Generals of World War II

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by Steen Ammentorp, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    I think that most of you (or so I hope) know my site: The Generals of World War II at www.generals.dk and I just want to tell you about the major recent updates, latest this Friday, that has taken place on the site.

    The database now contains 16543 generals with picture of 611 of them. The recent updates include:

    Addition of the USAAF generals to the American section
    Addition of Kanji characters for the names of the majority of the Japanese generals
    Addition of a new section on the Thai generals
    Changed the Romanization of the names of the Chinese generals from the Wade-Giles system to Pinyin. Addition of Chinese characters for a number of the generals.
    Addition of the generals' nicknames

    The database now have this distribution:
    200 Australian generals
    112 Belgian generals
    17 Brazilian generals
    114 Bulgarian generals
    201 Canadian generals
    1083 Chinese generals
    92 Croatian generals
    198 Czechoslovakian generals
    16 Danish generals
    44 Dutch generals
    20 Estonian generals
    63 Finnish generals
    992 French generals
    257 German generals
    2611 British generals
    60 Greek generals
    367 Hungarian generals
    1085 Italian generals
    1639 Japanese generals
    33 Latvian generals
    36 Lithuanian generals
    79 New Zealand generals
    11 Norwegian generals
    197 Polish generals
    291 Romanian generals
    35 South African generals
    4865 Soviet generals
    30 Thai generals
    1618 US generals
    177 Yugoslav generals

    I hope you find it useful.
     
  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Steen

    Thanks for the update to your worthy site. Folks, if you have not already done so, visit Steen's site. Its well worth it!
     
  3. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Hi Steen

    Great site. Think I'll spend the afternoon browsing it. :D

    Just one suggestion - would it be possible to have another search field that includes "theatre of Operation" - so, for example, we could search for generals who served in Burma etc.

    Thanks - now back to the site.
     
  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Well done Steen.

    I have been wondering what you have been busy doing!
     
  5. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    Thank you to you all.

    @kyt
    Well a "Theatre of Operations" field would be quite a work. However if you search for burma in the assigment field you will find most of them.

    @spidge
    I have had a very long period where I wasn't able to post anything on the forum. This and the turmoil the forum has been through has keept me away.
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thank you to you all.

    @kyt
    Well a "Theatre of Operations" field would be quite a work. However if you search for burma in the assigment field you will find most of them.

    @spidge
    I have had a very long period where I wasn't able to post anything on the forum. This and the turmoil the forum has been through has keept me away.

    Steen,

    It is good that we can now welcome back friends of the forum!
     
  7. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Steen,

    From what I see you have created a first class reference library for those involved in military research. A worthy project
     
  8. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    This forum is starting to get back to where it was before the Eastern "Flame Wars" and the change in ownership which caused people to leave.
     
  9. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    Thank you to you all.

    @kyt
    Well a "Theatre of Operations" field would be quite a work. However if you search for burma in the assigment field you will find most of them.

    @spidge
    I have had a very long period where I wasn't able to post anything on the forum. This and the turmoil the forum has been through has keept me away.

    Hi Steen,

    my apologies - as usual I didn't pay enough attention to the search facilities. The assignment field is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for a great site :)
     
  10. richieftm

    richieftm Junior Member

    I am a member of the Royal Navy doing a course in HMS COLLINGWOOD our class has been named after Fieldmarshall slim.We are looking for as much info as possible especially his leadership attributes.We hav to do a play this thursday 21/12/06 on him.As my great uncle was a Lt Col in the Burma campain this means a lot to me. So please can anyone shine some light on him for me.also i believe there was a film made in 1973 about him does anyone now the title and how to get a copy.
    Thanks
     
  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

  12. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    I see that I have neglected to bring information about my website updates. So here is a status.

    The database now covers 17409 generals distributed over these nations.

    AUS 235
    BEL 112
    BGR 107
    BRA 27
    CAN 219
    CHN 1139
    CZE 196
    DEN 16
    EST 20
    FIN 63
    FRA 1008
    GER 257
    GBR 2622
    GRC 61
    HUN 366
    HVR 93
    ITA 1181
    JPN 1626
    LVA 33
    LTU 36
    NLD 44
    NOR 11
    NZL 78
    POL 196
    ROU 270
    SOV 5490 (This also covers the generals of the Air Force VVS)
    THA 30
    USA 1656 (This also covers the generals of the Air Force USAAF)
    YUG 177
    ZAF 37

    There are now photos over a thousand generals.

    Enjoy
     
  13. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Thanks Steen,

    Great work.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  14. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    I am happy to report on the recent update of the database, which now covers 17653 generals. A lot of new information has been added to the Chinese and Soviet sections. The database also now contains portraits of 1832 generals.
     
  15. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Excellent work Steen.
     
  16. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    I wasn't aware of the existence of this site. I am amazed at the enourmous amount of work that got into making this.

    Thank you very much, Steen!
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Well done Steen.

    Good to see the numbers still increasing.
     
  18. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    Reaching a milestone. I have just made an update of the database bringing the total number of generals registered over 20.000. The number of generals is now 20.112. A lot of new information has been added to excisting generals in particular within the British, Chinese, Greek, Soviet and US Sections. More that 300 generals without a photo now have a face.

    Again alllow me to express my graditude to all those who has help with information or photos.

    Enjoy!
     
  19. Steen Ammentorp

    Steen Ammentorp Senior Member

    I have been working hard on getting new information, and I have today made an update of the database. More than 1000 new generals have been added to the database - primarily Chinese but also a considerably number of British and US generals has been added. Besides adding new generals a lot of information has been added to the existing ones – again it is mainly the British, Chinese and US sections that have benefitted from this update. More than 300 previously faceless generals are now with a photo.
    I hope that you will continue to find the database useful.
     
  20. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Its still a very useful site Steen! Keep up the good work!
     

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