This is the story of the Second World War as told for the first time by survivors of Germany's armed forces. Like old soldiers everywhere, they are fading away. But these soldiers have an incredible and sometimes shocking story to tell. It certainly does not make for comfortable reading. Secrets which have been bottled up for a lifetime are revealed, stories are told at last and memories which have been hidden away for 60 years finally resurface. These are facets of history's most dreadful war being revealed for the very first time. The Wehrmacht is a remarkable personal record of the Third Reich's rise and fall from the inside: of how those responsible for the maelstrom sent their armies to conquer only to see them crushed as the world united against them; of men who were seduced by the siren call of Hitler, only to pay a terribly heavy price. It allows the human stories to unfold within the bigger picture behind the major campaigns of the Second World War - from the early Blitzkrieg successes through the submarine warfare of the Battle of the Atlantic, and the brutal hardships of the Russian Front, to the last days of the Reich and the fall of Berlin. The Wehrmacht is a brilliantly researched and thought-provoking book that reveals unique human dimensions of the world's greatest military conflict.
|Publication date:||8th July 2010|
|Publisher:||Andre Deutsch Ltd an imprint of Carlton Books Ltd|
|Categories:||Second World War, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,|
Bob Carruthers is a military history author and MD of Cromwell Productions Ltd. Simon Trew is Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and is an authority on World War II. He is the author of The Normandy Battles.More About Bob Carruthers