d day through german eyes the hidden story of june 6th 1944 2

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Through German Eyes

Author : Christopher Duffy
ISBN : 0753822024
Genre : History
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The key battle of the First World War from the German point of view The Battle of the Somme has an enduring legacy, the image established by Alan Clark of 'lions led by donkeys': brave British soldiers sent to their deaths by incompetent generals. However, from the German point of view the battle was a disaster. Their own casualties were horrendous. The Germans did not hold the (modern) view that the British Army was useless. As Christopher Duffy reveals, they had great respect for the British forces and German reports shed a fascinating light on the volunteer army recruited by General Kitchener. The German view of the British Army has never been made public until now. Their typically diligent reports have lain undisturbed in obscure archives until unearthed by Christopher Duffy. The picture that emerges is a far cry from 'Blackadder': the Germans developed an increasing respect for the professionalism of the British Army. And the fact that every British soldier taken prisoner still believed Britain would win the war gave German intelligence teams their first indication that their Empire would go down to defeat.

Normandiefront

Author : Vince Milano
ISBN : 0752471457
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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You probably already know the basic story of what happened on D-Day - but it is almost certain that your knowledge is based upon books written from the Allied perspective. "Normandiefront" provides a fresh and unique exploration of the greatest seaborne invasion in history. It also explains just why the Americans on Omaha beach suffered the Longest Day of all. As the ramps went down and the Amis plunged into the water, their commanders expected them to face just one battalion of mediocre occupation troops - but the veterans and the new recruits of the 352nd Division were waiting instead. Authors Vince Milano and Bruce Conner have interviewed the surviving members of that formidable fighting force - at the same time amassing a collection of German and Allied photographs and documents, many of which are published here for the first time. The fight to get off the beach and then the seemingly interminable struggle through the bocage - from hedgerow to hedgerow, as the German line fell back only to reform and counter-attack time and time again, all the way to the ruins of St Lo - was one of the most intense ever experienced by any army. Generalleutnant Dietrich Kraiss' deployment of his men is a fascinating military case study in itself. The General, responsible for the stretch of coastline that included Omaha beach and part of Gold beach, was an Eastern Front veteran, as were many of his men. He was therefore used to facing an adversary who outnumbered and outgunned his forces and was well versed in the tactics of defence and counter-attack. The division actually expected to be sent East any day and had been trained for it. Denied the use of one third of his division during the crucial first hours of the invasion that had been held in reserve by higher commands, he tenaciously held his ground until they were released and then mounted a skilful defensive campaign. The reinforcements needed to contain the Allied breakout from the beachhead never came - partly because German High Command refused to accept that Normandy really was the main invasion target and not Pas de Calais. As the authors point out, 'Any Grenadier in the 352nd could have told them differently.' With over 200 photographs and those priceless interviews with German veterans, "Normandiefront" is an important addition to the literature of World War II, telling as it does the story of how one German division changed the course of the invasion and almost the entire war.

The German War

Author : Nicholas Stargardt
ISBN : 0465018998
Genre : History
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A major new history of the Third Reich that explores the German psyche

Ardennes 1944

Author : Antony Beevor
ISBN : 0670918644
Genre : Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945
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On 16 December 1944, Hitler launched his 'last gamble' in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes on the Belgian/German border. Although Hitler's generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe. In January 1945, when the Red Army launched its onslaught towards Berlin, the once-feared German war machine was revealed to be broken beyond repair. The Ardennes was the battle which finally broke the Wehrmacht.

Behind Hitler S Lines

Author : Thomas H. Taylor
ISBN : 9780891418450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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paratrooper Joseph Beyrle did not strive to be a part of history, but history kept visiting him. He was the first American paratrooper to land in Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both the United States and the Soviet Union against Nazi Germany. Twice before the invasion he parachuted into Normandy, bearing gold for the French resistance. D-Day resulted in his capture, when he was mistaken for a German line-crosser-a soldier who had, in fact, died in the attempt. Eventually Joe was held under guard at the American embassy in Moscow, suspected of being a Nazi assassin. His fingerprints saved him, confirming that he'd been wounded five times and that he bore a safe-conduct pass written by Marshal Zhukov after the Wehrmacht had wrested Joe, at gunpoint, from execution by the Gestapo. In the ruins of Warsaw, his life was saved again-this time by Polish nuns. Behind Hitler's Lines is told, in part, in Joe's own words-a voice that will be among the last and best we hear firsthand from World War II.

Aviation News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113525468
Genre : Aeronautics
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Nicem Film Video Finder

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ISBN : 0893201103
Genre : Motion pictures in education
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