A refreshing and new outlook on worn torn Germany as experienced and told by a young German boy from Hamburg. The reader is able to re-live the experiences of the highs and lows of life during the Hamburg Fire storm destruction in 1943. The family receive the devastating news that his father is missing in action on the Eastern Front presumed dead, as the reports indicate his Panzer unit being totally destroyed. Then thankfully the war ended.
Mother was able to befriend a British soldier; this Welshman who worked in the British Army kitchens was able to “supply” the necessary food to keep this family from going hungry, often via difficult and extraordinary means to ensure his own position was not damaged.
All this is told in a heart wrenching tale and takes us on the journey from the destruction of Hamburg to peace time on the Welsh coast. As with all good stories there is a twist to the tale, which again sees more emotional upheaval, but with the ever guiding hand of his older brother, is able to face up to all the trials that war had thrown and the utter devastation felt of a young boy in a strange land, when the family moved to Wales the feeling of isolation, not able to speak the language the reader is taken through the adventures in this strange country and shows the resilience of the young.
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Published November 7, 2012
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