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    DescriptionThe authors discovered 150,000 pages of transcriptions of secretly recorded conversations among German prisoners of war, of which approximately one third were made in P.O.W. camps in Britain, another cache was made by bugging prisoners in the Mediterranean theatre of the war (North Africa, Malta, Italy) and the remainder comes from the bugging of prisoners of war in the USA. These transcriptions are thus unmediated, uncensored, and unselfconsciously candid and that is what gives this book its historical significance and extraordinary impact. What emerges from these transcriptions and within these pages is a shocking and profoundly illuminating portrait of the typical German soldier of the time: their thoughts, their feelings and their ideologies. SOLDATEN is a book that explodes many of the myths that we hold on to about Germany and its people during the War.


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    Title
    Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying
    Subtitle
    The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sönke Neitzel, By (author) Harald Welzer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849839495
    ISBN 10: 1849839492
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWXR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 940.548243
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWXR
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    20 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Sonke Neitzel is Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, having also held positions at the universities of Glasgow, Saarbrucken, Bern and Mainz. He is the author of seven books, including Tapping Hitler's Generals and Soldaten. Harald Welzer is a sociologist and social psychologist, Professor for Transformation-design at the University of Flensburg, as well as Executive Director of the foundation FuturZwei. His main foci of research and teaching are memory, group violence and socio-cultural climate impact research. His books have been translated into 15 languages.