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Radio Operator on the Eastern Front

By: Erhard Steiniger,Anthony Tucker-Jones - foreword
Narrated by: Julian Elfer
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This is the true and dramatic testimony of a German grenadier during World War II.

Erhard Steiniger joined his Wehrmacht unit on October 12, 1940, as a radio operator, a role which required his constant presence with troops at the Front, right in the midst of combat. On June 22, 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.

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©2019 Verlagshaus Würzburg GmbH & Co, KG, Würzburg Fleschig Verlag; Forward copyright 2020 by Anthony Tucker-Jones; Translation copyright 2020 by Geoffrey Brooks (P)2021 Tantor

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  • 21-08-21

Breathtaking

This was a wonderfully narrated account and deeply moving. I’m glad he made it home. Some luck, determination and soul.

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  • Ben
  • 29-05-22

Humble insights

love these german memoirs, sharing some of the writers experiences in an environment I cannot begin to comprehend
Thank you for sharing Herr Steiniger

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  • Corey cruz
  • 18-05-22

very brief novel

While not in my top 5 favorite books on German soldiers on the eastern front it does shed light on a seldom seen side or the war. I do recommend it

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  • Pete Mypaycheck
  • 30-11-21

The Author Despises the Czechs

Skip the first 45 minutes: it's nothing but bashing the Czechs and other untermenschen. Once you get passed the Germans good / Slavs bad whining, it's a very good story. The author deserved his time in the camps in Siberia.