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D Day Through German Eyes Book 2 Audiobook

D Day Through German Eyes Book 2: More Hidden Stories from June 6th 1944

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Publisher's Summary

The first book of D Day Through German Eyes has fascinated listeners around the world with its insight into the German experience of June 6, 1944. Now, book 2 contains a completely different set of astonishing German testimonies from the same archive.

These newly translated eyewitness statements by German veterans show the defenders to be determined but psychologically insecure, often deluded in their thinking, and all too human in their shock at the onslaught they faced. These unique interviews with German soldiers are a historical treasure trove of new insights, heart-stopping combat stories, and glimpses of wartime psychology that will absorb anyone with an interest in WW2.

©2015 Holger Eckhertz (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Jason 27/01/2017
    Jason 27/01/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "More of the same... which is a good thing"

    If you enjoyed the first book, you will also enjoy this one. The format is the same and the interviews are as captivating, with different aspects expanding nicely on the revelations of the first book.

    it is not necessary to have listened to the first book first, however you might as well if you haven't already.

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  • Clay McCreary
    3/08/16
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    "awesome"

    great book for hearing the other side of the stotry...I'm hungry for more...I wish the same format could be used telling the Japanese side or any other side that did not get to write the history books...

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • maria neus
    7/06/16
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    "Interesting contrarian views."

    1st person accounts, provides detail of events, opinion of world view. Must for understanding era.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • William Kendall
    19/05/16
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    "awesome stuff"

    Both book 1 and 2t offer a perspective that rarely gets mention ed. I was taken by the notion of United Europe, and the complete stun the Germans felt

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Tyler J.
    USA
    26/04/16
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    "Different perspectives within the German lines"

    I was pleased that they included perspectives and stories from different divisions of the German military. The subjects were given the freedom to tell their views openly and respectfully. It was very interesting to learn what different divisions thought the likely outcome and chances were of repelling the invasion. The battle strategy was obviously presented differently to each of the defense forces. Reading D-Day accounts from the Allied perspective will now be very different for me because I will better understand the mentality and fortifications of those that they were opposing. It is absolutely a recommended read if you want to see both sides, but the obvious disclosure is that it is a compilation of D-Day stories, so it gets a bit graphic at times.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Randall
    Richton, Montserrat
    27/04/17
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    "Soviet defectors"

    I'm shocked that we allowed the repatriation of these soviets. They all went to their deaths.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P. Dion
    BRISTOL, NH, US
    22/09/16
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    "Good listen for the diehard WWll reader."

    It was as good as book one. It is interesting to see the other sides take of the D-Day story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shawn Townsend
    12/09/16
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    "If u like book 1, it's more of the same."

    I loved the first book and same with book 2. Probably liked #2 better because he left out some stories he felt might have been insensitive in #1.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Salui
    22/07/16
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    "Very insightful"

    My father is a Normandy veteran, so hearing about the allied invasion from the German perspective was interesting. Several of the German veterans seemed shocked at the aggressiveness shown by the allies toward them, and I found this to be rather ironic. It is a fascinating book, nevertheless, and I do recommend it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alberto Chavez
    16/06/17
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    "Enjoyed it very Much"

    This audiobook had me up all hours of the night listening to the first hand account stories. Before purchasing I read the reviews and I noticed that a few ppl think these are fabricated or fake. I never felt that it was made up. The only issue I have with this book is how they make each person have a strong German accent as if they're actually talking to them. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in the German side of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • B. Beachnau
    USA
    15/06/17
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    "Stories seem fabricated"

    This book is likely fiction and was difficult to get through. I ended up changing the playback speed to 2.5x so I could get through it.

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  • Amazon Customer
    23/05/17
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    "highly recommended"

    as good as book 1, hugely informative, gave me a key insight into the German mindset

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  • Alan S. Norman
    Palmers Green, London United Kingdom
    10/05/17
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    "Excellent insights"

    Excellent book, with a lot of insights into what the Germans thought on 6th June 1944.
    I now want to find out what the people of WW2 Occupied Europe thought of Hitler's version of a United Europe was.

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  • Niels Kuijpers
    28/04/17
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    "great new perspective"

    I loved the second book once again very interesting to see the German side of the invasion.
    the faux German accent by the narrator is off putting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jimbo
    Bexhill-on-sea
    29/03/17
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    "More fascinating accounts"

    More fascinating German accounts of events around D Day. The Stug action was particularly interesting as was the intended use of their "typhoon B" weapon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Younger
    23/02/17
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    "Interesting to the Germans point of view."

    This has to be one the best books I have listened to and I've listened to Alot ! Narrated fantastically, just an all round good book , with honesty right the way through .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lewy
    16/12/16
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    "excellent historic first hand accounts."

    well performed first hand accounts of the days and hours before the landings, then the harrowing violent account of individual story's of the allied power and the German response to this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookworm
    Dorset in England
    2/12/16
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    "Thought Prevoking"
    Would you consider the audio edition of D Day Through German Eyes Book 2 to be better than the print version?

    Yes. But then I'm totally blind so can't read the print version.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Neither


    Any additional comments?

    More accounts of eye witness testomy to add to the first book.
    Very interesting indeed to hear how the German soldiers involved thought that they were protecting Europe, specially France, from Allied aggression.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    14/11/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Every bit as riveting and hard hitting as the first book - a must listen for anybody interested in D Day or WW2 history in general.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G. Graham
    Northumberland, England
    18/10/16
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    "Fascinating, eye opening and chilling by stages."

    This is actually a hugely important document as it explains something that has always been a mystery to those of us from allied countries, namely how on earth could ordinary Germans fight for and support the evils of the 3rd Reich. What we learn here is that for the ordinary drafted German soldier an entirely different world view existed of what the war was actually about (my goodness the French come out of this very badly indeed apart from the very small percentage who genuinely resisted) . It also gives an unexpected contrast and pause for thought on current times like us criticising for example Syria or Russia over civilian casualties in the current conflict, when your hear the Germans veterans views on how many French civilians died when the allies were forced to bomb France for example. There is a lot to take in here and it is very well worth listening to and has certainly given me pause for thought about how things can look very very different depending an the sheer chance of what side you were born on. However, there is also a very chilling part about the testing of a Nazi "wonder weapon" from a man who seems to be everything you thought Nazi scientists were.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr David Trotter
    27/08/16
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    "Enjoyed first so much, straight to second"
    What did you like most about D Day Through German Eyes Book 2?

    Like the first, amazing re telling of events from June 44. It is really good for any history buffs and it seemed to 'come alive'


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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