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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Shadow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:30 pm

Greetings Troops !! :D

I have just received my copy of “Kriegsprache” by Thomas L. Houlihan III (better know to most of us as just plain “Tom”) and published by Maps at War, Lake Orion, Michigan.

The book is a compilation of over 25,000 German Military (and period-specific) words, phrases and abbreviations for hobbyists, researchers and historians and is a MUST buy for anyone seriously studying the military arm of the Third Reich during World War II.

I most strongly recommend that you rush right out and purchase this extremely handy research tool!

My copy now rests in a place of honour in the top right hand drawer of my desk, where I can reach it quickly!

To Tom I would like to say “congratulations” on a fine piece of work. You should feel very, very proud of this - the finished product of your many years of labour.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:03 pm

Thanks, John!
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Prit » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:42 am

Let me add my personal recommendation too. Even for veteran translators like me, there are new items in this book. Anyone looking at the original German material, who is not a 'natural' German speaker, will benefit from Tom's work.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Mark C Yerger » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:26 pm

Is this expanded beyond the material in the German Military Dictionary (1944 reprint) done by Lancer Militaria ? Been wearing out copies of that for years.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:39 pm

Mark, I have a lot more material that reference doesn't.
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Sat May 23, 2009 12:51 am

The book is now available on Amazon, but so far only in the US. I'm not sure why it hasn't hit the other countries' pages yet. Maybe their computers are slow?
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Paulus II » Sat May 23, 2009 3:35 am

Hmm...some countries don't even have an Amazon-site. Amazon.nl doesn't exist but through the Lulu-site I was redirected to their Dutch page and it was available alright and at 21,43 Euro's I think it's quite a bargain!
If only I didn't understand any German :( I'd surely buy it :D

Excellent work Tom :up: :up: congrats!!

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Post by Mansal D » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:06 am

Nice one Tom. I remember sending all those packets full of as many abbreviations as I could find. Glad to see it in it's final form now.

Now how about 'Nord', eh? Or are you taking a break from all this mess. @{

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Wed Jul 01, 2009 5:17 am

Thanks, Paul!

Mansal, I'm still working on Nord, but also trying to tie up a few loose ends that have unraveled recently.
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Shadow » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:31 pm

Shadow wrote:Greetings Troops !! :D

I most strongly recommend that you rush right out and purchase this extremely handy research tool!

My copy now rests in a place of honour in the top right hand drawer of my desk, where I can reach it quickly!
AND, after the many months I’ve had Tom’s book, I am totally embarrassed to admit the many times I've had to turn to it for clarification of many German terms that I thought I knew!!

(And I “THOUGHT :oops: ” I "KNEW" :oops: “EVERYTHING :oops: ”!!)

Thanks, again, Tom!! :up: :up:
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John

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Post by Mansal D » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:35 pm

Mansal, I'm still working on Nord, but also trying to tie up a few loose ends that have unraveled recently.
Hope things get sorted quickly. Let me know if you need any help.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by charlieboy » Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:17 am

hi tom
i recived your book today wowwwww
this book will help me so much with german military terms.
it is laid out how the person who needs to know a specific meaning of a word.
they can just go to the page i/e beginning with the letter in question
and get the german military meaning for that word.
a first class reference libary as far as i am concerned no more wikipedia now.
i must say lulu where i brought your book from gave a first class service
they sent me a e/mail ''book dispatched'' arrived within 7 days including a english bank holiday weekend.
what a first class service.
only problem was my user name charlieboy {my jack russell terrier} was having a sleep at the top of the stairs
and i had left the door slightly ajar, and he does not like the postman at all :evil: so their was some damage to the packaging.
i did apoligise to the man but he was not amused, but the good news is the book was fine :D
once again tom
many thanks for a first class reference libary i would highly recomend this book to anyone re this subject.
micky

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:20 pm

Thanks, Micky!

Luckily, Lulu packs pretty well. I'm glad you're happy with the book. I fear it'll never make the Times Bestseller list, but comments like yours make it worthwhile.
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by John W. Howard » Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:08 pm

Hello Gents:
I received my copy a few days ago, and I am very pleased with Tom's glossary. I've already used it on several occasions, especially for abbreviations. LULU gave excellent service and the book was packaged very safely. As there are few, if any, German military dictionaries on the market these days, this is your best bet, and it is going to be worth every penny you spend on it. In addition, one will have the distinct pleasure of adding to the ever growing Houlihan fortune :shock: and supporting one of our own. Good show, Tom.
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Tom Houlihan

Post by Tom Houlihan » Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:14 pm

Thanks, John!
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