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  • Topic: World War II, Wehrmacht, Guy Sajer
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About the Author : His name is Guy Sajer.  is a pseudonym of Guy Mouminoux (born 13 January 1926 in Paris), author of The Forgotten Soldier. The son of a French and German marriage, 'Sajer' is his mother's maiden name. Since 1946, he has worked as a cartoonist under the pen names Dimitri, and Dimitri Lahache. Sajer states that he was an inhabitant of Alsace drafted into the German Wehrmacht  at age 16 and subsequently fought in the elite division during World War II. After the war he wrote about his wartime experience on the Eastern Front in The Forgotten Soldier. Guy Sajer is actually a protagonist in this book considering most of to book is about him and involves his own lifetime experiences.

A Little Bit About the Book : The book starts out as an exciting adventure as Guy Sajer travels through the Eastern Front. as the German invasion falters in the icy vastness of the Ukraine, a simple, desperate struggle for survival against cold, hunger, and above all the terrifying Soviet artillery. The memories and struggles to survive in this book make the book a very fun read.

An Interesting Paragraph About the Book : "This book recountsthe horror of World War II on the eastern front, as seen through the eyes of a teenaged German soldier. At first an exciting adventure, young Guy Sajer's war becomes, as the German invasion falters in the icy vastness of the Ukraine, a simple, desperate struggle for survival against cold, hunger, and above all the terrifying Soviet artillery. As a member of the elite Gross Deutschland Division, he fought in all the great battles from Kursk to Kharkov. His German footsoldier's perspective makes The Forgotten Soldier a unique war memoir, the book that the Christian Science Monitor said "may well be the book about World War II which has been so long awaited." Now it has been handsomely republished as a hardcover containing fifty rare German combat photos of life and death at the eastern front. The photos of troops battling through...
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