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The Forgotten Soldier. Guy Sajer.

Article about: by teeslad Can't fault your observation and knowledge Paul Hells Gate IS an excellent book (Though not easy to get hold of). If there's a better, more brilliantly researched and written book

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    Hucks, I read At Leningrad's Gates awhile back, and still have the book. I can't recall alot of the book but I wouldn't recommend it. Instead of just a personal account, it included troop movements, and became too wrapped up in Divisional details for me. I have not read Stormtrooper. Jay

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    Thanks Jay.

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    I have not read At Leningrad's Gates or Stormtrooper. However, I just finished reading Sniper on the Eastern Front, the Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger Knights Cross by Albrecht Wacker. According to the book, Allerberger recorded 257 kills as a sniper in Russia. It is graphic and shocking but a good read.

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    Allerberger was one heck of a sniper!

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    i asked an 'ostfront' vets opinion on Guy Sajer's book 'the forgotten soldier' a few years back (he has since passed sadly) he had read it an concluded it was a close account of ONE MANS VIEW OF WAR on the eastern front .. he said (quote) " i felt it was accurate in respect of the ostfront war... my friends and i very often had no idea where we were (apart from russia) maps were marked with villages that had vanished 50 years before the war started... the landscape was.for the most part pretty featureless and we had other things on our mind mostly..ie the red army a few meter's/kilometers away... food was often in short supply in the lines . so was equipment and anyway Sajer never claimed it was a day by day/blow by blow account of the activities of the GROSS DEUTSCHLAND DIVISION on the ostfront ..it was his view.... 10 years after the war i would have been hard pressed to remember every little detail of where we were..what i was doing and who i was with!!"

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    I met him with Christian de la Mazière, it was in the house of one ex SS soldier.
    I think he was here to discuss with the son of this house, collecting the German items.
    So they can have a fresh memory of German Items.
    De La Mazière was a SS
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ...a_Mazi%C3%A8re

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qsOH1ALlSo
    The best Militaria forum in France is here : http://deutsch-militaria.forumactif.us/

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    interesting links..thanx for them .. ss charlemange have allways been an interest of mine ...

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    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    I met him with Christian de la Mazière, it was in the house of one ex SS soldier.
    I think he was here to discuss with the son of this house, collecting the German items.
    So they can have a fresh memory of German Items.
    De La Mazière was a SS
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ...a_Mazi%C3%A8re

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qsOH1ALlSo
    I just finished reading "The Captive Dreamer" for the second time last week. It is an interesting book and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the Charlemange division.

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    thanks for the info... i shall see if i can find a copy ... sounds like a good read ..

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