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Steiner's War: The Merville Battery [Kindle Edition]

Michael Strong
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The War years as experienced by a young Austrian who was conscripted from an anti-Nazi family into the German Army in World War Two.

After service on the Eastern front he decides to become an officer to protect his family at home from persecution by the NSDAP. On recovering from a severe wounding he is sent to Normandy and made temporary commander of the Merville gun battery as a second lieutenant aged 24. No more senior replacement arrives and he finds himself in command of the Battery on D-Day, 6th June 1944.

From the 6th June until 17th August 1944 he holds a key position as the foremost German artillery unit commander against British invaders, ably supported by his battery Sergeant Major.

The majority of the story consists of verbatim accounts by German and British servicemen.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3580 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Strong; Second edition edition (25 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E64OY2G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,172 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Steiners War 5 Mar 2014
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I like to read factual accounts and this account hits the button.
Very well written. I would recommend it.Great book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Collection of Facts 25 Feb 2014
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Whilst well researched it lacked a story line to bring the details into a drama which this event surely was . I was expecting more of a narrative involving the characters and their feelings during the invasion and its aftermath .
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5.0 out of 5 stars War from another perspective. 26 Jun 2014
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Slight but worth it. Always valuable to read about major events viewed from 'the other side' or indeed from non-traditional sources i.e. professional historians, politicians or generals.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent work 18 Jun 2014
This is an excellent historic recounting of just a short period in time but describes very well how intense things got at that time,I am glad this record was set down before the gallant survivors passed on. Would recommend to all an enlightening read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Steiners war the merville battery 18 Jan 2014
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A very interesting and informative account of and from the defenders and opponent's of the battery very revealing I always thought the battery was destroyed by 9 para good read if rat.her short
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5.0 out of 5 stars DDAY German view 6 Jan 2014
By Simon
Loved this book on thus subject having visited some of the battlefields mentioned I look forward to visiting this one too .
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