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The Resource Soldat : reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949, by Siegfried Knappe and Ted Brusaw ; assisted by Susan Davis McLaughlin

Soldat : reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949, by Siegfried Knappe and Ted Brusaw ; assisted by Susan Davis McLaughlin

Label
Soldat : reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949
Title
Soldat
Title remainder
reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949
Statement of responsibility
by Siegfried Knappe and Ted Brusaw ; assisted by Susan Davis McLaughlin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • An uncommonly reflective and illuminating memoir by a German officer who served on virtually all fronts in Europe, Soldat offers a unique inside look at the German side of World War II and a world in ruins
  • As military history, Soldat is a rich vein of valuable ore, thanks to Siegfried Knappe's eyewitness participation in so many crucial and significant campaigns of the war--including the desperate defense of Berlin, where Knappe's role as operations officer to General Weidling had him shuttling between the lines of combat and Hitler's headquarters and bunker
  • Equally valuable and unusual are Knappe's descriptions of the early days of Operation Barbarosa and the experience of the frontline soldiers during the invasion of Russia. But these first-person accountings are not the book's only appeal
  • In Siegfried Knappe we find everyman--a dutiful soldier, a good and decent man. We recognize him as such--even though he unwittingly served a regime of unspeakable horror--because we see ourselves in him. And so we get a rare chance to understand how Hitler motivated a whole generation to carry out his monstrous schemes. And we learn at what cost, as we watch our man struggle to keep his bearings in life as Germany falls into rubble and his whole world collapses
  • After describing some five frightful years in a Soviet prison camp, Knappe's touching memoir ends with his deeply moving reunion with his wife and children, when he begins again to pick up the pieces of his life
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8243
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D793
LC item number
.K64 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Soldat : reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949, by Siegfried Knappe and Ted Brusaw ; assisted by Susan Davis McLaughlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Witch's Caldron (1945) -- Sunny Times (1936-1939) -- The Road to Destruction (1939-1944) -- Tomorrow Will Be Better (1945-1949)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780517588956
Lccn
91038767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24671118
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn741734707
Label
Soldat : reflections of a German soldier, 1936-1949, by Siegfried Knappe and Ted Brusaw ; assisted by Susan Davis McLaughlin
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Witch's Caldron (1945) -- Sunny Times (1936-1939) -- The Road to Destruction (1939-1944) -- Tomorrow Will Be Better (1945-1949)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 384 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780517588956
Lccn
91038767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24671118
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn741734707

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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