For the Defence of Berlin! Georg Diers, Oskar Schafer & Henri Fenet

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kurt1943
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For the Defence of Berlin! Georg Diers, Oskar Schafer & Henri Fenet

Post by kurt1943 » 12 Jan 2018 12:29

This latest publication covers the memoirs of SS-Unterscharfuhrer Georg Diers, SS-Untersturmfuhrer Oskar Schafer and Waffen-Hauptsturmfuhrer Henri Fenet, who all fought in Berlin in the closing days of the Second World War.

The basis of this book originally appeared in the German language, under the title 'Tiger in Berlin', by Georg Diers. This expanded English language version has the additions of Oskar Schafer's memoirs, obtained face to face, plus also a translation of Henri Fenet's personal memoirs covering his time in Berlin.

Two of these men would be awarded the Knight's Cross towards the end of April 1945, the other would receive the First Class Iron Cross.

Each soldier's recollections are in their words, and paint a vivid picture of what their life was like during the final struggle for the capital of the Third Reich.

There is a foreword from Klaus Grotjahn, who was a 16-year old Luftwaffe Flak helper, sent into Berlin and attached to the SS-Division 'Nordland'. He crossed paths with Diers and some of the other men mentioned in this book.

188 pages
A5, hardbacked book, full gloss internal pages
102 photographs / documents - the vast majority from the personal archive of Georg Diers
Price is £20.00 (postage to be confirmed at the time of order)

PM me to obtain your copy, or contact me via http://www.lahpublishing.com/

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Re: For the Defence of Berlin! Georg Diers, Oskar Schafer & Henri Fenet

Post by Sid Guttridge » 12 Jan 2018 18:16

Hi Guys,

There seems to be some question as to whether Fenet, at least, was ever awarded the medal he claimed.

It has been discussed here on AHF before:

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... t#p1909569

Unless the authors of this book can come up with some substantive evidence of his awards, I would treat his testimony with some caution.

Unfortunately there is already other material of questionable reliability on the Charlemagne "Division", i.e:

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... s#p1220561

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: For the Defence of Berlin! Georg Diers, Oskar Schafer & Henri Fenet

Post by pintere » 13 Jan 2018 03:09

Excellent, looks like a good read!

BTW, can we expect volume 5 of your SS Knight's Cross Holders series to be available anytime soon?

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