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Guides to German Records Microfilmed at Alexandria, Virginia
The guides on this page are from Publication T733.

For convenience we have grouped Army Groups, Panzer Armies and the Armies guides into a single file as well as all Corps guides and Division guides. If you use the bookmark feature of Adobe you can see bookmarks for each of the individual guides. The OKH guides have some of the rolls out of sequence, making it difficult to locate them. The file below compiles information from all the guides into a single file with the roll numbers in consecutive order. They can be downloaded using these links:

- Guides for Army Groups - 27 MB
- Guides for Armies - 120 MB
- Guides for Army Abteilung - <5MB
- Guides for Corps - 92 MB
- Guides for Divisions - 253 MB
- Guides for OKH(T78) - 95 MB

Below are guides 1-99 (less 89) from Publication T733.
By default all guides will be listed and sorted by guide number, to view a specific category of the guides use the menu located on the left.

Guide Download List

Viewing Civil Records

11 Records of the Reich Ministry of Economics PDF (5.5 MB)
101 Records of the Reich Ministry for Armaments and War Production PDF (7.7 MB)
222 Records of the Reich Ministry for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, 1936-1944 PDF (4.6 MB)
9710 Records of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories 1941-1945 (Part II) PDF (7.0 MB)
282 Records of the Reich Ministry for the Occupied Eastern Territories 1941-1945 PDF (7.9 MB)
262 Records of the Reich Office for Soil Exploration (Reichsamt für Bodenforschung). PDF (1.3 MB)
131 Records of the Reich Air Ministry (Reichsluftfahrtministerium). PDF (4.0 MB)
21 Records of the Office of the Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of Germandom PDF (2.2 MB)
312 Records of the Reich Commissioner for the Baltic States, 1941-1945. PDF (2.2 MB)
111 Fragmentary Records of Miscellaneous Reich Ministries and Offices, 1919-1945. PDF (2.1 MB)
41 Records of the Todt Organization (Organization Todt [OT]). PDF (< 1 MB)
51 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part I) PDF (1.9 MB)
81 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part II) PDF (21.5 MB)
362 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part III) PDF (6.9 MB)
9010 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part IV) PDF (9.0 MB)
9810 Miscellaneous German Records Collection (Part V) PDF (10.0 MB)
151 Records of Former German and Japanese Embassies and Consulates, 1890-1945. PDF (7.4 MB)