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Invasion: They're Coming

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On the 50th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy: a revised and updated edition of Paul Carell's great classic. June 6, 1944 - D-Day. The day when, after years of preparation, Germany's opponents in the west - the USA and England - began the second front, long demanded by Stalin to take pressure off the Red Army. What really happened on that day? Why was the Germ ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 1st 1984 by Bantam Books (first published 1960)
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Jan 19, 2014 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: World War II Buffs, Military buffs, Military historians
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
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This book came out in the years following the immense popularity of The Longest Day, which launched the 1960s fascination with World War II. This book, however, was originally published in German under the title Invasion! Sie kommen! (the most direct translation of a book title I’ve ever seen). This also corresponds with the timing of Albert Speer’s memoirs and other efforts by the participants in Nazi history to reclaim aspects of that history as noble or uplifting, or at least as something oth ...more
Aug 08, 2011 Doug rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
This book offers a German point of view of the invasion of Normandy. This is not the same as pro-Nazi. The author obviously thinks his country managed their response to the invasion poorly. Although I have read about a dozen books, this book describes what the others mention only sparingly - what was in the minds of the defenders, not the attackers. The German High Command out-thought itself, being absolutely convinced that the "real" invasion was yet to come, at Calais. Thousands of their best ...more
Armin Hennig
Die Invasion der Alliierten aus der Perspektive der permanent von Jabos zusammengeschossenen Panzerfahrer, die, wenn überhaupt, nur dann eine Chance gehabt hätten, die Angreifer ins Meer zurückzuwerfen, wenn die Panzer von Anfang an am rechten Fleck gewesen wären.
Das Ganze steht natürlich in komplettem Widerspruch zu den Darstellung von Mosier, der eine lange Verteidigungsschlacht für möglich hält, wäre da nicht der fatale Kessel von Falaise gewesen.
Die Schrecken dieses „Stalingrad des Westens“
Jan 20, 2012 Greg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Definitely written from the German perspective, I thought that this was a very good account. Just for the accounts of how the German war effort on the Western front in the summer of 1944 was so impacted by roving bands of Allied fighter-bombers was really illuminating. The amount of night-marching and day fighting, the difficulty of supply, the amount of officers gunned down on the roads trying to relay orders and lead their troops, was really very illuminating. Worth the time to read, in my opi ...more
Jun 30, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it
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A side of the D-Day invasion that you rarely see.
Lyman Flenner
Very good! An interesting view from the other side
Mar 24, 2012 Amcachopas marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Paul Carell (born Paul Karl Schmidt) was an Obersturmbannführer (lieutenant colonel) in the Allgemeine-SS (General SS) in Nazi Germany. He worked as the chief press spokesman for Joachim von Ribbentrop's Foreign Ministry, where he formulated propaganda for the foreign press. In this capacity during World War II, he maintained close ties with the Wehrmacht (German Army). After the war, he became a ...more
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