Biographies & Memoirs

The Forgotten Soldier

The Forgotten Soldier

Forgotten Soldier recounts the horror of World War II on the eastern front, as seen through the eyes of a teenaged German soldier. At first an exciting adventure, young Guy Sajer’s war becomes, as the German invasion falters in the icy vastness of the Ukraine, a simple, desperate struggle for survival against cold, hunger, and above all the terrifying Soviet artillery. As a member of the elite Gross Deutschland Division, he fought in all the great battles from Kursk to Kharkov.

PROLOGUE

Part One: Russia - Autumn 1942

Chapter 1: TOWARD STALINGRAD

Chapter 2: THE FRONT

Chapter 3: THE MARCH TO THE REAR

Part Two: 'The Gross Deutschland' - Spring 1943-Summer 1943

Chapter 4: LEAVE

Chapter 5: TRAINING FOR AN ELITE DIVISION

Chapter 6: BELGOROD

Part Three: The Retreat - Autumn, 1943

Chapter 7: THE NEW FRONT

Chapter 8: THE BREAKTHROUGH AT KONOTOP

Chapter 9: CROSSING THE DNIEPER

Part Four: To The West - Winter 1943-Summer 1944

Chapter 10: 'GOTT MIT UNS'

Chapter 11: CANCELLED LEAVE

Chapter 12: RED TANKS

Chapter 13: THE THIRD RETREAT

Chapter 14: RETURN TO POLAND

Chapter 15: RETURN TO THE UKRAINE

Part Five: The End - Autumn 1944-Spring 1945

Chapter 16: FROM POLAND TO EAST PRUSSIA

Chapter 17: MEMEL

Chapter 18: CALVARY

Chapter 19: THE WEST

EPILOGUE