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by B Hellqvist
Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

Annelie, can you tell me on which page and/or in which chapter you found that text?
by B Hellqvist
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

filfefil wrote:Mr sajer s book IS IN NO WAY A FRAUD and anyone who has been involved in minor or major war ,civil or conventional will recoqnize the emotions in this book.
I have no problem with the emotions - it is many of the faulty facts that gets me.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Fall of Konigsberg
Replies: 41
Views: 11614

Re: Fall of Konigsberg

As the publishers are at odds with their (former) writers, translators, authors and editors (this is in court now, AFAIK), it is highly doubtful that the book will be released in English. The book itself is a hodge-podge and a disappointment.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Has Anyone Noticed?
Replies: 14
Views: 2271

Re:

Try these: KONIGSBERG: THE BATTLE FOR EAST PRUSSIA JANUARY - MAY 1945: The Russian Offensive: January - February 1945 (Operations / East Front S.) by Petter Kjellander (...) SS-PANZER-AUFKLARUNGSABTEILUNG 11: The Swedish SS-Platoon in the Battles for the Baltic, Pomerania and Berlin, 1943 - 1945 by...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Korsun Pocket by Zetterling
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: The Korsun Pocket by Zetterling

The book was published in Sweden in 2006, but the research and writing process being what it is - especially with a book like this - "Hell's Gate" was probably not known when the process was initiated. Also, the book was originally written in English, as the authors aimed for the English-speaking ma...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Korsun Pocket by Zetterling
Replies: 7
Views: 3062

Re: The Korsun Pocket by Zetterling

I have to admit though that I had to scratch my head when he states in the preface that "Relatively little is written on the battle of Korsun [Cherkassy]. In English it is mentioned (my italics) in several books, but rarely are more than a few pages devoted to it." That puzzling comment is a leftov...
by B Hellqvist
Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

I suppose that the original map - which differs from the maps found in both the English and Swedish editions - is one that was approved by Sajer, perhaps even made by him (or after a sketch). It is interesting that Konotop is left out, and that the crossing of the Dnieper after the battles of Kursk ...
by B Hellqvist
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

Fog of war is one thing while in the thick of it, but I for one can live with Sajer's strategic briefings if they help the reader get the bigger picture. I've mentioned Gottlob Biedermann's "In Deadly Combat" before, which is a memoir where the author goes to great pains to place his experiences in ...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

On p. 230, Sajer writes "The radio announced that our Belgorod offensive had been crowned with success, and marked the beginning of our further progress eastward." Unless referring to a general offensive to the east at a later date, the main thrust was to the north during the Battle of Kursk. He con...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

GD was positioned some 28 km NW of Belgorod (which was in German hands, and not fought over until GD had left the area), while Kursk was some 120 km to the north. Sajer mentions that an NCO gave them a rough idea of their position "some three miles northwest of Belgorod" (p. 217). Now, there's a dif...
by B Hellqvist
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Review - The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: Review - The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz

The veracity of "The Long Walk" is put in question in this BBC article.
by B Hellqvist
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

If Sajer was publishing NOW - well, we ALL know the degree of investigation it would draw once it's veracity was questioned :wink: The problem is - because the book has been around so long the controversy and debate itself has a history all of its own - sometimes obscuring the issue... (...) And TH...
by B Hellqvist
Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Other Little-Known Accounts by German Veterans
Replies: 33
Views: 12143

Re: Other Little-Known Accounts by German Veterans

Doug, no chance of Aberjona picking up those books and reprinting them?
by B Hellqvist
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

Was his leave in 1944 rather than 1943. Hopefully, Guy Sajer can be asked these questions if the movie is made. According to his book, until the end of March 1944, Sajer was cooling his heels some 50 miles south of Lvov in a camp near a village called "Sueka" by the Dniestr. There's actually a vill...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 134568

Re: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer

What he didn't know or care about was how that info fit together. Sajer has info in his book that a private should not have known. He is inconsistent with the level of detail - that shows supplementation but not mastery of the subject. He sure is inconsistent; pages of dialogue, details like the cr...