This book documents in great detail the desperate actions of various German units fighting to delay the Allied drive, with an emphasis on the experiences of the individual German and Allied soldiers. However, unlike in most other books, here the fates of the civilians and their localities are also described. As in all wars, there were many acts of self-sacrifice and bravery, but there were also instances of brutality and horror – on both sides. All are dealt with by the author in a balanced manner.
Thanks to the excellent research and writing ability of Ulrich Saft, the reader is given insight into the feelings and actions of the German, American and British soldiers, and German civilians. The war was obviously coming to a bad end for the Germans but it still demanded a bloody sacrifice in the last month. Willing, or unwilling, many of the participants made the sacrifice, and this book recognises that fact.
Published by J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, the Canadian publishing house that specialises in literature on the German armed forces of the World War II era. The press has received praise from North American and German writers for professionally produced text and illustrated books, also for providing a platform for authors who present an uncritical and historical portrayal of the German war effort during WW2.
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