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    D Day Through German Eyes by Holger Eckhertz

    Having read numbers of books and watched probably every movie about D Day, this book is unique in its exclusive coverage from the German soldier's viewpoint. Based on interviews 10 years after the fact, the author's grandfather stashed the transcripts that were only recently published (2015).
    Amazing tales of survival. Highly recommended if you're the least bit interested in WW2 history.

    From the Amazon review:
    About the Author

    'D Day Through German Eyes' presents the transcripts of interviews which my grandfather carried out with German veterans in 1954, on the tenth anniversary of D Day. These were German soldiers, engineers and Luftwaffe men who had experienced the opening hours of the Normandy beach landings, and they were able to recall those cataclysmic events in detail.

    My grandfather had been a German propaganda journalist in 1944, and had visited the Atlantic Wall under construction. He was also a veteran of the German Army in World War One, and so his background enabled him to build a strong rapport with the interviewees, many of whom had not spoken of their experiences even with their own families.

    The result is a series of interviews which reveal not only the desperate reactions of German soldiers to the Allied onslaught, but also the surprising mix of motivations which drove them.
    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

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