The Forgotten Soldier - Part 4 - To The West Summary & Analysis

Guy Sajer
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Part Four is divided into six chapters and is labeled as "Winter, 1943-Summer, 1944." Chapter 10 - "Gott Mit Uns" finds Sajer evacuated to the western bank of the Dnieper River. He and the other soldiers anticipate a well-organized German camp where they will be refitted and allowed to clean and rest. Instead they are left in the open for many hours and then interrogated by military police that seem to view them as cowards if not outright traitors. Sajer's paperwork is in order but the fact that he has a few unfired cartridges in his pocket suggests to the military police interrogator that he fled in cowardly retreat. Sajer is not disciplined though others are stripped of rank or assigned to penal battalions. As this interrogation is transpiring the Russians finally collapse the last pocket on the west...

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