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By Gerhardt B. Thamm

ISBN-10: 0786406607

ISBN-13: 9780786406609

ISBN-10: 0786431113

ISBN-13: 9780786431113

“As a 15-year-old boy I fought in short in a battle. My struggle used to be neither noble nor heroic. I observed the horrors that no 15-year-old boy may still ever see. I got here into conflict merely by way of happenstance, and survived it merely through luck.”
Gerhardt B. Thamm grew up on his grandfather’s farm in decrease Silesia, the hinterlands of Germany. In early 1945 this land, close to the Czechoslovakian and varnish borders, turned a battleground. The Soviets captured decrease Silesia in February, and Thamm, like lots of his Hitler formative years highschool classmates, used to be conscripted to struggle at the jap entrance until eventually the previous couple of days of worldwide warfare II, experiencing firsthand fearsome barbarity and atrocity. Thamm’s relatives was once deported from Silesia in 1946 to West Germany. Gerhardt Thamm arrived within the usa in 1948. The 17-year-old Thamm joined the U.S. military an identical 12 months and served greater than two decades as an enlisted man.
“Maybe, simply might be, I fought during this battle to flee the barbarity. possibly I wrote this e-book to nonetheless the memories.”

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