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The Forgotten Soldier

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The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer
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This book about a young Alsatian soldier fighting in Hitler's army on the eastern front is a well written, exciting and often graphic account about the perils of war. The biting cold, hardships and death faced by these men shows a real testament to the human spirit in the face of certain defeat. A must-read for anyone interested in a single soldiers point of view during the most brutal war in history.

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An international bestseller, this is a German soldier's first-hand account of life on Russian front during the second half of World War II. When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942 the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue and constant deprivation. Posted to the crack Grosse Deutchland division, with its sadistic instructors who shoot down those who fail to make the grade, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive. As the biting cold of the Russian winter sets in, and the tide begins to turn against the Germans, life becomes an endless round of pounding artillery attacks and vicious combat against a relentless and merciless Red Army. A book of stunning force, this is and unforgettable reminder of the horrors of war.

Author Biography

See opposite. '...there was a war, and I married it because there was nothing else when I reached the age of falling in love...Suddenly there were two flags for me to honour...I entered the service, dreamed and hoped. I also knew cold and fear in places never seen by Lili Marlene. A day came when I should have died, and after that nothing seemed very important. So I have stayed as I am, without regret, separated from the normal human condition.' - Guy Sajer
Release date NZ
July 15th, 1999
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cassell Military
Pages
560
Dimensions
129x197x33
ISBN-13
9780304352401
Product ID
1671497

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