D DAY Through German Eyes - Book One and Book Two

By: Eckhertz, Holger

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Close to new, thumbed, text clean, faint red mark on top edge near spine. Spine uncreased. Presented in interview form, the author completes a project begun by his grandfather -- giving an account of the D-Day invasion from the point of view of the German defenders. A combat officer is interviewed for each beach location in the invasion zone. Readable account that holds the interest of a civilian.


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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.

Title: D DAY Through German Eyes - Book One and Book Two

Author Name: Eckhertz, Holger

Categories: Other,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: DTZ History Publications: 2016

ISBN Number: 1539586391

ISBN Number 13: 9781539586395

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: very good+

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 503004233

Keywords: Military. War. WW2. Germany. Normandy. European Theater.