Regular listeners will recall last year I talked to Jonathan Trigg about D-Day and the Normandy Campaign from the German side of the lines. Well, we’re going to pick up the story and discuss from September to the end of the war in May 1945, which coincidentally is the topic of his latest book To VE–Day Through German Eyes: The Final Defeat of Nazi Germany.
75 years ago this month (that’s May 2020, if you’re reading this from the future) the Germans finally surrendered to the Allies. While there were a number different surrender ceremonies the 8 May 1945 was declared by the Western Allies to be Victory in Europe Day, VE Day (the Russians celebrate it on the 9th May).
In this episode, we take a look at the closing period of the war, from September 1944 through to VE Day from the perspective of the Germans.