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Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:49 am
by Jan-Hendrik
Well, when I am back from my trip we will do so, Richard :D

5 Euros for the Murawski? Excellent deal, congratulations! A good choice for the fate of the civilians in Pomorania will be Hans Edgar Jahn's Pommersche Passion. The accounts in it are on the same level as the ones in Wilcken's Die große Not :wink:



Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:20 am
by Richard Hargreaves
Eastern Front seems to be the popular consensus.

Breslau it is next, then, Meine Herren. Should be ready in about three years :D

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:12 am
by Jan-Hendrik
Western Front is boring :wink:

Never understood what's so chilling in battles that were won with the first barrage of fire simply by the overhelming strength of the western allied forces...OK, France 1940 is interesting as there was a real chance for the Entente to block the advancing germans.


Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:18 am
by Richard Hargreaves
France 1940 is my pet subject. :D For me it's the most startling tactical victory of the 20th Century (with the Six Day War). Of course, having incompetent opponents probably helps...

I'll post my Breslau bibliography shortly so that if anyone wants to suggest more reading material they can (as long as it is in German or English; sadly I don't read Russian :( )

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:21 am
by John P. Moore
An interesting interview with Richard Hargreaves from last year can be found here-


Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:37 am
by Richard Hargreaves
Blitzkrieg Unleashed now has a provisional release date of September 18, priced £25 (c.$50). It's available for early order (I refuse to use the phrase pre-order :D ) at Amazon, although the front cover is not yet ready evidently...

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:34 am
by Prit
Hope you don't mind competition, Richard.

I have been working on 'Prussian Twilight: the Soviet conquest of East and West Prussia, 1944-45' for about three years now. Day job permitting, it may even be finished this year.


Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:57 am
by Richard Hargreaves
Not in the slightest. You got there first go for it! I'm sure you'll have different angles from me. I'm likely to focus on the Baltic coast - Konigsberg, Kolberg, Danzig and Hela chiefly.

My heart sank a couple of years ago when I heard Antony Beevor was working on a Normandy book. Given his success with Stalingrad and Berlin, I feared his work would simply obliterate mine, which would sit on the shelves unsolved.
As it turned out, he was working on Leningrad... :D

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:26 am
by Commissar D, the Evil
Even though Richard just apparently slandered two of my favorite German Divisions: ... 8#p1189908

I have to wish him the best of luck in his projects. A true historian, like my friends Prit and Richard, should never be discouraged on an Axis Board!!! :D :D :D

...Although I sincerely fear that Richard may never respect me if I don't pursue the histories of Muncheberg and Kurmark, just to prove him wrong!! :( :( :(


Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:45 pm
by Commissar D, the Evil
Oh say, I don't want anyone to take my last post seriously. Richard's a great guy and, out of envy, I decided to pick on him, knowing he'd probably forgive me in the end..... :roll: :up: :up: :up:

Sometimes my EviLness surprises even me.......

~D, the Whatever

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:00 pm
by Richard Hargreaves

I've always found that if it doesn't exist, go ahead and write it. :D

I made that decision in 1992. Only took me 14 years to do book number one. Oh the rashness of youth...

The weird thing is neither book which I've written is the one I intended to write. The same goes for all the other books I'm hoping to write. If someone had told me a dozen years ago I'd be writing this, this and this I've have thought they'd escaped from the funny farm...


Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:00 am
by Commissar D, the Evil
:D :D :D :D

A fresh spring spirit you bring to us Richard! Write what pleases you--I and the Forum, IMHO, will always be interested!


Re: Feldgrau Author: Richard Hargreaves

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:42 pm
by Richard Hargreaves
Blitzkrieg Unleashed is now, er, unleashed. Should be on general release in the UK in the next few days. I hope it lives up to everyone's expectations. :[]

Re: Feldgrau Author: Richard Hargreaves

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:58 am
by Richard Hargreaves
Revised project list, October 2008.

At the moment I'm working on
Breslau 1945, provisionally entitled Hitler's Last Fortress.


Norway 1940

and then in no order

The march to the Caucasus-Crimea-Stalingrad-Alamein (and possibly also the Arctic Front), provisionally entitled Tomorrow The World.
France 1940
Sealion 1940
Vienna 1945
Liege 1914
Tannenberg 1914

Re: Feldgrau Author: Richard Hargreaves

Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:02 am
by Tom Houlihan
Glad to see you're taking it easy after B.U.!!