Dear Mr. Beringer,
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Since it appears you are interested in the Foreign Military Studies Program, we searched the National Archives Catalog for any records relating to the Foreign Military Studies Program of the Historical Division, United States Army, Europe, and of predecessor commands since 1945. The Program employed former high-ranking officers of the German Armed Forces to produce studies on the German World War II military effort. The search produced the following results. Within these records, we suggest checking some of the indexes to the studies as they usually include the names of the authors.
Also, we suggest reviewing records microfilmed as the National Archives Microfilm Publication M1035 titled “Guide to Foreign Military Studies” as they may contain information of interest to you. This Microfilm Publication may be viewed free of charge in the Microfilm Reading Room at the National Archives at College Park, MD. Prior to your visit, please consult College Park websites at https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/, https://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/self-service-copying.html, and https://www.archives.gov/research/start/getting-started.pdf.
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Could the signature be "Ernst Johann Horn" or "Johann Ernst Horn?" My late father-in-law was interred in one of these camps and he was a very talented painter.
Dear Mr. Horn,
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We searched the descriptive pamphlet for Microfilm Publication M1035 titled “Guide to Foreign Military Studies, 1945-1954” for “Ernst Johann Horn” and “Johann Ernst Horn” and were not able to locate these names in the pamphlet. As suggested in our previous response, you might want to check indexes to various series relating to the Foreign Military Studies Program as they usually include names of the authors. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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