German Military History

German Military History

Independent publisher specialising in military history books

GERMAN WORLD WAR II ORGANIZATIONAL SERIES

by Leo Niehorster

 

Considered the most authoritative publications on the organization of the German Ground Forces of World War II.

Each volume includes Complete Organizational Diagrams - Detailed Unit Organizations - Contemporary Organizational Symbols - Complete Orders of Battle - Authorized Tables of Organization - Extensive Sources and References as well as General Introduction - How to Read the Charts - Germans Units and Symbols - Organizational Symbols - Abbreviations.

The series consists of a modular system of books, dealing in detail with the German Armed Forces ground combat units in World War II. It is designed so that the interested reader can select those volumes of interest to him. The data presented in the books is based on the official German tables of organization (Kriegs-stärkenachweisung), orders of battle(Kriegsgliederung), and Army Publications (Heeresdienst vorschrift). Material in archives in various countries has been extensively researched. The first part of each volume consists of an introduction, an explanation of the diagrams and the accompanying text to be presented, a discussion of tables of organization, a discussion of German organizational symbols, several pages depicting and explaining organizational symbols, an order of battle for the corresponding date, as well as a table explaining or translating the abbreviations used. The main part of each mechanized Army divisions book starts out with divisional diagrams,(one division per page), followed by a series of diagrams for each type of sub-unit(brigade, regiment, or battalion), with accompanying text explaining the interior structure and the composition of these units,(detachments, sections, platoons, etc.), including vehicles, main equipment and weapons. Where available, AFV strengths have been listed. In some cases, even the exact AFV composition (number and types of tanks) of individual tank companies has been found for certain dates. In volume 1/I authorized strengths in accordance with the mobilization order of 1939 have been included for each division. Other volumes also detail the AFV strengths in detail. The mechanized Waffen-SS formations are detailed in the same manner as the Army mechanized divisions. The main part of each mechanized GHQ units book starts out with GHQ unit diagrams with accompanying text explaining the interior structure and the composition of the units, including vehicles, main equipment, and arms. Orders of battle and assignments of GHQ units have been detailed. Particular equipment and its use is explained. Specifications of the antitank and artillery weapons are included on each relevant page. Where available, AFV strengths have been listed. The main part of each Army and Waffen-SS formation book covers the non-motorized brigades and divisions. Contrary to the mechanized formations, the infantry, light, and 'Jäger' formations are not depicted individually but by 'Welle' type. i.e., each 'Welle' has one typical divisional diagram. Deviations from the norm are detailed in tables. Mountain, ski, and cavalry formations are dealt with in a similar manner. The subunits are depicted in a series of diagrams using official German organizational figure symbols.(pictograms). The Higher Headquarters book covers the Army Group, Armies, and the various Corps. Subunits are covered in the normal way. In all cases, the diagrams are accompanied by text explaining the interior structure and the composition of the units depicted, including vehicles, main equipment, and arms. The last part of all books have a discussion as well as a listing of vehicles and trailers used by the German Armed Forces and Waffen-SS, a bilingual listing of special motor vehicles(Sd.Kfz.) - which encompasses almost all the armored fighting vehicles - including the main weapon and authorized ammunition storage. Those books dealing with non-motorized units include a list of horse-drawn equipment(Hf., If., etc.), personnel job descriptions, and so on. Each book is rounded off with of a comprehensive listing of sources and references. The published material contained in this section indicates publications which were consulted,(although not necessarily used), and is basically meant to assist the reader in familiarizing himself with the subject of the German units of the period. The book dealing with the ground combat forces of the Luftwaffe will span the entire period between 1939 to 1945, as there were relatively few types(as opposed to numbers) of them. Also, the unit organization changed less frequently than those of the Army.

 

VOLUME 1/I Mechanized GHQ Units and Waffen-SS Units : 1 September 1939

Includes Order of Battle of the German Army on 1 September 1939; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Panzer-Divisions. 1, 2, 3, 4 leichte Divisions(motorisiert). Headquarters, 10. Panzer-Division, Headquarters, Panzer Division & Light Mechanized Division, Panzer Brigade, Panzer Brigade(Sonder), Panzer Battalion(Sonder)(LTM 35), Panzer Battalion(truck-borne), Panzer Battalion(truck-borne)(LTM 38), Motorized Infantry Brigade & OB Infantry units, Motorized Infantry Regiment(1 - 3. Pz. Div.), Motorized Infantry Regiment(4. & 5. Pz., 2. & 4. lei. Div), Motorized Infantry Regiment(1. & 3. lei. Div.), Anti-Tank Battalion, Motorized Artillery Regiment, Motorized Reconnaissance Regiment, Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Support Services(motorized). 2, 13, 20, 29 Infanterie-Divisions(motorisiert), Headquarters, Infantry Division, Anti-Tank Battalion, Infantry Regiment (motorized), Artillery Regiment(motorized), Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion, Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Support Services(motorized). SS Units - authorized organization. SS-Standarte(mot), SS-Artillery Standarte(mot), SS-Light Antiaircraft Battalion, SS-Reconnaissance Battalion, SS-Engineer Battalion, SS-Signal Battalion. German Soft-Skinned Motor Vehicles, German Numbered Soft-Skinned Vehicles, German Special Military Vehicles, Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers, Bibliography

210 x 295mm. 85 pages, 280 symbols, 43 organizational diagrams, tables. 3rd revised edition

ISBN 978-0-85420-234-8 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-239-3 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 1/II-1 1st & 2nd Waves Army Infantry Divisions - 1 September 1939

Authorized Establishment, HQ Infantry Division & Divisional HQ Units. HQ, Infantry Rgt, Infantry Horse Plt, Infantry Gun Coy, Infantry AT Coy(mot), Infantry Transport Column + HQ, Infantry Bn, Infantry Coy(R) , Machine Gun Coy(R. ). HQ, Infantry Rgt + Infantry Horse Plt, Infantry Gun Coy, Infantry AT Coy(mot), Infantry Transport Column , HQ, Infantry Bn, Infantry Coy(O), Machine Gun Coy, HQ, Arty Rgt, HQ, Light Arty Bn, Light Bt, HQ, Heavy Arty Bn, Heavy Bty, HQ, Arty Rgt(O), HQ, Light Arty Bn(O), Light Bty(O), HQ, Heavy Arty Bn(O), Heavy Bty, Arty Transport Column(18-t), Arty Transport Column(32-t), HQ, Observation Bn(mot), Calibration Bty(mot), Flash Bty(mot), Sound Bty(mot), Balloon Bty(mot). HQ, AT Bn(mot). AT Coy(mot), Antiaircraft Coy(mot). HQ, Recon Bn(mot), Heavy Recon Coy(mot), Bicycle Recon Coy, Horse Recon Coy. HQ, Engineer Bn(mot), Engineer Transport Column(mot), Engineer Coy(R), Engineer Coy(O), Engineer Coy(mot), Bridge Column, Type C(mot). HQ, Signal Bn(mot), Signal Column(mot), Telephone Coy(semi-mot), Radio Coy (mot). Division Supply Commander(semi-mot), Division Supply Commander(mot). Motor Transport Column, Motor Transport Column for Fuel, Transport Column, Workshop Coy(mot), Supply Coy, Supply Coy(mot), Commissary Office(mot), Butcher Platoon(mot), Baker Co , Baker Coy(mot). Medic Coy, Medic Coy(mot), Field Hospital, Field Hospital(mot), Motor Ambulance Plt, Veterinary Coy. Field Replacement Bn HQ, Field Replacement Coy.

210x295mm 110 pages, 260 symbols, 131 organizational diagrams, 22 tables, Bibliography

ISBN 978-0-85420-781-7 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-786-2 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 1/II-2 3rd & 4th Waves Army Infantry Divisions - 1 September 1939

Order of Battle, Authorized Establishment, Headquarters, Infantry Division, Divisional Headquarters Units, Headquarters, Infantry Regiment(O), Infantry Gun Company(Lw), Infantry Antitank Company(mot), Infantry Transport Column, Engineer Company(Lw), Headquarters Infantry Battalion(O), Mixed Infantry Company(Lw), Headquarters, Artillery Regiment(R), Headquarters Light Artillery Battalion(R), Light Battery(R), Headquarters, Heavy Artillery Battalion(R), Heavy Battery. Headquarters, Artillery Regiment(O), Headquarters, Light Artillery Battalion(O), Light Battery(O), Headquarters, Heavy Artillery Battalion(O), Heavy Battery. Artillery Transport Column(18-t) & (32-t). Headquarters, Recon Battalion(mot)(Lw). Bicycle Recon Company, Antitank Gun Platoon(mot), Infantry Gun Platoon(mot). Headquarters, Engineer Battalion(Lw), Engineer Transport Column(Lw), Engineer Company(Lw), Engineer Blocking Detachment(Lw). Headquarters, Signal Battalion(semi-mot)(Lw), Signal Column(mot), Telephone Company(semi-mot)(Lw), Signal Company(mot)(Lw). Headquarters, Antitank Battalion(mot), Antitank Company(mot). Division Supply Commander(semi-mot), Transport Column, Motor Transport Column, Motor Transport Column for Fuel, Workshop Company (mot). Workshop Platoon(mot) , Supply Company, Supply Company(mot), Commissary Office(mot), Butcher Platoon(mot), Baker Company, Baker Company(mot), Medical Company, Motor Ambulance Platoon, Field Hospital, Field Hospital(mot), Veterinary Company. Bibliography. Annex includes German Army ranks and Stellengruppen(billet groups), German military personnel job descriptions &c &c

210x295mm, 87 pages, 90 tables & organizational diagrams.

ISBN 978-0-8542-781-3 Hardback Edition £31.99

978-0-85420-786-4 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 1/III Higher Headquarters - GHQ Units - Static Units : 1 September 1939

Includes, Germans Units and Symbols, Organizational Symbols, Pictograms Depicting Individuals and Vehicles, Ranks and Billet Groups of the German Army, Abbreviations. Typical Paket, Paket - Order of Battle, Army, Army Field Post, Ration Services, Army Signal Regiment. Motorized Engineer Regiment for Special Use, Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Bridge Construction Battalion(semi-motorized), Road Construction Battalion. Motorized Antitank Battalion, Army Supply Services. Army Medical Services, Army Veterinary Services, Army Provost Marshal Services. Infantry Corps, Infantry Corps(motorized), Corps Signal Battalion(motorized), Motorized Corps Signal Battalion(motorized), Corps Transport Battal-ion(motorized), Corps Artillery Battalion(motorized), Corps Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Headquarters. Artillery Commander (motorized)(Arko), Headquarters, Artillery Regiment for Special Purposes(motorized), Light Artillery Regiment(motorized), Motorized Heavy Artillery - Order of Battle, Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(s. FH & 10cm Kan.), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(15cm Kan. & 21cm Mörs.), Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(21cm Mörs. & 30,5cm Mörs.), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(24cm Kan., Rocket Launcher Battalion(motorized), MG-Battalion(motorized), Headquarters. Independent Panzer Brigade, Panzer Regiment, Panzer Regiment(LTM 35), Tank Demonstration Battalion, Motorized Anti-Tank Battalion, Reconnaissance Demonstration Battalion, Motorized Engineer Regiment for Special Use, Blocking Column(motorized), Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Headquarters, Engineer Company(motorized), Engineer Column (motorized), Type B Bridge Column(motorized), Order of Battle. Engineer Bridge Construction Battalion(semi-motorized), Bridge Construction Company, Bridge Construction Company(motorized), Equipment Platoon(motorized), Construction Park Company (motorized), Higher Construction Headquarters, Construction Headquarters, Construction Battalion, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Border Guard Sector Commands, Border Guard Corps Command Oberrhein, Border Guard Corps Command Eifel, 9th Border Guard Sector Command, Border Guard Corps Command Saarpfalz, 12th Border Guard Sector Command, 13th Border Guard Sector Command, 14th Border Guard Sector Command, 15th Border Guard Sector Command, 30th Border Guard Sector Command, Border Guard Sector Command Trier, Border Guard Sector Command Aachen, Group Brand, Fortress Lötzen, Fortress Königsberg, Group Eberhard, Border Formations - Organization. Border Guard Sector, Border Regiments - Order of Battle. Survey Company(motorized), Military Personnel Job Descriptions, Horse-Drawn Vehicles: Wagons, Carts, Sleds. Introduction to Motor Vehicles, Numbered Motorized Softskin Vehicles, Special Motorized Vehicles: 1939-1945, Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers, Bibliography.

210x295mm 97 pages, 240 symbols, 72 organizational diagrams, tables

ISBN 978-0-85420-244-7 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-249-2 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 2/I Mechanized Army Division and Waffen-SS Units : 1 May 1940

Includes divisional support services and supply trains of units and headquarters. 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6,7, 8 ,9, 10 Panzer-Divisions. Headquarters, Panzer Division, Commanders. Panzer Brigade & Tank Strengths, Panzer Regiment(Sonder)(1. PzRgt), Panzer Regiment(Sonder)(33. PzRgt), Panzer Regiment(Sonder)(Czech)(10. , 11 PzRgt), Panzer Battalion(Sonder)(Czech)(65 , 67 PzAbt), Panzer Regiment (Sonder)(modified)(2, 3, 4, 7, 8 PzRgt), Panzer Regiment(5, 6, 15, 31, 35, 36 PzDiv). Panzer Battalion (II/33. PzRgt), Panzer Regiment (Czech)(25. PzRgt), Panzer Battalion(Czech)(66. PzAbt), Motorized Infantry Brigade & OB Infantry units, Armored Infantry Regiment(1.SS-Rgt), Motorized Infantry Regiment(2 , 3 SS-Rgt), Motorized Infantry Regiment(6, 7, 12, 13 SS-Rgt), Motorized Infantry Regiment(33, 69, 86 SS-Rgt), Motorized Infantry Regiment(4 , 8 SS-Rgt), Motocycle Battalion(1 , 2 , 3 PzDiv) Motocycle Battalion(6, 8 PzDiv), Motor-cycle Battalion(7. PzDiv), Artillery Regiment(motorized), Anti-tank Battalion(motorized), 9th Reconnaissance Regiment(motorized), Reconnaissance Battalion(motorized), Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Services(motorized) 2, 13, 20, 29, Infanterie-Divisions(motorisiert), Headquarters, Infantry Division, Commanders. Infantry Regiment(motorized). Artillery Regiment(motorized), Antitank Battalion(motorized), Reconnaissance Battalion(motorized), Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Services (motorized). LSSAH-Standarte(motorized), SS-Verfügungs Division(mot), Headquarters, SS-Division(motorized), SS Infantry Regiment (motorized), SS Artillery Regiment(motorized), SS Antitank Battalion(motorized), SS Reconnaissance Battalion, SS Engineer Battalion (motorized), SS Signal Battalion(motorized), SS Divisional Services(motorized), SS-Totenkopf Division(mot), Headquarters, SS-Totenkopf Division (motorized), SS-Totenkopf Infantry Regiment (motorized), SS Artillery Regiment(motorized), SS Antitank Battalion (motorized), SS Reconnaissance Battalion, SS Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), SS Signal Battalion(motorized), SS Divisional Services(motorized), SS Anti-aircraft Machine Gun Battalion(motorized). Introduction to German Softskinned Motor Vehicles, German Softskinned Motor Vehicles (Kraftfahr-zeuge), German Special Motor Vehicle (Sonder Kraftfahrzeuge), Military Trailers, Bibliography

210x295mm 94 pages, 270 symbols, 67 organizational diagrams, tables 2nd revised edition

ISBN 978-0-85420-254-6 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-259 -1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 2/II : Higher Headquarters - Mechanized GHQ Units : 1 May 1940

Includes divisional support services and supply trains of units and headquarters. Army Group Headquarters, Army Headquarters , Army Signal Regiment, Army Medical Regiment, Infantry Corps , Motorized Corps, Reduced-strength Corps, Corps Signal Battalion(motorized), Motorized Corps Signal Battalion(motorized), Reduced-strength Corps Signal Battalion(motorized), Corps Transport Battalion(motorized), Corps Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized). 11th Motorized Infantry Brigade, Inf.Rgt. Grossdeutschland(mot). 900th Motorized Demonstration Regiment, MG-Battalion(motorized), Light Antiaircraft Company, Light Antiaircraft Battalion, Self-Propelled Heavy Infantry Gun Company, Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion, Motorized Antitank Battalion, Self-Propelled Antitank Battalion, Motorized Heavy Anti-tank Battalion, Self-Propelled Heavy Antitank Company, 40th Independent Tank Battalion, 403rd Bicycle Battalion Headquarters, Higher Artillery Commander(motorized)(Harko), Headquarters, Artillery Commander (motorized) (Arko), Headquarters, Special Artillery Regiment(motorized), GHQ Motorized Artillery Battalions - Order of Battle. Light Artillery Battalion(motorized), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(s. FH & 10cm Kan.), Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(15cm Kan.), Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(21cm Mörs.) Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(21cm Kan.), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(24cm K3), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized)(24cm K(t)), Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(24cm Haub.)(t), Heavy Artillery Battalion (motorized)(30.5cm Mörs.), Heavy Artillery Battalion(motorized) (35.5cm Mörs & 42cm Haub), Assault Gun units, Artillery Observation Battalion(motorized), Artillery Observation Balloon Battery(motorized), Special Regiment Headquarters for Chemical Troops, Rocket Launcher Battalion(motorized), Decontamination Battalion(motorized) Headquarters, Motorized Special Engineer Regiment, Combat Engineer Bataillon(motorized), Type B Bridge Column(mot), Blocking Column(motorized), Survey Company(motorized). Military Personnel Job Descriptions. Introduction to Motor Vehicles, Numbered Motorized Softskin Vehicles, Special Motorized Vehicles: 1939 - 1945. Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers. Bibliography.

210x295mm 80 pages, 280 symbols, 48 organizational diagrams, tables. 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN 978-0-85420-294-2 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-299-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 3/I - Mechanized Army Divisions : 22 June 1941

2nd edition- comprehensively revised and updated, includes divisional support services and supply trains of units and headquarters. Order of Battle of the German Army on 22 June 1941. 1, 2, 3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12,.13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 Panzer-Divisions. 5. leichte Division(mot), Headquarters, Panzer Division, Panzer Brigade Headquarters, Panzer Regiment(German tanks), Panzer Regiment(Czech tanks), Motorized Infantry Brigade, Motorcycle Battalion, Motorized Infantry Regiment, Infantry Regiment(motorized)(13. Panzer-Division), 200th Special Infantry Regiment(motorized), Armored Infantry Battalion, Artillery Regiment(motorized), Reconnaissance Battalion(motorized), Self-Propelled Antiaircraft Battalion, Antitank Battalion(motorized), Self-Propelled Antitank Battalion, Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), 200th Special Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Services (motorized). 3, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 25, 29, 36, 60, Infanterie-Divisions(motorisiert), Headquarters, Infantry Division, Commanders, Motorcycle Battalion, Infantry Regiment(motorized), Artillery Regiment(motorized), Reconnaissance Battalion(motorized), Antitank Battalion(motorized), Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized), Divisional Services(motorized). Military Personnel Job Descriptions, Introduction to German Soft-skinned Motor Vehicles, German Soft-skinned Motor Vehicles(Kraftfahrzeuge) German Special Motor Vehicles(Sonder-Kraftfahrzeuge), Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers, Bibliography

210x295mm 90 pages, 274 symbols, 59 organizational diagrams, tables. 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN 978-0-85420-220-1 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-217-1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 3/II : Higher Headquarters and Mechanized GHQ Units : 22 June 1941

Includes divisional support services and supply trains of units and headquarters. Germans Units and Symbols, Organizational Symbols, Abbreviations, Order of Battle Army Group Headquarters, Army Headquarters, Army Medical Regiment, Signal Regiment, Army Group/Army Signal Battalion, Army Group/Army, Panzer Group, Motorized Supply Commander, Panzer Group Motorized Signal Regiment, Panzer Group Motorized Combat Engineer Battalion, Panzer Group Infantry Corps, Motorized Infantry Corps, Reduced-strength Special Corps Command, Signal Battalion(motorized), Infantry Corps, Signal Battalion(motorized), Motorized Corps, Signal Battalion(motorized), Reduced-strength Special Corps Command, Transport Battalion(motorized), Combat Engineer Battalion(motorized), 900. Lehr Brigade(motorized), Gross-Deutschland Infantrie-Regiment(motorized). Headquarters, Motorized Higher Artillery Command(Harko) Headquarters, Motorized Artillery Command(Arko), Headquarters, Motorized Special Artillery Regiment, Motorized Artillery Observation Battalion Motorized Balloon Battery, Motorized Heavy 150mm Field Howitzer and 105mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 150mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 210mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 210mm Howitzer Battalion, Motorized Heavy 210mm Howitzer Battalion (Reduced Mobility), Motorized Heavy 240mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 240mm Howitzer Battalion, Motorized Super Heavy Howitzer Battalion, Motorized Super Heavy Howitzer Battalion(Karl), Motorized Army Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Headquarters, Motorized Special Rocket Launcher Regiment, Motorized Rocket-Launcher Battalion, Motorized Rocket-Launcher Regiment, Motorized Decontamination Battalion, Motorized Road Decontamination Battalion, Mechanized Light Anti-Aircraft Units, Assault Gun Battalion, Führer Escort Battalion, Infanterie-Bataillon z.b.V. 100 Machine Gun Battalion(motorized), Independent Tank Brigade, Flame Tank Battalion, Armored Mine-Clearing Battalion, 40 Panzer-Abteilung z.b.V., 211. Panzer-Abteilung, Motorized Anti-Tank Battalion, Self-Propelled Anti-Tank Battalion, Self-Propelled Heavy Anti-Tank Company, Armored Self-Propelled 105mm Gun Platoon, Headquarters, Motorized Special Engineer Regiment, Motorized Combat Engineer Battalion, Heavy Bridge Columns, Motorized Type B Bridge Column Military Personnel Job Descriptions, Introduction to German Motor Vehicles, Numbered Motorized Softskin Vehicles, Special Motorized Vehicles: 1939 - 1945, Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers. Bibliography

295 x 210mm. 85 pages, 244 symbols, 45 organizational diagrams. 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN 978-0-85420-380-2 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-390-1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 3/III : WAFFEN SS MECHANIZED FORMATIONS AND GHQ SERVICE UNITS (22 June 1941) 295x210mm 127 pages, organization symbols

Waffen SS Mechanized Formations : Divisions - Leibstandarte-SSAH [motorized], Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking, Nord. - 1 & 2 RFSS Brigade, HQ SS Division & HQ SS Brigades [mot], SS-Regiment [mot], SS Regiment [mot]-SS Kampfgruppe Nord,. LSSAH Infantrie Bn, LSSAH s Bn[mot], LSSH s. Inf Bn[sfl], SS-Artillery Regt[mot], SS-AA BN, SS-At Bn[mot], SS Motorcycle Bn., SS-Recon BN, SS-Combat Engineer Bn[mot], SS-Signal Bn[mot], SS-Divisional Services[mot].

GHQ Service Units. Metrological Platoon, Light Calibration & Heavy Calibration Sections[mot], Map & Survey Bn.[mot], Engineer Bridge Construction Bn [& Mot EBC Bn.]. HQ CO Tech Troops [mot], Tech BN[mot], Tech BN[mot][Oil][mot]. Main Construction HQ, CO Construction Troops, Motorized Snow Clearing Section. Construction Bn. List of Construction BN & their assignments. Road Construction Bn, Light Bicycle Bn Construction BN. Motorised Propaganda Coy. HQ Special Motor Transport Regt, Special Motor Transport Bn, Motor Transport Bn. Armoured Vehicle Repair Bn, HQ Motor, Vehicle Repair Bn, Motor Vehicle repair Coy.. Mobile Tire Supply Coy, Fuel Examination Office. Motor Vehcile Supply organization. Special Supply & Supply Bns, Supply Column [mot] & Independent Supply Columns, Supply Column Battalion[Horse-drawn], Ammunition Service Coy., Food Regulation HQ., Commissary Offices, Static Commissary Stations. Butcher Bns & Coys, Baker Coys, GHQ & Army Clothing Depot,. Parks - Infantry, Artillery, Engineer, Chemical Warfare, Signals, Army Transport & Equipment, &c &c. Ordnance - Special, Battalion, Motor Columns. Field Workshops. Military Hospital & Medical organizations. Veterinary Hospital , Columns &c. Field Post Office organizations.

ISBN 978-0-85420-314-7 £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-313-0£19.99

 

VOLUME 3/V. Military Government, Security, and Provost Marshal Forces; Prisoner-of-war Administration (22.06.1941)

Includes Armed Forces Governor, Armed Forces Governor Netherlands, Belgium & Northern France, Military Governor of France . Military Governor of General Government,, Commandant of Greater Paris, Military Government Commandants. Secret Field Police Group, Commander Army Rear Area - organisation of HQ Rear Area, Motorized Signal Battalion, Security Regiment, Service Units. Organization of Infantry Division (Occupation), Infantry Regiment(Occupation), Artillery Battalion(Occupation), Engineer(Occupation), Service Units,. Security Division, HQ, Reaction Group, Service Units. Replacement Brigade. Motorized Military Police Battalion, Motorized Military Police Section. Traffic Control Battalion, Forward Collection Point, Guard Battalion. Military District Commander of Prisoners-of-War, Regional Commandant of Prisoners-of-War. Separate HQ Militia Division, Separate HQ Militia Regiment, Militia Battalion. Prisoner of War Forward Collection Camp, Prisoner-of War Camp for Officers, Prisoner-of War Camp for Enlisted Men, Prisoner-of-War Construction & Labour Battalion. Prisoner-of-War Roofer & Glazier Battalions. Police Battalion &c &c &c

295x210mm 88 pages, 280 Organization Symbols, Orders of Battle, Diagrams

ISBN 987-085420-909-5 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 987-085420-910-1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 4/I - Mechanized Army Divisions : 28 June 1942

Order of Battle. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 Panzer-Divisions. Grossdeutschland Infantry Division(motorized). Headquarters, Panzer Division. Tank Regiment. 214th Tank Battalion. Headquarters, Motorized Infantry Brigade. Motorized Infantry Regiment. Afrika Motorized Infantry Regiment. 146th Motorized Infantry Regiment, Grossdeutschland Infantry Regiment(motorized). Motorcycle Battalion / Armored Recon Battalion. Artillery Regiment(motorized), Antitank Battalion(motorized), Grossdeutschland Assault Gun Battalion. Armored Combat Engineer Battalion. Divisional Armored Signal Battalion. Divisional Services (motorized). 3,10, 14, 15, 18, 20, 25, 29, 36, 50, 90 Infanterie-Division(motorisiert) Headquarters, Infantry Division(motorized). Tank Battalion, Infantry Regiment(motorized), Motorized Afrika Infantry Regiment, Motorcycle Battalion. Artillery Regiment (motorized). Anti-tank Battalion(motorized). Combat Engineer Battalion (motorized), Divisional Signal Battalion(motorized). Divisional Services(motorized). Military Personnel Job Descriptions. Introduction to German Softskinned Motor Vehicles. German Softskinned Motor Vehicles(Kraftfahrzeuge). German Special Motor Vehicles(Sonder Kraftfahrzeuge). Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers

295 x 210mm 89 pages, 230 symbols, 45 organizational diagrams. 2nd Revised edition.

ISBN 978-0-85420-346-8 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-351-2 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 4/II Mechanized GHQ Units and Waffen-SS Formations : 28 June 1942

Order of Battle of the German Army on 28 June 1942. Sonderverband 288(mot), Higher Artillery Command(mot), Artillery Command (mot), Headquarters, Artillery Regiment(mot), Artillery Observation Battalion (mot), Recoilless Gun Battalion(mot), Mixed Artillery Battalion(mot) Heavy Howitzer Battalion(mot), 10cm Gun Battalion(mot), 15cm Gun Battalion(mot), Heavy Gun Battalion(mot), 21cm Heavy Howitzer Battalion(mot), 21cm Howitzer Battalion(mot)(reduced mobility), 21cm Gun Battalion(mot), 24cm(t.) Gun Battalion(mot), 24cm Heavy Howitzer Battalion(mot), Super Heavy Howitzer Battalion(mot), 42cm Super Heavy Howitzer Battery(mot), 60cm Super Heavy Howitzer Battery(mot), Armored Gun Platoon(selfpropelled), Assault Gun Battalion, Army Antiaircraft Battalion(mot), Rocket Launcher Battalion(mot), Rocket Launcher Regiment(mot), Rocket Launcher Regiment(mot), 100. Army Tank Brigade, Army Tank Battalion (Captured Equipment), Army Tank Regiment, 40th Tank Battalion for Special Use, 300th Remote Controlled Tank Battalion, Heavy Antitank Company(self-propelled), Antitank Battalion(mot), Light Antiaircraft Units(motorized and self-propelled), Machine Gun Battalion(mot), Führer-Begleit Battalion(mot), Motorcycle Demonstration Battalion. Headquarters, Engineer Regiment(mot), Engineer Battalion(mot), Heavy Bridge Columns(mot), Headquarters Detachment for Bridge Columns(mot), Bridge Columns-Order of Battle, Bridge Construction Battalion(mot), Engineer Assault Boat Company(mot), Engineer Landing Boat Company(teilmot), Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler Division, SS-Das Reich Division, SS-Totenkopf Division, SS-Wiking Division, 1. SS-Brigade(mot), 2. SS-Brigade(mot), Headquarters SS-Division & Headquarters, SS-Brigade, SS Infantry Regiment(mot), LSSAH Infantry Regiment(mot), SS Infantry Regiment(mot) “Langemark”, SS Infantry Regiment(mot)“Westland”, SS-Freiwilligen-Legion(mot), SS Artillery Regiment(mot), SS Reconnaissance Battalion(mot), LSSAH Reconnaissance Battalion(mot), SS-Begleit-Bataillon Reichsführer-SS(mot), SS Tank Battalion, SS Assault Gun Battalion, SS Antitank Battalion(mot), SS Engineer Battalion(mot), LSSAH Engineer Battalion(mot), SS Anti-aircraft Battalion(mot), SS Divisional Signal Battalion(mot), LSSAH Divisional Signal Battalion(mot), SS Support Services(mot), German Soft-skinned Motor Vehicles, German Numbered Soft-skinned Vehicles, German Special Military Vehicles, Military Trailers and Special Military Trailers, Bibliography.

295 x 210mm 98 pages, 282 symbols, 66 organizational diagrams, tables diagrams

ISBN 978-0-85420-902-6 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-907-1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 5/I Mechanized Army Division : 4 July 1943

Organizational Symbols, German Units and Symbols, Terms and Abbreviations, Order of Battle of the German Army on 4 July 1943. The 1943 Panzer Division, with all authorized changes, The 1943 Panzergrenadier Division, with all authorized changes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11,12,13,14,16,17,18,19,20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 23, 24, 25, 26 Panzer-Divisions. Panzer-Grenadier-Division Grossdeutschland 3. 10, 15, 16, 18, 20, 25, 29 Panzer-Grenadier-Division. Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle, Division Sardinien, Headquarters / Panzer & Panzer-Grenadier Division, Panzer-Regiment, 100. Panzer-Regiment(21. Panzer-Division), Panzer(Sturmgeschutz) Battalion & Panzer Battalion Sturmgeschütz Battalions, Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment(Panzer Division), Panzer-Grenadier and Grenadier-Regiment(motorized), Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment(21. Panzer-Division), Grossdeutschland Regiment, Panzer-Artillery Regiment, Artillery Regiment(motorized), Anti-Aircraft Battalion, Anti-Tank Battalion, Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Armored Combat Engineer Battalion, Motorized Combat Engineer Battalion. Divisional Signal Battalion - Panzer-Division, Divisional Signal Battalion - Panzergrenadier-Division, Divisional Services. Armored Fighting Vehicle Strengths. Introduction to German Softskinned Motor Vehicles, German softskinned Motor Vehicles(Kraftfahrzeuge), German Special Motor Vehicles(Sonder Kraftfahrzeuge), Trailers, Bibliography

210x295mm, 91 pages, 270 symbols, 58 organizational diagrams, tables

ISBN 978- 0-85420-293-5 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-298-0 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 5/II Higher Headquarters and Mechanized GHQ Units : 4 July 1943

Order of Battle: Army Group Headquarters 603rd Army Group Signal Battalion, Army Group Signal Regiment Army Headquarters I./635th Army Signal Regiment Army Signal Regiment. 550th Army Signal Regiment. Panzer Army Headquarters Army Supply Commander Panzer Army Signal Regiment. Infantry Corps, Mountain Corps, Panzer Corps. Commander of Corps Supply Troops, Corps Signal Battalion(motorized) Headquarters, Motorized Higher Artillery Command(Harko)Headquarters, Motorized Artillery Command(Arko) Headquarters, Motorized Special Artillery Regiment, Motorized Light Artillery Observation Battalion, Self-Propelled 194mm Gun Battery, Motorized Recoilless Artillery Battalion, Motorized Light Artillery Battalion, Motorized Light Artillery Battalion(RSO)Motorized Heavy Artillery Battalion, Motorized Heavy Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 210mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 210mm Howitzer Battalion, Motorized Heavy 240mm Gun Battalion, Motorized Heavy 240mm Howitzer Battalion, Motorized Super Heavy Howitzer Battalion, Motor ized Heavy 420mm Howitzer Battery, Self-Propelled Heavy 600mm Howitzer Battery. Assault Gun Battalion, Motorized Army Anti-Aircraft Battalion. Commander of Rocket Troops, Motorized Rocket-Launcher Regiment, Motorized Independent Infantry Regiment, Führer Escort Battalion. Light Infantry Battalion(motorized). Machine Gun Battalion(motorized). Heavy Mortar Battalion (motorized). Light Anti-Aircraft Battalion(Motorized/Self-Propelled)Headquarters, Special Tank Brigade Headquarters, Special Motorized Infantry Brigade. Tank Units(Captured Equipment)Medium Tank Regiment(Panther)Heavy Tank Battalion(Tiger)Assault Tank Battalion. Tank Battalion(Radio Controlled)Mechanized Anti-Tank Battalion, Self-Propelled Heavy Antitank Battalion(Hornisse). Self-Propelled Heavy Antitank Battalion(Tiger(P))Headquarters, Motorized Special Engineer Regiment. Motorized Combat Engineer Battalion, Motorized Headquarters Detachment for Bridge Columns, GHQ Bridge Columns - order of battle, Heavy Bridge Columns, Motorized Bridge Construction Battalion. Armored Engineer Company(Goliath)Motorized Engineer Assault Boat Company, Military Personnel Job Descriptions.

295 x 210mm. 91 pages, 50 organisational diagrams

ISBN 978-0-85420-395-6 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-356-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

VOLUME 5/III. Waffen-SS Higher Headquarters and Mechanized Formations: 4 July 1943

Order of Battle. SS-Panzer Corps, SS-Panzer Corps Headquarters, SS-Panzer Corps Signal Battalion(motorized). SS Heavy Tank Battalion, SS Rocket Launcher Battalion(motorized), Commander of SS-Panzer Corps Supply Troops, SS-Panzer Corps Motorized Medical Battalion, SS-Mountain Corps, SS-Mountain Corps Headquarters, SS Tank Battalion, SS Assault Gun Battalion, SS Rocket Launcher Battalion, SS Motorized Heavy Artillery Battalion, SS Antiaircraft Battalion, SS Motorcycle Battalion, SS-Mountain Corps Alpine Battalion, SS Motorized Signal Battalion, SS-Mountain Corps Motorized Medical Battalion, Commander of SS-Mountain Corps Supply Troops, SS-Panzergrenadier Divisions Leibstandarte, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Wiking, Hohenstaufen, Karl der Grosse, Nordland, Hitlerjugend, Nederland, Polizei-Panzergrenadier Division. Sturmbrigade Reichsführer-SS, SS-Brigade 1 Reichsführer-SS, SS-Sturmbrigade Wallonien, SS-Sturmbrigade Langemark. Headquarters, Motorized SS Infantry Brigade. Headquarters, SS-Panzergrenadier Division. Waffen-SS Armored Fighting Vehicles Strengths on 30.06.1943. SS Tank Regiment. SS Assault Gun Battalion. LSSAH Panzergrenadier Regiment, SS Panzergrenadier Regiment, Sturmbrigade Reichsfüührer-SS, SS Assault Brigade. SS Motorized Artillery Regiment, SS Motorized Antiaircraft Battalion, SS Mechanized Antitank Battalion, LSSAH Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, SS Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, SS Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion, SS Motorized Combat Engineer Battalion, LLSAH Division Armored Signal Battalion, SS Panzer-grenadier Division Signal Battalion, Motorized SS Brigade Signal Company, SS Panzergrenadier Division Support Services. Military Personnel Job Descriptions

295 x 210mm. 87 pages, 230 symbols, 44 organizational diagrams

ISBN 978-0-85420-780-5 Hardback Edition £31.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-785-6 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Following on from these there will be volume on the Army Mechanized Divisions for Fall Blau 28 June 1942, also a volume dealing the higher headquarters and mechanized GHQ units encountered at Kursk and Sicily(July 1943) by the Allies.. Waffen SS units for June 19141 and July 1943 together with army non-divisional units of those periods. Waffen-SS units for June 1941 and July 1943 will also be completed within this time period, probably appearing together with various Army non-divisional units.

 

 

THE PANZER AND PANZER GRENADIER DIVISIONS AND PANZER BRIGADES

by J Dugdale

 

This is a multi-volume series on the organisation, strengths and equipment of the Panzer and Panzer-Grenadier Divisions and Panzer Brigades. This is an accurate, precise and highly detailed tabulation of what the Army and Waffen SS formations had in the way of men, weapons, transport and other equipment. Also includes the theoretical tables as well as what in fact, each unit was equipped with. This data has been abstracted from the contemporary war-time unit returns. For the first time the correct and precise details are published. The author wishes to make it absolutely clear that :-

 

1. None of the information in this series has been taken from any published source.

 

2. The author has sourced all the volumes without exception from the original contemporary official report that were made by the formations & units that took part in the operation

 

3. The author has built an archive of over 100,000 facsimile copies of such documents - some are A4 in size, many are A3 and some even as large as A2, apart from that he has also over 100 microfilms - many of these films have details of over 1000 documents.

 

This archive has been acquire personally by the author - he has visited archive repositories in the UK, USA and Germany and checked the content to ascertain precisely when the reports were made and by whom as their accuracy

The first volumes will detail the rebuilding of the Panzer / Panzer-Grenadier formations after the debacle of Normandy, the information will also show how some of the Panzer Brigades were incorporated into the Panzer divisions there by speedily creating the Army and Waffen SS formations that assaulted the lines of the US Army in the Ardennes in the winter of 1944.

The later volumes will provide the details of the strengths of the formations during the operations from the original attack to January 1944 when the campaign ended . These volumes will show in detail why particular units acquitted themselves better than others. Not only will the weapon and equipment strengths be included but also the equipment details of the support elements of the formations.

Publications prior to these volumes have either failed to provide such details or in most cases, provided inaccurate and misleading information.

Since the end of World War II there have been numerous books published on the Panzer formations of the German Army and Waffen SS. Some have described the battles and others have examined the equipment, but they have failed to give the correct organisation and strengths of these formations in the field.

Whilst the official theoretical tables of organisation of the Panzer and Panzergrenadier formations of both the Army and Waffen SS are readily available, the correct details of manpower, weapons and equipment each of these formations had on establishment at a particular time has not until now accurately detailed.

Unlike previous publications which have either shown the theoretical details or only highlighted the tank strengths - invariably inaccurately - this series of publications will detail the actual strengths and losses of not only the Tanks, but also the Personnel/Manpower, Tank Destroyers, Assault Guns, Self-propelled Artillery, Armoured Cars, Armoured Personnel Carriers, Field Cars and Trucks (both the military, civilian and captured enemy types), Artillery, Anti-Tank Guns, Flak Artillery and Guns, Nebelwerfers and Mortars, Machine Guns &c

The Divisional/Brigade component units - such as Tank, Tank Destroyer, Reconnaissance, Panzergrenadier, Artillery, Engineer, Anti-Tank &c as well as support units are shown with their precise strengths and organisations. The detail includes the individual vehicles of that particular unit. Often these tables include those vehicles that were being repaired at the time - and whether the repair was minor or major and so rendering the equipment unavailable for some time.

In addition this series will highlight the shortfall in strength of or, possibly surprisingly, surpluses in the units.

Of particular interest to the reader will be the comparison between the Army and Waffen SS formations - it has always been the belief that Waffen SS units received the best equipment and in greater quantity than those of the Army - this was far from the case - when it came to the armoured elements in particular it will be seen that Army and Waffen SS formations equipment establishments were similar in numbers and quality. Where the Waffen SS Panzer Divisions differed were in the Panzergrenadier and support elements. In fact there was no discernible difference in combat effectiveness of the Army and Waffen SS Panzer Divisions - rather that the manoeuverability of the Waffen SS Panzer Divisions suffered because of the size of their “tail”.

The reader will also be able to see clearly why certain units did not perform as well in action as others - because the detailed tables will show the equipment deficiencies that had lowered their combat effectiveness.

 

PANZER DIVISIONS - PANZER GRENADIER DIVISIONS - PANZER BRIGADES OF THE ARMY AND THE WAFFEN SS IN THE WEST

Volume I: Autumn 1944 - February 1945 - Ardennes and Nordwind - Their Detailed and Precise Strengths

Volume I [Part 1] September 1944 Refitting and Re-equipment

Includes the theoretical organisations and strengths of the Type 44 Panzer Divisions, Army & SS Waffen, Type 44 Panzergrenadier Divisions Army & Waffen SS. Includes the actual organisations and strengths of the Panzer Lehr(130), 2, 9, 11, 21, 116 Panzer Divisions, 1 SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 2 SS Das Reich, 9 SS Hohenstaufen, 10 SS Frundsberg, 12 SSHitlerjugend Panzer Divisions. 3, 15, 25 & 17 SSGötz von Berlichingen Panzer Grenadier Divisions. Also those of the 105, 106 Feldherrnhalle, 107, 108, 111, 112, 113, Führer Grenadier, Führer Beglite Panzer Brigades

210 x 295mm ix + 170 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-990-3 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-995-8 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume I [Part 2] October 1944

Includes the actual organisations and strengths of Panzer Lehr(130), 2, 9, 11, 21, 116 Panzer Divisions, 1 SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 2 SS Das Reich, 9 SS Hohenstaufen, 10 SS Frundsberg, 12 SSHitlerjugend Panzer Divisions. 3, 15, 25 & 17 SSGötz von Berlichingen Panzer Grenadier Divisions. Also those of the 106 Feldherrnhalle, 107, 108, Führer Grenadier, Führer Beglite Panzer Brigades

210x295mm ix + 154 pages

ISBN 987-0-85420-202-7 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-207-2 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume I [Part 3] November 1944

Includes the actual organisations and strengths of Panzer Lehr(130), 2, 9, 11, 21, 116 Panzer Divisions, 1 SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, 2 SS Das Reich, 9 SS Hohenstaufen, 10 SS Frundsberg, 12 SSHitlerjugend Panzer Divisions. 3, 15, 25 & 17 SSGötz von Berlichingen Panzer Grenadier Divisions. Also those of the 106 Feldherrnhalle, 107, 150 Ragenhügel, Führer Grenadier, Führer Beglite Panzer Brigades. The Armoured vehicle establishment levels and armoured vehicle levels for the Panzer Divisions in the West

210x295mm ix + 162 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-303-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-304-8 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume I [Part 4 A] December 1944

Includes the actual organisations and strengths of Panzer Lehr(130), 2, 9, 21, 2 SS Das Reich, 9 SS Hohenstaufen Panzer Divisions 15 Panzer Grenadier Division. Also those of the 103, 106 Feldherrnhalle, Führer Panzer Brigades

210x295mm viii + 149 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-052-8 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-062-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume I [Part 4 B] December 1944

Includes the actual organisations and strengths of 11, 116, 10 SS Frundsberg Panzer Divisions, 2, 25, 17 SS Götz von Berlichingen Panzergrenadier Divisions. Also those of the 150 Ragenhügel, Führer Grenadier, Führer Beglite Panzer Brigades

210x295mm vii + 125 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-970-5 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-975-0 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume I [Part 4 C] December 1944

1 SS Panzer Corps, 1 SS Panzer Division, 12 SS Panzer Division and includes Battlegroups “Peiper’s” losses

210x295mm. viii+ 135 pages ISBN 978-0-85420-991-0 Hardback Edition £32.99 : ISBN 978-0-85420-996-5 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume 1 [Part 5] in preparation

 

SS PANZER FORMATIONS - NORMANDY 1944

Volume 2: SS Panzer Formation April - September 1944 - Normandy : Their Detailed and Precise Strengths

by J Dugdale & Michael Wood

 

On D-Day the Panzer Divisions of I SS Panzer Korps, 1 SS & 12 SS Panzer Divisions had different organisational structures as well as being in different states of combat readiness. The 1 SS Panzer Division, had recently been transferred from the Eastern Front, where it had seen considerable action, was in the process of being refitted as a ‘TYPE 44' SS Panzer Division, at the same time its soldiers, many who had only recently joined its ranks as raw recruits were being intensively trained. The 12 SS Panzer Division, which had not been action, was organised as a ‘TYPE 43' SS Panzer Division. This Division was lavishly equipped and highly trained and was considered fully combat ready.

 

Volume 2 [Part 1 : A] I SS PANZER KORPS

I SS Panzer Corps, Headquarters, SS Heavy(Tiger) Battalion 101, 1 and 12 SS Panzer Divisions’ theoretical organisations, 1 SS Panzer Division’s Status Reports, & c

viii + 127 pages, numerous table

ISBN 978-0-85420-740-4 Hard Back Edition 32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-745-9 Softback Edition £19.99

 

Volume 2 [Part 1 : B] I SS PANZER KORPS

12 SS Panzer Division, Armoured vehicle allocation, tank, assault-gun & heavy anti-tank gun stocks. Divisional status reports., I SS Panzer Corps, SS Heavy Tank Battalion 101

viii + 129 pages, numerous tables

ISBN 978-0-85420-740-6 Hard Back Edition 32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-745-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

SPECIAL OFFER WEB PRICE £11.99 BLITZ ASSAULT : THROUGH FIRE AND WATER

The elite of the German Army in the Polish and Western campaigns of 1939-1940. These accounts of assaults on forts, fortifications, river crossings &c. which are based on contemporary accounts and supported by detailed maps, includes technical information on their equipment. It was these highly trained troops that led the “Blitzkrieg”, clearing the path for the German tank formations to defeat the Polish, Dutch, Belgian, French & British Armies.

145 x 208mm 80 pages, 12 maps

ISBN 978-0-85420-123-5 Hardback Edition £16.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1940 : AN ORDER OF BATTLE

The German Army, based on contemporary intelligence records, in the late summer of 1940. This was the army that was planning to invade the United Kingdom. The formations, an assessment of their fighting ability, also the generals, general staff officers and their commands. An explanation of German surnames and titles. There is also a listing of Luftwaffe generals and Luftwaffe general staff officers.

210x295mm ii + 134 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-332-1 Hardback Edition £29.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-337-6 Softback Edition £16.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945

A multi volume series, the most detailed study to be published in English to date. The information has been compiled from numerous sources, including contemporary German records, post war studies,

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 2

Army Groups, Armies, Army Task Forces and Army Detachments

Each formation is listed with dates of formation, brief history, the Commanding Generals, Chiefs of Staff and Operations Officers and the subordinate formations. An outline of the operations of the Armies is included. Much of the information appears in print for the first time. The name index is annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included. A revised and updated edition in preparation.

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 3

This volume includes the Parachute, Mountain, SS Armies, also the Panzer Armies and Panzer Groups. Corps I to XXXVIII. The information includes dates of formation, Commanding Generals, Chiefs of Staff and Operation Officers. The subordinate formations. The name index is annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included

210x295mm ii + 156 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-040-5 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-015-3 Softback Edition £19.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 4 by L Cole

This volume includes Corps XXXX-CI, Motorised & Panzer Corps, Mountain Corps. The information includes dates of formation, Commanding Generals, Chiefs of Staff and Operation Officers. The subordinate formations. The name index is annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included.

210x295mm ii + 153 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-147-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-152-5 Softback Edition £19.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 5 by L Cole

This volume includes, Cavalry Corps, Reserve Corps, Corps Groups & Detachments, Corps with Names, Fortress Commands, Luftwaffe Field Crops, Luftwaffe Flak Corps (field), Parachute Corps, Waffen SS Corps &c. The information includes dates of formation, Commanding Generals, Chiefs of Staff and Operation Officers. The subordinate formations. The name index is annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included.

210x295mm i + 115 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-157-0 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-162-4 Softback Edition £19.99

 

(Volume 6 now no longer in print)

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 7 - DIVISIONS [PART 2 ] by N Terry & L Cole

Infantry Divisions 52 - 110. A narrative of the Division’s campaigns, list of Commanding Generals and Operations Officers, the Division’s superior formation during its campaigns. A detailed listing of the Division’s subordinate units and their developments. Includes the evolution of the Infantry Division, equipment and establishment tables of 1939, The Infantry & Artillery Regiment, the Reconnaissance Battalions and it various types, the engineer, Signals, Field Replacement, Battalions, the Divisional Services, and the Ost Company. The “New Model” Division of 1943. There is an extensive introduction explaining the subordinate units of the Division, as well as an appendix on German names, titles and ranks. An index of names of those individuals mentioned in the text which has been annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included.

210 x295mm ii + 156 pages, 60 ills

ISBN 978-0-85420-192-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-197-6 Softback Edition £19.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 8 DIVISIONS [PART 3] by N Terry & L Cole

Infantry Divisions 112-204. A narrative of the Division’s campaigns, list of Commanding Generals and Operations Officers, the Division’s superior formation during its campaigns. A detailed listing of the Division’s subordinate units and their developments. Includes the evolution of the Infantry Division, equipment and establishment tables of 1939, The Infantry & Artillery Regiment, the Reconnaissance Battalions and it various types, the engineer, Signals, Field Replacement, Battalions, the Divisional Services, and the Ost Company. The “New Model” Division of 1943. There is an extensive introduction explaining the subordinate units of the Division, as well as an appendix on German names, titles and ranks. An index of names of those individuals mentioned in the text which has been annotated indicating those who received the Knight’s Cross. In addition, where known, the formation’s sign is included

210x295mm. ii + 156 pages, 60 ills

ISBN 978-0-85420-163-7 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-198-X Softback Edition £19.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 9 DIVISIONS [PART 4] by Leo Niehorster & Lowry Cole

Infantry Divisions 205-258 Includes campaign narrative, list of commanding generals & operations officers.

210 x 295mm, i + 153 pages, 82 ills

ISBN 978-0-85420-163-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-198-3 Softback Edition £19.99

 

THE GERMAN ARMY 1939-1945: VOLUME 10 DIVISIONS [PART 5] by Leo Niehorster & Lowry Cole [in preparation]

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS - RITTERKREUZ : GERMAN & AXIS ARMED FORCES 1939-1945

by David Lyne-Gordon

 

A new series that lists the recipients of the highest award that was bestowed on members of the German Armed Forces - Army - Kriegsmarine - Luftwaffe - Waffen SS in World War II. There were 7156 recipients of the Knight’s Cross, and of the higher grades 873 of Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, 156 of the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves & Swords, 27 of the Knight’s Cross with Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds, 1 of the Knight’s Cross with Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds. Of the recipients, 64% were members of the German Army, 4% members of the Kriegsmarine, 39% the Luftwaffe, 6% the Waffen SS. In addition the award was presented to a number of foreigners. Each volume in this series will in general terms reflect this. The author has spent many years painstakingly researching the subject. He provides details of each recipient’s military career, the ranks and positions held, with dates, also other decorations and awards received. This is the first time such information has been made available.

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 1

Includes 96 Army, 24 Kriegsmarine, 48 Luftwaffe, 28 Waffen SS, 4 non-German :

210x295mm xiii + 220 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-168-6 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-173-0 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 2

Includes 94 Army, 7 Kriegsmarine, 38 Luftwaffe, 7 Waffen SS, 4 non Germans :

210x295mm x + 180 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-178-5 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-183-9 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 3

94 Army, 7 Kriegsmarine, 36 Air Force, 7 Waffen SS, 2 non Germans :

210x295mm.210X295mm vii + 191 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-200-3 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-205-8 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 4

Includes 90 Army, 8 Kriegsmarine, 39 Air Force, 10 Waffen SS, 3 non Germans. :

210x295mm xxii + 180 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-210-2 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-215-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 5

97 Army, 10 Kriegsmarine, 28 Luftwaffe, 7 Waffen SS, 2 non Germans :

210x295mm vii + 205 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-201-0 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-206-5 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 6

90 Army, 19 Kriegsmarine, 16 Luftwaffe, 10 Waffen SS, 2 non-Germans :

210x295mm vi + 170 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-246-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-256-0 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 7

84 Army, 9 Kriegsmarine, 41 Luftwaffe, 20 Waffen SS :

210x295mm iii + 167 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-048-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-053-5 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 8

66 Army, 22 Kriegsmarine, 40 Waffen SS, 12 non-German.:

210x295mm iii + 144 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-058-0 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-063-4 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 9

104 Army, 44 Luftwaffe, 8 Kriegsmarine, 11 Waffen SS, 1 non German :

210x295nn v + 113 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-213-3 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-218-8 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 10

81 Army, 52 Luftwaffe, 15 Kriegsmarine, 9 Waffen SS. :

210x295mm iv + 168 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-980-4 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-985-9 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 11

74 Army, 37 Luftwaffe, 6 Kriegsmarine, 9 Waffen SS, 4 non-German :

210x295mm vi + 131 pages

ISBN 987-0-85420-312-3 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-317-8 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 12

54 Army, 33 Luftwaffe 5 Kriegsmarine, 16 Waffen SS, 5 non-German

210x295mm viii + 112 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-981-1 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-986-6 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 13

53 Army, 29 Luftwaffe, 5 Kriegsmarine, 7 Waffen SS, 6 non-German :

210x295mm vi + 110 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-794-7 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-799-2 Softback Edition £29.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 14

53 Army, 31 Luftwaffe, 7 Kriegsmarine, 4 Waffen SS :

210x295mm, vi + 110 pages

ISBN 978-0-85420-688-9 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-689-6 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 15 [in preparation]

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 16 [in preparation]

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS 1939-1945: Volume 16 [in preparation]

 

“AND YET YOU HAVE CONQUERED” Notable Recipients of the Blood Order - Blut Orden

by David Lyne-Gordon

 

One of the most coveted Decorations of the Thirds Reich. Instituted by Adolf Hitler to commemorate the events of 9 November 1923. Originally the award could only be given to those who participated in the 9 November 1923 Beer Hall Putsch and had also been a member, without a break, of the NSDAP or one of its organisations from that date until 1 January 1932. On 30 May 1938 the conditions for eligibility for the award were altered to include those who had given outstanding service to the NSDAP during the “Time of Struggle”. In addition it could be awarded to those who had during the “Time of Struggle” been given a death sentence which had later been commuted to life imprisonment, served in prison for a least one year for political crimes, or been seriously wounded or killed in the service of the NSDAP - this last qualification enable Reinhard Heydrich to be given the award after his assassination in 1942.

 

“AND YET YOU HAVE CONQUERED” Notable Recipients of the Blood Order :Volume 1

111 selected recipients - Where known, includes details of other decorations, ranks and positions held, membership numbers to party organisations.

210x295mm xiv + 119 pages, 4 ills

ISBN 978-0-85420-295-9 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-211-9 Softback Edition £19.99

 

“AND YET YOU HAVE CONQUERED” Notable Recipients of the Blood Order : Volume 2 :

210x295mm vi + 133 pages, 1 ill.

ISBN 978-0-85420-226-3 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 0-85420-231-7 Softback Edition £19.99

 

HITLER’S POLITICAL GENERALS: THE GAULEITERS

by David Lyne-Gordon

 

HITLER’S POLITICAL GENERALS: THE GAULEITERS: Volume I

The “Paladins of the Third Reich”. For the first time in English a record of the Nazi officials, personally appointed by Hitler to control a region of Germany, they were the most important individual in the area they controlled and were a direct representative of Hitler. First appointments were made in the 1920s and in all there were 42 Gau plus the Auslandsorganisation. Much of the information on these Nazi Party officials is obscure. Where available information is provided on their military service in WW.I., and the ranks and positions they held within the Party . Some such as Goebbels, Terboven, Streicher, Ley, Sauckel, were notorious, many held SS or SA ranks. Some appear briefly and then seem to vanish without trace. But all of them were committed Nazis and most played a vital role in the organisation and control of the Nazi state:

210x295mm xvii + 149 pages, map, col ills, 4 b/w photos

ISBN 978-0-85420-227-0 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-054-2 Softback Edition £19.99

 

HITLER’S POLITICAL GENERALS: THE GAULEITERS & REICHLEITERS: Volume 2 :

210x295mm xii + 131 pages, col ills, 4 b/w photos

ISBN 978-0-85420-283-6 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-288-9 Softback Edition £19.99

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS OF THE GERMAN WAR SERVICE CROSS : RITTERKREUZ ZUM KRIEGSVERDIENSTKREUZ

by David Lyne-Gordon

 

KNIGHT’S CROSS OF THE GERMAN WAR SERVICE CROSS: Volume I

Some 200 individuals were awarded this decoration for service to the Third Reich - effectively the non-combatant version of the Knight’s Cross - the recipients ranged from train drivers, policemen, firemen, scientists, doctors, artists and top government officials, who had been deemed to have given extraordinary meritorious service. :

210x295mm xii + 150 pages, 3 col & 7 b/w ills

ISBN 978-0-85420-018-4 Hardback Edition £32.99

ISBN 978-0-85420-019-1 Softback Edition £19.99

 

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