Category: German

Retreat From Moscow: A New History of Germany’s Winter Campaign, 1941-1942

Title: Retreat From Moscow: A New History of Germany's Winter Campaign, 1941-1942 Author: David Stahel Genre: Military History Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Release Date: 2019 Format: Kindle Pages: 562 This is a pretty good new book about the Russian counter-offensive at Moscow in late 1941 and early 1942.  The conventional wisdom for this campaign

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