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Ive been thinking about buying With our backs to Berlin (Tony Le Tissier) for a while, but i would like some opinions on how the guys that accualy read the book thinks about it.
Thank you in advance and a merry christmas
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With our backs to Berlin is an excellent collection of 10 semi-short stories of soldier's experiences in that grand battle. There are 9 German stories and 1 Russian one. Some of the stories give you an idea of the tenacity of the combat in that desperate last defence of the Reich, and some like the one about the siege of Klessin on the Reitwen Spur is truly amazing. All the stories are complimented with pictures and detailed maps, and these, combined with google earth, allow you track the soldiers accounts easily. I plan to visit the former Oder Front soon to visit some sites, and this book was the book which inspired me to do so, and I will be visiting the sites out of the book. Unlike Beevors 'Berlin' it offers information on particular battles on a Kompanie level, rather than viewing it at Korps and Division level. I'd rate it 10/10
I would also suggest 'Berlin Soldier' by Helmut Altner. This is a stunning account of the Battle for Berlin.
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"With our Backs to Berlin" is an excellent book. If you like that one I also recommend Tony Le Tissier's book "Death was my Companion."
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Read it. You won't be sorry.