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 This second book in the ‘Panzers Normandie 44 Serie’ tells the hitherto unpublished history of the SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 ‘Das Reich’ in the battle of Normandy.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

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