Radio Operator on the Eastern Front

Radio Operator on the Eastern Front

Author: Erhard Steiniger

Publisher: Greenhill Books

ISBN: 1784386189

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This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II. Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on 12 October 1940 as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front, right in the midst of combat. On 22 June 1941, he accompanied his division to Lithuania where he experienced the catastrophic first day of Operation Barbarossa. He later witnessed intense clashes during the conquest of the Baltic islands and the battles leading up to Leningrad on the Volkhov and Lake Ladoga. He describes the retreat from battles in Estonia, Kurland and East Prussia and his eventual surrender and captivity in Siberia. He finally returned to Germany in October 1949, a broken man. From the first page to the last, this is a captivating eyewitness account of the horrors of war.
Radio Operator on the Eastern Front
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Erhard Steiniger
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-30 - Publisher: Greenhill Books

This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II. Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on 12 October 1940 as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front, right in the midst of combat. On 22 June
Radio Operator on the Eastern Front
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Erhard Steiniger
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-14 - Publisher: Greenhill Books

Covers fighting in Russia, the Baltics and East Prussia, as well as the author’s ordeal as a Prisoner of War in Siberia, accompanied by more than one hundred previously unpublished photographs. This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II. Erhard Steiniger joined his
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Language: en
Pages: 455
Authors: Karl Metzger, Paul K. Harker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher:

We did not aim and fire our rifles for Adolf Hitler or National Socialism. We did it for our fellow comrade soldiers. At 17 years of age the German military seemed a wise choice to Karl von Metzger. Following enlistment he was sent to Radio School at Kiel to train
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Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Hans Schaufler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-01 - Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Vasily Reshetnikov
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-22 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

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