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  • Title: D DAY Through German Eyes - Book 2 - More hidden stories from June 6th 1944
  • Author: Holger Eckhertz Sprech Media
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  • The first book of D DAY Through German Eyes has fascinated readers around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6th 1944 Now, Book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologicallyThe first book of D DAY Through German Eyes has fascinated readers around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6th 1944 Now, Book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking and all too human in their shock at the onslaught which they faced These unique interviews with German soldiers are a historical treasure trove of new insights, heart stopping combat stories and glimpses of wartime psychology which will absorb anyone with an interest in WW2 I am astonished by the immediacy of these new translations from the archive, and I believe that readers will find these accounts, if anything, even compelling than the first book These statements reveal the ambiguous relationships which the German soldiers had with French civilians, especially women, and the way these relationships were destroyed on D Day itself There are accounts from a Luftwaffe pilot who was one of the first to witness the Allied armada from the air, and stories from foot soldiers, military police and panzer crews who fought desperately to hold back the beach landings and airborne assaults The disturbing motivations of the German troops political, personal and even religious are presented with an honesty which sheds a radical new light on why the Germans fought so bitterly, so viciously, to keep control of their precious France Holger Eckhertz, archive holder.

    D Day Through French Eyes Normandy Mary Louise D Day Through French Eyes Normandy Mary Louise Roberts on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Like big black umbrellas, they rain down on the fields across the way, and then disappear behind the black line of the hedges Silent parachutes dotting the night sky that s how one woman in Normandy in June of learned that the D Day invasion was under way. D Day Through French Eyes Normandy by Mary Louise With D Day through French Eyes, Mary Louise Roberts turns the usual stories of D Day around, taking readers across the Channel to view the invasion anew Roberts builds her history from an impressive range of gripping first person accounts of the invasion as seen by French citizens throughout the region. D DAY Through German Eyes Book Series D Day Through German Eyes presents the transcripts of interviews which my grandfather carried out with German veterans in , on the tenth anniversary of D Day These were German soldiers, engineers and Luftwaffe men who had experienced the opening hours of the Normandy beach landings, and were able to recall those cataclysmic events in detail. The Invasion of Normandy in World War II D Day Mar , D Day was the invasion of Normandy which took place on June , , during World War II, and saw Allied airborne and seaborne forces land in France. D Day Through French Eyes Normandy Jan , Like big black umbrellas, they rain down on the fields across the way, and then disappear behind the black line of the hedges Silent parachutes dotting the night sky that s how one woman in Normandy in June of learned that the D Day invasion was under way Though they yearned for D DAY Through German Eyes The Hidden Story of June th D DAY Through German Eyes The Hidden Story of June th book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers This is the hidden s D Day through the eyes of a combat medic, years later Mampre, who had to miss the jump on D Day after coming down with a severe infection just a few days before, went on to receive the Purple Heart for action in Holland After spotting a wounded lieutenant in a field, he was told the soldier was dead and best left alone Mampre ran out to him through heavy gunfire and found him alive. D Day Through a German Lens HistoryNet Aug , The division took three full hours to move the miles from Ranville to and through Caen Every man and vehicle had to squeeze over the few remaining undestroyed bridges in Caen, the sky was teeming with jabos the whole way, and losses in machines and men were heavy Not until p.m did it happen a panzer attack on the Allied D Day D Day Through German Eyes Book YouTube Jul , D Day Through German Eyes Book Duration Past Relflections , views D Day_ The Battle for Normandy Part of Audiobook FULL by Atony Bevoor Duration . D Day HISTORY Nov , Although the term D Day is used routinely as military lingo for the day an operation or event will take place, for many it is also synonymous with June , , the day

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    1. I borrowed this book using Kindle Unlimited and had not read the previous book in the series. Holger Eckhertz, the editor of the book came across transcripts of interviews that his father had carried out with German veterans who had been in service in Normandy or surroundings at the time of D-Day. The interviews had been held ten years after the fact, and his father had been a propaganda writer for the Germans during the war so had some knowledge of what was happening at the time. When his son f [...]



    2. The second book, with experiences with some German soldiers during the D-day landingsCompared with the first part, this book clearly contains some interviews that were not deemed to be good enough for the first part. There are interviews with soldiers that were on the beaches itself, but also some other soldiers, such as the militairy police (Feldgendarmerie) and pilots. The book ends with a bizarre interview with a member of an experimental unit, that claims that he was prevented of blowing up [...]


    3. This second volume of recently discovered interviews with German soldiers who participated in the battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944, is as illuminating and fascinating as the first volume. It contains verbatim interviews with 8 German fighting men (one of them a Luftwaffe pilot) about their experiences on D-Day as the Allied forces invaded France. As with the first volume, some surprises are found. German propaganda had done a good job of inculcating in its Wehrmacht troops (though probably not [...]


    4. I wrote about my attraction to this fascinating book in my review of the first volume. At the age of 12 or so I was fascinated, even obsessed with how this war had happened, especially since it effected my father so profoundly.I became fascinated with WWII and how it happened and how did this one diminutive man almost achieve world domination? I read so many books on WWII but never had the chance to read things from the German side. This book is the 2nd of two volumes of interviews with soldiers [...]


    5. Truly a must-readAs with the first book, the reader is presented with a diverse set of interview transcripts that have been produced many decades ago when the memories of D-Day were still fresh to German servicemen. The accounts provided in this book will move the reader and shock them with strands of history that have seldom been examined. History is so often delivered through the eyes of the victor and moulded by a subconscious bias, where undesirable facts are filtered away until the perspect [...]


    6. What a remarkable book on D Day. Very rarely do you get to know the other side of the story, specially from the losing side. History, in general, is written by those that win the war. This is the first hand account of some of those that were on the losing side."The British are the most calculating and cynical people on earth" is the view of one of the combatants from the other side. They are also critical of their own leaders as well : "Ribbenthrop, that damned foreign minister of ours, the one [...]


    7. I've been looking for a book that gave insights into the German mindset of the war for some time and stumbled across this one.The interviews were conducted in the 1950s by the author's grandfather. He has translated and assembled them but offers no analysis - letting interviewer and subject speak for themselves. There are some interesting themes esp that they considered this a fight for a united Europe against the forced of communism. The coments about relations with the french were interesting [...]


    8. Fascinating!Another great book that is a collection of interviews of German soldiers who fought in France in D-Day. The absolute frankness and raw honesty of how these men perceived their role in the war, Germany's objectives, and the actions that took place is enlightening, at times shocking, and even repugnant at times.This is a book that will linger in my thoughts, and will deserve a re-read.


    9. Both books in this series are superb reads. If you like history told by the people who were actually there, you will love these. It will put a whole new perspective on your view of the D-Day landings.


    10. Like its predecessor, this e-book has eye-opening insight into the German mindset and strategy around D-Day. Through first-person interviews, several German soldiers reveal the motivational stories/propaganda their leaders fed them, their thoughts about Allied aggression on a military and personal level, and much more. The most amazing interview is last, as an officer explains that the Germans were minutes away from unleashing a devastating weapon that may have turned the tide of the European th [...]


    11. Fascinating read about D day.So many things in this that I would never have expected: the fact that at the time of dday most ordinary German troops thought of themselves as the protectors of France, that the scale and ingenuity of the Allied invasion (time and time again there is mention of how the Germans couldn't conceive of landing so many tanks on the beaches directly), and the observation that the English and German troops would attempt to first repair something that broke during the war wh [...]


    12. As good as volume 1, maybe better. I'm not sure why Eckhertz held back on publishing these in the first volume but maybe that's because the idea of collaboration/cooperation seem like old news to me 70 years on. And the fact that some French would hate the USA or GB because of collateral damage from the Allied bombing is entirely understandable. Unfortunately, grandfather Eckhertz did not interview any civilians in 1955 to see how their view of the war had changed so we're left to guess.


    13. The victors write the history books, or so the saying goes. This book looks at the opposite. What was life like in Northern France leading up to the invasion? Who were the soldiers stationed there? What was it like during the early hours of June 6th, 1944? If you are a WWII history buff, this is a must read.


    14. Outstanding description of attitudes of men in combatI found these descriptions of the attitudes and performance of German EM and company grade officers extremely interesting sting. Proves soldiers are the same, despite uniform and across generations. Would love to read more accounts.


    15. A 5-Star History Masterpiece!!!!"D-Day Through German Eyes" Book 2" and its companion of the same title Book 1 easily qualfiy as great reads, each of which are more than worthy of a 5 Star Rating, and I think them perhaps the very best books I have read in a couple of years. This volumn is sure to hold great interest for those of us who enjoy reading history books and/or histories regarding warfare, or even more speificaly enjoy learning something new regarding the history of D-Day, June 6, 1944 [...]


    16. To begin I am retired military. 23 yrs of service. A tour of duty in Vietnam in 1966 and a tour of duty in Desert Storm in 1991. I have seen the incredible power of the US military.This book and the preceding book explained the equally frightening power of the US military in WW II.I had never considered the human experiences of "The Enemy". These books explain the human side of how we completely overwhelmed the German defenders at Normandy. In several cases in this book I was shocked and amazed [...]


    17. FantasticThis is a must read for any WW II interested person. The material that is difficult or non existent to find in our (USA) accounts is not short of amazing, especially with regard to the aluminum and vapor weaponry that was almost used. That was a stark account in many aspects, including how and on whom the weapon was initially tested. Also how the German Engineer was willing to sacrifice German troops and innocent French civilians. I find these two volumes some of the most fascinating bo [...]


    18. Wow! Somehow I picked up Book 2 before Book 1, but I do not think it matters. This is a collection of interviews, raw interviews, translated from German to English and published. Fascinating, captivating and powerful perspective. Incredible insight to the German static forces who were guarding that area of France from an invasion. I enjoyed the format, of the raw interview with no interpretation from the author or interviewer. Allowed me to garner my own interpretation and piece together a pictu [...]


    19. Excellent book!This is the second book about D-Day from the German point of view: as with the first, it's an outstanding read. The greatest lesson I learned from these two books is that, as awful as the Nazi regime was, the German soldiers on the ground were no different from Allied men: each was compelled to serve powers far greater than he, regardless of what he might have actually wanted to do himself. I felt a great deal of sympathy for these poor fellows


    20. Memoirs of events and the moral landscape to German soldiersThe most interesting part of this was reading how the ordinary soldiers viewed the political and moral issues of the war. It showed how effective the Nazi propaganda was to their soldiers. They had no problem rationalizing that the occupation of France was a "partnership". They had finally enabled peace by uniting Europe.


    21. Where are all the horses?The Germans defending on the Atlantic wall did not understand their enemy. They assumed that allied mobility would be limited because there was no way to transport and feed horses needed to move an army.Understanding the war through the eyes of the enemy is in many ways more illuminating than the eyes of the victor. I wish there were more books of this type, especially about our most recent wars.


    22. Feel, see, hear, taste June 6th from the German perspective.We always hear the U.S. version of D-Day but to hear from those defending the beach heads and inland is actually horrifying. Unfortunately, man continues to ignore history and the extreme sacrifice of war, on both sides.


    23. it was more brutal than the last. i still enjoyed it. i've always wanted ot see their point of view. as i've understood some of the soldiers didn't not want to fight but at the same time some of the soldiers had no idea what they where fighting for. they actually believed the propaganda was real until the war was over.


    24. I think the first book was better, but this was worth the read The last interview is eye-opening in explaining a weapon they'd planned to use that would have changed the outcome of D-Day if the allies had landed where they were expected to It's so crazy the things we invent to kill each other


    25. This second account was even more enjoyable than the first.The violent depiction of war was kept to a minimum this time around, and instead the focus was on vastly more interesting aspects, such as the role of the Luftwaffe and the top secret Typhoon weapon the Germans had.


    26. Excellent historical read giving the other sides point of view.Very well executed and presented view of D DAy from the German soldiers view point. Raised some very telling points of why the average German fought so hard and well during WW2.


    27. Not quite up to the first bookDon't know why but it's not quite got the same degree of revelation. The attitude of the soldiers does not reveal anything new. Additional facts about the battle, yes.


    28. Dogface Continued.If anything, this book is more harrowing than the first. Please read the first volume before this. I don't want to reveal the climax, but let us just say that I probably wouldn't be here bit for Soldier's Luck. I was born in 1946.


    29. Excellent readAmazing account of the German perspective on D-Day. Reading from many perspectives of the German forces and hearing them all account to how shocked they were at the scale of the allied invasion was astonishing.


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