01-19-2015, 10:01 PM
Very interesting! Has there ever been a translated edition of these volumes? I only seem to find used volumes of the German editions... they must be great reference tools!
01-19-2015 10:01 PM
01-19-2015, 10:06 PM
I've only seen them in German...it's an 8 volume set I picked up on German Ebay.de last year....
Indeed excellent reference material, highly recommended!
01-19-2015, 10:18 PM
Hmmm... I wonder why they have not been translated into English yet...? I actually see a reference to "OKW war diary (1 Apr. - 18 Dec. 44), the West " in English on Amazon but no availability... no other volumes that I can see listed. I actually found an online PDF version of the 1st one (or second?) which runs from late '40 to end of '41... no sign of any others. Either way, thank you for the reminder of the OKW war diaries... if I can't get them in English somehow I'll just have to opt for the German language ones!
03-15-2015, 03:09 PM
03-19-2015, 01:02 PM
03-19-2015, 07:53 PM
He was killed "Im Westen", meaning in the West in November '44 ...
03-19-2015, 10:43 PM
03-20-2015, 06:35 PM
Heres my contribution to the forum - The documents include the soldiers Wehrpass,death notice to his father and a Hungarian award issued to him. The soldier was a Gebirgsjager and as can be seen from the Wehrpass had part in a large number of battles/campaigns.
"He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"
03-21-2015, 09:59 PM
06-03-2015, 08:48 AM
I was recently offered 4 death notices (and one I already have) from KIAs from Crete... Is it possible from these 5 death notices to find more about the soldiers? Their background hisotry or any other related history? I would tend to think that unfolding the thread for each soldier would be rather easy with the info from these cards.
Is it possible to find out where exactly the soldier was killed? From their units' archives maybe?