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Frontsoldaten : the German soldier in World War II

Author: Stephen G Fritz
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers ... I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides the definitive account of the everyday war of the German  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fritz, Stephen G., 1949-
Frontsoldaten.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1997
(OCoLC)263575752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen G Fritz
ISBN: 9780813127811 0813127815 9780813137872 081313787X
OCLC Number: 721937897
Description: 1 online resource (x, 299 pages)
Contents: The view from below --
Sweat saves blood --
Living on borrowed time --
Withstanding the strain --
The seasons of war --
The many faces of war --
The bonds of comradeship --
Trying to change the world --
The lost years --
A bitter truth.
Responsibility: Stephen G. Fritz.

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"Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers ... I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides the definitive account of the everyday war of the German front soldier.

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--So readable as to be difficult to put down.... Should prove enlightening to students of German as well as military history.-- -- Virginia Quarterly Review --A moving account of personal Read more...

 
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