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on 22 October 2017
I have read the disparaging comments of a number of people who have read this book. Many of them appear to be people who despite having never been anywhere near a battlefield have concluded that since Sajer cannot recount details of his service like a unit historian that he is making it up. One reviewer considers himself qualified to claim Sajer is a fraud because he himself has read so many military histories. I am a veteran of the 11th ACR, (1967-68) and much of what he says rings true to me. The experiences which only an Eastern Front landser could have are unique and I can't say whether they are true or not. My opinion is that they are basically true but could have been adorned with some exaggeration. Adornment is not unique, as most veterans will admit, but enough corroboration exists to confirm that most of what Sajer says took place actually did so.