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Tough Hell for Hitler A MUST READ BOOK ........................ ........................

Discussion in 'ETO, MTO and the Eastern Front' started by C.Evans, Apr 1, 2002.

  1. C.Evans

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    Guys--when you get the chance, go buy the book: "Through Hell For Hitler" Which was written by Henry Metelmann, who served as a PAK Geschutze in many fights on the Eastern Front and was in some of the fighting involved at or near Stalingrad.

    From what I have already read--this book will easily be in my top 10 favorites.
     
  2. C.Evans

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    I have to give this book a double thumbs up--from what I have read already--I highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in seeing what the war was like through the eyes of a German Enlisted man/Pak gunner.
     
  3. C.Evans

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    Come on guys, anyone buying his book? he might need the royalties.

    At any rate--I am about through with reading his book--he is now a POW and is in the USA on his way to I think Wyoming.

    Ill let ya know how it ends. [​IMG]
     
  4. Friedrich

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    Ok, Carl. I will look for it. Sounds great. And if the field marshal Evans recomends it... :D

    Is he a POW?! :eek: He has been in prison quite some time... :D You meant was, didn't you? :confused:
     
  5. Stevin

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    Carl,

    do you know what the German title is? I assume you are talking about the translation. I'd like to get my hands on the German version, to brush up my Deutsch....
     
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    Sounds like it is right up my alley. I will look for it.
     
  7. C.Evans

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    Hi Friedrich--nope--he is in his 80s now and living in England.

    Hi Stevin, sorry I dont think he ever published it in German--the first printing was I think in 1990 (ill try to get more info on it and post here tomorrow morning.)

    Hi PzJgr, ill get you the ISBN if you wish--or if you have a Barnes & Nobles in Dallas--you can get it through them.

    Another I am about to start reading after I finish Panzer Aces, and two books on Kursk (grin) and ((I bet you guys thought I was going to quit reading about the Eastern Front)) and then a Book that Stevin Sent me on Sepp Dietrich. After that comes a book written by a member of the Hitler Youth who was going to fight in the last days of Berlin--this is a day by day account.
     
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    I almost forgot--Stevin--my friend and Uboat vet--Bernhard Trenn is writing a book about his service in the Uboats and with Wolfgang Luth--ill see if its possible to get you a copy. I have to get it from Bernhard. The only thing is is that I dont know if he is finished writing it yet--Ill see what I can find out. Also, I think he is going to have it printed in English too.
     
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    Have read that one, another excellent read...unpudownable...new word....Purchased it as a trilogy few years ago, based on 3 personal accounts...have to dig it out again now youve reminded me..other 2 were about pilot in 1sqn France 1940 Hurricanes if I remember right....and 3rd on German para at Crete...funny combination....think it was a Readers Digest special...
     
  10. Stevin

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    Urgh, Thanx for bumping this one....

    Carl, Hadn't read your last post....That I have interest in this book goes without saying...Keep us updated on any developments! [​IMG]
     
  11. C.Evans

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    Thank you Stevin--and ill keep posting new titles as I can get them from Barnes and Nobles bookstore. :D There is a new book which is a bio on Gunther Rall that I have been looking at for sometime but havent broke down and bought it yet.
     
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    Urgh--thanks for your input as well. I also like Readers Diogest--they do have some nice offerings from time-to-time.
     
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    What a shame..what a life lived..When anyone talks of the good German soldier and I can be the first to dispute some choices of fan type stuff...this German was like many others..a good German. RIP
     
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    Well, I put in an eBay bid for a copy ... see how it goes.
     
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    I missed this.
    Sad news, loved the book for a long while, and found Metelmann's life as a whole remarkable.

    ~A
     

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