Read The Forgotten Soldier book reviews & author details and more at Amazon. in. In “The Forgotten Soldier” Guy Sajer tries to unravel this mystifying state. When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of , the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However. 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.

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Also covered are attacks by Royal Navy X-craft on Tirpitz, Nazi plans to bombard New York with primitive cruise missiles, and episodes when the Cold War era turned hot, not least the sinking of the Belgrano. The moral argument he attempts against the ‘underhand’ techniques of the guerillas is completely flawed. The three books were sensationally published even while the war raged about him, and make a fascinating prelude to the post-war The Cruel Sea.

If you want to read a story about what war is really like, then read this book. The debate is available, just search the web, I’ve ready ghy book 2 or 3 times, either way it’s a good one.

The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer

Sep 28, Jane rated it sajjer was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. This is the battle that creates the enduring reputation of the British redcoat and shatters the image of the ‘Sun King’ and his mighty army. This book gives altogether a different aspect of world war. This is the best book about WWII that you can find.

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You will fully understand the brutality of war, the brutality of the Soviets and the Nazis. Sajer saw many of his fellow soldiers killed in ways that I will not repeat except to say that there is enough real recounting of how people died to last me several lifetimes. Supporters of the work argue that historical facts of strategic troop movements can be found elsewhere, and that the strength of this The Forgotten Soldier was first published inand concerns events that happened over 20 years previously, when the author was a teenager living in France who was drafted into the German army.

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I was curious about what happened to Guy Sajer after the war–and it turns out that, interestingly, he became a very prolific cartoonist.

The rival armies clashed in August and the hitherto unbeaten French were utterly destroyed. Since he starts out in a transportation batallion as a truck driver, Sajer’s introduction to war is surprisingly gradual, and he is emotionally shattered by the first comparatively small wartime effects he sees.

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It makes it a bit unusual for the genre, but more than most I felt I was walking near an emaciated German soldier who was gradually transformed from a boy to a beast to a walking corpse.

One does not want to forget the horrors of the Nazis, but in recognizing the horror of the experience for men caught up in it, there is a hope for forgiveness and reconciliation. Twenty years later in the early ’90s, there was and perhaps still is a controversy over whether the author is telling his story or one that is, shall we say, a composite. And not even a German, but a French man. A must have for WW-II buffs. Undoubtedly, the mystifying magnitude of our destructive tendencies overwhelms our vision and guides us into stereotypical cognition of ideological evil and discontent.

The debate is available, just search the web, I’ve ready the book I read a review of this book around and my Dad and I eagerly awaited its arrival at the library.

After research i will say there is just so much evidence pointing to Sajer being authentic and so little evidence pointing to him being a fraud that I will conclude that his memoir is true.

This ambitious, wide-ranging, exhaustively researched book is a compelling attempt to grasp the very nature of war.


Sure there may be some areas that the author has muddled, but has also been implied he may have a bit to hide. Twenty-seven years later, she returns to Corsica with her husband and their sulky soldirr daughter.

The Forgotten Soldier

View all 3 comments. In an investigation literally in the footsteps of the patrol, Michael Asher tells the true story. These attacks on Sajer are pure unadulterated crap. Sure, there are many other more comprehensive books about the Russian Front than Sajer’s in terms of troop movements, strategy and such.

The disastrous retreat continues as it becomes clear that all is lost. Nevertheless, his memoir, even if factually inaccurate in places as some have suggested, is an important document of witness.

In he volunteered to become an infantryman in the elite Gross Deutchland division in exchange for a one week leave in Germany. See 2 questions about The Forgotten Soldier…. The laws of war condemned them to death automatically, without trial. One, veteran sergeant Vince Phillips, was blamed in both books for a succession of mistakes.

This i Amazing, shocking, and unforgettable. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know how bad it can get and how privileged we are in and I dare you to put this book down. View high res cover image. With reference to the author’s ambiguous relationship to war, the forvotten has been called “the account of a disastrous love affair with war and with the army that, of all modern armies, most loved war”, being written with the “admiration of a semi-outsider”.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. He has become war.