Oct. 23, 2019

47 D-Day Through German Eyes Part Two

47 D-Day Through German Eyes Part Two

A chapter from the new book, D-Day Through German Eyes, by J Trigg.


D-Day Through German Eyes, How the Wehrmacht Lost France by J Trigg.

A reflection on how the war was lost by the Germans and won by the Allies from D-Day onwards.

Please note that some of the narrative in this episode is quite gory, more so than on previous episodes. If you don’t like imagery of blood, body parts and violent death scenes, I recommend you don’t listen on this occasion.

"There was a vast number of ships, absolutely vast. I can tell you that my throat went dry painfully dry, and my hands began to shake. I wasn't the only man to be affected that way, one of the very young lads began to retch as if he was going to be sick. It was the effect of pure fear."

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Listen to Angus Wallace interview Jonathan Trigg, author of D-Day through German Eyes - How the Wehrmarcht Lost France.

 

Richard Freiherr von Rosen's 57-ton Tiger 1 Panzer blown upside down by allied bombing at the start of the Goodwood offensive

 

A Tiger 1 of Schwere SS Panzer Abteilung101 knocked out by British  infantrymen of 17 Queens Regiment in Villers Bocage on 13 June 1944

 

Todt Battery at Cap Griz Nez, Pas de Calais

 

 

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