Feldgrau Author: Doug Nash

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Doug Nash

Post by RandJS » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:13 am

All,

Just purchased Doug Nash's "Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp" the 272 VGD's battles in the Hurtgen Forest. Very interesting, highly detailed book. Congratulations and thanks, Doug.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Doug Nash

Post by Doug Nash » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:25 pm

Rand,
You're welcome! Hope you enjoy it - I hope I was able to present a picture of what that phase of the war was like for the average German soldier.
Regards,
Doug Nash
Abbott: This sure is a beautiful forest.
Costello: Too bad you can't see it for all those trees!

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Doug Nash

Post by Dai Kingsbury » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:01 am

Hi Doug, thoroughly enjoyed Victory was beyond their grasp. Do you know if the Fusiliers wore the little red band around their shoulder straps? Thanks Dai.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Doug Nash

Post by Doug Nash » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:43 am

Dai,
Thanks for asking and glad you enjoyed the book. There is no indication in the pile of documents in my possession that they wore any type of special insignia. I asked that question of the veterans in my interviews and they all shook their heads "no." But - if you want to know one way that they differentiated between the platoons, the 1st and 2nd Platoons, the Maschine-Pistole Platoons, they were Fuesiliers and wore yellow-piped shoulder straps of Reiter/Aufklaerungs troops, which was their branch arm of the combat troops. The 3rd Platoon, the infantry platoon, wore white-piped shoulder straps of the infantry arm. Hope this helps ---
Regards,
Doug Nash
Abbott: This sure is a beautiful forest.
Costello: Too bad you can't see it for all those trees!

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