Sunday, 13 November 2016

Panzer IV der 5. Panzer-Division, Polen

Panzer IV der 5. Panzer-Division mit Wappen vorne und Kennung "22" in Staszow, Polen, September 1939



Gebirgsjäger anschauen Vormarsch Panzer III und IV, vermutlich der 11. Panzer-Division, in Russland


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Befehlspanzer V "Panther" (Turmnummer "01") der Division "Großdeutschland";

Rumänien.- Oberst Willi Langkeit (Eichenlaubträger; 2 v.l.) mit Offizieren in Deckung vor einem Befehlspanzer V "Panther" (Turmnummer "01") der Division "Großdeutschland"; KBZ Hgr Südukraine


Russland-Süd.- Oberst Karl Lorenz, Kommandeur des Regiments "Großdeutschland" mit Soldaten vor Befehlspanzer V "Panther" Ausf. A (Turmnummer "0"); KBZ HG Südukraine


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Reichsrundfunk interview with German tank ace SS-Obersturmführer Michael Wittmann shortly after the Battle of Villers-Bocage

Interview with German tank ace SS-Obersturmführer Michael Wittmann. Recorded for the Reichsrundfunk on the evening of the 13th of June 1944 (shortly after the Battle of Villers-Bocage) by SS War Correspondent Dieter Menninger (subtitled)

 This interview is also re-transcribed in the new Villers-Bocage book from Heimdal - most of the stuff you can read about the battle makes reference to the radio interview given by the man immediately afterwards - this is it. The book is 'Villers-Bocage : Autopsie d'une Bataille' by Frederic Deprun & Yann Jouault ( ISBN 9.782840.483847 )

 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

"Panzers Normandie 44" series - Pz.Rgt 2 DR



Latest tome from Stephan Cazenave at Maranes Editions, the Pz.Rgt 2  'Das Reich' book - 160 sumptuous pages. This second book in the ‘Panzers Normandie 44 Serie’ tells the hitherto unpublished history of the SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 ‘Das Reich’ in the battle of Normandy. Numerous first hand reports from Fritz Langanke, Ernst Barkmann and more, almost 300 photos and documents, maps and colour profiles make this a definitive work on the subject. The author writes on the jacket back cover that only some 10 photos through summer 1944 of the Pz.Rgt 2 DR were known hitherto.. I read somewhere that just producing the jacket alone costs the publisher 20 euros per book so they are not cheap. To order or for more information email Marie at maranes.editions@gmail.com



Cazenave's previous tome devoted to the Pz. Rgt 12 HJ is here


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

SdKfz Zugmaschine FAMO Halbkette




Panzer Halbkette Artillerie Geschütz Schlepper Wehrmacht Zugmaschine SdKfz