Eastern Inferno: The Journals of a German Panzerjäger on the Eastern Front, 1941-43

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""Remarkable personal journals...revealing the combat experience of the German-Russian War as seldom seen before. Witness to unspeakable carnage at the front, this is a harrowing yet poignant story.""-Military Times ""Particularly important for two reasons. Unlike letters from the front, [these journals] were never seen by the German Army censors and so Roth was free to record his real feeling as the fighting continued. Second, because of Roth's untimely death in 1944 the journals weren't edited post-war, leaving them in their original raw state. ...

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Overview

""Remarkable personal journals...revealing the combat experience of the German-Russian War as seldom seen before. Witness to unspeakable carnage at the front, this is a harrowing yet poignant story.""-Military Times ""Particularly important for two reasons. Unlike letters from the front, [these journals] were never seen by the German Army censors and so Roth was free to record his real feeling as the fighting continued. Second, because of Roth's untimely death in 1944 the journals weren't edited post-war, leaving them in their original raw state. As a result, we get a rare soldier's eye version of the fighting on a day-by-day basis.""-History of War

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Editorial Reviews

IPMS
"With all the bias, rightness and wrongness of real life, and written in “real time”, this book accurately describes the impressions and experiences of everyday life and combat in the Russian steppes. It will not help you with your next scale model project or diorama. But it will give you a priceless insight into the people who lived and died by the equipment and groundwork that you will be modeling.

Recommended to all history aficionados and modelers."

Military Modeling
"…an enlightening window into what it was like to cope with all the elements that war can throw at you, clearly not a nice experience."
Kunikov's Reviews
For those interested in aspects of combat on the Eastern Front (especially detailed scenes are depicted of the fighting for Kiev in 1941, Voronezh in 1942, and Orel in early 1943), the 'holocaust by bullets' that was perpetrated in the east, and the 'daily life' of soldiers and civilians (men and women on both counts), this is a must read.
Military Illustrated
"His observations of fighting are both blunt- Everything is Scheiss- and intelligent... describes the viciousness of the fighting..."
History of War
...particularly important for two reasons. Unlike letters from the front, they were never seen by the German Army censors and so Roth was free to record his real feeling as the fighting continued. Second, because of Roth's untimely death in 1944 the journals weren't edited post-war, leaving them in their original raw state. As a result, we get a rare soldier's eye version of the fighting on a day-by-day basis.
Military Times
"…remarkable personal journals…revealing the combat experience of the German Russian War as seldom seen before. Witness to unspeakable carnage at the front, this is a harrowing yet poignant story."
06/2011

Military Modelcraft International
"..without a doubt a unique account that offers many new insights and details which the author himself may have suppressed has he survived. It shows why the Eastern Front was totally different, the horrors kept from those at home…"
Wargames Soldiers and Strategy
...a very interesting book which gives you the human side of a man reluctantly sucked into a war...gives a glimpse into both the subtle influences of the Nazi State on its soldiers and attitudes...
Model Armour.com
Put simply...this is one of the best accounts of war by an ordinary soldier...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612002187
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/19/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 718,331
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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