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D Day Through German Eyes Book 2

More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944
Written by: Holger Eckhertz
Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
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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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  • Clay McCreary
  • 2016-08-03

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
  • 2016-06-07

Interesting contrarian views.

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

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  • Tyler J.
  • 2016-04-26

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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  • William Kendall
  • 2016-05-19

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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  • Mr. A
  • 2018-05-07

Why the german accent?

These are incredibly interesting stories, but why are they read with a strong german accent?

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  • Eric Rogers
  • 2017-08-02

great accounts, bad accents

great accounts, but the narrators accents were a bit over the top. would have been more palatable without it.

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  • Randall
  • 2017-04-27

Soviet defectors

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

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  • Phil D.
  • 2016-09-22

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
  • 2016-09-12

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
  • 2016-07-22

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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