Friday, December 16, 2011
Infantry Aces: The German Soldier in Combat in WWII; Franz Kurowski (Stackpole Military History Series)
This book is very engaging. Bought it from Amazon. You won't be able to put it down. First hand accounts and an insight into the personalities of some of the Wehrmacht's best during WW2.
Mr. Kurowski has used his experience as a reporter in the German army during World War II to write a series of books that tell the history of the war from the German individuals point of view.
This book is a set of eight mini-biographies of German Infantry soldiers. Most of them fought through the entire war and surprisingly most of them survived the war, few without wounds. These are not stories of high ranking officers, but of ordinary soldiers of rather low rank who did their job very, very well. They fought in all the theaters of war from freezing in Russia to burning up in Africa.