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Infantry Aces: The German Soldier in World War II

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  65 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Here are dozens of gripping, never-before-told stories of battle in World War II–from the point of view of the enemy.

This is an authentic account–often in their own words–of German infantry aces, common foot soldiers who were thrust into a blazing maelstrom of bloody horror such as the world had never seen. They faced the savage onslaught of fire-belching tanks at Kursk an
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Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Ballantine Books (first published May 2002)
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Cole
Jul 19, 2011 Cole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fairly descriptive account of various Iron Cross earners during World War II. This book provides a detailed look at fighting that many World War II histories tend to avoid, and covers the military actions of Wehrmacht men, a paratrooper, and two Waffen-SS. To have a book that describes the actions of German soldiers while making no effort to praise their nonmilitary traits/activities is quite nice; you're able to read about the military tactics of what are widely considered some of the best so ...more
Amy  Katherine Brown
An interesting read.... especially from the German perspective during WWII, particularly during the Russian Campaign. However, it seemed to be the idea of the book to provide stories of individual leaders and outstanding fighters during the war, as well as the various battle tactics used. I'm glad I read this book, being that I am one interested in that time period and it is more rare to hear of the German fighters than those of the victorious side.
Kyle
Oct 23, 2007 Kyle rated it did not like it
This, as I recollect, is s collection of translated contemporary stories of infantrymen published in Germany during the war. While occasionally exciting, they lack much context and generally have little value for the historical reader interested in the doctrine, equipment, tactics and techniques of the German military. I bought it off a tiny bookshelf of English books in an internet cafe in a tiny town in Costa Rica. I more-or-less ditched it after finding a week old New York Times.
Steve Shallenberger
One of my favor authors to write about the German perspective of war. This is short stories about extraordinary feats by individual German soldiers of various branches. I really enjoyed this. Usually 3-5 pages given to each soldiers bio.
Timothy Boyd
Mar 11, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent overview of the soldier's life in the German army of WW2. Great history book, Very recommended
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