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A solid, well-crafted story,
This review is from: Hamer's War (Paperback)
I enjoyed this book immensely: a solid, well-crafted tale of love, loss, conflict and betrayal on several levels, set against a background of war on the Eastern front. (The battle scenes in particular are exceptionally well-written.)
Hamer returns injured to Germany an honoured hero of the Reich, feted by the Nazi hierarchy ... up to and including the Fuhrer himself. He is given temporary assignment to a concentration camp in Poland, where he meets and falls in love with Julia, an inmate. Fellow-officers treat Julia with contempt. They are the occupying master race, after all; she is Slavic and ‘untermenschen’.
But Hamer’s real conflict is coming to terms with his past (and the discovery that he’s been living a lie). Only radical action can alter the course of his future ...