Stephen G. Fritz. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, x + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. In exploring the reality of the Landser, the average German soldier in World War II, through letters, diaries, memoirs, and oral histories, Stephen G. Fritz provides. Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II. Stephen G. Fritz, Author University Press of Kentucky $ (p) ISBN

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I The strength of “Frontsoldaten” is in the excerpts from various collections of the letters of German soldiers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II by Stephen G. Fritz

The personal documents of these soldiers, most from the Russian front, where the majority of German infantrymen saw service, paint a richly textured portrait of the Landser that illustrates the complexity and paradox of his daily life. Get to Know Us. With chapters on kn, images of combat, living frontsooldaten, combat stress, the personal sensations of war, the bonds of comradeship, and ideology and motivation, Fritz offers a sense of immediacy and intimacy, revealing war through the eyes of these self-styled “little men.


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They speak workd me much more than any historian of the war possibly could. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Fronrsoldaten believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life. Prior to reading this book I had alw I read this book several years ago. Dec 09, Ken rated it it was amazing. Fritz claims is different than the average Landser. However it makes one wonder why so much fiction is needed?

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Sign in via your Institution Frnotsoldaten in. One of the most chilling accounts of everyday life for troops in an army during its collapse. Aug 27, Sean McGuffin rated it liked it. A grim joke and not worth the paper it’s printed on. Files Download Download Full Text 6. Since it is primarily an analysis of the individual German soldier from gerkan psychological perspective, it makes extensive use of letters from soldiers on the Eastern Front.

Fortunately in “Frontsoldaten” there are plenty of stories “from the Letters of I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life. Showing of 57 reviews.

Perhaps this has more of an appeal to others, but I felt this work was sterile, dull and very repetitive. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Readers serious about the German military in fronteoldaten Second World War will have to wait for a definitive book on the Landser to appear in English.


Fritz does not appear to have conducted a single interview ln his own. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. There are two reasons that I did not give this book 5 stars, they are: Maybe those who have never read Forgotten Soldier by Sajer would have found it better?

Fritz does a remarkable job of painting a picture of the “average” German infantry soldier or Landser by pulling quotes from diaries, letters and interviews. Related articles in Google Scholar. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The excerpts from soldiers’ diaries and letters were fascinating and really helps the reader get a sense of the very real feelings occurring within the soldiers while these things were being written. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account frontsoldaren.

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Fritz provides the definitive a Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May ofcomplained that people forgot “the actions of simple soldiers Preview — Frontsoldaten by Stephen G. Li who bought this item also bought.