Flakhelfer to Grenadier - Memoir of a Boy Soldier, 1943-1945, Karl Heinz Schlesier.
Follows a young German during his time serving on anti-aircraft
batteries, first close to his home town and later defending a hidden
factory, then through a short period of army training and an even
shorter time on the front line as a grenadier, finishing with his time
as a POW. A thought-provoking account of life at the receiving end of
the Allied bombing campaign.
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