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D-day through German eyes - Holger Eckhertz
Old 02-18-2018, 01:02 PM   #1
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Default D-day through German eyes - Holger Eckhertz

It seems this outstanding book has not been mentionned here yet. It is a collection of first hand accounts by German soldiers who were directly involved on the D Day beaches, collected by a former German PK soldier 10 years after the war. He apparently died suddenly, and his project was forgotten about untill all his papers were rediscovered and published by his grandson.
The stories are breathtaking accounts by men who were in the front line, and for the most part only survived D day through the most extraordinary of luck, most of their comrades being killed next to them. There are accounts by MG gunners, artillery men, engineer officers, a Stug gunner, and even - rarity- a Goliath tank engineer.
There are horrendous descriptions of the effects of phosphorous grenades and rockets, and of the Allied navy shelling.
There are also lots of interesting comments on relations with the French and other more general themes.

A must read, that will become a classic of WWII litterature.

The book has over 3000 reviews (more then two times as many as Band of Brothers) and a 4.5 star rating on amazon if that tells you anything: https://www.amazon.com/DAY-Through-G.../dp/B00VX372UE

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