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  List of German divisions in WWII - Biocrawler
Many of these were divisions that had been mauled on the Russian Front and were sent west to serve as costal defense garrisons until sufficient resources were available to rehabilitate them.
According to Davies, the Cavalry divisions were mounted infantry and the Cossack divisions were "true cavalry", modelled on the Russian cavalry divisions.
Though named Fallschirmjäger ("paratrooper") divisions, most were not actually trained for airdrops, and in practice all operated as ordinary motorized infantry throughout their existence.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/List_of_German_divisions_in_WWII   (2091 words)

  
 German Africa Corps (Erwin Rommel) WW2
In the spring the 5th Light Division was joined by the 15th Panzer Division, though it did not arrive until Rommel had already re-taken most of Cyrenicia and gone back over to the defensive.
For instance, the 5th Light Division had an organization very similar to the 21st Panzer Division, whereas the 164th Light Afrika Division was at first a partially motorized infantry division and never had any tanks at all.
Various German divisions in Africa occasionally reorganized or re-equipped without a change of name, or conversely were redesignated with a new name without any substantial reorganization.
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/africacorps.htm   (877 words)

  
  GI -- World War II Commemoration
In the first phase the German Army was to engage the Soviet main force as close to the western border of the Soviet Union as possible, cut it up by encircling movements, and destroy it and so prevent the Russians from fighting a delaying action across the vast spaces of their country.
Hitler instructed the German Army of Norway to be prepared to occupy the Petsamo region and to conduct an offensive from Finland to cut the Murmansk (Kirov) Railroad.
German estimates, which were approximately correct, placed the total initial strength of the Soviet Army at 203 divisions and 46 motorized or armored brigades.
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 Books on WW2 German Uniforms and Equipment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Divisions (Men-at-Arms 401) by Gordon Williamson -- Despite being disdained by the German Army's professional officer corps, the military branch of the Nazi SS security organisation grew from an initial strength of only a handful of battalions at the outbreak of war in 1939 to hundreds of thousands of troops in dozens of divisions.
'Nederland' divisions -- to the Bosnian Muslims of the anti-partisan 13.
German Commanders of World War II (1) Army (Elite 118) by Gordon Williamson -- This first of two studies examines the careers and illustrates the appearance and uniforms of 19 of the German Army's leading field commanders in World War II.
www.reenactor.net /ww2/ww2_readlist-3germ.html   (5549 words)

  
 THE GERMAN CAMPAIGN IN THE BALKANS (SPRING 1941): PART I
German forces were to participate in the final phase of the operation, and the Army High Command was instructed to prepare the necessary forces—approximately one panzer corps--desert warfare.
As a result of this conversation the German military mission was reinforced by the transfer of the 16th Panzer Division to Romania during the second half of December.
By 9 March the advance detachments of the leading infantry divisions had arrived at the Greek-Bulgarian border, and the 5th and 11th Panzer Divisions were fully assembled in their designated areas within fifty miles of the Turkish-Bulgarian border.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/wwii/balkan/20_260_1.htm   (8804 words)

  
 List of German divisions in WWII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
German infantry divisions had a variety of designations and specializations, though numbered in a single series.
Many of these were divisions that had been mauled on the Russian Front and were sent west to serve as coastal defense garrisons until sufficient resources were available to rehabilitate them.
According to Davies, the Cavalry divisions were mounted infantry and the Cossack divisions were "true cavalry", modelled on the Russian cavalry divisions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Waffen-SS_Order_of_Battle   (2028 words)

  
 WWII Page
The unstoppable 3rd was the first allied unit to enter Germany, the first to capture a German town (Roetgen), and the first to breach the infamous Siegfried Line.
When it was all over, the division's artillery officer reported that 490,021 rounds of 105mm ammunition had been fired between D-Day and VE Day, more than any other division in the European theater.
Several WWII prisoners of war are seeking restitution from rich Japanese corporations that profited from their slave labor.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration
Just when German troops were most deeply committed in the west and Hitler could not prevent Soviet expansion, the Kremlin used military pressure to incorporate the three Baltic states in the Soviet Union (June 15-Aug. 6, 1940).
The German invasion of the USSR in June gave the Japanese more certain assurance than the neutrality pact that Matsuoka had concluded in Moscow on April 13 that Japan could advance toward the south without concern for the possibility of Soviet action in Manchuria.
During the week before the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, Churchill advised Roosevelt of his intention to aid the Soviets when the German attack fell, and Roosevelt promised his support.
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 Deutsche Reichsbahn - The German State Railway in WWII
One result of German prioritization or scheduling efforts were that trains of a lower ranking often had to wait on side tracks or in yards until its movement priority level once again permitted it to proceed.
German norms called for the rails to be attached with an angled washer/base plate and screw type tie-downs.
German locomotive and wagon types used: In short, if it ran on the tracks - it was put into service by the Germans - regardless of who the previous owner may have been or what shape the wagon in question was in.
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 German 243rd Static Infantry Division information - Search.com
The 243rd Static Infantry Division was raised in July 1943.
It was stationed in the Cotentin Peninsula when the Allies invaded in June 1944, and destroyed in the Battle of Normandy, with its last elements lost in the fall of Cherbourg.
Division (military), Military unit, List of German divisions in WWII
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 List of German divisions in WWII Information
Many of these were divisions that had been mauled on the Russian Front and were sent west to serve as coastal defense garrisons until sufficient resources were available to rehabilitate them.
29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Italian), not related to the 1st Russian division with the same number.
33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Charlemagne (1st French), not related to the 33rd Waffen Cavalry Division of the SS
www.bookrags.com /Waffen-SS_Order_of_Battle   (2116 words)

  
 List of German divisions in WWII - Wikipedia
Though named Fallschirmjäger ("paratrooper") divisions, most were not actually trained for airdrops, and in practice most operated as ordinary infantry throughout their existence.
Luftwaffe Field Divisions were ordinary infantry divisions organized from Luftwaffe personnel made available after mid-war due to the manpower crunch.
29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Italian), formed after the disbanding of the 29th "1st Russian" division.
ro.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_German_divisions_in_WWII#Name_elements_not_usually_translated   (2176 words)

  
 List of German divisions in WWII - Definition, explanation
List of German divisions in WWII - Definition, explanation
The major variations are as follows: ;Fortress (Festung): Divisions of non-standard organization used to garrison critical sites.
;Division Nummer: A sort of placeholder division, with a number (Nummer) and staff but few if any combat assets.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/l/li/list_of_german_divisions_in_wwii.php   (2156 words)

  
 Books on American Uniforms and Equipment
By VJ-Day, 2 September 1945, a total of 8.3 million had served in an army which had risen to a stable strength of 91 divisions, and which had fought in Europe, Africa and Asia.
The Army's contribution to the ground war against Japan--20 divisions and numerous smaller units--has tended to be overshadowed by the dramatic exploits of the much smaller Marine Corps.
It was the Mediterranean theatre which saw the blooding of the US Army - and Generals Eisenhower and Patton - against the German Wehrmacht, in North Africa in winter 1943/44.
www.reenactor.net /ww2/ww2_readlist-3ami.html   (629 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Infantry Aces: The German Soldier in Combat in WWII (Stackpole Military History): The German Soldier in ...
The 12th SS: The History of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division: v.
This is an authentic account of German infantry aces, common foot soldiers who were thrust into a blazing maelstrom of bloody horror the world had never seen.
Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII: v.
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 List of wars - Wars in History
List of Allies World War 1 WW 2
Pre/Post WW2 USSR Russia Planes - List of Aircraft
Pre/Post WW2 SWEDEN Planes - List of Aircraft
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/List_of_wars_Wars_in_History.htm   (1160 words)

  
 HyperWar: U.S. Navy in World War II
Giving naming conventions and links to lists of all ships for each type--which list ships by classes, with descriptions and links to pages for individual ships--giving profile, characteristics, history, and photographs of the ship.
A Department of the Navy reference publication which describes the naming of decks and divisions and the numbering of frames and compartments, as well as providing a glossary of terms and a list of abbreviations used on blueprints.
Listing ships by type and class, with descriptions and links to pages for individual ships--giving profile, characteristics, history, and photographs of the ship.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN   (974 words)

  
 World War two
bravest of the brave: The 3rd Infantry Division
20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Hungarian Waffen-SS
The 351st Bomb Group in WWII a History
www.historyofwaronline.com /WW2-6.html   (98 words)

  
 German WW2 Bombers: Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka was the most famous Sturzkampfflugzeug (German dive bomber) in World War II, instantly recognisable by its inverted gull-wings and fixed undercarriage.
The Stuka's design included some innovative features, including an automatic pull-up system to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot fled out from the high acceleration, and wind-powered sirens on the wheel covers that wailed during dives to scare its victims.
The Germans learned in the Battle of Britain that air superiority must be obtained before ground attack aircraft could be effectively used.
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/ju87.htm   (444 words)

  
 AddALL.com - Payoff Artillery-Wwii: The Wide Ranging Combat of the Battalion That Fought Under Five Armies and Eight ...
The European Theatre of Operations is viewed by the artillery battalion which was attached to eight divisions & whose terrain varied from the left flank to the right flank of U.S. forces.
In this wartime experiment, the men were sent directly to their wartime assignments from the reception center.
The Millen Castle Affair on the Dutch-German border terminated the careers of 35 senior German officers.
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For a Dealership that Specializes in German and Foreign Cars, Call Us.
German Graduate Program: MA, PhD Georgetown University/Washington DC
Quickly Find German Translation Service Providers in Our Directory.
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 Books about WWII for adults
This list is not a complete list but just a starting place.
Panzer : The Illustrated History of German Armour in WWII
The Red Bluff Navy: A WWII Memoir of the Naval Air Transport Command FSU #9
www.fsu.edu /~ww2/Books%20(adults).htm   (1004 words)

  
 ELITE GERMAN DIVISIONS IN WWII :: Ground Forces :: THIRD REICH :: Landmark Military Books
ELITE GERMAN DIVISIONS IN WWII :: Ground Forces :: THIRD REICH :: Landmark Military Books
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A J Press - Guns and Tanks
www.landmarkmilitarybooks.com /ELITE-GERMAN-DIVISIONS-IN-WWII-pr-927.html   (102 words)

  
 LIST OF RAF PLANES WW2; Fighter; Bomber; Jet-fighter; Transport; Carrier-based; Recon; Patrol; Seaplane; Dive Bomber
LIST OF RAF PLANES WW2; Fighter; Bomber; Jet-fighter; Transport; Carrier-based; Recon; Patrol; Seaplane; Dive Bomber
LIST OF BRITISH ROYAL AIR FORCE PLANES WW2
Battle of the Coral Sea, 7-8 May 1942
www.battle-fleet.com /pw/his/UK_GB_British_ww2_planes_list_fighter_bomber.htm   (445 words)

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