Author's Preface and Prologue
• The Author's Preface and Prologue focuses on Sajer's life and his training in the German Army.
• Sajer was born January 13, 1927.
• Sajer arrived at Chemnitz barracks on July 18, 1942.
• Sajer requested the air force, but failed the tests.
• Sajer was reassigned to an infantry unit.
• Sajer spent a few days in Warsaw and visited what was left of the ghetto.
• Sajer trained at a Polish castle and swam everyday in full gear.
• Sajer was assigned to the 19th company.
• Sajer trained at a shooting range with thousand of other recruits.
• He was the best driver of his platoon.
• Some German soldiers didn't like Alsatians.
• Sajer and the company were issued 8 days worth of rations and were sent to Russia.
Part One - Russia
• Part 1, Chapter 1 focuses on the author's unit traveling from Bialystok to Minsk, to Kiev to Kharkov.
• The soldiers suffer from cold temperatures.
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