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The Resource D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944, Original material edited by Holger Eckhertz

D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944, Original material edited by Holger Eckhertz

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D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944
Title
D Day through German eyes
Title remainder
eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944
Statement of responsibility
Original material edited by Holger Eckhertz
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Nromandy 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
Cataloging source
Z87
Dewey number
943.086
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Eckhertz, Holger
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Memory
  • Collective memory
  • National socialism
  • Ideology
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • Collective memory
  • Ideology
  • Memory
  • Military campaigns
  • National socialism
  • Politics and government
  • Psychological aspects
  • War
  • France
  • Germany
Label
D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944, Original material edited by Holger Eckhertz
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Book One.
  • Introduction to Book One
  • Utah Beach: The 'Tobruk' Soldier
  • Omaha Beach: The Resistance Point Gunner
  • Gold Beach: The Bunker Lookout
  • Juno Beach: The Goliath Engineer
  • Sword Beach: The Battery Officer
  • Postscript to Book One
  • The Stug Crew
  • The Wonder Weapon
  • Postscript to Book Two
  • Book Two.
  • Introduction to Book Two.
  • The Concrete Panzer
  • The Luftwaffe Pilot
  • The Troops in the Observation Point
  • The Military Police
  • The Infantry in the Houses
  • The Airborne Troops
Control code
ocn965311306
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition containing book one and book two.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781539586395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965311306
Label
D Day through German eyes : eyewitness accounts of German soldiers of June 6th 1944, Original material edited by Holger Eckhertz
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Book One.
  • Introduction to Book One
  • Utah Beach: The 'Tobruk' Soldier
  • Omaha Beach: The Resistance Point Gunner
  • Gold Beach: The Bunker Lookout
  • Juno Beach: The Goliath Engineer
  • Sword Beach: The Battery Officer
  • Postscript to Book One
  • The Stug Crew
  • The Wonder Weapon
  • Postscript to Book Two
  • Book Two.
  • Introduction to Book Two.
  • The Concrete Panzer
  • The Luftwaffe Pilot
  • The Troops in the Observation Point
  • The Military Police
  • The Infantry in the Houses
  • The Airborne Troops
Control code
ocn965311306
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Paperback edition containing book one and book two.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781539586395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965311306

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