Henning describes the difficulties that reconnaissance forces such as his faced in the close terrain of the Normandy bocage and the threat posed by the Allies complete control of the air. He experienced first-hand the devastation wrought by the Panzer Ace Michael Wittmann’s lone Tiger tank against the British 7th armored Division at Villers Bocage, as well as ensured the chaos and demoralization of the Germans retreat across France. After the Battle of the Bulge and the final fighting in western Germany, Henning surrendered and endured terrible conditions in a prisoner-of-war camp until he escaped in 1947.
This is a fascinating and often harrowing account of the final campaigns in Western Europe.
"...a seminal and unreservedly recommended addition to the growing library of World War II histories and memoirs..." ~Midwest Book Review