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Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWsPrinter-friendly versionPDF version

Book:
Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs
Sönke Neitzel, Harald Welzer
New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf, 2012, ISBN: 9780307958129; 437pp.; Price: £19.05
Reviewer:
Dr Christine Winter
University of Sydney
Citation:
Dr Christine Winter, review of Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying. The Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs, (review no. 1370)
http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1370
Date accessed: 18 September, 2014

Comments

Dave AndressThu, 24/01/2013 - 13:43
Excellent, subtle review. A point of info re. the penultimate paragraph - helicopter gunships in the US forces are generally flown by Army personnel, not USAF; and if the incident referred to is this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/July_12,_2007_Baghdad_airstrike then that is certainly the case...
Anthony PayneWed, 20/02/2013 - 18:55
'Thus, I would argue, it is not the German army, the Wehrmacht, that is at the centre of this study, but the Luftwaffe' - this statement by the reviewer is wrong. 'Wehrmacht' is best rendered in English as 'Armed Forces', not the army, which in German is 'Heer'. The Luftwaffe was part of the Wehrmacht.
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