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by Marc Rikmenspoel
Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:56 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: march 1945, what SS unit ?
Replies: 30
Views: 21395

I agree with Marko, that looks to be Malkomes in the lower photo, and obviously it shows an SS-Panzer unit. The upper photo, and your mention of destroyed T-34s, reminds me of some still photos I have seen of SS-Fallschirmjäger Bataillon 600 from the fighting at Schwedt and then Zheden along the Ode...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: New book by Marc Rikmenspoel
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

Hi Mark and the other members, I can tell you all right now that you can get information on the book club at http://www.militarybookclub.com A search for the title or my name should bring up the book. As to the OOB details, they are simply lists of the corps with directly subordinate units (signal, ...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Fri Oct 04, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: New book by Marc Rikmenspoel
Replies: 11
Views: 4213

My new book was published in late July by the Military Book Club, and is available "only" from them. In reality, I have seen copies on e-bay, and a friend in Australia found some copies on the ABE site (or whatever it is called, the site that combines the inventory of hundreds of stores). The book i...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Question regarding SS division insignia/emblem
Replies: 17
Views: 8408

As Mark indicated, many unit insignia were postwar creations, used to represent the various veterans' groups. Only some were authentic wartime insignia, and few of those ever appeared on a shield during the war (though I have seen photos of LAH and Wiking insignia within shields). Harzer pioneered t...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Thu Oct 03, 2002 10:33 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Question regarding SS division insignia/emblem
Replies: 17
Views: 8408

Chris is right about the cutouts, though these full shields are a postwar development, probably by the HIAG. The designs were made by various people, as Mark indicated, the Dietrich design was originated by August Wilhelm Trabandt and his battalion of LAH during the western campaign of 1940, since t...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Thu Oct 03, 2002 12:04 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: the commander of 1 ss PzGR during operation spring awakening
Replies: 5
Views: 1018

I agree, it was Max Hansen, and when he suffered the last of his many wartime wounds, Hans-Hendrik Neumann succeeded him temporarily.
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:57 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 11.SS-Freiw.Pz.Gren.Div. NORDLAND.
Replies: 15
Views: 6459

Nachtrage zu dem Truppengeschichte collects additional articles and photos that Tieke didn't have available when he prepared Tragodie um die Treue. The English translation Tragedy of the Faithful combines both Tieke works into one hardcover volume. Swedish/Spanish researcher (Sten-) Erik Norling con...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:42 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: SS topic of interest poll
Replies: 70
Views: 25128

1. Favorite units : Nordland and Nederland. And parent Wiking, of course. 2. Joachim Zeigler and Matthias Kleinheisterkamp both seem to be extemely dedicated and talented commanders who have received little recognition. 3. Harald Nugiseks' wartime bravery is well documented, and I am happy that he i...
by Marc Rikmenspoel
Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:18 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Feuer! by Werner Adamczyk
Replies: 16
Views: 5868

Adamczyk's book

Rohrbach, There was some trouble distributing the last few hundred copies of Feuer, but Tom Pettys at the Aberdeen Bookstore bought up a whole bunch, and still has some for sale at reasonable prices, the last I knew. So I would check at http://www.aberdeenbookstore.com to see about the availability....