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By Gerhardt B. Thamm

“As a 15-year-old boy I fought in brief in a battle. My struggle used to be neither noble nor heroic. I observed the horrors that no 15-year-old boy may still ever see. I got here into battle merely by means of happenstance, and survived it in simple terms via luck.”
Gerhardt B. Thamm grew up on his grandfather’s farm in decrease Silesia, the hinterlands of Germany. In early 1945 this land, close to the Czechoslovakian and varnish borders, turned a battleground. The Soviets captured decrease Silesia in February, and Thamm, like a lot of his Hitler adolescence highschool classmates, was once conscripted to struggle at the japanese entrance till the previous few days of worldwide conflict II, experiencing firsthand fearsome barbarity and atrocity. Thamm’s family members was once deported from Silesia in 1946 to West Germany. Gerhardt Thamm arrived within the usa in 1948. The 17-year-old Thamm joined the U.S. military an identical 12 months and served greater than twenty years as an enlisted man.
“Maybe, simply possibly, I fought during this conflict to flee the barbarity. perhaps I wrote this e-book to nonetheless the memories.”

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