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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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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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    Clay McCreary 08-03-16 Member Since 2016
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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
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    maria neus 06-07-16
    maria neus 06-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting contrarian views."

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

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    William Kendall 05-19-16 Member Since 2016
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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
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    Tyler J. USA 04-26-16
    Tyler J. USA 04-26-16 Member Since 2014

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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.

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    Randall Richton, Montserrat 04-27-17
    Randall Richton, Montserrat 04-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Soviet defectors"

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

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    P. Dion 09-22-16
    P. Dion 09-22-16
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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.

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    Shawn Townsend 09-12-16 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    Salui 07-22-16
    Salui 07-22-16 Member Since 2016
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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.

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    Timothy Harbuck 08-13-17

    I'm a happily retired City Manager. I thoroughly enjoy listening to audio books. Unlike my Avatar image I have a great head of dark hair.

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    "A view from the "other side"."
    Would you listen to D Day Through German Eyes Book 2 again? Why?

    Yes I would. I have also listened to book 1 many times and enjoy it just as much.


    What other book might you compare D Day Through German Eyes Book 2 to and why?

    D Day Through German Eyes ( Book One)


    What about P. J. Ochlan’s performance did you like?

    His German accent is great. He speaks with feeling and passion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The common German's impression of American Soldiers.


    Any additional comments?

    I have spent many hours studying D-Day History but I was absolutely blown away at the perspective from the other side. I learned so many things that were NOT taught in American History books. After listening to the many hours of first hand accounts from average German combat soldiers the "History Lessons" should literally be re-written to be all inclusive of what really happened at Normandy that awful D-Day.

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    Kenneth D. Flynn 08-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Eye opening and very well done. Direction was gr"

    Eye opening and very well done..clear and concise and I was taken back to all of the films that I have seen of that battle throughout the years. Made me think of how one sided they were.

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  • M. J. Wall
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    "A very powerful alternative view"

    This and it's companion volume paint a vivid and quite alternative view of one of the most pivotal events in modern European history. Such works are doubly important as so often history gets to be written by the victors alone. Here are the voices of men on the ground who, by and large, thought they were doing the right thing. The power and merciless nature of the Allied invasion comes across relentlessly.

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  • B. S. Cunliffe
    Rotherham, S Yorks United Kingdom
    8/3/17
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    "Facinating"

    Absolutely facinating insight into the German psyche regarding their attitude to Europe and their occupation of France in particular.

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  • Aaron G.
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    "A great continuation"

    Loved the first one, love this one, a great account of d day through the eyes of German troops.

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  • Christopher hedges
    7/14/17
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    "An eye opener"

    A very good account of the German ideology and experiences at the time of the DDAY landings. It is good to see DDAY from a different perspective.

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/30/17
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    "great listen"

    very enlightening books about what it was like for the German at that time in the war.we here so much from our own view point

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  • Dropshort2000
    6/30/17
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    "Great audio book"

    A great narrative, let down by the German accents. At times it drove me to distraction, however overall a great listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
    5/23/17
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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
    5/10/17
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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
    4/28/17
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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.

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  • Jimbo
    Bexhill-on-sea
    3/29/17
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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.

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