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REVIEW: The Germans in Normandy by Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves’ thorough analysis of the German defense of Normandy through the summer of 1944 provides “the other side of the story” for readers who based their understanding of the campaign on memoirs and studies presented from the Allied point of view. The Germans in Normandy is a detailed, yet highly readable account of the …

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REVIEW: Stauffenberg – Symbol of Resistance – The Man who almost killed Hitler

Wolfgang’s book covers the story of Colonel Stauffenberg’s plot to overthrow Hitler’s regime and his assassination attempt on Hitler. A conspiracy that started early in World War II but did not come to fruition until late in the war. It begs the question: Was the attempt too late to have had any impact on the …

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Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter – Generation War (2013)

TITLE: Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter Five friends, the 21-year-old officer Wilhelm, his two-year-younger brother Friedhelm, and the 20-year-old Viktor, Greta and Charlotte (called by their friends Charly), meet in Berlin in the summer of 1941 to say good-bye. Wilhelm and Friedhelm have to be soldiers of the Wehrmacht and will be sent to the Eastern …

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Mass Grave Stalingrad

German Mass Grave has been found in Stalingrad

A German mass grave was recently discovered in Wolgograd (Stalingrad). The mass grave was discovered with the moving of a water pipeline on September 25, 2018. Finally, last week the exhumation was finished and a total of 1837 remains from German soldiers were exhumed! Denis Deryabkin, head of the Volksbund-Umbettungsdienstes in Moscow, said it is not …

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The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

Upcoming War Documentary: “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel”

“The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel” is an upcoming war documentary about a German World War 2 veteran, produced by Joseph Cahn, who has been working in the film industry for 30 years. In this documentary, German World War 2 veteran Peter Ertel tells how he barely survived the Russian Front and the Battle of …

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Statue - Memorial of Karl Heinz Rosch

The Hero of Goirle: The Untold Story of Karl-Heinz Rosch

At the corner of the streets of Dorpstraat and Beatrixstraat in the small town of Riel in the Netherlands, an unlikely statue has an unlikely home. The statue of a Wehrmacht soldier carrying a child tucked under each arm can be seen in the garden of a Dutch citizen who lived through the German occupation during …

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Memorial Park Klessin

Memorial for Fallen Soldiers in Klessin during World War 2 seeking Funds

Wuhdener Heimatverein is calling for donations to create and erect a memorial park for fallen soldiers of both te German and Soviet Army that fell here in 1945. The memorial will be build in and around the place where the old castle (now only a ruin) of Klessin stood in Brandenburg, Germany. In total they …

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REVIEW: My Way (2011) – Immense Action World War II Movie

My Way (2011), a South Korean World War II movie,  and apparently being one of the most expensive Korean films ever made with a budget of ₩28 billion (US$24 million), is loosely based on the story of Yang Kyoungjong. Yang Kyoungjong was a Korean soldier, who fought with the Imperial Japanese Army, the Soviet Red Army, and eventually the German Wehrmacht (in …

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Freund (2017) World War 2 short films

WWII SHORT FILM: Freund (2017) – Moral of a German Sniper

This 7-minute WWII Short film, “Freund”, features the story of a German sniper (Dieter) who questions the morality of his actions after coming face to face with his enemy. Directed By: Nathan Cragun and Produced By: Nathan Cragun, Kyle Poppitz & Mohammad Sawwan. Nathan Cragun has created a second WWII short film, called “Esperanca“, covering …

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