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Adventures in My Youth Audiobook

Adventures in My Youth: A German Soldier on the Eastern Front 1941-45

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The author could be described as a veteran in every sense of the word, even though he was only age 21 when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times.

This is an outstanding personal memoir, written with great thoughtfulness and honesty. Scheiderbauer joined his unit during the winter of 1941-42 and, during the following years, saw fierce combat in many of the largest battles on the Eastern Front. His experiences of the 1943-45 period are particularly noteworthy, including his recollections of the massive Soviet offensives of summer 1944 and January 1945. Participating in the bitter battles in East Prussia, he was captured by the Soviets and not released until 1947.

Adventures in My Youth is a unique memoir - the author originally wrote it only for his daughter. It has never been published in any language until now.

©2003 Helion and Company (P)2017 Tantor

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    "A disjointed story."

    It was a bit of a struggle to finish it as the storyline felt somewhat disjointed. There seemed to be a lot of editing going on here from the author. It did not feel like a warts and all revelation of the life of a soldier on the Eastern front. Rather it seemed like a very self censored and selectively sanitised recollection.

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    "Fantastic"

    Best ww2 autobiography I’ve listened to. And I’ve read/listened to a lot! Very recommended.

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  • Alek
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    "Heartfelt, vivid and sober story"

    An absolute pleasure, quite eloquently written and performed. Other biographies can learn much from this one.

    Compelling story of a pious youth brought up by war. Starkly vivid view of the life in and around the frontline, from the perspective of a junior infantry officer. Subject of crimes was directly dwelled upon at great length, perhaps by the nature of very active frontline career. My impression is that the author was honest throughout, especially considering the fact that this manuscript was not intended to be published.

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    "A View of the German - Soviet Russia War "

    Detailed report of the experience of young German infantry officer fighting against the Russians and being a POW.

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  • Anonymous
    03/10/17
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    "Unique view of the war"

    World wRitten two in the east is incredible and those who f ought there dealt with truly brutal conditions and combat. Not that it's different but the scale was clearly magnitudes bigger than any other war in human history. This book captures person story and story of t he eastern front.

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