Germany

Werner Grugner was a farmer from Wittenberg in Germany. In 1944 he was serving at an artillery school in France.

Werner Grugner was a farmer from Wittenberg in Germany. In 1944 he was serving at an artillery school in France.


The Deutsche Dienstelle (WASt) holds various records related to German servicemen and women during the Second World War.

Information on German armed forces personnel who were killed during the Second World War is available from the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (German War Graves Commission).

The International Red Cross hold records of all twentieth century Prisoners of War.

Das Bundesarchiv – the German National Archives – hold some German records from the Second World War.

Research at the D-Day Story

We do hold some material in our archives that may be useful. For example, we may have a published or unpublished history of a unit, the memoirs of another veteran who served in the same unit, or photographs of a relevant unit or place.

We also hold material such as maps that may be useful in understanding a soldier’s service in Normandy, for example.

We also have a large library of books relating to D-Day. This material can be consulted by the public, by prior appointment.