A tremendous best-seller and critical success in France and Germany, the Phoenix Press edition has a new introduction by Doris Lessing. A young man with a French father but a German mother is inducted into the Wermacht in the summer of 1942. He could just as easily have become a French soldier. Following his initial excitement, the book becomes a horrifying chronicle of misery, cold, fear, starvation and disillusionment. The Forgotten Soldier is one of those few classic accounts of an individual's experience of an international anguish. The single most harrowing and incredible account of war that you are ever likely to read.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.