A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, by Willy Peter Reese

By Willy Peter Reese

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of battle, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a tender German soldier at the Russian entrance in the course of global warfare II. Willy Peter Reese used to be in basic terms two decades outdated while he chanced on himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.

Three years later he used to be lifeless. Bearing witness to--and partaking in--the atrocities of struggle, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, forsaking an clever, touching, and illuminating standpoint on lifestyles at the japanese entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated by means of either side, the destruction which was once exacerbated via the younger soldiers' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled together with his personal sins, with the belief that what he and his fellow infantrymen had performed to civilians and enemies alike used to be unforgivable, along with his starting to be know-how of the Nazi rules towards Jews, and together with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.

An overseas sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of fellows at warfare.

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Classified secret and prepared by the Military-Scientific Directorate of the General Staff. ) [The Combat composition of the Soviet Anny, part Ill (January-December 1943] (Moscow, Voenizdat, 1972), P. 46. Classified secret and prepared by the Military-Scientific Directorate of the General Staff. 5 22 As was the case of the PVO fronts and armies, the PVO corps and division regions were assigned a mixture of antiaircraft and supporting regiments and fighter aviation aircraft. fronts and armies, each of which had one fighter aviation corps assigned, the regions had one or two fighter aviation divisions.

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