This second volume focuses on the daily life of the German soldier when they were not involved in combat operations. It was during these breaks in the action that the German soldier saw some return to a normal life and had time to forget about the horrors of war. Relying on wartime British, American, and German references, this book sheds light on a topic that has only received passing coverage in most publications. This book explores many of the intangibles like religion, leave, propaganda, etc., that motivated the German soldier to fight. Lavishly illustrated with over 900 photographs, this is a must for every serious collector and historian of the German military in World War II.
LTC (Retired) Jimmy L. Pool has had a lifelong interest in military history and started collecting German militaria in the 1970s. He is the coauthor of Rations of the German Wehrmacht in World War II and author of Rations of the German Wehrmacht in World War II, Volume 2.