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I need to find the "German manual for warfare against bands" from the WW2 era

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    Default I need to find the "German manual for warfare against bands" from the WW2 era

    Hello guys!
    I am writing my Thesis, and I came across a book which talked about the "german manual for warfare against bands" during WW2. It would be really helpfull if I would have this manual. Does anyone know where I can find it?

    I would be really grateful!
    Cheers,
    Remy

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    Awesome Lance!! Very very helpfull!! I had the books already but the manual and article help me a lot

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    Do you know if there is a free version available somewhere? I don't have a credit card

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    Quote by Angatta View Post
    Do you know if there is a free version available somewhere? I don't have a credit card
    This would be the best I could find for free. German Antiguerrilla Operations in the Balkans (1941-1944) But it's not the manual.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Thanks. I think its wierd that the manual can only be bought at 1 website. Don't you guys think that is strange? How do I know if it is legit?

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    Maybe if I search with the german name I can find the manual.. Does anyone know what the german name of the manual is?

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    Greetings Remy,

    The US Army made a whole series on German Forces’ WWII Lessons Learned during the late 40s & early 50s. They had access to captured German Generals with much experience on the Easter Front and with the cold war frosting up there was a renewed vigor to capture that experience in print. The idea was to help American Officers gain some doctrinal insight from the Germans' experiences. There's at least ten tittles/manuals that were created in this series, if not more.

    I would suggest you determine what the relevant US Army manual's nomenclature is and try searching for a copy on eBay or Abe books. While no doubt the original German texts may be available, I doubt they will be affordable or online for free.

    Regards,

    Lance

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    Hi Remy,

    I think what you are looking for is called: "Kampfanweisung für die Bandenbekämpfung im Osten" (1941)

    I dont have a copy, but I have a NARA document outlining the difference between the old guidelines for 1941 and the new ones from 44, if you are interested, just drop me a PM.

    Cheers, Mads

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    That is exactly what I am looking for Shadwellarmy!! I will pm you right away:P

    And thank you aswell Militariaone! I have found some of the US Lessons Learned documents yesterday evening

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