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Excellent article on German 10th and 14th Armies at Anzio

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Found this piece of an article series via following a Flckr post of a badly shot up Sherman at Anzio. This is a translation of the German orders for those units, has a good, expandable situation map, details what was where, who was relieving whom and when, supply situation, who composed the opposition and where, casualty returns from both sides, operational orders and tons more, including some good pics added by the OP to enhance the translated trove.. Pure researcher gold, especially in terms of understanding the German perceptions of the situation and for selecting suitable ground for creating historically credible engagements!

https://www.eucmh.be/2018/11/22/anzio-italy-1944-the-german-10-and-14-armies-4/

Regards,

John Kettler

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You're welcome, guys.

Here's a great one from the same site on the Italian Army. Most of the article is indeed about matters at that lofty level, but the CM value lies in a trove of largish pics, some in period color, covering everything from a sentry through mortar team, Bersaglieri, Alpini, airborne, IG and crew, flak, AFVs and even trucks, clear down to the Red Devil hand grenade and Brixia projectile. The grenade cum projectile appears to be full size. My favorite pic is the first one, which features a formidably protected ATG.

https://www.eucmh.be/2019/09/19/the-italian-army-in-ww-2-turnbow/

Regards,

John Kettler

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Yeah, great stuff, John. Thanks. Articles on German 10th and 14th Army (in total 8 articles) are almost better than an entire book. The other articles are also very much worth reading. This Belgian gentleman knows what he's doing. +1

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Aragorn2002,

You're way ahead of me in your reading there, and your assessment of the value of that author's work is mind-blowing. Concur ref quality of work and encourage you to post there and tell him so.

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John Kettler

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Very nice, but would be more helpful without all units names sometimes translated too literally to English, e.g. I believe "Demonstration" here would be "Lehr" and "Projector" would be "Werfer".  Presumably this is translated material from US archives?  Shame he doesn't provide proper documentation.

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