The Cherries of Freedom: A Report
Toby Press, 2004 - 88 Seiten
A German soldier deserts in Italy during the Second World War, and for the first time, experiences real freedom. A classic of post war Germany.
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Of course one reason why I deserted was that I didn't want to die—to clench my
buttocks, as the army phrase goes, since that ... when I speak of the army, I prefer
to say Truppe (troops') or Militär (the forces')—anything rather than Wehrmacht.
Deserting was out of the question, and I did not even want to do it; you could not
cross the torrent of the Rhine, and, if you had, you would have met up with an
army assured of defeat. But it was bad that, back then, I did not even want to
The army of the future can only be a volunteer army. To judge by the state of
religious belief today, the oath will be inconceivable in such an army. A volunteer
army of this kind will be immense if it engages upon just defence against an
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing
As much philosophy and personal review as it is memoir or history, this short "report" by Andersch has some truly great moments. As he moves through his experiences living in the years of the Third ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Best known for his novel Sansibar (an international best seller translated into English as Flight to Afar), German author Andersch (1914-80) was a young man when he was caught in the terrible ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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