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by VeenenbergR
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Hi Karl, Nice that you appreciated my effort, always wanted to know "The truth" about the German casualties. And by the way it is a sound base for the comparances Soviet versus German. We know now that each Soviet claim of German KIA > 2.5 million is pure nonsense!!! The Soviets versus the Germans: ...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Total computation: Germany: 500.000 less all causes except war = 1.075.000: 1/3 attributed to the West; 2/3 to the East West + Rest (all other minor allies): 780.000 KIA & 150.000 died as POW East: 2.508.000* & 1.275.000 died as POW * = including 231.000 Volkssturm (former computed as civilian casu...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

German burried to area ( KIA, died of wounds, died as POW) according to the DRK amd VDK. WEST+SOUTH Norway Rest (1940: 5000 ; 1941-1945: 5000; after 1945: 1500 because of mine-clearing operations) Norway Total: 11.500 Netherlands IJsselsteyn (1940: 2000 and 1944/45: 30.000; after 1945: few) Netherla...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Alecsandros. David Newton wrote a very interesting book about the Eastfront. A chapter was devoted to Kursk and the employment of 11th Amee corps (3 divisions) near Belgorod. This corps lost on the average about 3000 men each in 12 days fighting. Losses were particular heavy in the vulnerable infran...
by VeenenbergR
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Byron Angel and Karl. Thanks for the very interesting links you both send!!! Lend lease was much underrated until now. The Soviets paid with their lives and always boasted that they did the job (but the lend lease made it possible to do the job well!!) Karl: soviet statistics are quite real (f.e. Ku...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Gentleman: From mkenny's published table 104 from Krivosheev: 6.237.000 Germans and their SS-volunteers (minus 215.000 Vlassovites) = 6.022.000 Germans were KIA (3 million), got MIA (1 million), died of wounds/disseases (0,4 million) or were POW's (2,6 million) only on the East Front. To these anoth...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

So 2 facts deserve real attention and analysis: 1): was it the lend lease help that enabled the Soviets just in time to stand and hold crucial objectives and later enabled them to throw the Germans back. Just looking at this help it helped the Soviets enormously to give their units the necesssary mo...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: Waterloo movie
Replies: 19
Views: 7966

Re: Waterloo movie

Karl, Again I agree on all what you have said about Waterloo (I saw it for 6 times, but then I valuated some scenes were a little bit too stereotyped, others remain very beautiful) or all the Kubrick films...... I personally am a great fan of Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick (all great !), Ridley Scott (t...
by VeenenbergR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 39795

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Battle of the Bulge was a bad movie because it used the Hollywood stereotype Germans: what a huge difference with the German SS troops of Saints & Soldiers The Patton "Tigers" M47's with bow machine guns were nice to look at, but using them instead of artillery, shelling Ambleve is ......nuts!! Colo...
by VeenenbergR
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Movies, Films, Documentaries and Games
Topic: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?
Replies: 100
Views: 39795

Re: What New/Remake War Movies Are Needed?

Hi Karl. THX for your compliments. Tigers in all movies were not real and only the turret was remade to resemble a Tiger. Even in that great Soviet Tank Battle movie of Kursk.... I saw the movie with 2 friends in a totally deserted cimema in Delft in 1972!!!! I found it an awfull great movie with Vo...
by VeenenbergR
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

mkenny: I have no single doubt about the figures you have portrayed. Your stat about the German POWs captured by USA, Britain, USSR and France perfectly fit with my grand totals. Note also that Yugoslavia also took 80.000 Germans as POW's in addition to the totals you mentioned. And then a host of o...
by VeenenbergR
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

According to THE authority on German war losses: Dr. RüdigerOvermars: Total served & KIA and %KIA of total served Army: 13,600,000 KIA :4,202,000 30.9% Air Force: 2,500,000 KIA: 433,000 17.32% Navy: 1,200,000 KIA: 138,000 11.5% Waffen SS: 900,000 KIA: 314,000 34.9% Volkssturm and Police: KIA: 231,00...
by VeenenbergR
Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Karl: a very comprehensive and readable series about the air war on the Eastern Front has been written from 22-6-41 to 31-12-42 in 3 volumes (more has to come) by Christer Bergström: Black Cross & Red Star . In these volumes however no figures for personel are presented, no figures for the masses of...
by VeenenbergR
Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

Karl. With all my books I can try to make the picture clear for the Wehrmacht during the 5 last months of the war: - how many POW's were captured until 1-1-1945 by whom? - how many were KIA, MIA and WIA on this date? - what was the remaining strenght of the German army (men, divisions): to the North...
by VeenenbergR
Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: World War II
Topic: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome
Replies: 831
Views: 66303

Re: Revisionist tendencies and Ambrose Sindrome

POW's????? Krivosheev is hiding their horrible conditions and their tragic end...... What Krivosheev tries do do is: - trying to portray the German KIA higher than it actually was; - trying to portray the German MIA (= POW) LOWER than it actually was. The intention: to hide the fact that millions of...