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Guy Sajer

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The Forgotten Soldier Summary

Plot Summary

Guy Sajer authors this autobiographical account of his participation as an infantry soldier during World War II. Sajer is of mixed nationality—his father is French and his mother is German. He lives in the Alsace region of France as it is overrun by German forces during early World War II. Sajer faces compulsory conscription and instead volunteers for the Luftwaffe but fails to pass the required entrance examinations. He is then sent to a transportation unit and learns to load and drive trucks. Sajer also meets several other men who will become his close companions throughout the remainder of the war, including Hals. Sajer's unit is sent to the east to supply the German front in Russia. His unit faces considerable difficulty in managing to remain supplied itself and the transportations situation—grave to begin with—is seriously hampered by the freezing temperatures and...

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