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NARA Ordering Guide

Foreign Military Studies
This section has information regarding manuscripts produced under the Foreign Military Studies Program of the Historical Division, United States Army, Europe, and of predecessor commands since 1945. Most of these manuscripts were prepared by former high-ranking officers of the German Armed Forces, writing under the sponsorship of their former adversaries.
A guide to the manuscripts, which includes both a catalog and an index can be downloaded below.
Copies of the manuscripts can be ordered from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration; depending on the document series they may be available in both English and German. To order call this number, 301-837-2000 tell them what you are looking for. They will forward your call to the correct person. They usually have some kind of limit to the number of documents/publications you can order but that seems to change over time. Most orders can be reproduced on CD/DVD or paper. The default format seems to vary with the document type so I would be specific as to the format wanted. After taking your order they will mail you a quote that you will then mail back or call with your payment.
FMS manuscripts can now be ordered online on the NARA website, click on this link: NARA Online, when the page opens click on the microfilm tab and then enter "M1035" in the seach field and click on Search. When the search page come up click on a Publication Title and then on Continue Order, you should now see individual microfilm listed and a place to enter the quantity to order. You will need to be logged in before you can see this order page.

Foreign Military Studies Downloads
New Studies
PinGuideCatalog and Index to Foreign Military StudiesEnglish PDF (32.3 MB)
PinGuid2Guide to FMS P-143d and P-149English PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-031Adennes Offensive, right wingEnglish PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-039Report on the Ardennes CampaignEnglish PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-055Engineer Staff 113 (15 Jun 44 - 4 Sep 44)English PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-066LXXXII A.K. (2 Dec 44 - 27 Mar 45)English PDF (21 MB)
JulB-073212 VGD in the ArdennesEnglish PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-112Duesseldorf (1 Mar - 15 Apr 45)English PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-213History of American Seventh ArmyEnglish PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-267Italian Theater - Bologna (1 Oct 44 - 1 Mar 45)English PDF (11 MB)
JulB-330History Southern France / OB WestEnglish PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-366Generalintendant of the Heeresgruppe GEnglish PDF (22 MB)
JulB-561326 VGD (26 Jan - 14 Mar 1945)English PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-605Artillery Commander of LVIII Panzer Corps (7 Feb - 5 Mar 1945)English PDF (<10 MB)
JulB-722The campaign in N. France (25 Jul - 14 Sep 1944)English PDF (15 MB)
JulB-723The campaign in N. France - Charpter 2 - AvranchesEnglish PDF (15 MB)
JulB-724The campaign in N. France - Chapter 3 - BrittanyEnglish PDF (20 MB)
JulB-725The campaign in N. France - Chapter 4 - Avranches pt.2English PDF (28 MB)
JulB-726The campaign in N. France - Chapter 5 - 5th Pz. ArmyEnglish PDF (17 MB)
JulB-727The campaign in N. France - Chapter 6 - Falaise PocketEnglish PDF (29 MB)
JulB-728The campaign in N. France - 1st Army in France (11 Aug - 15 Sep 1944)English PDF (15 MB)
JulB-729The campaign in N. France - 5th Pz. Army (24 Aug - 4 Sep 1944)English PDF (28 MB)
JulB-730The campaign in N. France - Battle of the 7th Army (1 - 13 Sep 1944)English PDF (47 MB)
JulD-4297th Amry Order of Battle (1 Oct 1944)English PDF (<10 MB)
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