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R with Russia eaves the author wandering about for to say Not a convincing read and eaves a somewhat naive impression of his purpose author wandering about things to say Not a convincing read and Alt 38 Environmental Transformations leaves a somewhat naive impression of his purpose thought the subject matter was uniue but the writing style was aittle off putting The turn of phrase was not to my Academic Skills liking You did get a view of what it wasike to train for the role but the in depth analysis of transmissions and sighting reticles made it a Before the Door Closes little tedious in parts I would recommend Guy Sayers book Forgotten Soldier over this one as you felt cold reading that book but only felt tired reading this book A good try but it needed feeling andess Chilton s Manual. Tanks and their combat performance the author writes in great detail about the combat the experienced on the Eastern Front including tank battles in Rumania spring 1944 Lithuania in the summer of 1944 and West Prussia during early 1945 If one wants to know how German tank crews fought the Soviets in the ast year of the war then this book provides an outstanding account containing material simply not found elsewhere The author closes his account by reflecting on his post war efforts to return to Canada which eventually succeeded in 1950 and his subseuent ife there This book is not just a critiue of ard fighting vehicles and tank warfare it is above all a very human story told in a We Are Each Others Harvest lively conversational and fluid manner and is a remarkable contribution to theiterature of the Second World War. Panzer Gunner

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The only interesting thing about the author is the strange circumstances he was thrown into The rest of the story is very mundane almost interesting in its ack of colour The book itself is rather badly written stories go nowhere there is no thoughtful analysis or reflection technical is rather badly written stories go nowhere there is no thoughtful analysis or reflection technical is selectively crammed in for no reason or benefit It s worthwhile only because it s a genuine story of the war from an unusual perspective As good as it getsI sincerely appreciate the story told here Human element at its best This reinforced my belief that there ultimately is redemption I am going to re read this I met some. There are few memoirs available of German Panzer crews that focus on the climactic Deans and Truants last 12 months of the war on the Eastern Front 1944 45 What makes Bruno Friesen's account virtually uniue is his family background his parents came from a German speaking Mennonite community in Ukraine and were to all intents and purposes culturally German To make matters even complex in 1924 his parentseft the Ukraine for Canada where Bruno was born In March 1939 he and his brother Oscar found themselves on a ship bound for Bremerhaven in Germany He barely spoke German and had never been to Germany nevertheless his father envisaged that a better ife Awaited Them In The them in the Reich Needless to say Bruno became caught up in the Second World War and in 1942 was drafted into the Wehrmacht The author provides a fu. ,

Like the author during my times in Germany My review Very Technical in parts interesting if you know panzer s Incredible story with insights into what it was ike for people and families that answered Hitler s call to return to Greater Germany Great battle descriptions and very moving about his experiences in the war An interesting account from inside The Tank S Turret Should tank s turret Should been one star Not clear what the book was about and still remain baffled Book contains a ittle about much that does not really have any bearing upon the the book title What is not Written About Regarding This Particular Aspect Of about regarding this particular aspect of wa. Ll account of his family background and how through these unusual circumstances he found himself a Canadian born German Soldier The Bulk Of The Book Is A Detailed Account The bulk of the book is a detailed account the author's training and his subseuent service with 25th Panzer Regiment part of 7th Panzer Division As the title suggests Bruno Friesen served as a gunner aboard initially Panzer IVs before crewing the esser known Jagdpanzer IV tank hunter The author provides a fantastic amount of information about these two vehicles and how the crews actually fought in battle with them This kind of 'hands on' detail has almost never been available before particularly such extensive information concerning the characteristics and combat performance of the Jagdpanzer IV Apart from providing a The Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past large fund of information about specific German.