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on 29 January 2014
This is a book to rival the best of this kind (and that is saying a lot...)..
It is a short, very intense, first person story of the final battles of a specific Waffen SS formation (the story is based on an armored infantry reconnaissance company, and more specifically in a mortar platoon of that reconnaissance company).
It is a very partial vision of things, but that does not detract from the reading of the book, it gives it a time stamp and an appropriate flavor.
My only negative comment would be that it is a pity that the story does not start earlier in the war. I'm sure that, if that was the case, lots of other extremely interesting stories would have been present in the book, and it would have been even greater, and even more enjoyable.