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on 22 October 2012
This book gives the authors reflections on his time in the German army including periods at the front and away from the front and during training. Although another reveiwer critises the fact that there is not a lot of detailed combat action I would have to defend the author by saying that this is his personal account and his veiw of his service. There are plenty of 'blood and guts ' accounts out there if thats what you want to read. As for it being no ' forgotten soldier ' I do know that there are doubts that this book is truly a genuine first hand account. The mere fact that this is written in such a modest style makes it all the more interesting and gives you confidence that the author has not taken the opportunity to 'bull up' his own military career.The only thing that spoilt it for me was the , in my opinion , intrusive narrative of the general war situation that someone has added in between the authors story. You could quite happily read the whole book and skip these parts which break up the flow of what the author has to say. I think that most students of military history would understand what happened during the war before tackling personal accounts such as this but I presume the main reason for the additional narrative is to bulk the book out otherwise it would be an even faster read than it already is.Definately worth reading.
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