Berlin Soldier: An Eyewitness Account of the Fall of Berlin

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The History Press, Aug 12, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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This book is an explosive memoir of a 17 year old German boy called up to fight in the last weeks of the Second World War. This is a teenager's vivid account of his experiences as a conscript during the final desperate weeks of the Third Reich, during which he experienced training immediately behind the front line east of Berlin, was caught up in the massive Soviet assault on Berlin from the Oder, retreated successfully and then took part in the fight for the western suburb of Spandau, where he became one of the only two survivors of his company of seventeen year-olds.
 

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Introduction
Off to the Front
Recruit at the Front
Training in the Trenches
The Storm Breaks
Retreat
Defending Northern Spandau
The End in Spandau
Stresow Ruhleben
The Tunnels
Back in Barracks
Breakout
Flight
Execution Place No 5 The Murellenschlucht
The Hitler Youth in Combat
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