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by Gottlob Herbert Bidermann,Derek S. Zumbro

eBook In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front (Modern War Studies) download ISBN: 0700611223
Author: Gottlob Herbert Bidermann,Derek S. Zumbro
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas; New edition edition (June 7, 2000)
Language: English
Pages: 344
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In Deadly Combat book .

In Deadly Combat book. This is a combination of a combat history of the 132nd Infantry Division and the author's role and experiences in the fighting on the Eastern Front. Gottlob Herbert Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, and his memoir of those years recaptures the sights, sounds, and smells of the war as it vividly portrays an army marching on the road to ruin.

It was a great Eastern front memoir but I admit, there were things I liked and didn’t like about it. First of all, if. .This is an excellent memoir of a German solider fighting on the eastern front of WWII.

This is an excellent memoir of a German solider fighting on the eastern front of WWII. The book does get a bit repetitive detailing how many Soviet assaults he and his companions stopped.

Gottlob Herbert Bidermann. Gottlob Herbert Bidermann. In Deadly Combat: A German Soldier's Memoir of the Eastern Front. Citation: Oliver Griffin.

Translator Derek Zumbro has rendered Bidermann's memoir into a.In the hell that was World War II, the Eastern Front was its heart of fire and ice.

Translator Derek Zumbro has rendered Bidermann's memoir into a compelling narrative that retains the author's powerful style. The translator has added important events derived from numerous interviews with Bidermann to provide additional context for American readers. Gottlob Herbert Bidermann, who served in the 132nd Infantry Division, is retired from a career in the textile industry and currently resides in southern Germany.

Gottlob Herbert Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, an. Despite the vast expanses of territory captured by the Germans during the early months of Operation Barbarossa, the war with Russia remained tenuous and unforgiving. His story commits that living hell to the annals of World War II and broadens our understanding of its most deadly combat zone. Translator Derek Zumbro has rendered Bidermann's memoir into a compelling narrative that retains the author's powerful style.

Before war's end, the unit was cut off in Courland, though Bidermann claims it was "never defeated in open battle". After surrender in 1945, the remnants of the division were held in extended captivity.

Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Gottlob Herbert Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war in the Courland Pocket

Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Gottlob Herbert Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war in the Courland Pocket.

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In the hell that was World War II, the Eastern Front was its heart of fire and ice. Gottlob Herbert Bidermann served in that lethal theater from 1941 to 1945, and his memoir of those years recaptures the sights, sounds, and smells of the war as it vividly portrays an army marching on the road to ruin.A riveting and reflective account by one of the millions of anonymous soldiers who fought and died in that cruel terrain, In Deadly Combat conveys the brutality and horrors of the Eastern Front in detail never before available in English. It offers a ground soldier's perspective on life and death on the front lines, providing revealing new information concerning day-to-day operations and German army life. Wounded five times and awarded numerous decorations for valor, Bidermann saw action in the Crimea and siege of Sebastopol, participated in the vicious battles in the forests south of Leningrad, and ended the war in the Courland Pocket. He shares his impressions of countless Russian POWs seen at the outset of his service, of peasants struggling to survive the hostilities while caught between two ruthless antagonists, and of corpses littering the landscape. He recalls a Christmas gift of gingerbread from home that overcame the stench of battle, an Easter celebrated with a basket of Russian hand grenades for eggs, and his miraculous survival of machine gun fire at close range. In closing he relives the humiliation of surrender to an enemy whom the Germans had once derided and offers a sobering glimpse into life in the Soviet gulags. Bidermann's account debunks the myth of a highly mechanized German army that rolled over weaker opponents with impunity. Despite the vast expanses of territory captured by the Germans during the early months of Operation Barbarossa, the war with Russia remained tenuous and unforgiving. His story commits that living hell to the annals of World War II and broadens our understanding of its most deadly combat zone.Translator Derek Zumbro has rendered Bidermann's memoir into a compelling narrative that retains the author's powerful style. This English-language edition of Bidermann's dynamic story is based upon a privately published memoir entitled Krim-Kurland Mit Der 132 Infanterie Division. The translator has added important events derived from numerous interviews with Bidermann to provide additional context for American readers.
Comments: (7)
Humin
Unlike so many memoir writers, the author does not exaggerate his role in a war or compliment himself. If the reader didn't know the background, he or she would find it hard to believe that Bidermann was an oft-decorated, five times wounded soldier. He served in a straight infantry division on the Eastern Front throughout the Russo-German War. Early in the memoir, he describes passing by a large German war cemetery from the Eastern Front of World War One. Perhaps it was a harbinger of things to come.This fellow was not in a flashy unit, but his well told story is valuable precisely for that reason. He fought from Crimea to Leningrad and places in-between. east and west.
Kirizius
I found Lt Bidermann's accounts of the 132 Infantry Division and participation with the 436 Inf Regiment as informative as it was entertaining. I must admit I had little historical knowledge of the Wehrmacht on the Eastern front aside from Von Paulus' 6th Army in Stalingrad. I found this more personal "soldier's" account to be humanizing. As I began to understood their loyalties to Germany and to each other my respect for their professionalism grew.. My thoughts often drifted between Lt. Bidermann and his comrades; of the sacrifice that they had made and the anticipation of those yet to come. I came away with a deeper understanding of the bravery and commitment from originally fighting Bolsheviks to eventually attempting to protect Germany. From seemingly indefensible position in the Courland Pocket they managed the unthinkable against overwhelming odds. And as a Professional Soldier Bidermann seems to bear no ill will towards his adversaries on the field. Of course his dislike for political types regardless of nationality was entirely a different matter. . Excellent Read!

I appreciate Derek Zumbro's efforts in bringing this "soldier's story" to light.
Wal
This is an excellent memoir of a German solider fighting on the eastern front of WWII. The book does get a bit repetitive detailing how many Soviet assaults he and his companions stopped. It seems a bit unbelievable that the thin lines he was part of could withstand the numerous onslaughts by superior numbers, but the poor state of Soviet forces was a major factor in German battlefield successes. The very last part of the book covers his experience in the Soviet POW system, which is harrowing as well. Overall, a great read.
Shem
Biderman gets five stars simply for surviving the entire Russia campaign and internment in the dreaded Russian POW camps. There's no apologies from the author but there also is no glorification of the war effort. There is though, a lot of introspective on the cost as his friends died around him and Germany lay in ruin from allied bombing. There aren't many authentic first person accounts from the perspective of the German soldier. If you're a WWII buff then you'll definitely want this book on your short list.
Todal
I hope it is a real description of facts and not another attempt at making up another WW2 reality story. The book seems original and true, but I have seen several WW2 stories that were ghost written by people who were never there. It did keep my attention but when someone uses exact word for word statements from years ago I find it hard to believe. I would give this one credit as being original and authentic.
HyderCraft
I really enjoyed this book. The early parts of the book dealing with the author's part in a PAK crew were interesting. The book does seem to meander a little in the middle but the latter part of the book dealing with imprisonment is a redeeming feature. I didn't really empathise with Bidermann until the end of the book but felt satisfied when I reached the end. I would recommend the book, not as one of the very best dealing with the Eastern Front, but as a good book nonetheless.
Perius
"In Deadly Combat" is one of the best first person books on WW2, and I have read a lot of them! Unlike other WW2 books such as, "The Forgotten Soldier," there is no question I my mind that Bidermann was there on the Eastern Front and served in the German Army in WW2. His description of the weapons and the action is vivid and believable. It may be tedious for some readers because of all of the detail, but for us that have an interest in WW2, its a great read.
Extremely well written - must have been hell on earth fighting so far from home, supply & manpower problems - against overwhelming odds (the whole world). What struck me was the American support, very early in war, for the Soviets. German soldiers were very professional!