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The author cuts out or invents things altogether

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-12-28

First the good. The overall performance of the reader is fantastic. The intimate description of what life was life for an average German soldier on the Eastern Front is quite good.

Now the bad. As someone who is Russian and knows the history of that time period quite well, I am quite disappointed. First off. Author keeps saying that the Russians were using Kalashnikovs. They most definitely were not, as it was not invented until 1947. Then there is absolutely no mention of the Scorched Earth policy and the attoricities the Wermacht (not just SS) committed against the civilian population. Granted, not all soldiers were blood-thirsty murdering thugs that raped and pillaged everything in their way, however I have a hard time buying into the story with Katya. How gentlemanly of men who had just spent months and months living in most terrible of conditions with no women in sight to "just be friends" with a beautiful 18 year old girl.
Basically my gripe with it all is that he portrays them as the most innocent of sheeps and gentlemen. That's not how things went on back then on the Eastern Front.

Brilliant

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-05-06

While it is definitely not a book for novices when it comes to knowledge of history, those who do enjoy studying history will learn many intricate details.
It does an outstanding job of explaining why certain things were done, while not speculating, but going based solely on facts and official records.

Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-09-11

Book was incredible. Some people complain in the reviews about it being too burdened with historical facts, but I beg to differ. Facts and events are intertwined perfectly with the fictional aspect of the novel.
Fantastic way to learn about the events that shaped our current world while being immersed in drama and passion of human relations of very unique and vivd characters.

Quality book

Au global
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Histoire
5 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-08-13

Excellent read. It doesn't try to help you by throwing guides at you from a high perch, but rather by making you ask questions within yourself and find answers within that same place.

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