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The Forgotten Soldier
- By: Guy Sajer
- Narrated by: Roger Davis
- Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
When Guy Sajer joins the infantry full of ideals in the summer of 1942, the German army is enjoying unparalleled success in Russia. However, he quickly finds that for the foot soldier the glory of military success hides a much harsher reality of hunger, fatigue and constant deprivation. Posted to the crack Grosse Deutschland division, with its sadistic instructors who shoot down those who fail to make the grade, he enters a violent and remorseless world where all youthful hope is gradually ground down, and all that matters is the brute will to survive.
- By Bradley Bloomfield on 08-04-2020
One of the most powerful and moving memoirs I have ever listened too, the last scene where upon his return to France his own mother walks past him in the street without recognising him really emphasised what the Ostfront must have done to a man.