Category: German

Enduring the Whirlwind

Title: Enduring the Whirlwind: The German Army and the Russo-German War 1941-1943 Series: Wolverhampton Military Studies Author: Gregory Liedtke Genre: Military History Publisher: Helion and Company Release Date: 2016 Format: Kindle Pages: 248

Panzers on the Vistula

Title: Panzers on the Vistula Author: Hans Schäufler Genre: Memoir Publisher: Pen and Sword Military Release Date: 2018 Format: Kindle Pages: 160 This is an excellent, short book detailing the experiences of a German soldier in a panzer unit in the Danzig area during the closing months of World War II.  The author does an

War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945

Title: War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945 Author: James Lucas Genre: Military History Publisher: Frontline Books Release Date: 2014 Format: Kindle Pages: 224 This is not a bad book about the experience of German soldiers on the Eastern Front, although it also doesn't add much to the literature.  The book

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944

Title: A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 Author: Willy Peter Reese Genre: Memoir Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: 2005 Format: Hardcover Pages: 208 This is  a short book, but nonetheless rather difficult to read.  Why?  The book is a rather tedious memoir by a young German infantryman in WWII,

Shades of Gray: Memoirs of a Prussian Saint on the Eastern Front

Title: Shades of Gray: Memoirs of a Prussian Saint on the Eastern Front Author: Michael S. Eldredge Genre: Memoir Publisher: Mill Creek Press Release Date: 2004 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Not a bad memoir by a young German soldier from Germany's eastern frontier (Tilsit), who happened to be a Mormon.  As usual with such memoirs,

Iron Cross Brigade – The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244

Title: Iron Cross Brigade - The Story of Werner Gösel and Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244 Author: Werner Gösel (Author),‎ Christian Bauermeister (Editor),‎ Jason Mark (Editor) Genre: Military History Publisher: Leaping Horseman Books Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 492 This is another excellent book from Leaping Horseman Books. This review is not a "verified purchase" because I

The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945

Title: The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 Author: Ian Kershaw Genre: General History Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 2011 Format: Kindle Pages: 596 After reading a few other books about the end of WWII in Europe, I was looking forward to this author's exploration of what made Germany and its people

Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany’s Eastern Front 1944-45

Title: Battleground Prussia: The Assault on Germany's Eastern Front 1944-45 Author: Prit Buttar Genre: Military History Publisher: Osprey Publishing Release Date: 2012 Format: Paperback Pages: 482 This is an excellent, detailed account of the fighting in East Prussia, mainly involving Rokossovky's 2nd Belorussian Front, but also Chenyakosvky's and Bagramian's fronts to some extent. The book

East Front Drama 1944

Title: East Front Drama 1944 Author: Rolf Hinze Genre: Military History Publisher: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc. Release Date: 1997 Format: Hardcover Pages: 360 This book should be evaluated for two distinct qualities: whether it is an interesting read, and its usefulness as research material. While I've rated the book as three stars overall, as described