Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Resources and References

South African tank men, probably of the South African 6th Armored Division, with M4Al Sherman tank on hilltop; shells are being loaded in through turret. “28 Dec. 1944. 5/MM-44-32547. Fifth Army, Monzuno Area, Italy. These South African tank men fight for the first time in snow country, in the rugged Apennines. Against the snow-clad mountains this tank is made ready for firing. Photo by Schmidt. 3131 Signal Service Co.” Near Monzuno, Italy. 28 December 1944 From the Digital Collection of the US National WW2 Museum
From the Digital Collection of the United States National WWII Museum

A fair few months ago now, I was sent a collection of resource files compiled by some Johannesburg-based Flames of War gamers: J.C von Winterbach, Scott Sutherland, Mike Bersiks, Rex Barret, Andre Wessels and Wayne Turner, together with contributions by the local military historian, Lt. Col. William Marshall. They very kindly gave me permission to publish their resources here. Apologies for the delay in getting these up onto the blog, gents, and thanks for the generous contribution to this blog. Much appreciated. 

These are the resources relevant to the South African 6th Armoured Division:

South African 6th Armoured Division Paint Guide

J.C von Winterbach, Lt. Col. William Marshall & Wayne Turner

South African 6th Armoured Division History

J.C von Winterbach, Scott Sutherland, Mike Bersiks, Rex Barret

South African 6th Armoured Division OOB

J.C von Winterbach, Lt. Col. William Marshall, Scott Sutherland & Rex Barret

They have also begun work on similar documents covering the history of the 1st & 2nd South African Infantry Division (1940-43), so we can look forward to more of these invaluable resources.

Additionally, they have prepared this document concerning the war against Japan from a South African perspective:

South Africa at War with Japan 1941-1945

J.C von Winterbach & Andre Wessels

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