Through German Eyes
The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 (Paperback)
The most fascinating 1st person account
book you'll ever
read about (and by) the German soldier in Normandy,
As a longtime travel
journalist, and someone who was born in London back
in the days when Great Britain was fighting for
her life (WW2!) and because I've always been, well,
"mesmerized" by various aspects of the
Nazi "military machine," I found this
unique, intriguing, fascinating book totally awesome.
I have countless books
about WW2, and almost 98% of them are written from
the British, American and Canadian point of view.
Few are written about the German/Nazi view. To have
a book like this in one's collection is a goldmine.
The fact that these ARE first hand, unvarnished
words from soldiers who were ACTUALLY there,
is priceless. A cliché phrase for sure, but
this riveting book is a "page turner."
I read it cover to cover in 3 days.
As it mostly encompasses
the events in Normandy, it was for me as mesmerizing
as a flickering neon sign, because as a journalist
I've been to Normandy 5 times. There's another aspect
to this brilliant book that makes it even more compelling
the words and thoughts comes from military
men TEN years AFTER the event. Why
is that important? Well, it gives the person relating
his experiences, 10 years to think about and in
many cases VIVIDLY remember, how awful, terrible
and beyond comprehension, the fight was. How "mentally
disturbing" it is to come face-to-face with
the enemy, and know it is either you or him.
Even if you are not
interested in WW2, and even if you don't like the
German military of that era, this is still a "Must
Buy" book as it provides an absolutely fascinating
insight into how human beings face being in combat.
I wish there were many more books like this. My
photo above shows French schoolchildren visiting
the famous Pointe du Hoc June, 2004.
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