Author: Helmut Gunther
Publisher: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc (www.jjfpub.mb.ca)
Photographs: 68 b/w and 11 maps
Helmut Gunther became a Untersturmfuhrer (Second Lieutenant) in the Recce Bn of the 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division in 1944 following his recovery from wounds received during operations on the Eastern Front. His book commences with his unit being stationed in Vire, France on the 6th June and the commencement of the invasion of Normandy. The memoire traces the units operations as it engages British and American forces across the breadth of France to the region of Metz where he is once again wounded and hospitalized until the end of the war. What follows is an account of the treatment that German POWs received from the victorious Allies as each side struggles to come to grips with the challenges of postwar Germany.