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An amazing book which is very well and thoughtfully written.
Black Edelweiss is truly a superb book which details the fighting conditions in northern Finland that the 6th Waffen-SS Mountain Division Nord experienced.
Voss does a good job of documenting his perspective and gives a great account of the political mindset of the Germans before, during and after the war.
This is my absolute favorite WWII memoir. It's both detailed, and a literary craft. The author uses imagery brilliantly (the migrating birds in Winter, etc.). Read morePublished 12 days ago by Walter J. Green Jr.
A fabulous, honest & intelligently written account from the cradle to captivity. Very readable, and more than credible given it was basically written in the year after the war,... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Wade K
I enjoyed this book, both for the insight of the author about his service in the Waffen-SS and the combat recollections. Read morePublished 25 days ago by macsog60
The Waffen SS has always interested me from the standpoint of just what this military organization stood for in WWII Germany. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Stephen Hart
Black Edelweiss is a good story but Johann tries to legitimize the efforts of the Waffen SS and although soldiers fight for the cause at some point he had to realize it was an... Read morePublished 28 days ago by William Volpe
A good insight into the mind of an honorable German soldier caught up in a most dishonorable larger effort, and how a nation can manipulate its populace into doing the unthinkable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bill Kilgallon
Not a bad read. A good prospective on the youth of World War Two Germany.Published 1 month ago by Johnnyrgr
Interesting to see the war through the eyes of the other side. Proud that our side won, but seeing another perspective is interesting.Published 1 month ago by Dennis