Diaries of a German tank commander who went from being a hardened Nazi to broken soldier.

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Pictured: A destroyed German Panzer tank after it had been blown up in the summer of 1941.<br />
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The remarkable diaries of a German tank commander who went from being a hardened Nazi to broken soldier in just a few weeks of fighting in the bloodiest battle of the war have been unearthed.<br />
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Leutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Sander lost faith in the German war machine after cracking under the gut-wrenching scenes and hellish conditions he encountered during Operation Barbarossa on the Eastern Front.<br />
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He described in harrowing detail witnessing the barbaric deaths of both German and Russian soldiers, with as many as 15 men executed before his eyes.<br />
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His diaries have been unearthed by a British-based historian.