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are you aware of this upcoming book by hansgeorg Eismannbut what I will do is to try to deal with the fighting from the operational perspective of Himmler then Heinrici. The only one who has done that before was Wilhelm Tieke (whom I've met), but his book hasn't been translated yet and was written before the actual Soviet documents were made available. So that's something I intend to tackle in the next 3 - 4 years.
What a sensational project too. I would also put the number of KC each division got during the war.The other project is something I've been kicking around for a very long time - something that I've tentatively titled "The Face of the German Army." What I envision that to be is a book that will take advantage of my German document collection and portray each division in the German Army through the eyes of an individual who served in it & use his Soldbuch or Wehrpass photo to tie a face to that particular division. Sounds crazy, I know but using what I have and the images people have shared with me, I have most of them already. The hard part would be keeping each division entry/personal bio down to 1 page - each page would have a photo of the man, division symbol if there was one, then a paragraph with division order of battle, a paragraph on history and then the concluding paragraph with the individual's bio. It would be 400 pages or so, of course. Do any of you think that would be worthwhile? It would make the divisional histories far more personable, in my opinion.
Hello Mr. Nash,I won't try to compete with Tony LeTissier - no one has got the subject of individual experiences during those battles covered as well as he has - but what I will do is to try to deal with the fighting from the operational perspective of Himmler then Heinrici. The only one who has done that before was Wilhelm Tieke (whom I've met), but his book hasn't been translated yet and was written before the actual Soviet documents were made available. So that's something I intend to tackle in the next 3 - 4 years.
Thanks for the insight, Doug. Really interesting.Doug Nash wrote:
What I try to do is to relate individual experiences with the operational aspects of conflict - to tie in what the average Landser experienced with the "Big Picture." I know a lot of people do that but what I think I do that's a little different is that I do my own research, focusing primarily on original source documents, like I did with Hell's Gate and my latest book Victory was Beyond Their Grasp.
OlivierZetterling and Frankssons Tjerkassy 44
The book on Korsun/Tjerkassy was published two years ago in Sweden and is more similar to their book on Kursk than Zetterlings solojob Normandy. Just like Kursk it is easy to read and more populistic than Noramndy that indeed is more of a referencebook.I highly recommend it