As far as WWII German Soldier memoirs go this one was disappointing. It was more of a historic overview of the operation the author was involved in, without ever going into any great detail. For me a good memoir puts me right there in the author's shoes, seeing and feeling what he is going through, in this regard this book was a failure. While it was at times an entertaining read I found myself often wishing the book was over so I could move onto my next read. As an avid consumer of WWII books I fail to see why this book has got such great reviews.