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Author Topic: Book: Help: Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS divisions  (Read 7954 times)
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« on: 5 October 2009, 19:24:07 »
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I've been crawling on the internet for books that are accurate and historically correct on the infantry, panzer and panzergrenadier divisions from both Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.

I want books that show me the TO&E and OOB's during WWII during the several battles and operations.

I'm not interested in stories but lists, facts and maps.

What should I buy?

some examples:

The Battle of Kursk - David M. Glantz;
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0700613358/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power and Organizational Effectiveness
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0921991568/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

German Order of Battle Volume Three: Panzer, Panzer Grenadier, and Waffen SS Divisions in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811734382/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

German Order of Battle, Volume Two: 291st 999th Infantry Divisions, Named Infantry Divisions, and Special Divisions in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811734374/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

German Order of Battle, Volume One: 1st to 290th Infantry Divisons in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0811734161/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&v=glance

extras-not OOB/TOE:
The Germans in Normandy (Stackpole Military History Series)
http://www.amazon.com/Germans-Normandy-Stackpole-Military-History/dp/0811735133/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_b

Tank Tactics: From Normandy to Lorraine
http://www.amazon.com/Tank-Tactics-Normandy-Lorraine-Stackpole/dp/0811735591/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Panzer Tactics: German Small-Unit Armor Tactics in World War II
http://www.amazon.com/Panzer-Tactics-German-Small-Unit-Armor/dp/0811732444/ref=pd_sim_b_4
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« Reply #1 on: 21 October 2009, 00:56:31 »
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Did you buy any of these books or are you asking if you should?

Good Hunting.

MR
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« Reply #2 on: 21 October 2009, 07:19:29 »
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Did you buy any of these books or are you asking if you should?

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What should I buy?


this is a list of books that I think are good and interesting to me after reading reviews etc, not what I own
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« Reply #3 on: 21 October 2009, 14:48:04 »
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When you say you're not interested in stories are you talking about biographies? Or anything that talks about the fighting?

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« Reply #4 on: 21 October 2009, 18:16:04 »
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When you say you're not interested in stories are you talking about biographies? Or anything that talks about the fighting?

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well, I don't like the books you get lost in, certainly when they are written in English.

I like to know who/what was where, fought against who/what and how the battle went.
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« Reply #5 on: 21 October 2009, 18:36:10 »
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Have you ever read a David Glantz book before?

Let's start there and move out from him. He's the benchmark if you've read anything by him.

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« Reply #6 on: 21 October 2009, 19:24:33 »
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Have you ever read a David Glantz book before?

Let's start there and move out from him. He's the benchmark if you've read anything by him.

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MR


no, haven't before....his name keeps popping up...
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« Reply #7 on: 21 October 2009, 21:47:59 »
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I have the Germans in normandy, it has some interesting stories.
Worth to buy.
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« Reply #8 on: 22 October 2009, 00:13:21 »
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Do you have the list of books you own in the section Henk started on our libraries? Might be easier to see what you already have to be able to give you a direction to move towards.

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« Reply #9 on: 22 October 2009, 07:27:24 »
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http://www.warandtactics.com/smf/books-and-movies/books-koens-booklist/

it's not complete neither up-to-date, will update it ASAP
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« Reply #10 on: 22 October 2009, 16:38:41 »
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I looked at it earlier but wasn't sure if that was updated. That's why I asked. There are only a couple on that list that I recognize. Maybe some of your latest acquisitions might be some I know. We need a common point to start, where I get an idea of what you like and what you don't care for.

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« Reply #11 on: 22 October 2009, 19:42:09 »
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I looked at it earlier but wasn't sure if that was updated. That's why I asked. There are only a couple on that list that I recognize. Maybe some of your latest acquisitions might be some I know. We need a common point to start, where I get an idea of what you like and what you don't care for.

Good Hunting.

MR


I must say that I didn't buy alot of expensive books....most are 2nd hand (I love the smell of old books)
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« Reply #12 on: 22 October 2009, 21:00:09 »
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With Amazon selling used books on their site here in the US I rarely buy a book new any more. The information is the same in the book no matter what  you pay for the book so you might as well buy the book as cheaply as you can.

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« Reply #13 on: 22 October 2009, 21:49:58 »
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With Amazon selling used books on their site here in the US I rarely buy a book new any more. The information is the same in the book no matter what  you pay for the book so you might as well buy the book as cheaply as you can.

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MR


good idea, will keep it in mind...
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