SNIPER ON THE EASTERN FRONT PDF
Editorial Reviews. Review. " a very unique story and experience worth telling of an Eastern Front Sniper." (Sniper Central). About the Author. Albrecht Wacker is. Title details for Sniper on the Eastern Front by Albrecht Wacker - Available Wounded at Voroshilovsk, he experimented with a Russian sniper-rifle while. Jul 20, DESCRIPTION Josef â€œSeppâ€ Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knightâ€™s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was.
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In this sometimes harrowing memoir, Allerberger provides an excellent introduction to the commitment in fieldcraft, discipline and routine required of the sniper, a man apart. There was no place for chivalry on the Russian Front. Away from the film cameras, no prisoner survived long after surrendering. You just clipped your first slide! Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.
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Not because the narrative makes the Russians look like beasts and the Germans as some sort of victims of circumstance, who even try to help local populations; this I can believe, as Sepp was a victim of the propaganda of his time, so you have to understand the book as his own reality.
The issue is that some recollections don't make sense: None of them speaks Russian, but somehow full sentences in Russian are quoted. The author says he filled the gaps, so if he filled this one, how much more he was padding? In either case, truth or not, the story is great. What is it about snipers?
Not only that; they also need nerves of ice and an unquestioning belief in the rightness of what they do. Which means they are not like the rest of us. Still, this first-person account by a Wehrmacht sniper on the Eastern Front showed not a monster, but someone who, just like his Rus What is it about snipers?
Still, this first-person account by a Wehrmacht sniper on the Eastern Front showed not a monster, but someone who, just like his Russian counterparts, tried to do the right thing for his countrymen. A riveting account. Jan 03, Tony MassagliaP7 rated it really liked it. In this sometimes terribly descriptive and vivid memoir, Allerberger provides a detailed description of the commitment in field displays, discipline and the day to day life of the sniper, along with the affects of war.
Away from the cameras, prisoners got executed quickly after surrendering. Russian snipers used the explosive bullet and Hitler eventually authorized the breed of bullet in The result was a bloody warfare with blood and more significant death tolls. All in all the book was filled with many vivid details that truly explained the true nature of war. I wouldn't say the book is a must read but a good story to follow if you get the chance.
View 1 comment. Dec 26, Tom rated it it was amazing. Unfortunately, he was assigned as a machine gunner and soon realized that, on the Eastern front, machine gunners were targeted by the Russians.
Fortunately, he was a decent shot with a rifle and quickly became a German sniper. Allerberger scored the second highest number of "confirmed" kills by any German Sniper with Only those kills witnessed by an officer or an NCO were counted. The story is about his retreat from the Russian front, fleeing the Soviet advance. How he and his unit fought to stay alive although sorely out manned by the enemy. Eventually, the war ended and he did make it home safely.
This is the first book I've read from a Germans point of view. It was well written and enjoyable. Feb 24, Willpintar rated it it was amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. A very easy read and couldn't put it down. Packed full of interesting accounts if not a little boastful at times and well written in the form of memoirs.
I read Red sniper on the eastern front first and this was a brilliant comparison from the German perspective. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested WW2 books. Jan 19, Richard rated it it was amazing. One of the better books I've read. Interesting, informative, horrifying and thought provoking.
It makes you realise that the Russians were equally as sick and awful as the Nazis and there were severe losses and sacrifices by both sides. I'd recommend this book. Oct 09, Laurence rated it really liked it. Vivid scenes of the desperate retreat of the German divisions from the vengeful Soviet armies. Interesting to see the situation first hand from a boots on the ground, regular if talented soldier. Jan 30, Ellie Midwood rated it it was amazing Shelves: A very interesting memoir of an Austrian sniper Sepp Allerberger, who was conscripted to serve in the Wehrmacht and soon became one of its few distinguished snipers.
I knew that the German army just like any other allied or axis army never employed as many snipers as the A very interesting memoir of an Austrian sniper Sepp Allerberger, who was conscripted to serve in the Wehrmacht and soon became one of its few distinguished snipers.
I knew that the German army just like any other allied or axis army never employed as many snipers as the Red Army - which had the whole companies consisting of sharpshooters - and the rarity of such a memoir makes it even more important for anyone interested in that side of history.
The writing is vivid and descriptive, and it was easy for me to visualize everything happening to Allerberger: The only thing that got slightly annoying by the end was how the Red Army was portrayed as a horde of savages and the German Army as noble defenders of their land and freedom. Yes, there were definitely the most gruesome war crimes committed on both sides, but his position of an innocent party was slightly hypocritical, to say the least.
And by the way, most atrocities were committed by the partisans, not Red Army soldiers who even treated wounded Germans at the end of the war, placing them with their own wounded in the same tent. Different war memoirs told from the German point of view, even stress the same point - that it was always the partisans who tortured the captured and the wounded, not the soldiers look up Sajer and Bidermann for example. So, that part was slightly inaccurate.
Overall, it was a great read which I would highly recommend. Oct 25, Kevin rated it really liked it Shelves: This second book underscores the brutal conditions of ground troops on the eastern front.
The book is a memoir or brief history of Josef "Sepp" Allerberger. He discusses theaters, battles, tactics, camouflage, weapons, ammunition, retreats, and experiences through the end of the war. This was one of the most difficult books I have read, as it goes into detail of the atrocities he witnessed. Of all the books I have read, the Eastern Front with Russia and the Pacific Theater with the Japanese have been the most difficult to read as they seem to me to be the most brutal and unforgiving by far.
I understand the viewpoints in this book are from the view of an Axis soldier, however truth is truth, from wherever it may come. Jan 18, Candychaser21 rated it liked it.
This is not the type of book I would normally read. My boyfriend had bought this, and he does not read at all, ever. He saw that I am always reading a book, and asked me if I would read it for him and kind of explain what was going on, and let him know if it was good. I was surprised how much I liked it, since it is not something I would have chosen for myself in a million year This is not the type of book I would normally read.
I was surprised how much I liked it, since it is not something I would have chosen for myself in a million years. The things these men have gone through fighting for their countries is enough to give even the toughest people nightmares. It would have been a great story if it was just made up, but the fact that the whole thing was true made it even crazier.
I wont give away anything about the book, besides I read it over a year ago so the details are kind of fuzzy, but the reason I am writing about it is just to tell people not to knock a book just because it is not your "style" of book, because you may be pleasantly surprised! I admit I had tears brimming in my eyes a couple of times during this story. Read something outside of your comfort zone sometime, because you may be happy you did.
I know I was! Initially as a machine gunner to the Eastern Front where the life expectancy for a machine gunner was exceptionally short. After a no or sound and some rehab, he managed to talk himself into a transfer as a sniper! He discovers he has some natural skill as a sniper and gives a chilling description of his experiences fighting the Russians as the German Army is in retreat!
His descriptions of some of the Russian atrocities is more than I have previously learned and easily exceeds anything that Germans have been accused of!
Makes you wonder why this part of the war was not more extensively reported! Cross hairs! Thoroughly good read. Very vivid in its account of the savagery of the eastern front during ww2.
This book does one thing better than a lot of war memoirs ,it tells the truth in that war is not heroic and friend or foe alike will do what is necessary to survive the utter senselessness of it all. Za jakoukoliv cenu. A story of constant retreat Reasonably well written, stories are both insightful and horrifying.
The analysis and philosophy of this sniper somehow don't go too well with a boastful manner "he tells" about his scores: This pathos doesn't go well with a misanthropy and fatalism, expressed elsewhere. Really depicted the travisty and savagery of war, rape, murder. Makes you feel for the average soldier in the German army. If you want to read a story about how the innocence of a young man can be stripped away.
Also depicted good leadership qualities, officers exposing then selves just to make rounds on the front lines and captivating their men. Harrowing This book provides an insight into the German soldiers perspective of the war on the eastern front. The horror of war that effects all sides involved is described in graphic detail.
Incredible memoir! Could not put down! I'm conflicted. On the one hand, we tend to overlook the humanity which made up the German army in WWII- similar hopes, fears, etc. Amazing the impact one sniper could have on a particular battle. This man was right in the thick of things, and it was a miracle he survived. Very interesting book.
Overall a fantastic book and very easy to read. My one issue with the book is that he makes it seem like he was the one who won every battle for the Germans due to his role in the battles. Would recommend. Please Combine 2 14 Jul 05, Readers Also Enjoyed.
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About Albrecht Wacker. Albrecht Wacker.Kindle Book Release date: This man was right in the thick of things, and it was a miracle he survived. Goodreads Librari A riveting account.
He wanted to show you the war through his eyes, treat you to the brutality and inhuman barbarism of the war, and document the stories of his comrades.
On the one hand, we tend to overlook the humanity which made up the German army in WWII- similar hopes, fears, etc.
I read Red sniper on the eastern front first and this was a brilliant comparison from the German perspective. To attain this level of accuracy the sniper could not engage more than two such targets per minute.
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