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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They simply are. It was perfectly clear and straightforward. I heard them
approaching from a long way off, voices, a laugh, a shout, the clatter of guns and
wheels. A sergeant at the front called out to me: "What's going on? How much
more of this ...
At that point, the front was still south of Rome, and the enemy — their enemy, not
mine — was preparing to break through at Nettuno and Cassino. But we did not
know that. All we knew was that we had to be put out at Carrara, north of the Arno
general staff of the southern front knew that Rome and central Italy were lost. I do
not know what tactical operations Field Marshal Kes- selring had originally had in
mind for these divisions; it may even be that he planned to use them to launch ...
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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
The cherries of freedom: a reportNutzerbericht - Not Available - Book Verdict
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