Good website to visit.

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Who spells large, "LAGE"?
What is meant is probably not "large" but the German word "Lage" which means "situation". The maps are depicting the "Lage" i.e. situation - this term was used referring to that type of maps.

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Link to the brochure for the tank museum in my home town.
Went there several times when living in Basel! Great museum and the guys there on on one visit took me around other bits of the base as well. Found the location after buying a magazine about it in Gubeville in France and armed with that as a reference I used the photos of the tanks and the backgrounds to get to the correct location as it was not signposted.
 

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There was some discussions recently citing a lack online of official resources for the CBI theatre from a viewpoint of the involved non major power countries, Japan included.

This is the contact information for the Japanese National Defense Academy, which is the equivalent of the US Army Academy at West Point and the Fort Leavenworth C&GS College. Their Military History Department is the Japanese National Repository for all surviving military documents from the period 1921 to 1953.

National Defense Academy of Japan

Address: 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture 239-0811, Japan
Phone: +81 46-841-3810
Founded: 1953

Their official website offers little to military history research.

surviving source documents are held at the IJA and IJN Archive Holdings of the Military History Department. They can be viewed in person via pre- arranged escort into the College facility through their Public Affairs Office. Photostatic copies of micro-fiched documentation is available at a nominal fee per page in the viewing / research areas. I am not aware of any "proxy" arrangements that one can make for hiring / letting a research assistant such as one can arrange via the BundesArchiv for their fee. Military Historians and Historiographers must make their applications via the P.A.O. including major area of research. Translators must be pre - vetted by the P.A.O. for entry into the College and its associated archives as well.

The JGSDF, JASDF and JMSDF have no plans currently nor any budgeting for, a revelation / research assistance program such as we are now seeing distribution of photarchival items from the US Army's C.A.R.L.; the U.S. NARA, and the BundesArchiv. For now, the vast majority of surviving documentation will require some planning and coordination to gain access to.

Hope that helps those interested

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Now I also understand why there's the word 'sticky' next to the title of this thread on the topics page...
 

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Just found a site with some very interesting translations of WW2 Soviet archives including tests of Soviet guns vs kitties! Some of those look like they were put through the mincer.

http://tankarchives.blogspot.ca/
 

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Just found a site with some very interesting translations of WW2 Soviet archives including tests of Soviet guns vs kitties! Some of those look like they were put through the mincer.

http://tankarchives.blogspot.ca/

Paul,

Thanks for the link.

I really do enjoy reading the pages from Russia about WWII. Many of the items that I've seen have good potentials for scenarios.

Thanks again.
 
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