Stormtrooper on the Eastern Front: Fighting with Hitler's Latvian SS (BOK)

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Following the conquest of his native Latvia by the Nazis, the author was given the stark choice: service in the SS or forced labour in a slave camp. So he 'volunteered' to fight for the Nazis. He describes his training and how he became an instructor before being sent into Russia. He nearly perished during the terrible winter of 1943-44 being wounded and finding himself with his friend lying dead on top of him. As the tide turned and the Russians advanced remorselessly through. He was wounded twice more and awarded the Iron Cross for bravery. With German resistance collapsing, the author had to flee for his life - capture by the Russians meant almost certain death. He surrendered to the Americans but describes the neglect he suffered at their hands. Unable to return to Latvia now occupied by the Russians, he became a Displaced Person eventually settling in the UK.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2008
Forfatter Mintauts Blosfelds Forlag
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
ISBN 9781844157204 Antall sider 224
Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2,2cm Vekt 508 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Lisa Blosfelds
Emner og form European history, Second World War, Autobiography: historical, political & military