By Gerhardt B. Thamm
Gerhardt B. Thamm grew up on his grandfather’s farm in reduce Silesia, the hinterlands of Germany. In early 1945 this land, close to the Czechoslovakian and varnish borders, turned a battleground. The Soviets captured reduce Silesia in February, and Thamm, like lots of his Hitler adolescence highschool classmates, used to be conscripted to struggle at the jap entrance until eventually the previous few days of global struggle II, experiencing firsthand fearsome barbarity and atrocity. Thamm’s relatives used to be deported from Silesia in 1946 to West Germany. Gerhardt Thamm arrived within the usa in 1948. The 17-year-old Thamm joined the U.S. military a similar yr and served greater than twenty years as an enlisted man.
“Maybe, simply possibly, I fought during this conflict to flee the barbarity. might be I wrote this ebook to nonetheless the memories.”
Read or Download Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight PDF
Similar biographies of world war ii books
Ivan Goldstein is a 19-year-old green-as-grass soldier heading into his first conflict: the conflict of the Bulge, international struggle II's fiercest engagement among the yankee military and Hitler's military. A bow gunner on a Sherman tank, inner most Goldstein is barely hours into his first conflict while his tank is hit via an enemy shell, and he's virtually killed.
Applauded by way of the general public and respected through the boys who served below him, Adm. William F. Halsey used to be one of many best American personalities of worldwide conflict II. His recognition as a no-holds-barred fighter and his tough-guy expression earned him the nickname "Bull," but he was once additionally recognized for exhibiting real compassion towards his males and encouraging them to nice feats within the Pacific.
At the eighth of March 1944, Lieutenant James Keeffe used to be compelled to bail out of his afflicted B-24 bomber over Papendrecht, Holland. hence started an enormous trip. With assistance from the Dutch Resistance, he performed an complex shell video game with the Nazis, relocating freely among them inside of a community of secure homes.
Air Commodore Peter Malam 'Pete' Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, and Bar (1917-2008) was once probably the most heroic and hugely praised pilots of the second one global battle. adorned generally, he secured a complete of sixteen 'kills' over the process the clash, with 10 of those happening throughout the conflict of england.
- In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
- Above the Clouds: Memoirs of a B-26 Marauder Pilot
- Lingering Fever: A World War II Nurse’s Memoir
- Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton
Extra resources for Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight
Boy Soldier: A German Teenager at the Nazi Twilight by Gerhardt B. Thamm