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It is easy, when faced with the fact that 60 million people died as a result of the Second World War, to overlook the individual suffering and hardship endured by people on all sides of the conflict.
Books like 'The Forgotten Soldier' help address that issue. Guy Sajer was a French national that fought for Nazi Germany during the Second World War. This does not help one to feel a great deal of empathy towards him, but in the early chapters of the book he does explain why he decided on this course of action. As the book progresses we are thrown into a world which in the early days of the war were full of hope for the Nazis, safe in the belief that a quick and decisive victory was within… Read more