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D DAY Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 This Is The Hidden Side Of D Day Which Has Fascinated Readers Listeners Around The World Almost All Accounts Of D Day Are Told From The Allied Perspective, With The Emphasis On How German Resistance Was Overcome On June , But What Was It Like To Be A German Soldier In The Bunkers And Gun Emplacements Of The Normandy Coast, Facing The Onslaught Of The Mightiest Seaborne Invasion In History What Motivated The German Defenders, What Were Their Thought Processes And How Did They Fight From One Strong Point To Another, Among The Dunes And Fields, On That First Cataclysmic Day What Were Their Experiences On Facing The Tanks, The Flamethrowers And The Devastating Air Superiority Of The Allies This Book Sheds Fascinating Light On These Questions, Bringing Together Statements Made By German Survivors After The War, When Time Had Allowed Them To Reflect On Their State Of Mind, Their Actions And Their Choices Of June We See A Perspective Of D Day Which Deserves To Be Added To The Historical Record, In Which Ordinary German Troops Struggled To Make Sense Of The Onslaught That Was Facing Them, And Emerged Stunned At The Weaponry And Sheer Determination Of The Allied Soldiers We See, Too, How The Germans Fought In The Great Coastal Bunkers, Perceived As Impregnable Fortresses, But In Reality Often Becoming Tombs For Their Crews Above All, We Now Have The Unheard Human Voices Of The Individual German Soldiers The Men Who Are So Often Portrayed As A Faceless Mass

6 thoughts on “D DAY Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

  1. says:

    We are asked to believe that the author s grandfather was a journalist writing for German army magazines in 1944 who interviewed soldiers along the Atlantic Wall for an article shortly before D Day that his article was never published because D Day changed the situation that ten years af

  2. says:

    Long overdue account from the German side Well presented and difficult to put down Whilst the interviews took place in 1954 I found it deeply disturbing that most thought the invasion was aggression againstt a united Europe ignoring the fact that the countries involved resented Nazi occup

  3. says:

    A thoroughly interesting book I have never before read an account of WWII conflict from the perspective of ordinary German soldiers In no way does it try to justify any of the abhorrent Nazi ideologies or actions, nor any of the sadistic actions of the worst Nazis and Nazi soldiers It does

  4. says:

    I did not expect much from this but it is utterly fascinating, gripping and shocking One thing that is apparent is that these are men defending against what they see as an invading force and the fighting is brutal and horrifying It is hard to see them as vicious Nazis but rather as fragile

  5. says:

    This first book and its follow up are superb Frank appraisals of the context of the invasion, the apprehension, brutality and second by second fear, are all here It is important to see the other perspective, of why the invasion was so successful and of why German forces were inable to oppose

  6. says:

    A fantastic read It definitely puts the war into perspective Very quickly I grew to like each of the characters telling their story You realise that they are just like any other man who had a job to do in the war.The horrors are described in uncompromising detail The stories sound familiar an

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