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Black Edelweiss

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    Hi guys,

    Have any of you ever read 'Black Edelweiss' by Johann Voss? It is supposedly the memoir of a Reinhard Heydrich vet. The book covers fighting in Karelia mostly, but it includes his experiences in the Vosges as well.



    Best regards,
    Mo

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    I have read it, its a good read but there isnt much battle action in it ( which disappointed me a bit), its more the thoughts of the author towards National Socialism etc
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks for the reply,

    Is it one of those "I'm sorry for being a Nazi etc. etc. blah blah" sort of books?

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    You got it !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I will have to take it into deeper consideration then... Do you know of any other good Waffen-SS or Wehrmacht memoirs?

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    The best I have read is 'An Infantryman in Stalingrad' by Adelbert Holl. It ends a little suddenly but up to that point is absolutely the best memiors on the subject I have read. 'Eastern Inferno' by Christine Alexander and Mason Kunze (the grandchildren of Hans Roth, the Panzer Jager on whose journals the book is written) is also highly recommended.

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    I quite enjoyed this one
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Oh and I have just ordered this one, will let you know what its like

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    I quite enjoyed this one
    I have that also and yes, it is a good one.

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    Quote by Stickgrenade View Post
    Oh and I have just ordered this one, will let you know what its like

    Nick
    Jeez Nick, we have the same tastes! I've had that one for about a month but haven't got around to reading it yet. I'm collecting books faster than I can read them at the moment!

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