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The Eastern Front: Memoirs of a Waffen SS Volunteer

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by PzJgr, May 7, 2019.

  1. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    Just started reading this. Written by Adolf's favorite son Leon Degrelle. The preface and beginning of the book explains, in Degrelle's perspective, why he and other non-Germans fought in the East. It sounded pretty much like what my grandfather said about his reasons. Into the first chapter right now and will give my opinion when I am done. Has anyone read this book?

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    I read his "Campaign is Russia" book. It might be the same. See if later he talks about with they did with the lice in their shorts.
     
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    He is always talking about the lice. On him and the Russian peasants. May be the same book. Right now I am at Jan 1944 and the Cherkassy operations. I was hoping he would touch on how he got commissioned and the transition from Heer unit over to Waffen SS. Right now fighting part of Wiking so I am assuming they are already part of the Waffen SS
     
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    Just finished the book. About what you would expect from a staunch nationalist. Does fill in the gaps even though there is a lot of fluff. Stops right when he ends up in Spain. Nothing afterwards. Too bad. Interesting read
     
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    I thought so too.
     

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