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Was the D-Day invasion the beginning of the end for the Nazi regime? I’m not sure it matters. The Allied soldiers fought bravely, and died for a noble cause. We should never forget their sacrifice.

War Without Garlands

Robert Kershaw – Ian Allan Publishing

This is a book about German experiences in the first couple of years of the WW2 Eastern Front campaign, told largely through the recollection of individuals, but mostly not the well known, high-level protagonists. Kershaw paints the broader picture, and allows the words of the common footsoldiers to invoke the atmosphere on the ground. There is some Soviet and other personal material, but precious little. Continue reading