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I loved this book Martin Poppel was a regular young lad, growing up in Hitler s Germany and looking for the shortest term of Military or Work Corps service available in the Reich The Air Force Paratroopers what would become the legendary Luftwaffe FallSchirmJager was sold as only a Two Year stint so Poppel went for it But of course he signed up for the then almost unique unit in 1938 From then on the book is a roller coaster of Training, Poland, Norway, Holland, Crete, Russia for two s I loved this book Martin Poppel was a regular young lad, growing up in Hitler s Germany and looking for the shortest term of Military or Work Corps service available in the Reich The Air Force Paratroopers what would become the legendary Luftwaffe FallSchirmJager was sold as only a Two Year stint so Poppel went for it But of course he signed up for the then almost unique unit in 1938 From then on the book is a roller coaster of Training, Poland, Norway, Holland, Crete, Russia for two stays and then Sicily, Italy , Normandy after a Wound, and Back to Holland and the lower Rhine until Capture and POW life until 1946 We see inside the mind of a young man always on the lookout for girls and beer or schnaps, a young soldier growing into a fine tactical officer, and an political naif, growing through the grim realities of a total war to accept the horrors perpetrated in his name by the Nazis At wars end, a much wiser fellow, but still with a hint of mischief.There are a ton of great B W pics unique to the Paras, and the sense of personality is really fun to mine He takes ownership of some of his Nazi misbehavior and breaks in to laugh at his own early naivete One often has to force oneself to remember the wise old man vet is 26 when he returns to the Allied Zones in PostWar Germany He gets wounded three times each time setting off one really interesting voyages through Occupied Europe as we feel the Germans losing the war through his inner voice His sociopolitical journey from Black Staunch Nazi POW to White one who accepted the Nazi crimes and wanted to rebuild without Nazism makes the later pages some of the best of the book so don t stop reading after the bullets stop.Several adult themes and graphic injury descriptions make this book best for the Junior reader over 12 For the Gamer Modeller Military Enthusiast sheerest GOLD Here it s all laid out for you what it was like to be one of Hitler s Eagles from training to almost every campaign the units ever fought in One thing you can t help noticing, for instance is that his units HAVE NO INTEGRAL TRANSPORT so a good deal of his efforts as an officer is always scrounging adequate vehicles HORSE CARTS for his Platoon company BATTALION just think about that as a constant tactical challenge There are just so many nuggets for Scenario Diorama development that I ll just say read it A great addition to any Paratroop, WWII, Blitzkrieg, or Military Memoir shelves in the library Had potential but lacked due to poor translation, poor editing and publishing, and maps and pictures that lacked context and pictures context. Great Read.I was surprised with this book,I guess i expected a hard core Nazi view point of WW2, being from an elite unit,but Mr.Poppel is a typical Paratrooper havin been one myself ,He crosses the line between troublemaker professional soldier.He lives for the thrill of the combat jump the camaraderie that comes with each campaign.My copy has a few personnel pictures and Maps.The only disappointment for me,The Forward wasnt translated into English Great Read.I was surprised with this book,I guess i expected a hard core Nazi view point of WW2, being from an elite unit,but Mr.Poppel is a typical Paratrooper havin been one myself ,He crosses the line between troublemaker professional soldier.He lives for the thrill of the combat jump the camaraderie that comes with each campaign.My copy has a few personnel pictures and Maps.The only disappointment for me,The Forward wasnt translated into English |EPUB ♪ Heaven & Hell: The War Diary of a German Paratrooper ☨ This book begins with a short description of the author s Hitler Youth service from , and continues with his subsequent service with the paratroops By volunteering, Martin P ppel expected to serve for two years instead of four Basic training in Stendal inis described, as is his rebellious reaction to discipline and the uncritical fervour with which he and his comrades reacted to the outbreak of war We learn what he thought, what he felt, and what he went throughA deeply personal book from a man who was there from the beginning through to the bitter endPoland , Holland and Narvik , Crete , Russia , Sicily and Southern Italy , Normandy , Holland Lower RhineCaptured by the th Airborne Division on the Rhine, he was a prisoner of war in England, returning home in We witness his development from an eager soldier desperate for action, into a war weary veteran wanting mainly to bring his men home safely The chaos, confusion and improvisation of warfare are vividly recreated Lickety-Split and continues with his subsequent service with the paratroops By volunteering 志水ゆき全集 - LOVE MODE 5 [The Complete Works of Yuki Shimizu - LOVE MODE 5] Martin P ppel expected to serve for two years instead of four Basic training in Stendal inis described The Saffron Tales as is his rebellious reaction to discipline and the uncritical fervour with which he and his comrades reacted to the outbreak of war We learn what he thought Karl Popper what he felt The Forest Rangers Promise (The Forest Rangers and what he went throughA deeply personal book from a man who was there from the beginning through to the bitter endPoland The Do-Over Holland and Narvik A Beltraneja Crete Almas en el Río Russia Yoga Therapy for Fear Sicily and Southern Italy The Gates of Madness (The Abyssal Plague Origins, Normandy John Cena Holland Lower RhineCaptured by the th Airborne Division on the Rhine Murder at the PTA Luncheon (Susan Henshaw, he was a prisoner of war in England Modellierung Einer Tubularen Vanadium/Luft Redox Flow Batterie returning home in We witness his development from an eager soldier desperate for action Camp Lake Omega into a war weary veteran wanting mainly to bring his men home safely The chaos The Country Alpha (The Downing Cycle, confusion and improvisation of warfare are vividly recreated