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5.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a fraud ...
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...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too colorless and artless for me
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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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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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (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
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eastern Front war has finally been transformed in time!, 26 Mar 1998
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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (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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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (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
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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (Mass Market Paperback)
The war will be over by Christmas!!!!. Think again. Those inferior Russian peasants put up one hell of a fight.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book title and trailer misrepresent the actual content, 15 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (Mass Market Paperback)
The book title and the trailer on the back cover ("this is not a tale for the squeamish") is not appropriate at all. Fighting in Hell is just a collection of Germans generals' recollections written in a way a military tactician would relate to, but not for the average reader, who may have thought "Fighting in Hell" would relate personal, vivid accounts of the German foot soldier. And there was nothing that was "not for the squeamish" in the book at all. This was not a "Saving Private Ryan" on the Eastern Front by any stretch.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good reference, 3 May 2001
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well researched reference for operational procedures of the german armies in the east, especially anti-partisan and counter attack tactics
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15 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars While the title is misleading..., 8 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front (Mass Market Paperback)
The book itself is very good. It gives an detailed account of the military peculiarities of the Russians and the hellish conditions which the Germans were forced to endure. On a more negative note, the hype that the book recieves from its back cover is uncalled for. "It is not a tale for the squeamish" is not an acurate review of the book. I personally would have enjoyed a more personal account on the part of the German troops, rather than their commanders, but it was still quite an interesting story. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys World War II non-fiction or anyone who likes to hear the Russians get bashed. :o)
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Fighting in Hell: the German Ordeal on the Eastern Front by Peter G. Tsouras (Mass Market Paperback - 31 Dec 1998)
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