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Hi all

 

I'm looking for some recommendations please regards information on the TO&E WW2 composition of Platoons, Brigades, Battlegroups, Divisions, etc. Mainly British, US, German and Russian i am interested in. I would if possible prefer something that has a little background along with a visual chart/pictures/schematic.

 

Does anyone know any single volume book that covers all of the above, or a series of books? Also interested in web sites etc

 

Thanks for any suggestions

 

slippy

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This site is one of the better ones now:
https://www.battleorder.org/uk-rifle-co-1944

 

BayonetStrength used to be the most solid web source for this, but the site fell over at some point. I think he's trying to put it back together though:
http://www.bayonetstrength.uk/


The first site lists their sources, so that's where I'd go for anything deeper.

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Panzertruppen Volumes 1 and 2 for German Tanks. It covers everything you need to know about their tanks including TO&E, lot's of charts, graphs, pictures and battle reports from war diaries and after action reports. The books are very well done and are high quality.

Panzertruppen: The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germanys Tank Force 1933-1942 (Schiffer military history) (v. 1)

Panzertruppen 2: The Complete Guide to the Creation & Combat Employment of Germany's Tank Force ¥ 1943-1945/Formations ¥ Organizations ¥ Tactics Combat Reports ¥ Unit Strengths ¥ Statistics

Companion to the Red Army. Has lists and charts of how many men, guns, types of guns tanks etc.. for divisions, brigades and squads. 

https://www.amazon.com/Companion-Army-1939-1945-Steven-Zaloga/dp/0752454757/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1581686828&sr=8-1

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Bookwise, I've got one called "Handbook On German Military Forces"" put out by the U.S. War Department which covers 1039-1945.
It has a TON of German TOEs in it along with a plethora of other stuff such as weaponry and equipment. 
  Amazon has it here, along with other sellers covering a range from ten dollars (used)  up to about 60 (new).
I've found it quite useful over the years.
  Here's the Amazon link:
https://smile.amazon.com/Handbook-German-Military-Forces-Department/dp/0807116297/ref=sr_1_1?crid=M3HMRZT00BGJ&keywords=handbook+on+german+military+forces&qid=1581716307&sprefix=german+handbook+of+mili%2Caps%2C174&sr=8-1

 

Regards, Odd

 

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