Wehrmacht Diary: The Story of Siegfried Knappe (1936-1999)

Wehrmacht Diary: The Story of Siegfried Knappe (1936-1999)

by Wolfgang Cooper

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ISBN-13: 9781462828173
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 05/04/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 236
Sales rank: 421,650
File size: 355 KB

Table of Contents

Organization Chart of German Army9
Glossary11
Prologue15
Introduction19
Part IBeginnings 1936--193925
Part IIOpening the Gates of Hell 1939-194449
Part IIIDefeat--The End of the Third Reich 1945121
Part IVSurrender & Imprisonment 1945-1949157
Part VFreedom 1949191
Part VIStarting a New Life 1950199
Part VIIEpilogue213

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Wehrmacht Diary: The Story of Siegfried Knappe (1936-1999) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Eric Shellhamer More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of the good men who fought for Germany in WW2. He loved his country and wanted to serve. He was very lucky several times. Being sent to an VIP camp instead of a work camp probably saved his life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been looking for a book regarding the life of a German solder. I had found one with this book. I know in my heart that there were good men who had served in the German army. I will be reading many more. The crimes are committed by both sides. Even to this day it still goes on. I hope in my search for more books like this one, I will be able to understand the human condition.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a history buff and have always enjoyed World War II stories that are somewhat out of the mainstream. 'Wehrmacht Diary,' written by Wolfgang Cooper, ends up being one of those stories. The book follows the exploits of Major Siegfried Knappe, who fought for the German Army in virtually every major campaign during the conflict - was wounded numerous times - ended up in the Fuhrer bunker with Adolf Hitler near the end of the war where he served as a communications expert, shuttling back and forth between the front lines and the final German defenses - spent five years in various Soviet prison camps after the war - and finally made his way to East Germany, where he helped his family escape to the west. The amazing Major Knappe finally made his way to the United States. This is a very good book about a good soldier and a good family man. Like with the movie 'Das Boat,' I actually found myself pulling for Knappe and his comrades to get out of their perilous situations. I think men or women would enjoy t
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing story of a WWII German officer (one who saw Hitler several times, including right before his death; one who assisted in the final Berlin surrender), from his perspective. Fascinating and easy to read! Not too technical. Loved it! And so did my father!