My purpose of Panzerworld is to provide accurate and detailed information about the German Panzertruppe of World War II. There are many websites which gives the same basic technical details, with little or no additional information. Likewise, most websites, using books which have been outdated for decades, have so many errors, that using them for any kind of reference would be rediculous. This gives the Internet a bad name, which is unfortunate, as it is a great way to share information.
When making articles for Panzerworld, I do my best to only use the best sources available - such as the more recent works of Thomas L. Jentz and Hilary Louis Doyle, and original German documents and manuals. The sources used will always be listed in the individual articles, in stead of a massive but useless seperate bibliography, so that you can always check the validity of the information.
The articles I prioritise are those which provides information not found elsewhere on the Internet, or anywhere at all except for the original German documents. You will of course find technical data and "mainstream" articles as well - a website like Panzerworld wouldn't be complete without them. Still, my goal is to make something that stands out from the masses.
Finally, in case anyone is wondering: I am not a nazi, and do not believe in the national socialist ideology. For some reason, many people believe that if someone has an interest in the German side of World War II, they must be a nazi. This is as logical saying that someone with an interest in Russian side of World War II is a communist, or that someone with an interest in the US side is a democrat. It is true that there are certain people, including gouvernments, who will insist on covering up the past, but history will inevitably repeat itself unless we learn from it.
All period photographs used on Panzerworld and Panzerphotos.dk are scans of period prints, owned by me. The copyright rules regarding such photographs are complex, however in Denmark the copyright on these photographs is expired (§ 70, section 2 and § 90, section 5 of the Danish copyright act), which is why I am free to use them.
This does not mean, however, that anyone who visits Panzerworld is free to use these photographs for their own websites. Not only is the copyright not necessarily expired in other countries, but through the process of posting them here as a colletion, they are protected under the same copyright rules as the rest of the photographs on Panzerworld and Panzerphotos.dk (which have been photographed by me unless otherwise stated).
Since certain people (i.e. criminals) still insist on using these photographs on their websites, under various rediculous excuses, I have water-marked all the photographs. I know some people have a problem with this (typically those who intent to steal the photographs), but the only alternative is that I don't post the photographs online at all. If someone has a problem with it, they can spend tens of thousands of Dollars of their money, buying their own photographs, and then post them online on their websites.
If you wish to contact me, you can send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Please make sure that the subject line of your e-mail is meaningful, and don't send any attachments in your files - if you do so, there is every chance that your e-mail will not get through my spam filter. When writing a question, consider if it is already answered on Panzerworld, or if it can be answered on the forum - if so, you will probably get a faster reponse there.
If you do have a comment or inquirery which is not suited for the forum, I will be happy to help you if I can, but please be sure to include enough information to allow me to make a proper answer.
I haven't made these guidelines to annoy anyone, but rather to avoid getting e-mail with questions along the lines of "Please send me a list of all the weapons used in WWII". I have received many e-mails with this types of requests (and the example here is in fact an e-mail I received,believe it or not), some not even including a "please", and I honestly have better things to do with my spare time than to spend hours answering poorly-formulated e-mails, often without as much as a "thank you" in return.
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