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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Most users should sign in with their email address. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. This book really made me think otherwise. David Ellis rated it really liked it Oct 08, When the war was finally over, and his country lay in ruins, the So,dier faced a bitter worls Slavery after Rome, — Email alerts New issue alert.

Incredibly the references to Sajer’s book continue at the same pace and easily number over in the pages. This book does not paint a glorious picture of the Germans, nor does it make the average soldier look like a war criminal. Explore the Home Gift Guide. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

If you want to know what made the common German soldier or “Landser” such an outstanding combat trooper and yet such a frightful human being, this is the book to read! Jun 30, Kevin Slawta rated it really liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


This book also helps to understand how so many fell under the spell of Hitler, when viewed from below, so many of the policies of the Nazi’s gerrman to make sense. Books by Stephen G. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Too many quotations strung along on tenuous lines of analysis. The strength of this book lies not in its often tenuous analysis, frontsoldayen the excerpts from soldiers’ letters and diaries. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This book is well worth the time. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Just give me the raw data, the everyday words of the everyday soldier.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Will be enjoyable for somebody who is totally new to the subject. Especially when the subjects are immersed in the reams of propaganda generated by the regime. This book is terrible without the benefit at least of being interesting while being terrible.

James Lucas’ “Soldiers on the Eastern Front”is far more interesting and informative. 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 frontsoldatej anything? It is natural to not care about four years in history that took place so long ago now, for Americans.


The book was separated not in terms of time period in fact, the time periods were mixed all together, which I think took away a neat aspect in seeing how their headspaces would have changed as the war went on but subject matter, I suppose.

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Sep 22, Jecamp1 rated it it was amazing. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Soldiers, Civilians, and the Death of the Third Reich. Would have definitely preferred a more timeline based approach, but I see why this approach wasn’t taken – to put less of an emphasis on the events and politics of the war but more on the person at the very bottom of the chain.

Fritz adds nothing new to the discussion of German soldiers in the Second World War, and readers are advised to turn to other material, such as SOLDAT A grim joke and not worth the paper it’s printed on. Files Download Download Full Text 6.

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