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 struggle II. Willy Peter Reese was once in basic terms two decades outdated while he chanced on himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.
Three years later he was once lifeless. Bearing witness to--and partaking in--the atrocities of conflict, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, abandoning an clever, touching, and illuminating viewpoint on lifestyles at the jap entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated via either side, the destruction which was once exacerbated through 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 squaddies had performed to civilians and enemies alike was once unforgivable, along with his transforming into information of the Nazi rules towards Jews, and together with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.
An foreign sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of fellows at warfare.
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Extra resources for A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944
52-55. Classified secret and prepared by the Military-Scientific Directorate of the General Staff. 38 Figure 17. fronts on 1July1943. Transcaucasus Front (non-operating forces) 45th Army 261 st Rifle Division 349th Rifle Division 55th Fortified Region 69th Fortified Region 226th Tank Brigade 227th Tank Brigade 1 sep. armored train battalion 2 antitank artillery regiments 1 mortar regiment 1 sep. mortar battalion 1 sep. engineer battalion 12th Rifle Corps 392d Rifle Division 406th Rifle Division 13th Rifle Corps 402d Rifle Division 94th Rifle Brigade 133d Rifle Brigade 51 st Fortified Region 151 st Fortified Region 230th Tank Brigade 27lst Sep.
Aerosleigh battalion 2 sep. armored car battalions 7 sep. armored train battalions 13th Artillery Division 14th Artillery Division 15th Artillery Division 16th Artillery Division 17th Artillery Division 20th Artillery Division 21st Artillery Division 22d Artillery Division 23d Artillery Division 24th Artillery Division 25th Artillery Division (Hqs. only) 65th Light Artillery Brigade 3 howitzer artillery regiments 16 high-powered howitzer artillery regiments 6 sep. special-powered artillery battalions 21 antitank artillery regiments 2 mortar brigades 6th Guards-mortar Division (2 brigades) 8 guards-mortar regiments .
10 11 12 V. F. Nekrasov, "Vklad vnutrennikh voisk v delo pobedy sovetskogo naroda v Velikoi Otechestvennoi voine" [The contributions of the internal forces to the victozy of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War] Voenno-istoricheskii zhumal [Military-historical journal], No. 9 (September 1985), P. 35. 43 were primarily deployed along the western borders of the country from the Barents to the Black Sea and in the Transcaucasus, Central Asia, and the Far East. These light security forces generally occupied posts alongside Red Army fortified regions.
A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of War: Russia, 1941-1944 by Willy Peter Reese