Feldgrau Author: Stephan Hamilton

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Stephan Hamilton

Post by rommel170 » Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:34 am

Dear Stephan,
Do your book oderfront vol II be finished?
ARE there any similarity and differences between the last month's germany strategy over EASTERN AND WESTERN FRONT?
DO YOU explain it in your book?
LAST question,could the history of Pz.Gren.Div. ‘Brandenburg’ be included in vol 2?
I am very eager to your forthcoming book !
BEST REGARDS

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Stephan Hamilton

Post by Stephan H. » Sun Nov 25, 2012 1:47 pm

Thank you for the continued interest in the series. Vol2 is written but still under final development with a publication date of February 2013. We have much work to do on the creation of maps and the CD of documents that will accompany the book. An updated book description should be up on the http://www.amazon.co.uk website that includes what you can expect in terms of maps, tables, and documents on CD. I'll post the ToC (still in ‘Draft’) below as this should answer your questions about content. I really do not have much more that I can add at this point.

There will be a detailed discussion of Pz.Rgt. ‘BR’ (which served only with ‘Kurmark’) in Vol2. I am well underway writing the book about the Panzergrenadier Division ‘BR’. Not much more I can add at this time other than the target publication date for that book is the end of 2013.

Cheers


OFv2 Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Terms and Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction

Prologue

PART I Himmler and his Staff
Himmler’s Intent
Himmler’s Command
Diensteinteilung

PART II Strategic Collapse and Recovery in the East: 12 January—15 February 1945
Soviet Vistula-Oder Strategic Offensive Operation
Fremde Heere Ost Predictions
Course of Battle
Overall Strategic Situation across the Reich
Reorganization of German Heeresgruppen in the East
The Wehrmacht in 1945
Reinforcements

PART III Pomeranian Fortresses
Wellenbrecher Doctrine
Festung Posen
Festung Thorn
Festung Graudenz
Festung Schneidemühl

PART IV Overview of Heeresgruppe Weichsel Operations under Heinrich Himmler: 29 January—20 March 1945
Operation Sonnenwende
Developing the Plan
First Discussion with Reichsführer-SS Himmler (Generaloberst Raus)
The Attack South
The Battles in and around Arnswalde (Generalmajor Hans Voigt)
Concluding Remarks on Operation Sonnenwende
Transition to Defense and End of the 11.Armee
Soviet Conquest of Pomerania
Roving Pockets
Leave Along the Front Restricted
Loss of Pomerania
Festung Kolberg
Altdamm Bridgehead, Operation Bumerang, and Himmler’s Breakdown: 14-20 March
Soviet Losses during the Fight for Pomerania
Himmler’s Tenure as OB
Sonder and Werwolf Operations
Skorzeny and the Schwedt Bridgehead
Luftwaffe Operations
Mobilization of Reichsarbeitsdienst FLAK

Part V Heinrici Assumes Command
Heinrici’s Command
Reorganization of the Front
The Fight for Küstrin
Soviet Attack and German Counterattack at Küstrin
Halt to Offensive Operations
Assessing Combat Operations on the Oderfront: February-March
Assessing OB Leadership on the Oderfront: January-April

Part VI Documents from the Oderfront: 8 February to 15 April 1945
End Strength: 2 February-12 April
Losses
Replacements and Reinforcements
Gneisenau and Blücher
Aktion Leuthen
Contribution from the Services
Goebbels’ Impact
Hitlerjugend
Volkssturm
Heeresgruppe Personnel Strength: 1 April 45
Heeresgruppe Panzer and Sturmgeschütze Strength: 12 February—15 April
Heeresgruppe Artillerie and Flak-Artillerie
Heeresgruppe Weapons
Supply and Versorgungstruppen
Propaganda

Part VII Reorganization of Combat Division in 1945
Panzer-Division 44
Panzer-Division 45
Panzergrenadier-Division 44
Additional Changes to the Panzer and Panzergrenadier Divisions
Volksgrenadier-Division
Infanterie-Division 45
Schatten-Divisions
Assessment of Heeresgruppe Weichsel’s Combat Divisions

Part VIII Combat Formations along the Oderfront

11.Armee / 3.Panzer-Armee Formations
Heer
7.Panzer-Division
18.Panzergrenadier-Division
25.Panzer-Division
163.Infanterie-Division
281.Infanterie-Division
Division-Stab. 389
Einsatz-Division ‘Bärwalde’
Einsatz-Division ‘Köslin’
Einsatz-Division ‘Pommern’ / ‘Pommernland’
Führer-Begleit-Division
Führer-Grenadier-Division
Infanterie-Division ‘Schlageter’ (z.b.V. 1)
Panzer-Ausbildungs-Verband ‘Ostsee’
Panzer-Division ‘Holstein’
Panzer-Division ‘Schlesien’
Panzerjagd-Abteilung 1
Panzerjagd-Abteilung 6
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 184 / Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 184
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung/Brigade 210
z.b.V. 402 / Ausbildungs-Division 402
z.b.V.610 / Divisionsstabes 610
Kriegsmarine
1.Marine-Infanterie-Division
3.Marine-Infanterie Division
Luftwaffe
Fallschirmjäger Ersatz und Ausbildung 2 ‘Hermann Göring’
SS
Ausb.Abt. d. SS-Verwaltungs-Dienste
II./SS-Regiment ‘Falke’
4.SS-Polizei-Panzergrenadier-Division / SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 7 / Kampfgruppe ‘Harzer’
10.SS-Panzer-Division ‘Frundsberg’
11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division ‘Nordland’
15.Waffen-SS Grenadier-Division (lett.Nr.1)
23.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division ‘Nederland’
27.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division ‘Langemarck’ / Kampfgruppe ‘Langemarck’
28.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier Division ‘Wallonien’ / Kampfgruppe ‘Wallonien’
33.Waffen-SS Grenadier-Division ‘Charlemagne’ (fr.Nr.1)
Division ‘Schwedt’ / SS-Kampfgruppe ‘Solar’
schwere SS-Panzer-Abteilung 503
SS-Pz.Gren.Ausb.Btl.9
SS-Pz.Gren.Ausb.Btl.36
SS-Werfer-Ausb.Abt.
III.(Germanisches)SS-Panzer-Korps
v/SS-Art.Ausb.u.Ers.Rgt.
Volksgrenadier-Divisions
547.Volksgrenadier-Division
549.Volksgrenadier-Division
Kampfgruppe and Miscellaneous Units
Grenadier-Regiment 1604 (russ.) / Grenadier-Regiment 714 (russ.)
Kampfgruppe Major Klossek / Oberst Wellmann
Kampfgruppe Korück
Kampfgruppe Müller
Kampfgruppe Generalmajor Voigt / von Ledebur
Sp. Verband / Gruppe Denecke
Verteidigungsbereiche and Festungs
Festung Stettin
Verteidigungsbereiche Swinemünde

9.Armee Formations
Heer
5.Jäger-Division
20.Panzergrenadier-Division
21.Panzer-Division
25.Panzergrenadier-Division
169.Infanterie-Division
Division ‘Raegener’ / 286.Infanterie-Division
303.Infanterie-Division ‘Döberitz’
309.Infanterie-Division ‘Groβ Berlin’
391.Sicherungs-Division / 337.Volksgrenadier-Division
712.Infanterie Division
Panzergrenadier-Division ‘Kurmark’
Panzer-Division ‘Müncheberg’
Panzerjagd-Abteilung 2
Sturmartillerie-Lehr-Brigade 111
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade I / Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade 920
z.b.V.606.Division
Luftwaffe
9.Fallschirmjäger-Division
SS
SS-Regiment ‘Falke’
32.SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division ‘30 Januar’
schwere.SS-Panzer-Abteilung 502
SS-Pz.Jäger (Hetzer) Kp. 15 / SS-Jagdpanzer-Abteilung 561
Kampfgruppe and Miscellaneous Units
600.Infanterie-Division (Vlassow)
SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 560 z.b.V. / Kampfgruppe ‘1001 Nacht’
Festungen
Festung Frankfurt a.d.O.
Festung Küstrin

Final Mobilizations across the Oderfront
Panzerjagd-Division ‘Weichsel’
Final Panzer and Sturmgeschütze Mobilization around Berlin
Infanterie-Division ‘Friedrich Ludwig Jahn’ (z.b.V. 2)
Schatten-Division ‘Elbe’
Armeegruppe Spree / Armeegruppe Reymann

12.Armee Formations
Infanterie-Division ‘Ferdinand von Schill’
Infanterie-Division ‘Potsdam’
Infanterie-Division ‘Scharnhorst’
Infanterie-Division ‘Theodor Körner’ (z.b.V. 3)
Infanterie-Division ‘Ulrich von Hutten’
Lehr-Brigade Schill
Panzerjagd-Abteilung 3
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 243 / Heeres-Sturmartillerie-Brigade 243
Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 1170
Sturmgeschütz-Lehr-Brigade 111
Miscellaneous Units
Freikorps Adolf Hitler / Panzerjagdverband ‘Munster’ / Panzerjagdverband ‘Döberitz’

Part IX East Front Führervortrag: 25 March-21 April
March
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
April
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19/20
20/21

Part X The Final Battles Across the Oderfront: A Supplement to Volume I
9.Armee Last Attack and Surrender 21 April—7 May 1945
3.Panzer-Armee
Operational Goals of the 2nd Belorussian Front
Hasso-Eccard Freiherr von Manteuffel’s Postwar Interview
Burkhart Müller-Hillerbrand’s Postwar Interview
Fighting to the North of the 3.Panzer-Armee: XXXII.Armee-Korps Sector
Fighting to the South of the 3.Panzer-Armee: XXXXVI.Panzer-Korps and Oder-Korps Sector
The Final Battle of the CI.Armee-Korps
Havel Front: The Struggle Northwest of Berlin
Operations of Panzervernichtungs-Ersatz-Brigade ‘Hitlerjugend’
Surrender of the Division zur Vergeltung

Part XI Assessments

Appendix A: Heeresgruppe Weichsel Commanders and Personnel

Appendix B: Heeresgruppe Weichsel Order of Battle 21 January-22 February

Appendix C: Final Mobilizations in Wehrkreis II, III, and IV

About the Author

Bibliography

rommel170
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Stephan Hamilton

Post by rommel170 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:55 am

Daer Stephan Hamilton,
Thank you so much for your reply and above all the detailed content which I think,not only me but also all fellow member is mch waiting for.
i have orded your book in amazon.uk without hestitation but am wondered if helion could publish the book on march,2013 since helion do always delay.
Best regards :D :D :D

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Stephan Hamilton

Post by Stephan H. » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:57 pm

After a long wait, I'm pleased to announce that Panzergrenadiers to the Front! will finally be published in a few weeks.

Here is a bit more about the book: http://blog.helion.co.uk/an-unprecedent ... d-war-two/

Best,
a.s.h.

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