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Well, you're quoting half the blog's article, so it is quite hard to pinpoint what you're looking for.

So, from memory, I used:
* Zetterling's Normandy 1944: German Military Organization, Combat Power & Organizational Effectiveness (a.k.a The Bible about German troops in Normandy)
* Niehorster's OOB
* Jean-Luc Leleu's La Waffen-SS: Soldats Politiques en Guerre
* Eddy Florentin's Stalingrad en Normandie
Nicolas Mengus' Histoires extraordinaires de Malgré-Nous

I'll add more if I remember any.

Thank you kindly for your reply.


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Noticed something you posted over on the Steam forum,just to be that guy... Unlike the 1st SS & 2nd SS, the 3rd SS retained it's Tiger company till the end of the war.


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Unlike the 1st SS & 2nd SS, the 3rd SS retained it's Tiger company till the end of the war.
OK, good to know.
I confess I'm not a specialist about this division, so I admit I might be wrong about that one: I knew it was the case for 1. & 2., so I assumed it was the same for 3. SS.

I stand corrected.
TIL :)


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Dear Madmat,

What is your actual source for the disheartened Volkdeutsche being pressed into the ranks? In Rudolf Lehmans The Leibstandarte Vol. IV/1 it says that the replacements came from new recruits of the class of 1926, along with disbanded Luftwaffe units, from the Kriegsmarine and from the replacement battalions of the HJ division. As an aside on 1st June 1944 it had an authorised strength of 21,386 of which it had a shortfall of 1768, but 396 of these were Hiwi's.