Radio Operator on the Eastern Front: An Illustrated Memoir, 1940-1949 (Hardcover)

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Covers fighting in Russia, the Baltics and East Prussia, as well as the author's ordeal as a Prisoner of War in Siberia, accompanied by more than one hundred previously unpublished photographs.

This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II.

Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on 12 October 1940 as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front, right in the midst of combat. On 22 June 1941, he accompanied his division to Lithuania where he experienced the catastrophic first day of Operation Barbarossa.

He later witnessed intense clashes during the conquest of the Baltic islands and the battles leading up to Leningrad on the Volkhov and Lake Ladoga. He describes the retreat from battles in Estonia, Kurland and East Prussia and his eventual surrender and captivity in Siberia. He finally returned to Germany in October 1949, a broken man.

From the first page to the last, this is a captivating eyewitness account of the horrors of war.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781784386184
ISBN-10: 1784386189
Publisher: Greenhill Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2021
Pages: 320
Language: English