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  • D DAY Through German Eyes

  • The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944
  • By: Holger Eckhertz
  • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58

Almost all accounts of D-Day are told from the Allied perspective, with the emphasis on how German resistance was overcome on June 6, 1944. But what was it like to be a German soldier in the bunkers and gun emplacements of the Normandy coast, facing the onslaught of the mightiest seaborne invasion in history? What motivated the German defenders, what were their thought processes - and how did they fight from one strong point to another, among the dunes and fields, on that first cataclysmic day?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great 1st hand accounts

  • By Jan on 02-02-2018

A new perspective.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-2018

This is a fascinating new perspective for me on the events of June 6. A vivid depiction of the confusion and horror of battle from the soldiers perspective.

  • Fromelles and Pozières

  • In the Trenches of Hell
  • By: Peter FitzSimons
  • Narrated by: Richard Aspel
  • Length: 27 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 89

On 19 July 1916, 7,000 Australian soldiers - in the first major action of the AIF on the Western Front - attacked entrenched German positions at Fromelles, in Northern France. By the next day, no fewer than 5,500 were wounded and just under 1,900 were dead - a bloodbath that the Australian War Memorial describes as 'the worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history'. Just days later, three Australian divisions attacked German positions at nearby Pozières, and over the next six weeks they suffered another 23,000 casualties.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • incredible account. .. not to be forgotten.

  • By Robert on 07-05-2016

Superb!<br /><br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-02-2018

Left me proud, outraged,and more than once in tears. A worthy tribute. Thankyou Peter FitzSimons.