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

D DAY Through German Eyes The Hidden Story of June th 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 overcom

  • Title: D DAY Through German Eyes - The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • Author: Holger Eckhertz Sprech Media
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  • 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 invaThis 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 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 What were their experiences on facing the tanks, the flamethrowers and the devastating air superiority of the Allies 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 the onslaught that was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and sheer determination of the Allied soldiers We see, too, how the Germans fought in the great coastal bunkers, perceived as impregnable fortresses, but in reality often becoming tombs for their crews 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 Book 2 in this unique series is also now available in e book form.

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    1. Shortly before D-Day (June 6, 1944) the author's grandfather, a military journalist writing for widely read German military magazines such as Signal and Die Wehrmacht, interviewed soldiers stationed along the Atlantic Wall. A decade later he tracked down some of the troops he had visited and spoke again with those he had interviewed. Then, in the following year 1955, he died. Holger Eckhertz has assembled his grandfather’s material and presents it here in this book. We are given interviews wit [...]

    2. Hard to read -- given the graphic details of battle -- but gaining perspective on "the other side" makes it worthwhile. Read it and you'll feel as though you're eavesdropping on five very candid conversations.

    3. 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 [...]

    4. Wow, what a good book! And by good, I mean terribly awful. This is a collection of interviews with German soldiers, of varying rank and experience, who defended the Normandy beaches during the Allied invasion on D-Day. The interviews were actually done by the author's father, who was a journalist for the Reich during the war, and wrote propaganda pieces for German magazines to improve morale. He went to Normandy during the early part of 1944 and interviewed lots of soldiers manning the western d [...]

    5. 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 [...]

    6. This is a remarkable and fascinating series of interviews with German soldiers who served on the Atlantic Wall in Normandy on the day of the Allied invasion of France in 1944. Most of what we read and see about D-Day or the entire Second World War itself is depicted from the Allied perspective. This short but powerful book gives a fresh look at a battle that seems to many of us quite familiar. The horrors of the battle, the fear and also the compassion present on the German side are presented wi [...]

    7. What an absolutely fascinating book. I was born in 1950, and grew up in a world where people with German sounding names or who were of obvious Japanese descent were held in suspicion. I even remember when I was maybe seven, when a friend and I were playing with a toy metal tank. The turret came off and my friend's dad picked it up, saw that it was made from and inverted Maxwell House Coffee can and it said, "Made in Japan," and he threw it out! My friend's dad was a U.S. Marine who saw action at [...]

    8. This is a short graphic compilation of the average German solider's perspective of multiple beach landings on D-day. Having read and watched a lot from the allies' POV, it was interesting to hear the information the average German soldier knew about the landing, and how they as an individual and as a larger group reacted when the shells started to fall. Their shift when they view the full beach and it goes from an "attack" to an invasion and how that affected many of their group psychologically. [...]

    9. This book will change the way you think about war. One arbitrary atrocity after another, this book tells it like it is. It's random. It's horrendously random. It's randomly horrendous. Based on interviews of German soldiers who fought in France on June 6 1944, it's a surprisingly dispassionate series of accounts. But the clinical detachment does nothing to hide the brutal horror of it all. Pair with Keegan's more academic, more thoughtful "The Face of Battle" for a transformative synthesis.

    10. 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 [...]

    11. 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 الت [...]

    12. During the Second World War Mr. Dieter Eckhertz was a German war reporter, who on the tenth anniversary of the D day in 1954, interviewed 5 German soldiers he has met when the ‘Atlantic Wall’ was being built and survived the D Day; or as Germans referred to it ‘The Invasion of France’ or ‘The Normandy Attack.’It shall be pointed out the remarkable conviction of every one interviewed, that they were defending France and with it a United Europe.Also deserves to mention that all 5 inter [...]

    13. This book is a collection of interviews with German soldiers who were at Normandy on D-Day by a German journalist. Amazing to hear the experience from the other side then we normally see it portrayed. What stuck out to me was how the soldiers interviewed we're not necessarily sympathetic to the Nazi cause, but they were thinking they were defending Europe from invaders.

    14. I believe this book is a work of fiction, as does historian Jonathan Gawneon in his review dated October 28, 2015. I further FEAR it is neo-Nazi propaganda.

    15. Very interesting book. I liked how it just let the soldiers tell the story from their perspective without rewriting it, it's just a collection of interviews. Also, the way the soldiers have come around to their previous way of thinking. Definitely recommend it.

    16. 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 [...]

    17. This is a fascinating nonfiction read consisting of interviews of German soldiers who attempted to stave the invasion of the Allies at Normandy on D-Day. The Germans were not surprised that the Allies invaded France in the summer of 1944, however, they were surprised that the Allies did not attempt an invasion through Pas de Calais, which is where they geared their defense. This first book is extremely graphic in the soldiers' descriptions of the decimation of their comrades by Allied weaponry. [...]

    18. A straightforward and simple perspective of D-Day from the less-often heard side that reminds you why war stinks.

    19. The authors grandfather interviews German soldiers in 1955, 10 years after visiting batteriers or Atlantic Wall they built on the shores of France. I've never met a German who would speak openly if not at all about the time period so this was interesting to read. Most striking was one soldier says running back to his tank he saw a fellow German soldier lyingad with a dead Canadian soldier. The German said they looked the same, he couldnt tell them apart except for their uniforms. Ity registered [...]

    20. This book was very interesting as it gave the personal stories of the men on the front lines (in the bunkers) one from each of the five beaches. It was in interview form as the man planning the book was a journalist, interviewing the men about ten years after the war. The stories were quite similar as they were in the bunkers that were supposed keep the invaders off the beaches. The last one was a lieutenant in charge of a battery for bigger guns (which had not been delivered yet) and was a litt [...]

    21. I've always been curious to hear about German side of the war, I'm tired of the whole media demonizing Germans when they, as the Americans, British and rest of the allies, were mostly just soldiers performing their duties for their country. These were not SS soldiers and maybe most or many of them didn't even know how crazy was Hitler and maybe never even supported de Nazis. This book is a great piece of story that should be read by more and more people so we can have a better understanding of t [...]

    22. Very interesting to see this battle through the eyes of German soldiers for each of the beaches. Instead of an overall strategic look at things, the book is translated from interviews done with German soldiers who were stationed on the beaches on D-day. Since most of the material I have read had been from the Allied side of things, it was enlightening to read something from the German side and see the feelings of their soldiers in the trenches. Although reading about how horrifying it was for th [...]

    23. Really enjoyed reading about D Day from the German soldiers that were there and were lucky enough to live through it. Were stories from a soldier that defended each beach in their own words from an interviews that took place ten years after. Interesting to find that these soldiers saw themselves as defending France from invaders. They didn't view themselves as occupiers of France but defenders of a unified Europe. Was also interesting to hear about the many Russians that fought for Germany. Reco [...]

    24. A great read from a different perspectiveThis book was easy to read and I had a hard time putting it down. It isn't often you get to hear the other side of a battle story. This puts into perspective the German soldier's views and mindset that led up to the invasion and during the early hours of combat on that historical day.

    25. Detailed and revealingThe detail the author is able to convey about the events of June the 6th is nothing like I have read before. Each story is different and gives a perspective to the war from the German point of view.

    26. Very interesting to say the least. I've learned many things about the Axis side of the war in Europe that I've never imagined. This is a fascinating and graphic first-hand account of the defense of "Unified Europe".

    27. These are transcripted interviews with German soldiers who defended the Normandy beaches on D-day. I'm glad someone has documented these experiences. They are priceless, but brutal.

    28. IntriguingThis was a great read that reflects a totally different perspective on the WWII. It was interesting to see inside the minds of the German soldiers and a first hand view.

    29. Great historyI have read some German accounts from the war, but none on June 6. These records put us on the receiving end of an attack that would scare any sane person.

    30. RedundantInteresting for a while, but the story of the five episodes were essentially the same with only minor details changing as the book progresses.

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