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Wenn Alle Brüder Schweigen / When All Our Brothers Are Silent - Grosser Bildband über die Waffen-SS. 596 Pages!

Published by the Association of Soldiers of the Former Waffen-SS.
ISBN 3921242215.
Hardcover with dust jacket. Dust Jacket in used condition with some tape.

First published in 1973, this book is the most comprehensive collection of photographs ever assembled in one volume showing the Waffen-SS in combat, and is the classic photo history of the Waffen-SS, the fourth branch of the Wehrmacht. Over 1000 photos with detailed captions in German and English chronicle the most controversial and maligned elite fighting force of all time.

From a strength of 18,000 Germans in 1939, the Waffen-SS grew in strength to over 900,000 by the end of 1944, encompassing every European nationality within its ranks. Organized into some 40 Waffen-SS Divisions, seven of them were Panzer (armored), eight were Panzergrenadier (armored-infantry), sixteen infantry, six mountain and three horse cavalry. First organized under the strictest guidelines in the 1930s, the SS-VT or Special Disposal Troops were so called because they were at the disposition of Adolf Hitler exclusively. Originally raised only from Germans, the crusade against Communism on the Eastern Front saw all European volunteers welcomed to their ranks. And volunteer they did, from every nation in Europe, evolving to become, by the end of the war, the first pan-European army, fighting on all fronts for the cause of a shared European ideal.

Numerous judgements have been passed on the Waffen-SS since the end of the Second World War. It is indisputable that many works about the Waffen-SS have been heavily prejudiced by an antipathy which is politically motivated, even among the so-called "scholarly." But an objective assessment is difficult to attain if one lacks personal (actual) experiences of the war and of the battles fought. What person can presume to understand men who were for months and even years ordered from one battle to another, each day risking their lives, unless that person has himself also known action in combat? A whole universe of experience lies between the battlefront and the peaceful struggles of middle-class existence, to say nothing of the stillness of "scholarly" study. This book answers many of the worst of the critics' accusations.

The surviving veterans themselves, who make up the Association of Soldiers of the Former Waffen-SS, donated hundreds of previously unpublished photos from their private collections for the production of this book. This was done in order that the reader might "walk among the soldiers" as they performed their numerous duties under all conditions and circumstances, mostly in combat. This book of photos shows the way the men really were then, fifty-five or more years ago. At the same time, the pictures convey impressions of the extraordinary historical events in which the men found themselves as front-line soldiers in the most intense struggle in military history. At the forefront of all fighting fronts, no military organization has ever covered itself with such glory, and paid so dearly for it. Over one-fourth became casualties during the war, with countless others added to the list after the war in retribution by vindictive victorious enemies whom they had bettered on the battlefield. It is difficult to imagine such a combat record ever being equalled. This is that record, in over 1,100 photos, with detailed captions.

Code: 50286

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Paul Metz Mussertman aan het Oostfront - Zeldzaam boekje

Dutch waffen-SS diary published in 2005.
Deze eerste druk uit 2005 is nog in een goede staat en is voorzien van het originele stofomslag.
Dit is het dagboek van Paul Metz die in 1941 en 1942 met het Vrijwilligers Legioen Nederland aan het Oostfront vocht waar hij was ingedeeld bij de 3e Companie. Hij sneuvelde op 10 augustus 1942 aan zijn verwondingen.

Het oorlogsdagboek van Paul Metz is een bijzonder document. Op het Nederlands Instituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie (NIOD) worden veel dagboeken uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog bewaard, maar de meeste zijn van gewone Nederlanders, niet van oorlogsvrijwilligers Legioen Nederland. De waarde van Metz’ dagboek, dat ook bij het NIOD berust, is meerdere mensen opgevallen. Al in 1946 werden zijn oorlogsaantekeningen door een advocate opgemerkt. Zij kwam de beduimelde schriftjes tegen in de boedel van een overleden NSB-er en besloot ze naar de net opgerichte Oorlogsdocumentatie te sturen. In 1954 werd een gedeelte, weliswaar anomien, gepubliceerd in Dagboekfragmenten 1940-1945.

Een paar jaar geleden trokken Metz’ geschriften opnieuw de aandacht. Gerard Groeneveld maakte er gebruik van voor zijn boek Kriegsberichter. Nederlandse SS-oorlogsverslaggevers 1941-1945 uit 2004. Op Groenevelds initiatief is dit dagboek als een op zichzelf staande historische bron uitgegeven. Hij heeft het fraai uitgevoerde boek bezorgd en voorzien van een interessante inleiding. Een fotokatern met vooroorlogse foto’s van Metz en frontkiekjes gemaakt door zijn vriend Joop Capelle vormen een waardevolle aanvulling op de tekst.

Code: 50285

50.00 EUR


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Restrike of Medal - Audacia Felix. Commemorating the invention of the air balloon in 1783, struck by order of King Louis XVI.

Medal, Audacia Felix. Commemorating the invention of the air balloon in 1783, struck by order of King Louis XVI.
Bronze; 51mm diameter.
Year: 1784.
Sculptor: ?
Obverse: representations of the Montgolfier fire balloon and also an air balloon. Text: AERA PERMEARUNT XXI NOV L.F. D'ARLANDES ET F. PILATRE I DEC J.A.C. Charles et M.N. ROBERT ANNO MDCCLXXXIII.
Reverse: circle of stars, text: PATEFACTO PER AERA ITINERE A JOSEPHO ET STEPHANO MONTGOLFIER V. JUNII MDCCLXXXIII, REI MEMORIAM POSTERITATI TRADI JUSSIT LUDIVICUS XVI, ANNO MDCCLXXXIV.
Struck in commemoration of the Journey of Joseph and Stephen Montgolfier on the 5th June, 1783, as a remembrance to posterity by order of Louis XVI. 1784.
Fortunate is he who attempts audacious things.

The restrike is dated 1983

Code: 50234

50.00 EUR


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UNIQUE - Dutch M95 'Bloktas' set and waist belt (all with Identical numbers)

This unique number identical set is in a very good condition. The leather is still flexible.
Both ammo pouches are marked with a CM (Centraal Magazijn) 1916 stamp. The waist belt is not marked with a CM stamp but is marked with the same number as the pouches.
One of the ammo pouches (left side pouch) has a special compartment for the rifle key on the outside, this key is not present.
All items are made of thick brown leather. The ammo pouches have room for 12 clips of 5 cartridges each for the Dutch Mannlicher / Hembrug M95 carabine or rifle.
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Deze uniek nummergelijke set verkeert in een zeer goede staat. Het leer is nog goed en flexibel.
Beide munitietassen zijn gemerkt met een CM (Centraal Magazijn) 1916 stempel. De koppelriem is niet gemerkt met een CM-stempel maar is gemarkeerd met hetzelfde nummer als de munitietassen.
Een van de munitietassen (linker) heeft aan de buitenkant een speciaal vakje voor de geweersleutel, deze sleutel is niet aanwezig.
Alle items zijn gemaakt van dik bruin leer. De munitietassen bieden plaats aan 12 clips van elk 5 patronen voor de Nederlandse Mannlicher / Hembrug M95 karabijn of geweer.

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UNIQUE - Dutch M95 'Bloktas' set and waist belt (all with Identical numbers)

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Flight logbook and aerial photographs of partisan supply

Flightbook of F/Sgt. Wireless Operator J.A. Moffat 31 Sqn. and 37 Sgn.
40 Operational flights - 14 supply droppings to partisans, 25 bombing flights, 1 flight for mine laying.
Lots of comments.
All flights in Liberators.

1 Flightbook
15 Areal photographs
1 Portrait photo
1 Press photo

The description below consists of the following:
1 No. operational flight.
2 Date of the flight.
3 Aircraft number.
4 Commentary on the flight.

Total War Operations: 40 - 17 Operations with 31 Sgn.
1 21-okt-1941 L.201 Marshalling yards Maribor. 10-1000 LBS. No Flak D.C.O.
2 4-nov-1944 L.201 Supply Dropping to Partisans Yogoslavia. 12x300LBS containers
3 4-nov-1944 Y.205 Supply Dropping to Partisans Yogoslavia. 12x300LBS containers
4 5-nov-1944 Y.206 Supply Dropping to Partisans Yogoslavia. 12x300LBS containers
5 7-nov-1944 L.201 Bombing marshalling yards Sarajevo. Yugoslavia 11x1000LBS Heavy flak. Holed in nose.
6 10-nov-1944 L.201 Supply Dropping to Partisans Northern Italy Returned to base with u/s Altimeter
7 16-nov-1944 L.201 Supply Dropping to Partisans North West Italy. 12x300LBS containers
8 18-nov-1944 L.201 Bombing marshalling yards Sarajevo. Yugoslavia. Flak inaccurate 10x1000LBS
9 19-nov-1944 G.158 Bombing bridge and German troop concentrations - Podgurica - Yugoslavia 11x1000LBS Light flak inaccurate
10 22-nov-1944 L.201 Bombing marshalling yards szombathely - Hungary 12x500LBS. Night fighters seen, no attacks made
11 24-nov-1944 M.952 Supply Dropping to Partisans North East Yugoslavia. 12x350LBS containers. Fighter flares seen but no attacks made
Total War Operations: 40 - 23 Operations with 37 Sgn.
12 27-dec-1944 C.246 Supply dropping Yugoslav partisans - 12 containers
13 29-dec-1944 C.246 Supply dropping Yugoslav partisans - 12 containers
14 15-jan-1945 J.407 Supply Dropping to Partisans N.E. Italy. 12x300LBS containers, not dropped 10/10 cloud over target
15 18-jan-1945 H.245 Supply Dropping to Partisans N.E. Italy. 12x300LBS. Supplies dropped
16 20-jan-1945 L.280 Bombing Marshalling yards at Udine, N.E. Italy 8x1000LBS 2x500LBS Target bombed
17 26-jan-1945 J.407 Supply Dropping to Partisans Yogoslavia. 12x300LBS containers. Supplies dropped
18 1-dec-1945 J.407 Bombing naval stores and harbour instalations at "Pola". Unable to identify target through 10/10 clouds. Bombes jettisoned in sea
19 3-feb-1945 J.407 Supply dropping to partisans North-West Yogoslavia. 12 containers. Supplies dropped in target area
20 7-feb-1945 J.407 Supply dropping to partisans North-West Yogoslavia. Supplies dropped in target area
21 8-feb-1945 J.407 Bombed west marshalling yards at Verona, Northern Italy. 8x1000LBS and 2x500LBS. Very little activity
22 13-feb-194 J.407 Bombed marshalling yards at Graz, Austria 8x1000LBS Excellent bombing results Slight opposition
OpsDate No. Remarks
23 16-feb-1945 H.245 Bombing dock and harbour installations at Fiume. North East Italy. 8x1000LBS, light flak
24 21-feb-1945 B Bombing ammunition depot and mine stores al "Pola" North Eastern Italy. Excellent bombing results. Explosions seen. Heavy accurate flak. Bomb load 8x1000LBS 2x500LBS
25 23-feb-1945 J.407 Bombing marshalling yards at Verona, Northern Italy Bomb load 10x5000LBS incendiary clusters. Target left burning very little flak
26 25-feb-1945 J.407 Supply dropping to partisans northern yugoslavia. Dropped 12 containers
27 1-mrt-1945 J.407 Bombing shipping and jetty N.E.Pola 12x500LBS. Target obscured by cloud. Bombs Jettisoned in sea.
28 3-mrt-1945 J.407 Mine laying in the canale Di Fasana N.E.Italy. 6 mines dropped. 400 feet A successful operation.
29 5-mrt-1945 J.407 Bombing marshalling yards at Graz (Austria) 12x500LBS. Cloud over target, Bombs not dropped. Slight flak over target,
30 10-mrt-1945 G.240 Bombing marshalling yards and rolling stock at Brucks (Austria) 4x1000LBS 8x500LBS. Little flak
31 21-mrt-1945 H Bombing marshalling yards and rolling stock at Novska Yugoslavia 2x1000LBS 10x500LBS. Flak over target. Good bombing results observed
32 22-mrt-1945 K Bombing marshalling yards and rolling stock at Villach (Austria) 2x1000LBS 10x500LBS. Light flak over target.
33 25-mrt-1945 D Bombing marshalling yards at Villach (Austria) 2x1000LBS 10x500LBS. Light flak excellent bombing.
34 31-mrt-1945 A Bombing marshalling yards at Graz (Austria) 12x500LBS. Little flak
35 3-apr-1945 G Bombing marshalling yards at Novska Yugoslavia. Little flak
36 8-apr-1945 L Bombing marshalling yards at Trento N.E. Italy. Slight opposition
37 10-apr-1945 A Bombing marshalling yards. Early return,
38 11-apr-1945 A Bombing enemy troop concentrations. Excellent bombing
39 15-apr-1945 A Bombing marshalling yards at Villach Austria. 10/10 cloud unable to bomb target
40 16-apr-1945 C Bombing enemy positions at casalecchio in support of army. Excellent bombing


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Code: 50282

750.00 EUR


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Flight logbook and aerial photographs of partisan supply

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German drivers license - Helmut Unger

German Militär Führerschein, Militär was changed into Wehrmacht
Name: Helmut Unger
Rank: Funker
Unit: Luftnachrichten-Ersatz. Abteilung 11/13
Date of birth: June 25, 1912

Code: 50280

65.00 EUR


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Booklet - Einführung in die Aerodynamik

Flieger-Stabsing. Dipl.-Ing. K. Haarmann
Einführung in die Aerodynamik
Published 1935, Franz Heß Druckerei und Verlag, Braunschweig
Size:147 x 208 mm - 24 pages - 33 drawings
Good condition

Code: 50279

15.00 EUR


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Aerial photo Schiedam (Rotterdam harbor) 15 March 1945

The photo shows Wiltonhaven, Wilhelminahaven and the Nieuwe Maas.
Size: 20 x 23 cm

The photo was made by 542 Sqn., they flew with Supermarine Spitfires.
No. 542 Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron formed as a photographic reconnaissance squadron in World War II.

During the Second World War, Wilton-Fijenoord built several submarines for the German Kriegsmarine. During that time, the yard expanded its workforce from 4,000 to 6,500 people, while other yards in Rotterdam and Schiedam reduced their activities. After the war, the Wilton management was imprisoned for their extensive collaboration.

Image no 2 and 3 clearly shows hits from Allied bombings.
Image no 4.
Aerial photo 1945 along with the situation in google maps in 2020
Image no.5.
Aerial photo 1945 along with the Map of Rotterdam 1: 25000 1st edition 1944 (Army Map Service. U.S. Army. Washington. D.C. 130087 1944.
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De foto toont Wiltonhaven, Wilhelminahaven en de Nieuwe Maas.

Maat: 20 x 23 cm

De foto is gemaakt door 542 Sqn., Ze vlogen met Supermarine Spitfires.
542 Squadron RAF was een Royal Air Force Squadron gevormd als een fotografisch verkenningssquadron in de Tweede Wereldoorlog.

Tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog bouwde Wilton-Fijenoord diverse onderzeeboten voor de Duitse Kriegsmarine. In die tijd breidde de werf het personeelsbestand uit van 4.000 tot 6.500 man, terwijl andere werven in Rotterdam en Schiedam hun activiteiten inkrompen. Na de oorlog werd de Wilton-directie gevangengezet vanwege hun vergaande collaboratie.

Op afbeelding 2 en 3 zijn duidelijk treffers van geallieerde bombardementen te zien.
Afbeelding nr.4. Luchtfoto 1945 samen met de situatie in google maps in 2020
Afbeelding nr.5.
Luchtfoto 1945 samen met de kaart van Rotterdam 1: 25000 1e editie 1944 (Army Map Service. U.S. Army. Washington. D.C. 130087 1944.

Code: 50278

55.00 EUR


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