Seventy-five years ago, the Battle of the Bulge began.

Odessa2 wrote:I don't understand how this makes german world war two soldiers look any worse than any other soldiers in REAL WAR it says in the diary that Russian soldiers treated people just as savagely. A lost war is a heavy burden.

The entry was written at the end of July, a … The Daily Life. I have not seen very many war memorials to the German soldiers who fought in World War II, but there are many monuments in Germany in honor of the German soldiers who fought in the First World War. the Japanese Rape on Nanking, The americans in Vietnam.

The records include the life stories of 18 of these soldiers, who were interviewed by a major after they were reported for illicit sex by a United States defence investigator.

The photo at the top of this page was taken in the town of Dachau; this monument is in honor of the soldiers who fought and died in World War I. Nobody complained in any way. Some German soldiers added up to 10 years as a POW in Siberia.

For a person with interest in World War II history, it is a great resource. The wartime casualty figures compiled by German High Command are often cited by military historians when covering individual campaigns in the war.

Every day we had successes. Germany A German Battle of the Bulge survivor's last offensive in the Ardennes. The German 'Landser' At one level the experience of the German soldier ('Landser') in World War One was little different than that of the English 'Tommy' or the French 'Poilu'. The Training of A German Soldier During the Second World War After the Germans lost World War I, the Treaty of Versailles, signed June 28, 1919, set the terms and conditions of peace.

The above diary entry comes from Wilhelm Hoffman, a soldier in the 94th Infantry Division of the German Sixth Army. Many died in the camps, some died after returning home when eating their first big meal for years. and that's what we know from history. - Pool, Jim and Bock, Tom, Rations of the German Wehrmacht in WWII, Schiffer Military/Aviation History, 2010 - Hoffman’s diary is an amazing insight into the attitude of ordinary German soldiers before and during the battle of Stalingrad. It had to pay an immense amount of compensation for war damage as well.

Testimony Transcript. Johannes, Jeff, Article for Der Erste Zug, German Rations at the Front: A snap of what the German Soldier consumed during the Battle of the Bulge.

German Trench Life German soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front (aka No Man's Land) had to deal with death, sickness, bombardment, and vermin daily. Words of Helmut Walz: The feeling was the mood was good. the Bataan Death March. Soldiers in barracks were awoken an hour before dawn, and had to "stand to," then were chosen to go on watch. For anyone interested in the everyday life of the German soldaten, the book provides a great deal of background information and photographs to get a better idea of the daily life in t he Wehrmact during World War II.

Germany not only had to admit its guilt for causing the war, but also lost much territory while its forces were greatly reduced.

Laurence Rees: Helmut Walz was a soldier with the German 305th Infantry Division, and he participated in Operation Blue, the huge German offensive across the steppes of southern Russia in the summer of 1942. The WWII prisoners are released from the Soviet Union, a country which cannot forget their crimes, back to Germany, a country which cannot … We were confident we would win. Statistics for German World War II military casualties are divergent and contradictory.