiro Díaz ring a bell to you?
I've read that name in a prisioners list of the blue division, and in it stated that he was from buenos aires.
by Ricardo Silva
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: 250 I.D. on NARA
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: 250 I.D. on NARA

Thank you very much Howard, this is the part when the blue division was settling in the frontline, near Leningrad. I'll soon start working on the documents of the Krasny Bor Battle, and i'll share it with the forum. Krasny Bor was the great moment of truth for this division, in 4 days of vicious com...
by Ricardo Silva
Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: My trip to NARA (College Park)
Replies: 30
Views: 22244

Re: My trip to NARA (College Park)

Congratulations on that great post MD, reading it, was almost like one could see it for itself, great description. It would also be great if there were a posting about the british archives, and why not canadian, russian or italian? There are members of the forum in this and other countries directly ...
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: 250 I.D. on NARA
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

250 I.D. on NARA

Hi to all, i'm doing the translation of a NARA roll on the famous blue division, and i am having some dificulties with this paragraph: "Die division erhält den Korpsbefehl Nr.2010/41, in dem die folgende Abschnittsgrenze zwischen der Division und der 126 I.D. bekanntgegeben wird: Saklinje (126) - Do...
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.
Replies: 77
Views: 20099

Re: The 250 ID - Krasny Bor 1943.

They were few, and indeed, very elusive...the first one that i discovered was a man called Joao Rodrigues Junior, he was a gardner in his previous civil life in a small town near lisbon. He was born in 1916, wen't to spain to fight against the republicans, and ended up in the spanish foreign legion....
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: NEW DATABASE ONLINE
Replies: 1
Views: 3165

Re: NEW DATABASE ONLINE

Congratulations Peter K.,
the site is very interesting, and in my opinion is one of the best of its kind.
I also like www.uboat.net a lot, but your site has themes that usually don't get much atention, like the KG smaller vessels.

Keep up the good work
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What single weapon was the most crucial to Germany?
Replies: 116
Views: 31432

Re: What single weapon was the most crucial to Germany?

Note: MG3, being the modern version of the MG42. The diference is mainly in the caliber, that was NATO 7,62 ont the MG3 version.
by Ricardo Silva
Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What single weapon was the most crucial to Germany?
Replies: 116
Views: 31432

Re: What single weapon was the most crucial to Germany?

While being a simple a direct question, no answer can be simple or direct. In my opinion, there can be multiple answers, and all have it's good reasons. I served on the portuguese army, not many years ago, first at EPI, the Infantry School at Mafra, where i got my military training, and where among ...