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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It is a book about a young boy growing into manhood through a time of solider war and how it affected him. Sajer returned This is a very powerful book; it’s not for the squeamish. But thereupon, some of the author’s buddies and others from the division came forward and confirmed much of what he wrote.

Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. Both are in short supply inbut without them we are just beasts doomed to rip our throats out.

With all that in mind this is still a read about a brutal time for a young man. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. With one of the most demanding routes ever to feature in a bicycle race, and plagued by appalling weather conditions, the Circuit des Champs de Bataille was beyond gruelling, but today its extraordinary story is largely forgotten.


He was a soldier in the German army 67 years ago but, some of his descriptions of life as a soldier in a combat zone ring forgogten to my own experiences. 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

This is how the war at sea really forgtten Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Sajer is in the German army and spends a good deal of time on the eastern front. This book describes his personal account of the two years he spent fighting on the Russian Front. In answer to his critics, Sajer has said that “You ask me questions of chronology situations dates and unimportant details.

So I’ll split the difference. In retreat, they are chased and hunted by the much larger Red Army.

They want to save civilians, at least in Nov 22, james rated it it was amazing. The Forgotten Soldier Details. Sajer’s account compels close, deep interest.

Who would think being a convoy driver could be so brutal? During the terrible moments of war one longs for peace with a “The war seemed to have turned me into a monster of indifference, a man witout feelings.

And far to many references to “I forgottsn the town was named ‘such-and-such'”–could have made more of an effort to uncover the German or current Russian names. Glenn Gray in An amazing read, a truly horrifying account of World War 2 and how it was experienced by the soldiers. The thing most valued here is the close account of personal experiences.


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Or, perhaps, Sajer remains on those battlefields, lying face down; his nose half submerged in a block of ice which has settled in the gasp of his open mouth.

Though certainly not all of it: Heart breaking, brutal, real, lyrical, depressing, insightful, and in some ways familiar – I simply loved this book. Set men against each other, and allow nature to take its course.

Sajer did a fine job in describing, the situation and psychology of a foot soldier, respect and value of enemy, Morality of a losing infantry, Hate for partisans, Writers like Sajer, will never allow the future generations to forget, the miseries of world war soldiers.

View all 11 comments. I think this is incidental. At some point he seems to realize that the only thing he’s really fighting for is self-preservation. I’d szjer this on a level with All Quiet on the Western Front. Around the Year i Undoubtedly, the mystifying magnitude guuy our destructive tendencies overwhelms our vision and guides us into stereotypical cognition of ideological evil and discontent.

Feb 19, Mark rated it it was amazing Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.