Soldaten

Soldaten

On Fighting, Killing, and Dying : the Secret World War II Transcripts of German POWs

Book - 2012
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Though initially recorded by British intelligence with the intention of gaining information that might be useful for the Allied war effort, the matters discussed in these conversations ultimately proved to be limited in that regard. But they would supply a unique and profoundly important window into the mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general, almost all of whom had insisted on their own honorable behavior during the war. It is a myth these transcripts unequivocally debunk.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 2012
Description: x, 437 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780771051050
0771051050
Branch Call Number: 940.547241 Nei
Additional Contributors: Welzer, Harald.

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Jan 02, 2015

A realistic and sad look at the loss of morality that can happen when soldiers go to war, based on recorded conversations of German POWs during the Second World War.

Deni78 Dec 02, 2014

For anybody who is interested in WWII this is a must read book.

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