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D Day Through German Eyes Book 2 Audiobook

D Day Through German Eyes Book 2: More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944

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Publisher's Summary

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive.

These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced. These unique interviews with German soldiers are a historical treasure trove of new insights, heart-stopping combat stories, and glimpses of wartime psychology that will absorb anyone with an interest in WW2.

©2015 Holger Eckhertz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    M. J. Wall Basingstoke, Hants 05/07/2017
    M. J. Wall Basingstoke, Hants 05/07/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "A very powerful alternative view"

    This and it's companion volume paint a vivid and quite alternative view of one of the most pivotal events in modern European history. Such works are doubly important as so often history gets to be written by the victors alone. Here are the voices of men on the ground who, by and large, thought they were doing the right thing. The power and merciless nature of the Allied invasion comes across relentlessly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. S. Cunliffe Rotherham, S Yorks United Kingdom 03/08/2017
    B. S. Cunliffe Rotherham, S Yorks United Kingdom 03/08/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Facinating"

    Absolutely facinating insight into the German psyche regarding their attitude to Europe and their occupation of France in particular.

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    G. Graham Northumberland, England 18/10/2016
    G. Graham Northumberland, England 18/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Fascinating, eye opening and chilling by stages."

    This is actually a hugely important document as it explains something that has always been a mystery to those of us from allied countries, namely how on earth could ordinary Germans fight for and support the evils of the 3rd Reich. What we learn here is that for the ordinary drafted German soldier an entirely different world view existed of what the war was actually about (my goodness the French come out of this very badly indeed apart from the very small percentage who genuinely resisted) . It also gives an unexpected contrast and pause for thought on current times like us criticising for example Syria or Russia over civilian casualties in the current conflict, when your hear the Germans veterans views on how many French civilians died when the allies were forced to bomb France for example. There is a lot to take in here and it is very well worth listening to and has certainly given me pause for thought about how things can look very very different depending an the sheer chance of what side you were born on. However, there is also a very chilling part about the testing of a Nazi "wonder weapon" from a man who seems to be everything you thought Nazi scientists were.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luc S. Belgium 15/11/2017
    Luc S. Belgium 15/11/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Terrible german accent"

    An interesting collection of stories let down by the terrible decision to use a german accent for the narration. Why, oh why would you ruin,what could have been a good listen, a story like that ? I cannot even fault the narrator for that. It is the publisher’s mistake ! Avoid the audio book, go for the written version instead.

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    jack 09/11/2017
    jack 09/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow again!"

    Again, i listened to the first one and loved it so much that i instantly bought the seccond one. this is just as fantastic as the first. I really hope for more! I can't reccomend this book enough. Awesome.

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    Me 31/10/2017
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    "Lest we forget"

    An incredible audible book that lays bare the horrors of war and makes you contemplate the what if questions.
    Makes you realise how lucky my generation has been not to have experiences warfare on this scale.

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    Aaron G. 03/08/2017
    Aaron G. 03/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A great continuation"

    Loved the first one, love this one, a great account of d day through the eyes of German troops.

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    "An eye opener"

    A very good account of the German ideology and experiences at the time of the DDAY landings. It is good to see DDAY from a different perspective.

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    "great listen"

    very enlightening books about what it was like for the German at that time in the war.we here so much from our own view point

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    Dropshort2000 30/06/2017
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    "Great audio book"

    A great narrative, let down by the German accents. At times it drove me to distraction, however overall a great listen.

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  • Clay McCreary
    03/08/16
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    "awesome"

    great book for hearing the other side of the stotry...I'm hungry for more...I wish the same format could be used telling the Japanese side or any other side that did not get to write the history books...

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  • maria neus
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    "Interesting contrarian views."

    1st person accounts, provides detail of events, opinion of world view. Must for understanding era.

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  • William Kendall
    19/05/16
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    "awesome stuff"

    Both book 1 and 2t offer a perspective that rarely gets mention ed. I was taken by the notion of United Europe, and the complete stun the Germans felt

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  • Tyler J.
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    26/04/16
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    "Different perspectives within the German lines"

    I was pleased that they included perspectives and stories from different divisions of the German military. The subjects were given the freedom to tell their views openly and respectfully. It was very interesting to learn what different divisions thought the likely outcome and chances were of repelling the invasion. The battle strategy was obviously presented differently to each of the defense forces. Reading D-Day accounts from the Allied perspective will now be very different for me because I will better understand the mentality and fortifications of those that they were opposing. It is absolutely a recommended read if you want to see both sides, but the obvious disclosure is that it is a compilation of D-Day stories, so it gets a bit graphic at times.

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  • Randall
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    "Soviet defectors"

    I'm shocked that we allowed the repatriation of these soviets. They all went to their deaths.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Dion
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    22/09/16
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    "Good listen for the diehard WWll reader."

    It was as good as book one. It is interesting to see the other sides take of the D-Day story.

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  • Shawn Townsend
    12/09/16
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    "If u like book 1, it's more of the same."

    I loved the first book and same with book 2. Probably liked #2 better because he left out some stories he felt might have been insensitive in #1.

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  • Salui
    22/07/16
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    "Very insightful"

    My father is a Normandy veteran, so hearing about the allied invasion from the German perspective was interesting. Several of the German veterans seemed shocked at the aggressiveness shown by the allies toward them, and I found this to be rather ironic. It is a fascinating book, nevertheless, and I do recommend it.

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  • Kyle Foster
    05/11/17
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    "astonishing"

    a perspective that should be explored on many other aspects in battles of World War II, sadly history that is more than likely lost forever

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  • Budd
    19/10/17
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    "Striking Insights to the “Enemy” Mind"

    Born in 1941, I grew up having WWII as my history lesson. Of teutonic heritage I was sickened when I was old enough to understand the Nazi death camps, and vowed I would never visit Germany.

    I joined the Marine Corps during early Vietnam and still participate in a Marine Honor Guard burying mostly WWII veterans; as many as three or four a week.

    The interviews in these two books, given the broad coverage of many military job specialties gives real insights into their mindsets. I saw this frequently in the MARINE’S depending on rank, job classification, and just how “gung ho” their unit was.

    The fact

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