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u/Skip_14 · 6 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Yeah definitely, the Detroit 2 stroke is a solid design. The Soviets loved the Detroit especially the ability to switch off one motor and run on 'silent' mode. Using this mode they managed to sneak up to German positions, attacking them by surprise. I highly recommend the book Commanding the Red Army's Sherman Tanks. A Guards unit using the M4A2 76 W to great success against the Wehrmacht.

The Russians also copied the 6-71 and produced a local version called the YaMZ-206.

u/wokelly3 · 22 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Agreed. Lots of the WWII books from the 80's and 90's very much bought into the superior Wehrmacht narrative. Michael Reynolds "Steel Inferno: 1st SS Panzer Corps in Normandy" was one of the first "serious" books I read about Normandy and it really hit home on the "inferior" nature of Allied tanks, the superiority of training and leadership of the SS soldiers, and that the Allies prevailed through numbers. It wasn't Wehrby in the sense that the author had a hard-on for the SS, but it was part of the school of thought that developed from the 80's revisionist works like Carlo D'Este book "Decision in Normandy", which made the notion the Allies won purely through superior material and manpower central to its thesis.

My fourth year university seminar paper was on the historiography of Anglo-Canadian armor in the Battle of Normandy, and you can see how many of the Wehraboo idea's came out of the literature of the late 70's and early 80s, though they existed in more "military" circles prior to that (NATO really got off in the 50's and 60's on getting the former German commanders to give them tours so they could "learn their secrets" on how to defeat enemies with superior manpower and resources - apparently forgot these guys lost).

It wasn't until the 2000's you started to get books like John Buckley's "British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944" or Stephen Hart's "Montgomery and Colossal Cracks: The 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe, 1944-45" or Terry Copps "Fields of Fire: The Canadians in Normandy" the reevaluated the Anglo-Canadian performance in Normandy against the Wehrmacht and SS in a better light. I'm less familiar with the historiography of the US army in WWII.

But the stuff that Wehraboo's spout was pretty mainstream only 2-3 decades ago. That is why the History Channel stuff is so bad, since the HC stopped doing serious documentaries in the early 2000's for the most part, so what HC documentaries remains on youtube tends to reflect where the school of thought was at that time. For all intents and purposes, the stuff on this subreddit is an outgrowth of the recent round of revisionism that occured in WWII history, which is revisionism against the previous round that occured around the 80's, which itself was revisionism from the post-war works (and there are different kinds of revisionism as well, for example post war works tended to be very strategic looking where as the revisionism of the 80's brought in a lot of the ground level stuff from interviews with veterans - John Kegans work "The face of battle" was really important in starting the trend of getting the experiences of soldiers recorded in WWII history books)

u/juden-shikker · 6 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Scientists under Hitler what's interesting is how Deutsch Physik has sorta become a meme here, and while it did slow down the Germans progress the American's advantage was just that they had better physicists and better facilities for doing experimental research.

u/TheHuscarl · 11 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

> I don't blame nazi soldiers anymore than I blame soviet soldiers for the holodomor in Ukraine.

Hey, in all interest of serious discussion and expanding knowledge and whatnot, I really suggest that you go find a book called "Ordinary Men" and give it a read -

Besides being an interesting, outstandingly well-researched book based almost entirely on first-hand recollections of actual Germans no "victors writing history" here, it will probably change the way you view the particular idea that Nazi soldiers were mostly caught up in the machine. It shows pretty clearly how even Joe The Bavarian Plumber who wasn't a Nazi party member was more than happy and willing to shoot a bunch of Jews, sometimes even without prompting. I think you would find it interesting.

u/ADF01FALKEN · 2 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

I mentioned this another thread, but this should fulfill your desires nicely.

u/LayinScunion · 8 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

I recall reading an excerpt from the viewpoint of Alexander Pokryshkin (my favorite fighter pilot) in Attack of the Airacobras.

He discussed how on the eve of the Battle of Kursk, he was pulling a fighter sweep and saw a battery of these things going off.

> The smoke, dust, and fire, even from the air, looked staggering. It began to look as if an enormous explosion overtook our men. I switched frequencies and radioed any ground troops nearby...not knowing what was happening. After a forward observer enlightened me on the situation, I thought to myself, "Glad I'm not on the ground to hear that racket. But I'm sure as hell glad I'm not some poor bastard on the receiving end of it all."

u/oh_for_sure_man · 1 pointr/ShitWehraboosSay

Read it. Its a long read, but if you are interested in the subject you will thank me later.

u/Bhangbhangduc · 3 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

This is a pretty great Alternate History book about what might have happened if the Nazis had lasted until the 1950s.

It's great if you like terrifying overkill (the Allies end up preparing for naval landings with multi-day barrages of automatic 8" naval artillery from battle lines of as many as fifty cruisers, followed by aerial bombardment with tens of thousands of gallons of napalm and fuel-air bombs), awesome team-ups (Viet Minh fighting Nazis alongside the USMC in fascist France), and some of the greatest set piece battles that never were (four armies fight on the land, air and underground over a two square mile bunker fortress).

u/Layin-Scunion · 2 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

If the P-39 piques your interest this is a good read.

u/Thoushaltbemocked · 31 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler

You can find it on Amazon here, or, if you're a university student like me, you might be able to download a free e-book using online library resources.

u/DanDierdorf · 36 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Buy Christopher Browning's "Ordinary Men" and loan it to him . It's not a difficult read, well the topic is, but the language is not.
You see that paperbacks are pretty cheap.

u/Gracchus__Babeuf · 30 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Best book for these people to read is Soldaten. Because it shows the frank conversations the German POWs had when they thought no one was listening.

u/EvanHarper · 4 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

It appeared extremely well founded until the Russian army was actually tested in battle. And actually, even then, they showed in 1916 what they were capable of when they got their shit together.

I've just been reading Ring of Steel and although it seems slightly pro-Central Powers its case that Russia was a serious potential threat to their security seems pretty convincing

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u/OnkelMickwald · 33 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Stalingrad - The city that defeated the Third Reich by Jochen Hellbeck

Shitty English title that obscures why it's fantastic IMO. The German title literally translates to "The Stalingrad Protocols". The book is based off of documents from an enormous Soviet project to "capture" the battle through the participants, and contains lots of amazing interviews conducted with soldiers and officers and civilians just days after Paulus' surrender.

The project was shut down by the Soviet regime who wasn't very interested in "social realism" anymore but craved more idealistic propaganda. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the documents were re-discovered of sorts, because they were archived and transcribed even if they never were published in any way.

u/TitusBluth · 15 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay


There is a ton of economic history detailing exactly how the Nazis fucked up Germany's economy. This is a good start.

u/Hirudin · -20 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

If you people are interpreting a lecture devoted entirely to relentless criticism of the Nazis as some how being pro-nazi, then this subreddit has truly lost its way.

Do you people not have the ability to think for yourselves?

Edit: He states, at the beginning, that the source he is drawing from is "Hitler's Willing Executioners" so saying that he isn't aware that the Nazis enslaved people is entirely false.

u/TheSwellFellow · 3 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Easy one is Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning

Another good one is Becoming Evil by James Waller

BOTH of these directly address "normal" soldiers killing massive numbers of civilians. They will destroy any Wehraboo.

Also the Third Reich Trilogy by Richard Evans... Anything by Ian Kershaw.

u/CometWhiskey · 3 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Adam Tooze Wages of Destruction.

This is the magnum opus of the Nazi economics. Explaining and eye opening. If there is one book about the Nazi economy it's this. I won't be wasting your time but seriously, order it.

u/speakingcraniums · 33 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

The Soviet army was wholly unprepared for any large long term conflict. They learned that lesson in Finland and was common knowledge among the whole command structure, and punctuated by the initial German invasion. It's amazing the kind of things you can learn when you actually read books about history and study things. Here's a great book that you would learn a lot from ( Only 9 bucks! You have to be willing to learn of course.

Also, holy shit 100 million people! It's so crazy that Europe, with a population of only around 400 million people at the this time, had literally 1/4 of their population killed in Soviet prisons and yet people remember the Nazis as being bad. Yep, that sure is a crazy and I'm sure wholly realistic and rational numbers and not you just pulling numbers out of your own asshole.

u/KonradSartorius · 2 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

This talking point has unfortunately been gaining ground in recent years, with Reagan's former speech writer, Patrick Buchanan writing an over 500 page book defending Nazi Germany and blaming Britain for not only WWII but also WWI. Additionally, he also claims that the West should have teamed up with Nazi Germany because Hitler "only" wanted E. Europe and that Britain should have abandoned a "warmongering, Polish dictatorship."


Get this and other Nazi-apologia woke truth in his recent book The Unneccessary War!

u/TankArchives · 14 pointsr/ShitWehraboosSay

Yeah, a single map that illustrates that the Red Army was a huge distance away from Warsaw at the time of the uprising with powerful German units in between them and the city. You have yet to address these complication, you can only repeat endlessly that the Red Army was evil and therefore must do evil deeds.

> people who publish books and shit under their own names

Wow, guess what

That sure is neat, and so is this

I have absolutely no problem publishing things under my own name outside of my dull website. It might have to do something with not flipping out the moment that somebody brings out a map.