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4.0 out of 5 stars Saint Michael
The "rarity" of such titles, memoirs of Waffen SS foreign Volunteer's, make this book by Verton all the more appealing. Though lacking the "flair" of fellow Volunteer Leon Degrelle and his "Campaign in Russia", Verton describes his wartime experiences with great clarity, and importantly with refreshing honesty! His continued post war allegiances with former Waffen SS...
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3.0 out of 5 stars memory's with pride and some prejudice.
Mr Verton gives a very graphic picture of war. It shows how cruel and cheap life can be. I think he has difficulty in accepting that the ss were also perpetrators in a lot of atrocities and his unit may be free of guilt but cannot completely ignore his fellow men. However a. Crime which has remained fairly well unknown has been the treatment of german POWs after the war...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Saint Michael, 3 Dec 2012
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This review is from: In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer, 1941-45 (Stackpole Military History) (Paperback)
The "rarity" of such titles, memoirs of Waffen SS foreign Volunteer's, make this book by Verton all the more appealing. Though lacking the "flair" of fellow Volunteer Leon Degrelle and his "Campaign in Russia", Verton describes his wartime experiences with great clarity, and importantly with refreshing honesty! His continued post war allegiances with former Waffen SS comrades portray a man with comradely virtues and a firm sense of honour. Of interest to both military historians and European history too, Verton's book is very worhty of my 4 star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars worth reading, 19 Dec 2013
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Very rare these memoirs. Especially one that explains how non German volunteers saw the world and why they went off to fight. Essentially to fight Bolshevism. A good and intelligent memoir. Well written and very human. Highly recommended especially as there are no modern apologies or PC nonsense. Just a good decent and honest man telling his story
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3.0 out of 5 stars memory's with pride and some prejudice., 20 Oct 2013
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Mr Verton gives a very graphic picture of war. It shows how cruel and cheap life can be. I think he has difficulty in accepting that the ss were also perpetrators in a lot of atrocities and his unit may be free of guilt but cannot completely ignore his fellow men. However a. Crime which has remained fairly well unknown has been the treatment of german POWs after the war and also the Prussian people who were treated appallingly after the war.

History is always written by the victors.
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