An interesting account from inside the tank turret As good
as it getsI appreciate the story told here Human element it getsI sincerely appreciate the story told here Human element its best This reinforced my belief that there ultimately is redemption I am going to re read thi. There are few memoirs available of German Panzer crews that focus on the climactic last 12 months of the war on the Eastern Front 1944 45 What makes Bruno Friesen's account virtually uniue is his family background his parents came from a German speaking Mennonite community in Ukraine and were to all intents and purposes culturally German To make matters even complex in 1924 his parents left the Ukraine for Canada where Bruno was born In March 1939 he and his brother Oscar found themselves on a ship bound for Bremerhaven in Germany He barely #Spoke German And Had Never Been To #German and had never been to nevertheless his father envisaged that a better life awaited them in the Third Reich Needless to say Bruno became caught up in the Second World War and in 1942 was drafted into the Wehrmacht The author provides a fu.
Review Panzer Gunner,
S I met some like the author during my times in Germany Should have been one star Not clear what the book was about and still remain baffled Book contains a little about much that does not really have any bearing upon the the bo. Ll account of his family background and how through these unusual circumstances he found himself a Canadian born German soldier The bulk of the book is a detailed account of the author's training and his subseuent service with 25th Panzer Regiment part of 7th Panzer Division As the title suggests Bruno Friesen served as a gunner aboard initially Panzer IVs before crewing the lesser known Jagdpanzer IV #tank hunter The author provides a fantastic amount of information about these two #hunter The author provides a fantastic amount of information about these two and how the crews actually fought in battle with them This kind of 'hands on' detail has almost never been available before particularly such extensive information concerning the characteristics and combat performance of the Jagdpanzer IV Apart from providing a large fund of information about specific German. ,
Ok title What is not written about regarding this particular aspect of the war with Russia leaves the author wandering about for things to say Not a convincing read and leaves a #Somewhat Naive Impression Of His #naive impression of his My review. Tanks and their combat performance the author writes in great detail about the combat the experienced on the Eastern Front including tank battles in Rumania spring 1944 Lithuania in the summer of 1944 and West Prussia during early 1945 If one wants to know how "German Tank Crews Fought " tank crews fought Soviets in the last year of the war then this book provides an outstanding account containing material simply not found elsewhere The author closes his account by reflecting on his post war efforts to return to Canada which eventually succeeded in 1950 and his subseuent life there This book is not ust a critiue of ard fighting vehicles and tank warfare it is above all a very human story told in a lively conversational and fluid manner and is a remarkable contribution to the literature of the Second World War.