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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Verman concepts such as the Nazification of much of the regular non-SS troops still controversial and debated todaythe affirmation of the Landser’s existence from the feeling of camaraderie, and the importance of the Volksgemeinschaft ideal appear frequently throughout the book and become repetitive.
It will be vitally important for anyone interested in Germn War II, German history, or the experiences of common soldiers throughout the world.
Mike Beadle rated it really liked it Oct 02, Jun 10, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: Fritz adds nothing new to the discussion of German soldiers in the Second World War, and readers are advised to turn to other material, germab as SOLDAT A grim joke and not worth the paper it’s printed on. Hitler’s War of Extermination in the East.
“Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II” by Stephen G. Fritz
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Nor does it glorify war and destruction. Return to Book Page. Write a customer review. No photographs, even simple photographs to put faces with the voices in this book would have been incredibly powerful.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Jun 23, John rated it did not wwar it. Controversy or not, it is incredible that one source is employed so often. Frntsoldaten the references to Sajer’s book continue at the same pace and easily number over in the pages. Mostly a select compilation of excerpts from other biographies. How the German soldier saw death, how they saw the people they were around, how they saw the horrors discovered and reexamined at the end of the war Product details Hardcover Publisher: Share your thoughts with other customers.
Aug 27, Sean McGuffin rated it liked it. When trying to make a point, say the moral of the soldier in AugustFritz will give several examples from that period, and then throw in a quote fromyou can’t help but wonder what in the Reich does that have to do with anything? This book is intense.
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Fritz didn’t research this book – he cribbed it from other sources, and terrible sources at that. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Paperbackpages.
Fritz explores the regular German infantry soldier and compare him with American, English and Russian soldiers. Frontsokdaten In or Create an Account. Fritz humanizes an often dehumanized class of people.
Might sound like a great idea if the subject is new to you, but reading a lot of accounts that are mostly devoid of context wasn’t for me. Sep 13, AskHistorians added it Shelves: Still, most chapters are clear and well structured while some appeared to me confusing and without a clear organization they could have been broken down into independent chapters devoted to only one of the various concepts.
Fritz does a remarkable job of painting a picture of the “average” German infantry soldier or Landser by pulling quotes from diaries, letters and interviews. I could of done without his rambling and thoughts at the end, for his ideas to me just didn’t hold much water some of the times. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Garrett Olinde rated it really liked it Mar 01, Fritz uses some of the arguably better quotes 2 or 3 times in the text. It did make me believe that some of frontsodaten thinking for a long time has been inaccurate.
With chapters on training, images of combat, living conditions, combat stress, the personal sensations of war, the bonds of comradeship, and ideology and motivation, Fritz offers a sense of immediacy and intimacy, revealing war through the eyes of these self-styled “little men. Article PDF first page preview. But these differences weren’t clearly defined and it often felt like the subjects the chapters were supposed to be about blended together in a repetitive way.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I am not certain I can say I enjoyed the book.