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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying: The Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWs Audio CD – Audiobook, Unabridged

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  • Audio CD: 840 pages
  • Publisher: Highbridge Company; Unabridged edition (25 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611749050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611749052
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,069,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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War obviously brutalises man. And yet the book records cases of pilots who, after initial trepidation, are gleefully blazing away at villagers... This book lets us listen to men talking to men. It frightened the hell out of me - The Times

These extraordinary bugged conversations reveal through the eyes of German soldiers with stark clarity and candour the often brutal reality of the Second World War, providing remarkable insight into the mentality and behavior of the Wehrmacht - Sir Ian Kershaw, author of Hitler: A Biography

Historians often dream of being able to eavesdrop on history, but few can hope to obtain such spectacularly direct access as that presented in this major addition to the literature on the second world war - Observer

Soldaten makes for a compelling read - Sunday Express

A remarkable and incontrovertible insight into the mind of the ordinary German soldier - Sunday Telegraph

Peppered with vivid, and often shocking, stories told by the soldiers, sailors and airmen themselves - Financial Times

Soldaten demonstrates how impossible it was for these officers to separate Nazi values of racial superiority from the party s success in restoring economic prosperity and national pride - Spectator

In Soldaten, the German authors Neitzel and Welzer draw on 150,000 pages of transcripts of the prisoners' conversations to examine what led ordinary Germans to become willing participants in the most effective killing machine in world history. What is truly terrifying about this transcripts, though, is that the atrocities committed against British targets were minor compared with those in Europe. The horrors of the Holocaust have been well documented, but the casual manner in which German soldiers raped and murdered their way through Eastern Europe is on a different level to anything experienced in Britain. As to the motivation of those responsible for these war crimes, the authors conclude there were two key factors. Many of the Germans involved in these horrendous acts were just having "fun". More alarming, perhaps, is the realisation that the rest actually believed in what they were doing. - The Daily Telegraph

It appears that Nazi ideology was not the chief motivating factor that made 'ordinary' members of the German armed forces commit atrocities. Dr Neitzel argues they took part in such actions because they saw it as their job, and that war normalises violence and creates a context in which men can commit bloodthirsty acts with little or no conscience. In this Dr Neitzel argues, the German army during World War II was not much different from that of the American army in Vietnam, or indeed, at times, in Afghanistan and Iraq. Many would dispute such an analysis, and would state that there was something especially bestial about the actions carried out by German soldiers, sailors and airmen between 1939 and 1945. Although war crimes were undoubtedly committed by all sides during the war, the Trent Park transcripts reveal that the German military was uniquely brutal. - Guy Walters, The Daily Mail

--Con Coughlin, Daily Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Sönke Neitzel is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, having also held positions at the universities of Glasgow, Saarbrücken, Bern and Mainz.. He is the author of seven books, including Tapping Hitler's Generals and Soldaten. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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