Other side of the fence...
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:12 PM
It really is incredably interesting to read about what it was like for a man fighting on "The wrong side" of the war.
Would anybody else be able to reccomened any similar books?
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:18 PM
The Forgotten Soldier
Always remembered the old cover in bookshops years ago.
That image has stayed in my mind for years.
Took long enough before I read it though.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:20 PM
BTW: Welcome to the forum
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:29 PM
I'll look into that book PzJgr cheers for the info.
Posted 07 September 2007 - 11:38 PM
I'd say try not to be tempted by Guderian or Manstein's 'memoirs' as I found them deathly dull.
Skorzeny's are worth a read though as a tale of Nazi 'Derring do'.
In case you're interested in more general military memoirs rather than just 'enemy' ones I'd seriously recommend Col. David Hackworth's - 'About face'; (at least it's 'other side of the pond ) only a tenuous link with WW2 as his career only just begins in the closing days of the war and it mainly focuses on Korea and vietnam. He's controversial in certain quarters as one of the US's most highly decorated soldiers who turned against the war but he really does write a rivetting tale of military life. His descriptions of actual combat have immense atmosphere.
I rate it as one of the most interesting books relating to war, and more importantly 'warriors' I've ever read, and you can find it's bulky form cheap in 2nd hand shops quite easily.
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