P. Hederer

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (26 of 28)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,167,028 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 28
The Mons Myth: A Reassessment of the Battle by Terence Zuber
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I'll confine my comments primarily to the author's treatment of German infantry tactics and tacitcal peformance.

The author generalises a bit, taking examples from one, or a few units, and making sweeping statements about German effectiveness. For example, he sings the praises of the German "combined arms team" (a jarring modern term) but cooperation between artillery and infantry was, and remained, a problem in the German Army--especially during this phase of the war. Would have liked to see him use a broader selection of sources, as German tactical performance varied widely from unit to unit--especially in 1914.

He provides a pretty solid explanation of tactical… Read more
The German Army on Vimy Ridge 1914-1917 by Jack Sheldon
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Author Jack Sheldon has performed a real service to readers in providing a rare glimpse into the first-hand accounts, thoughts and actions of German soldiers of the Great War. For the first time the authentic voice of German veterans can be read by non-German speakers.

Expertly combining first-hand accounts, archival material, as well as large numbers of narratives from German regimental histories, the author weaves together the story of soldiers in combat using their own words.

The value of his writing transcends those interested in the German Army, to those, who reading about their own countries troops, would like to learn more about the men who fought, and often… Read more
The German Army on the Somme 1914-1916 by Jack Sheldon
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Author Jack Sheldon has performed a real service to readers in providing a rare glimpse into the first-hand accounts, thoughts and actions of German soldiers of the Great War. For the first time the authentic voice of German veterans can be read by non-German speakers.

Expertly combining first-hand accounts, archival material, as well as large numbers of narratives from German regimental histories, the author weaves together the story of soldiers in combat using their own words.

The value of his writing transcends those interested in the German Army, to those, who reading about their own countries troops, would like to learn more about the men who fought, and often… Read more