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Soldier in the Downfall

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ISBN: 978-0-9777563-4-6
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This book is about the authour and his participation during the war and in the resistance against Hitler. There are 8 chapters with the first ones covering his growing up, family heritage, etc. The next few chapters cover his joining the German cavalry and one can get a real good sense of the German military during this time with their traditions and strong camaraderie. The next few chapters cover his various tasks both on the Western and Eastern fronts. During his time on the Western front he meets for the first time Henning von Tresckow who in turn is a major player in the resistance.

The last few chapters cover the authour as he is fighting the British and Americans, and is in turn captured by the British, but manages to escape. There is a good description of the fighting in the Falaise Pocket where the authour manages to lead a column out of the pocket, and being decorated with the Knight's Cross for this feat.

There are 12 pages of photos with the vast majority being portrait shots of key figures in the authours life. I did find a few bits of the book really intriguing, and one was where the authour was actually ready to assassinate Hitler though the opportunity never came to be. Another being on how the Allied powers looked upon these "resistance" officers.

An extremely good book with one of the major Wehrmacht resistance officers to survive the war.



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