This is 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, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6th 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasi...
|Title||:||D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944|
|Number of Pages||:||142 pages|
D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 Reviews
It is always good to see through things from the point of view of others and I think that this book captures this idea very well. In this compilation of interviews one thing that I found to be repeated by the interviewees is that Americans will probably do the same if they were in their place. It is a thought provoking and quite gruesome look at the war.
كتاب فيه مقابلات مع عدة ألمان ممن حاربوا يوم D Day وهو اليوم الي نزلت فيه قوات التحالف الأمريكية في نورمندي لتحرير فرنسا من الإحتلال الألماني، ...more
A straightforward and simple perspective of D-Day from the less-often heard side that reminds you why war stinks.
D-day has always fascinated me, I have always thought about what it was like for the German army in Normandy. We have always seen or read about the greatest invasion of all from the allied perspective but I have always thought, imagine seeing it coming at you. One of the interesting perspectives of this book is that the author's grandfather had interviewed soldiers across the Atlantic wall prior to the invasion as propaganda for military publications, and then was able to interview the survivors ...more
This book gave to me exactly what I was looking for when I read the description, the Normandy invasion through German eyes. When I read about Normandy, which is usually my go to timeframe, I often wonder what the Germans were thinking during that time. While this is a small sample of five German Soldiers telling their story, it gets the point across on what they felt, what they saw, and which direction they felt the war was going before, as well as after the war. I highly recommend for anyone lo ...more
This book adds depth to the cliche that history is written by the victors. I've read a lot of WWII history and none of it had captured the perspectives of mainstream German soldiers in the way D Day Through German Eyes does it. In interviews with German soldiers who manned artillery bunkers on D Day in Normandy, Eckhertz captures the echoes of German propaganda in the soldiers' earnest accounts of defending a united Europe against British and American aggression. The book is a short worthwhile r ...more
D Day through German Eyes is an excellent short book comprising five accounts from men who were actually on the front line on June 6th. 1944.
The recollections of the men, a mixture of junior officers and other ranks, were collected by the author's grandfather, a military journalist who had visited the Atlantic Wall before D Day, who tracked down some survivors in 1954 and recorded their memories of D Day.
Each of the survivors was stationed on a different landing beach and their recollections cer ...more
This book is a collection of 5 interviews with men in the German army stationed in Normandy on D-Day. Each soldier was stationed at one of the 5 invasion beaches and tells the interviewer what the invasion was like from the German perspective. The interviewer was journalist working for the Nazi government at the time of the initial interviews which were to be used in an article in a military magazine. Because of the invasion the article was never written and the interviews remained unused until ...more
I am a great fan of WWII nonfiction, including military and political history, biography, and memoir, as well as historical fiction of the period. I found this book utterly absorbing, a series of interviews of German soldiers and their first-hand accounts of the events of D-Day. This is not for the faint of heart or those readers who eschew graphic violence. Each of the accounts is intriguing in its own way. The interviewees vary in age, education, experience, and role in the military, but there ...more