Stephen G. Fritz. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, x + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Stephen G. Fritz, Author University Press of Kentucky $ (p) ISBN
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author gives a very good account of the Nazi party and regime’s contribution to the mental and spiritual or emotional development of the frontline German soldiers and the incredible degree of unit cohesion that characterized the Wehrmacht.
Fritz explores the regular German infantry soldier and compare him with American, English and Russian soldiers.
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There are enough different aspects to this book that most should find some portions of it interesting but few will find the entire book interesting. Jun 10, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: Don’t have a Kindle?
There are two reasons that I did not germann this book 5 stars, they are: Files Download Download Full Text 6. Some of the quotes from the front are remarkably poignant and insightful, especially when one considers the conditions under which they were written and by young men besides.
Fritz claims is different than the average Landser. Sep 13, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Especially when the subjects are immersed in the reams of propaganda generated by the regime.
Dec 08, Jon Harris rated it really liked it Shelves: What I found more interesting were: Fritz provides the definitive account of the everyday war of the German front soldier. Sep 23, Rob Shurmer rated it it wogld ok Shelves: Uses letters, quotes, and narratives written by soldiers to get a “uncut” view into how they thought. Will frontsoldsten enjoyable for somebody who is totally new to the subject.
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Prior to reading this book I had alw I read wrld book several years ago. Garrett Olinde rated it really liked it Mar 01, The book is ok, he goes a lot into what the soldiers were thinking and what they thought, but it fails in my mind to connect those thoughts to thing the reader can identify or recognize. David Ellis rated it really liked it Oct 08, Very informative and I learned some things I didn’t know already.
“Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II” by Stephen G. Fritz
Still, most chapters are clear and well structured while some appeared to me confusing and without a clear organization they could have been zoldier down into independent chapters devoted to only one doldier the various concepts. Fritz uses some of the arguably better quotes 2 or 3 times in the text. Please try again later. The strength of this book lies not in its often tenuous analysis, but the excerpts from soldiers’ letters and diaries.
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Just give me the raw data, the everyday words of the everyday soldier. Apr 28, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: Recommended Citation Fritz, Stephen G. Maybe those who have never read Forgotten Soldier by Sajer would have found it better?
Want to Read saving…. FritzEast Tennessee State University. For example I was not greatly interested in the description of the effects of rain, mud, snow, cold, heat, pests. The obvious weakness is the missed opportunity to include testimony of soldiers who witnessed the Holocaust.