The Forgotten Soldier

The Forgotten Soldier

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by Guy Sajer
     
 

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Guy Sajer's perspective as a German foot soldier makes The Forgotten Soldier a unique war memoir. As a member of the elite Gross Deutschland Division, he fought in all the major battles, from Kursk to Kharkov. His World War II memoir has been handsomely republished as a paperback featuring for the first time fifty rare German combat photos from the Christopher Ailsby…  See more details below

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Guy Sajer's perspective as a German foot soldier makes The Forgotten Soldier a unique war memoir. As a member of the elite Gross Deutschland Division, he fought in all the major battles, from Kursk to Kharkov. His World War II memoir has been handsomely republished as a paperback featuring for the first time fifty rare German combat photos from the Christopher Ailsby collection. These photos depict the hardships and destructiveness of war as troops battle through snow, mud, burned villages, and rubble-strewn cities. Many of the photos were taken by German soldiers and have never been published before. Lauded by critics as a statement not only on war but also on the human condition. The Forgotten Soldier will continue to capture the minds of readers for years to come.

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“Sajer is blunt in explaining his reason for sharing his experiences: ‘to reanimate, with all the intensity I can summon, those distant cries from the slaughterhouse.’ He succeeds in doing just that. . . . This book will remain relevant because it explores the psychology of the soldier at war.”

"May well be accorded equal respect with War and Peace as the masterpiece reporting war’s reality."

"I don’t think that anyone who reads [it] to the end will ever forget it."

"May be the book about World War II which has been so long awaited."

"A work of soul."

"Eloquent . . . powerful . . . Critics have likened it to All Quiet on the Western Front."

"Transcends language and nationality to address the human race."

"Few memoirs can compare with this work in range of feeling, depths of self-analysis, or vivid recounting of combat. This exception book is highly recommended."

"Must be read. . . . An enduring indictment of the evil of war and what it does to man."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574882858
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
508
Sales rank:
468,272
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

Guy Sajer served in Germany's Gross Deutschland Division during World War II.

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