D-DAY Through German Eyes

My brother Doug told me he recently read D DAY Through German Eyes and really enjoyed it. I am almost finished with the second book now. It’s very good. There were a number of things I learned about the weapons the allies had but what I have enjoyed most was what the German soldiers believed they were fighting for.

I didn’t realize the allies had planes and ships that fired rockets. I thought the planes only had guns and bombs. And I thought the only weapons the ships could use against land based targets were their guns and planes from the aircraft carriers.

Some of the rockets had phosphorous warheads. There were also warheads with explosives and ball bearings which were used for anti-personal as well as anti-material. And amphibious tanks! This surprised the Germans too. Some of the tanks also had flame throwers. The Germans really didn’t like the flame throwers. Some refused to go back into battle facing the phosphorous and flamethrowers even though the alternative was an expedited court marshal and execution the same day.

There were Russians who defected on the Eastern Front and joined the Germany army who assigned them to the western front. When the allies took prisoners the Russians were separated from Germans and handed directly over to the Russians. The Russians executed them. There were thousands of them.

One soldier told of the “Browning Assassination Pistol”. From the description it has to be the FP-45 Liberator. What I found most interesting is that the soldier (a military policeman) who mentioned them said thousands of them were distributed in France and probably hundreds of German soldiers were killed by French civilians with them. This is in direct contrast to what Wikipedia says about them.

The MP was guarding a small group of Germany officers the night before D-Day. As the bombing started they went to a private residence set up as a small hotel for the officers. After dinner one of the waitress suggested to one of the officers that he looked tired and perhaps he would like to go to bed (it was implied the waitress went to bed with him). He did. Later the other officers wanted to speak with the “sleeping” officer and the MP went looking for him. He found him in the bedroom, a hole in his head, blood all over, and a “Browning Assassination Pistol” on the floor. All the hotel staff were gone.

Did you know that Germany was actually protecting France? They needed to be protected from the International Socialists to the East, so there was a partnership between the French and Germany governments. The Germans were National Socialists but that wasn’t a threat to the people of western Europe. Germany united Europe. This was good for people of Europe. Why would the Americans and Canadians have a problem with that? Sure, the British hated the French and wanted a piece of France, but the Germany was protecting France from the British and the secret societies (the Free Masons) to the west who were being manipulated by the international bankers.

At least that is what was believed by many of the German soldiers.

8 thoughts on “D-DAY Through German Eyes

  1. One of my friends grandfathers was one of the first pilots to fire rockets from a Hawker Hurricane. He was either interviewed for, or wrote a book on his experiences as a pilot. Was pretty interesting perspective as he was actually a pharmacist who joined the Air Force.

  2. The late General Robert Lee Scott in his book “Boring a Hole in the Sky” describes some of his his adventures with Claire Chennault’s Flying Tigers (his first book, “God is My Co-Pilot” has more detail on his experiences in China) and the arrival of the P-51s in theater. A number of the Mustangs were equipped with zero-length rocket mounts, and he describes the benefical effect (for the allies) on railroad locomotives. .50 BMG holes would put the locomotive out of action for a day or two while the holes in the boiler were welded; rockets with explosive warheads destroyed the boilers beyond repair, a technique the Germans became quite familiar with.

  3. Reading the one star reviews reveals that there are big questions as to the authenticity of these interviews. There is apparently no evidence that the supposed 1954 interviews ever occured. The whole thing may be an after the fact justification by Nazi propagandists, rather than the authentic views of individual German soldiers. There is a whole series of revisionist WWII History claiming to be from the German Soldier’s point of view, but that seems to be fabricated from later historical documents and given a decidedly pro Nazi spin.

  4. Thesis
    Antithesis
    Synthesis

    War is at all times a deception, says the probably fictional character of Sun Tzu. It is required reading in virtually all military academies.

    And so it is quite plausible, even more than likely, that one group of Masons, occultists or Jesuit generals is assigned by the Masons, occultists or Jesuit generals to oppose another group of Masons, occultists or Jesuit generals, even unto the death, if it furthers the greater, ecumenical cause. Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing? Probably not, but the head controls both.

    And by the way, what’s with you fuckin’ Masons advertising on AM radio lately? Doesn’t that go against your stupid-shit secrecy rules somewhere?

  5. As a WWII buff, there’s not much technology that I’m not familiar with, but it’s still interesting reading first-hand accounts about how they were used. They did a lot of things with the M4 Sherman, from inflatable amphibious skirts to turret-mounted rocket-launchers (Screaming Mimi) and hedgerow cutters.

    One of the fascinating events of the war that can be read about from both sides was the capture of the U-505, a German sub boarded and captured by an aircraft carrier, and towed back to port. The hunter-killer task force admiral, Daniel V. Gallery wrote about it in Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea, and a crewman on the U-boat, Hans Goebeler, wrote about in Steel Boat Iron Heart. The sub is now at a Chicago museum, where Hans spent years after the war as a tour guide. Gallery has also written other naval yarns, both true and not-so-true. A fascinating character in his own right.
    Colonel Hiromichi Yahara’s account in The Battle For Okinawa is a bit dry, but very interesting. He was the highest ranking Japanese officer to survive, and in charge of the Japanese defenses.

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