The Forgotten Soldier: Fiction or Fact? Edwin L. Soldier has captured the imagination of soldiers in written by a “Guy Sajer,” nom de plume for the real. Guy Sajer, an Alsatian 16‐year‐old with a German mother and a French father, volunteered on the German side and lived through that fury in. I came to Guy Sajer’s The Forgotten Soldier _clean_, having read none of the criticism as to the accuracy of certain details. I leave this to others.

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This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat The memoir does not make it clear if he is soldie or volunteers. What does it feel like to be in the firing line?

The Forgotten Soldier

This theatre was total war on a scale I hope the world guh witnesses again. Historians and archivists have harassed me for a long time with their rude questions. The detailed descriptions of Ukraine were another personal highlight of interest. Charles Spencer’s narrative is drawn from original sources and moves seamlessly from the deliberations of Kings and princes to the frontline soldiers.

Mar 24, Eric Hall rated it it was amazing. Sager does more than an excellent job in describing the brutality and hopelessness he and his Komrades endured in Russia. Many are originally from the private collections of German soldiers and have never been published before.


We are all smiling. War is capricious and the pain takes on a measure both universal and specific. Heart breaking, brutal, real, lyrical, depressing, insightful, and in some ways familiar – I simply loved this book. Paul Baumer of All Quiet was a fictional character: The best part of this book for me at this stage in my life was hearing the similarities between an average German soldier in WW2 and knowing how close his s Meh.

See 2 questions about The Forgotten Soldier…. Feb 12, Dhiraj Sharma rated it it was amazing. As with every book of this kind everyone would tend solider be a little skeptic that the actions portrayed actually took place.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. In he became Emeritus Professor of Classics at Austin. Keep me logged in on this computer. Two men saved Europe from French military domination: Even to the last chapter I was spellbound. He later volunteered to join a crack combat division called the Grosse Deutschland. This is the first account of the SAS to be officially supported by the veterans and based on their unique first-hand testimony.

For one thing the author isn’t German, but rather French.

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He puts the reader with his squad, feeling and seeing everything they are enduring. The Fall of Carthage Details.


We return to the station in small groups. Want to Read saving…. Apr 25, Nooilforpacifists rated it really liked it. But make no mistake, soldiers on all sides fought for one thing – their lives.

Aug 05, Handrick added it. Jan 22, Amit rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sajer’s account compels close, deep interest. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Guy Sajer was a very young Alsatian barely seventeen I thinkof mixed Franco-German parentage, who finds himself Where to start? This is a beautiful, painful, brutal book that anyone looking for a firsthand account of the horrors of combat and war should read.

The Forgotten Soldier, by Guy Sajer. Our Books See all Books. The New York Times. Jul 31, Akshay Gowda rated it it was amazing Shelves: This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax’s work in order to burn them.

The Great Escape Details. The father’s awkward sadness with what his son has become is just devastating.

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