Microfilms of Records of the German Army, 1926-45

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Film 824-41
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century (copies of originals dating from 1926-1945)
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      18 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Microfilms of German army records, 1926-45, consisting of:  

  • Records of Headquarters, German Armed Forces High Command (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht/OKW)
  • Records of Headquarters, German Army High Command (Oberkommando des Heeres/OKH)
  • Records of German Army Areas (Wehrkreise)

Administrative / Biographical History

These microfilms form part of a collection of captured German army records microfilmed at Alexandria, Virginia, USA under the direction of the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of War Documents.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The microfilms were given to the Library by Robert J. O'Neill in 1965, under the conditions laid down by the Committee for Graduate Studies.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

More detailed descriptions of the microfilms are found in Guides to German Records filmed at Alexandria, Va., nos. 18, 30 and 34 (National Archives, Washington, 1960-2).

Related Material

See also Microfilms of Records of the German Army, 1922-45 (MSS. Film 1965-84).

Geographical Names