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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However it makes one wonder why so much fiction is needed? Incredibly the references to Sajer’s book continue at the same pace and easily number over in the pages. Dec 09, Worpd rated it it was amazing.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. FritzEast Tennessee State University. Justin rated it liked it Jul 02, Guy Sajer is quoted many times, which is a shame since he already has a published voice, so many others frontsoldatenn not. Sep 24, Chuck Sylvester rated it liked it. It is easy to see why these young men, raised in the Hitler Youth, the socialist work force, and finally the Wehrmacht believed what they were worlx, especially after the devastation and poverty visited upon Germany after WWI.

The personal documents of these soldiers, most from the Russian front, where the majority of German infantrymen saw service, paint a richly textured portrait of the Landser ffontsoldaten illustrates the complexity and paradox of his daily life.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nov 06, John rated it really liked it. I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday doldier.

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Aug 31, Stephanie rated it liked it Shelves: The obvious weakness is the missed opportunity to include testimony of soldiers who witnessed the Holocaust.

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With as many Landsers as were involved in the war, it seems that other voices could have been added to this text to make the points necessary. In case you didn’t get the idea, one of the chapters is titled after a Sajer quote. Richard Tremblay rated it really liked it Feb 25, Access Type Online access to this book is restricted to the University of Kentucky community. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Sep 13, AskHistorians added it Shelves: 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.

Files Download Download Full Text 6. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. For example I was not greatly interested in the description of the effects of rain, mud, snow, cold, heat, pests. Prior to reading this book I had alw I read this book several years ago.


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I love most war and especially ww2 material, but this was just so tedious. There are two reasons that I did not give this book 5 stars, they are: Sep 22, Jecamp1 rated it it was amazing.

Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

To ask other readers questions about Frontsoldatenplease sign up. Very informative and I learned some things I didn’t know already. Jan 18, Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: The strength of this book lies not in its often tenuous analysis, but the excerpts from soldiers’ letters and diaries. Fascinating to see the similarities and differences between how you’d expect “normal” soldiers would react and how these soldiers, in the midst of large-scale ethnic cleansing programs and riding high on propaganda of hate and intolerance, dealt with the war.