Eastern Front Combat: The German Soldier in Battle from Stalingrad to Berlin

Eastern Front Combat The German Soldier in Battle from Stalingrad to Berlin First person German accounts of bloody combat Includes never before seen photos We had been hit in the left side of our Panzer III and had no choice but to bail out In our black uniforms we clearly s

  • Title: Eastern Front Combat: The German Soldier in Battle from Stalingrad to Berlin
  • Author: Hans Wijers
  • ISBN: 9780811734424
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • First person German accounts of bloody combat Includes never before seen photos We had been hit in the left side of our Panzer III and had no choice but to bail out In our black uniforms, we clearly stood out against the snow Meanwhile, shells continued to hit our damaged tank, and the splinters flew all around us We crawled 400 yards on our bellies back to our own First person German accounts of bloody combat Includes never before seen photos We had been hit in the left side of our Panzer III and had no choice but to bail out In our black uniforms, we clearly stood out against the snow Meanwhile, shells continued to hit our damaged tank, and the splinters flew all around us We crawled 400 yards on our bellies back to our own lines No one wanted to fall into Russian hands a German tanker at StalingradAppearing for the first time in English, these are original accounts by German soldiers who fought on the Eastern Front in World War II Included are stories from a panzer crewman who survived the fighting at Stalingrad as well as a paratrooper making a last stand before Berlin Many of the photos have never been published before.

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    1. I really enjoy books on World War II s Eastern Front, so I picked this one up with high hopes While I don t completely regret my decision, I wish I had known about this book prior to purchasing.The title isn t exactly accurate some of the chapters have very little combat In my opinion, the only chapter worth reading was the one by the assault gun commander The others, while providing a good view of the terrible conditions endured by the German soldiers, lack action and provide only general narr [...]

    2. I got about halfway through this book, hoping it would get interesting, but it s quite literally a day to day telling of one man s experience outside of Stalingrad during the gradual encirclement, and the tediousness of the reports lost me.

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