Christine Alexander specializes in military history. Christine Alexander and Mason Kunze are the grandchildren of Hans Roth, through whom the translation and background information of these journals has been made possible. Christine currently lives in North Carolina and Mason resides in California.
An important part of the history of WWII that should not be
overlooked, and should appeal to all students of 20th century
warfare. * Books Monthly *
...particularly important for two reasons. Unlike letters from the front, [these journals] were never seen by the German Army censors and so Roth was free to record his real feeling as the fighting continued. Second, because of Roth"s untimely death in 1944 the journals weren"t edited post-war, leaving them in their original raw state. As a result, we get a rare soldier"s eye version of the fighting on a day-by-day basis. * History of War *
...an important resource for anyone interested in the Eastern Front as well as those who want a realistic look at the terrors of war. It is gripping and paints one of the clearest pictures ever of how war is horrendous. Christine Alexander and Mason Kuntze deserve a big thank you for the editing and translation of this project. * Kepler's Military History Book Reviews *
Remarkable personal journals...revealing the combat experience of the German-Russian War as seldom seen before. Witness to unspeakable carnage at the front, this is a harrowing yet poignant story. * Military Times *