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Fighting in Hell: The German Ordeal on the Eastern Front
 
 

Fighting in Hell: The German Ordeal on the Eastern Front [Kindle Edition]

Peter Tsouras
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The German war in Russia was so brutal in all its extremes that all past experiences paled beside it. Everything in Russia - the land, the climate, the distances and above all the people - were harder, harsher, more unforgiving and more deadly than anything the German soldier had ever faced before. One panzer-grenadier who fought in the West and in Russia summed it up: ‘In the West war was the same honourable old game; nobody went out of his way to be vicious, and fighting stopped often by five in the afternoon. But in the East, the Russians were trying to kill you - all the time.’

The four detailed reports of campaigning in Russia included in this invaluable book (Russian Combat Methods in WWII, Effects of Climate on Combat in European Russia, Combat in Russian Forests and Swamps and Warfare in the Far North) were written in the late 1940s and early 1950s, as part of the US Army programme to record the German strategies and tactics of World War II directly from the commanders. The authors were all veterans of the fighting they described, and frankly admitted that the soldiers sent to Russia were neither trained nor equipped to withstand the full fury of the elements there.

The German high command had been under the impression that the Red Army could be destroyed west of the Dnepr, and there would be no need for conducting operations in cold, snow and mud. Fighting in Hell shows what really happened, through first-hand accounts of the commanders who were there.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12265 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Frontline Books (18 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HESTI0Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #142,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a fraud ... 5 Jun 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This book is window-dressed to look like a new piece of literature on the Eastern Front. It is not, it is a series of post-war reviews by German Officers, no doubt to provide data to the US Army for what it considered an upcoming or inevitable war with the USSR. It is technically useful however it is boring. So if you're writing a thesis on this topic then perhaps it's a good buy -if you just have an interest (or obsession) in WWII topics then spend your money a bit more fruitfully - The Forgotten Soldier, I Flew for the Fuehrer, Stuka Commander, Panzergrenadier etc. etc. are good passionate books written from the German side.
To summarise, this is a textbook.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Tsouras has completely redefined how the war on the eastern front will be viewed. I thoroughly enjoyed the handling of the various topics which resulted in this magnificent piece of work. The book itself is an exhaustive piece which brings to the reader a clear idea of how the war in the east was fought. Having said that, I must however say that I was disappointed that Tsouras spent the greater portion of the book focusing on the Germans difficulty in dealing with the various factors which surrounded the fighting. great book.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too colorless and artless for me 6 Mar 1999
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is strictly a batch of poorly written first-hand reports without appropriate annotation. There are interesting anecdotes about the fierce cold and the toll it took, but this simply wasn't a well-done book. Disappointing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Russian Holiday 12 Feb 2014
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
The war will be over by Christmas!!!!. Think again. Those inferior Russian peasants put up one hell of a fight.
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