D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944

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This new paperback edition contains Book One and Book Two of this series, revealing the hidden side of D Day which has fascinated readers around the world.

Almost all accounts of D Day are told from the Allied perspective. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest 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?

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 6th.

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 what was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied troops. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539586395
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Pages: 330
Sales rank: 33,759
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

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D DAY Through German Eyes: The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased “D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944” roughly two months ago and I honestly can say it was one of the best Non-Fiction books I have read. Throughout high school, students are usually taught about WW2 from mainly the Allies point of view and when D Day is discussed, it is only put in the perspective of what it would feel like to be an American. This book successfully altars this view about the ‘evil’ Germans who defended the western front. The book is split up in several sections, each of which have a different story directly taken from a different German solider on the day of June 6th. The book really highlights how, in war, most people don’t really want to be there and how the Germans felt sympathy for the Allies landing on the beaches. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who wants to dig into the WWII era and see D Day from a different point of view. The only aspect that I could see people not liking is the lack of depth into each person, but in my personal opinion there is already so much common knowledge about the WWII era that the author only gives the amount of background on each person that’s needed. Throughout the book I was able to become attach to each character. Overall, 5/5 stars.