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Twilight of the Gods

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This is the exciting true story of Erik Wallin, a Swedish soldier who volunteered for the Waffen-SS during World War II. Wallin served in the Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion of the 11th SS Panzergrenadier Division Nordland, a unit composed largely of men from Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.
ebook, 160 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Helion & Company (first published January 1st 2004)
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Interesting read

I gave this four stars for being a good read and not a jumbled mishmash as some narratives are. It's told from an interesting point of view. One gets a clear picture as to why he volunteered by his constant negative comments about communists and their ilk. he definitely hated communism and feared its spread to the west. It would have been a little better if some sections were a little more detailed, it would have been nice to have more descriptions of his fellow soldiers. Sometim
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An informative read although the political correctness of the writing is a little in doubt. Certainly gives us a good picture of how the German retreat at the Eastern front was from a soldier's perspective and credit to the author, the writing is not glorifying the SS and the Germans as much as a memoir piece of a volunteer for the SS might have suggested. Have been reading it as research material for my historical novel and for that purpose it was enormously helpful.
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“The only thing that disturbed our equanimity during the wonderful days of rest and peace were American and Russian fighter-planes that sometimes came diving from the sky, and with their guns turned road users into bloody shreds. These attacks were not just against us soldiers, but also against the farmers in the fields, their wives and daughters, and against the small children on their way to school. This made us furious.” 0 likes
“A t the end of World War II, the Nuremberg war tribunal sentenced the Waffen SS, possibly the finest fighting force the world has seen since Leonidas and his Spartans at Thermopylae, the bravest of the brave, collectively as war criminals.” 0 likes
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