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This is the hidden side of D Day which has fascinated readers
around the world.
Almost all accounts of D Day are told from
the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was
overcome on June 6th 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier
in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the
onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history?
motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and
how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and
fields, on that first cataclysmic day? What were their experiences on
facing the tanks, the flamethrowers and the devastating air superiority
of the Allies?
This book sheds fascinating light on these
questions, bringing together statements made by German survivors after
the war, when time had allowed them to reflect on their state of mind,
their actions and their choices of June 6th.
We see a
perspective of D Day which deserves to be added to the historical
record, in which ordinary German troops struggled to make sense of the
onslaught that was facing them, and emerged stunned at the weaponry and
sheer determination of the Allied soldiers. We see, too, how the Germans
fought in the great coastal bunkers, perceived as impregnable
fortresses, but in reality often becoming tombs for their crews.
Above all, we now have the unheard human voices of the
individual German soldiers - the men who are so often portrayed as a
faceless mass.

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