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Let me declare self interest here. I rate Max ...
on 26 April 2017
Let me declare self interest here. I rate Max Hastings above most others.He has few peers , few who can match his craft.,This is another tremendous addition to his catalogue of military writings. He is honest in his appraisal of Das Reich, whilst paying them their military dues for what they achieved in battle. His description of their march north - post D-Day, is not for the faint hearted. Their unwavering brutality in the face of resistance makes for hard reading for the uninitiated. Oradour-Sur-Glan is the eternal stain on the reputation of the Waffen SS. One of many it must be said.