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1.SS-Panzer-Division (LSSAH) War Crimes (Memorandum)

I have worked several months to research, find and compile this huge archive and publish it in a way that it becomes readable without to much troubles. The relevant sources are so diversified that it was not an easy task. Being patient like I am and without getting help from anyone (as usual) -...

343.Infantry-Division (German) – Brest – France – 1944

343. Infantry-Division - Brest, September 1944, Rudolf Kogard, Oberst i. G. a. D. Commanders, Generalleutnant Friedrich Zickwolff : 28-10-1942 / 25-08-1943 (WIA); Generalmajor Hermann Kruse : 25-08-1943 / 01-02-1944; Generalleutnant Erwin Rauch : 01-02-1944 / 18-10-1944. Order of Battle, Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment 851; Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment 852; Festungs-Grenadier-Regiment 898; Artillry-Regiment 343; Pioneer-Bataillon 343; Nachrichten-Abteilung 343; Versorgungseinheiten 343. Note : Generalleutnant Friedrich...

Afrika Korps (DAK) North African Campaign 1941-1943

Deutsche Afrika Korps 1941-1943 : Combats in North Africa : the Battle in Marmarica, the Tank Battle near Bir Sciafsciuf, the Tank Battle on Memorial Sunday, November 23 1941, the Assault into Egypt, the Battle of Bir el Gobi, the Withdrawal to Sirts, the Battle of Gazala, the Tank Battle of Bir el Harmat,...

Anzio Italy 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (6)

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies - Part Six February 23 1944 Operations Report After brief artillery preparatory fire, the 65.Infantry-Division renewed its attack at 0530, against the encircled enemy at Cle Buon Riposo. Supported by self-propelled guns, we succeeded in penetrating the enemy’s defensive system, and occupied the houses at Cle Buon Riposo....

Anzio Italy 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (7)

Anzio Italy 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies - Part Seven March 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 1944 Operations Report Shortly after midnight, March 14, the enemy attacked in battalion strength supported by tanks. The attack, which was directed against our positions west of the Aprillia - Anzio Highway, was turned back with heavy enemy losses....

Anzio Italy 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (8)(Final)

Anzio Italy 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies, Part Eight - Final April 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 1944 Operations Report In addition to the usual raids along the entire beachhead front, hard fighting developed for the German strong point in the northern section of Vallicello Grandi woods 4500 meters southeast of Aprilia. After preparatory artillery...

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14. Armies (1)

Anzio, Italy, 1944 - The German 10. and 14. Armies - Part 1 For the Allies, Beach heading in Anzio, Italy, in the early part of 1944 had a special purpose. The deal was - before the beginning of Operation Overlord - Neptune in Normandy (June 1944), to take back the initiative in the southern...

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14. Armies (2)

Anzio, Italy, 1944 - The German 10. and 14. Armies (2) Daily Accounts of the Battle of Anzio - 22 January to 31 May 1944 January 22 to January 25 1944 Allied landings at Anzio in the morning of January 22 1944 came as a surprise to the German High Command, and confronted the German defense at...

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (3)

Anzio, Italy, 1944 - The German 10. and 14. Armies - Part Three January 31 1944 Operations Report The enemy attacked in battalion strength, supported by armor, at several points along the front. The attacks were repulsed despite heavy, continuous barrages of all calibers, including naval gunfire. Small penetrations were repulsed or cut off. Only west of...

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (4)

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies - Part Four February 8 1944 Operations Report Due to the strong enemy resistance and our heavy losses, the main attack on Aprilia, which had been planned for 0600 on February 8 1944, had to be postponed. The attack will take place during the night of February 8...

Anzio, Italy, 1944 – The German 10. and 14.Armies (5)

Anzio, Italy, the Allied against the German 10. and 14.Armies. Part Five February 17 1944 Operations Report Against stubborn enemy resistance on the ground and in the air, it was possible during night and day attacks to penetrate the enemy main line of resistance, and to win initial positions for further attacks on February 18. Today, the...

DAK – Desert Warfare (German Experiences) – Maj Gen Alfred Toppe

Desert Warfare, German Experiences in World War II Maj Gen Alfred Toppe Preface Generalolberst Franz Halder In spite of the time limit imposed on him, Maj Gen Alfred Toppe, the topic leader, with the collaboration of the leading German experts on the African campaign, has succeeded in this work in answering the assigned questions. The esprit de corps...

DAK – Rommel’s 2nd Advance into Egypt – 1942

Before entering into a discussion of this phase of the fighting in North Africa it is necessary that we briefly review some of the important events that led up to the fighting in this area and eventually to Rommel's second Advance into Egypt in 1942. World War II started in 1939 with Germany's conquest...

Deutsche Afrika Corps – Camouflage in the Desert

Deutsche Afrika Korps, Camouflage of Personnel, Material and Positions 1. General In the vast space of the desert there were few natural camouflage possibilities because there is little or no vegetation and the terrain is so monotonous that any object seems larger than nature and is bound to be noticed. Camouflage possibilities are offered by the...

Führer Begleit Brigade (Otto Remer) Ardennes 12/1944 – 01/1945

Radically upgraded for the Ardennes Offensive (Operation Wacht am Rhein) to provide Gen d. Panzertruppen Hasso von Manteuffel's 5. Panzer Armee with additional firepower, the Führer Begleit Brigade was formed from elements of the Führer Begleit Abteilung, Panzer Korps Großdeutschland, Hitler's personal army guard detail, and the mobile artillery from Hitler's Wolfschanze Headquarters. This...

German Airborne Operations 1940-1945 (P-1)

This study was written for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a committee of former German officers. It follows an outline prepared by the Office of the Chief of Military History, Special Staff, United States Army, as follows : (1-A) A review of German airborne experience in WW2; (1-B) An appraisal of German successes and...

German Airborne Operations 1940-1945 (P-2)

Throughout World War II the German parachute troops had the benefit of close cooperation on the part of the Luftwaffe reconnaissance. The main problem was to see to it that the parachute troops received good aerial photographs and, if possible, stereoscopic pictures of the area they were to attack so that they could familiarize...

German Airborne Operations 1940-1945 (P-3)

Corinth, 1941 - This was an operation on a limited scale undertaken by well-trained parachute troops and troop-carrier units. Resistance was limited. As far as execution of the operation is concerned, it may be rated as a complete success. The actual tactical success was limited to capture of the Isthmus of Corinth. The bridge...

Hermann Goering – Last Letter to Sir Winston Churchill

Mr. Churchill, You will have the satisfaction to survive me and my comrades in misfortune. I do not hesitate to congratulate you on this personal triumph and the finesse with which you have accomplished it. You have gone to great expense in order to secure this success, for yourself and Great Britain. Should I believe...

Hitlerjugend – Manufacturing Indoctrinated Nazi Children (P-1)

There is no need to tell you about retyping this complicated archive. Mostly in English but also in German, the name used by the Germans during World War Two are simply painful to type in. I have spent almost 15 days to get this document ready for the readers and I hope you will...
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54-SB – Sgt Thomas E. Warner – (Dad’s Footsteps)

This is a really nice set of photos (Belgium - Battle of the Bulge), never published before, and sent...
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