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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However, throughout the war I never met a single soldier in any of the troops I
served with who said so much as a solitary word about the oath. And not because
it was considered a sacred mystery not to be spoken of. I myself swore my oath
For this reason, the majority of German soldiers were in no position to swear an
oath. Neither was their leader. He denied the existence of God and had religious
movements of every description persecuted, since they prompted people to ...
intuitively sensed the absurdity of universal conscription and the soldiers oath. In
Hitler's new, pure, modern version of war both imperialist and ideological in
character, military service and the oath were felt to be not a bond but 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