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WEHRMACHTSBERICHTE Help with identification

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  1. Incessant

    Incessant New Member

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    Can anyone help me with this book?

    I have had no luck finding anything about it online.
     

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    more photos
     

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    I will say that is one neat find you have there. It looks like it is an informational book issued 1939/1940 about campaigns and generals and medals. I believe the title translated to English is "Wehrmacht Reports, World History, Published by the High Command of the Wehrmacht, a map image, and work documents," along those lines.
     
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    The page with the large "1" on right page reads " Truppen des Deutschen Heeres sind heute morgen über alle deutsch-polnischen grenzen zum gegenangriff angetreten".

    This morning, Units of the German army crossed allover whole German-Poland border to counterattack.

    Its a report over the german attack on Poland.
     
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    I think it is a text version from radiobroadcasts and movie wochenschau about german campaigns.

    Like this isbn nr:

    Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht gibt bekannt...: Der Deutsche ...
    books.google.com/.../Das_Oberkomman...
    ... durch Presse und Rundfunk veröffentlichten Texte, Günter Wegmann, ISBN 3764812826, 9783764812829. Volume 1 ...
     
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    I know that the WEHRMACHTSBETICHTE was a war report that given over the radio. So I'm thinking that this may be a collection of those reports put into a book. Not sure when it was published. Perhaps it includes reports from 1939 and 1940. The WEHRMACHTSBERICHTE shined a light on specific people/divisions/leaders and the accomplishments that they had.
    I guess I will make making extensive use of Google Translate!
     
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    LOL, Ruud, we are on the same page and posted our responses at the same moment.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    The translation will be interesting as I am sure it will have a nice pro-German propagandized tone. :)
     
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    Lol indeed. Haha.
     
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    It's an official army approved propaganda issue for the general population which tells the victories of the German army . Such booklets were available in kiosks , bookshops etc...
    The pictures were also chosen ones from official data bases. There was no place for alternative sources those days.
     
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    You might find the according movie on Youtube when you search for " Deutsche Wochenschau "
    These are all propaganda films about the heroic german army. With awfull music that is.

    This is the last Wehrmachtsberichte on 9th May 1945:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mPoILVkrJI
     
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    Great, now if I only spoke German!
     

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