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#1 von Rundstedt

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:53 AM

Can someone please give the where abouts on any web sit to a complete French Orders of Battle prior to the German Invasion, i have tried France1940 but it does not show all divisions, i have tried several other sites and their information is never consistant.

Thanx muchly.

#2 T. A. Gardner

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 03:59 AM

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:03 AM

As for internet sources, they vary as you say. There is one French site however that I feel is decent and simple enough to follow. Hope this helps:

Ordre de bataille de l'Armée de Terre, 10 mai 1940

As for book sources, while Osprey Men-at-Arms series tend to be general in information, the one on the French Army of WW 2 (two parts, #1 and #2) are actually very good. Both contain very detailed French order of battles for 1939-1940 (1st volume) and Free French 1940-1945 (2nd volume). The series numbers for these two books are #315 and #318.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:11 AM

As for internet sources, they vary as you say. There is one French site however that I feel is decent and simple enough to follow. Hope this helps:

Ordre de bataille de l'Armée de Terre, 10 mai 1940

As for book sources, while Osprey Men-at-Arms series tend to be general in information, the one on the French Army of WW 2 (two parts, #1 and #2) are actually very good. Both contain very detailed French order of battles for 1939-1940 (1st volume) and Free French 1940-1945 (2nd volume). The series numbers for these two books are #315 and #318.


The web site you indicated was France1940, i have tried this site before and it is incomplete.

But i'll take note of those books, again thanx muchly.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 04:30 AM

Doh! I should have realized I was refering you to the same site! Sorry!

Perhaps a forum on the subject would help? Surely some of the members here would know, or at least know where to direct you.

ATF40 - Armée de Terre Française 1940

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:03 AM

This is associated with the chaps above & always looks pretty good to me:
http://alain.adam.pe...CH ARMAMENT.pdf

I'm sure there was an English version of this page but can't find it now :confused: Though google's Translator makes a pretty good fist of it:
Armée de Terre Française 1940
The drop down menus lead to some interesting stuff.

This might be worth a shufti too:
Untitled Document

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 12:40 PM

I'm sure there was an English version of this page but can't find it now :confused: Though google's Translator makes a pretty good fist of it:
Armée de Terre Française 1940
The drop down menus lead to some interesting stuff.

Cheers,
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Nice site, Adam. Somehow I had missed it!
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#8 JCFalkenbergIII

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 05:03 PM

This site looked like it had some promise but I don't know when it was last updated or if the person will be doing so :(.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:03 PM

How much detail do you want?

There is a series of about half a dozen books covering this subject in detail by Lee Sharp but they are expensive if you need all of them.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:30 PM

Or you could put your faith in good old George Nafziger.

FRENCH ORDER OF BATTLE IN WWII/: Nafziger. 95p LF - Organisational history of the French divisions

You should be able to get this for about $25 or £15 or E20

Or you could try a wargamers resource/army list there are lots of those.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:30 AM

This is associated with the chaps above & always looks pretty good to me:
http://alain.adam.pe...CH ARMAMENT.pdf

I'm sure there was an English version of this page but can't find it now :confused: Though google's Translator makes a pretty good fist of it:
Armée de Terre Française 1940
The drop down menus lead to some interesting stuff.

This might be worth a shufti too:
Untitled Document

Cheers,
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OH MY GOD, what a site the first one, it is amazing, just about suits what i needed thanks mate.




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