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The Road of the Mountaineers: Die Strasse der Gebirgsjäger
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Title:      The Road of the Mountaineers: Die Strasse der Gebirgsjäger
Categories:      Adult Readers, Non Fiction, Featured Books
BookID:      1001
Authors:      Lisa Frei
ISBN-10(13):      978-1910853016
Publisher:      Lioness Publishing
Publication date:      29 April 2015
Edition:      English Edition
Number of pages:      240
Language:      English
Rating:      4.5 
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The Road of the Mountaineers:

Die Strasse der Gebirgsjäger

ENGLISH EDITION

Lisa Frei and her family lived in the small village of Ismaning just outside Munich before and during the second world war.

Through her painstaking research, family interviews and personal recollections, she narrates the events that took her brothers, Toni and Shorsh, to war.

Conscripted to the German army; one went to Russia, while the other went to the Arctic with the Mountaineers Company.

This fascinating account mingles personal stories, tragic accounts and every day family lives, against the backdrop of the most turbulent times in European history.

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Die Strasse Der Gebirgsjager

GERMAN EDITION

 
Lisa Frei wurde 1935 in dem kleinen Bauerndorf Ismaning bei München geboren, wo sie zusammen mit ihrer Familie den 2. Weltkrieg erlebte. Anhand ihrer gewissenhaften Recherchen, Interviews mit Familienmitgliedern und Bekannten sowie ihrer Erinnerungen schildert sie persönlich Erlebtes, tragische Begebenheiten und Geschichten aus dem Alltag der eigenen Familie und der Dorfbewohner.
 
Ihre beiden Brüder Toni und Schorsch wurden als junge Männer von der deutschen Wehrmacht eingezogen: Der eine kämpfte in Russland, während der andere mit den Gebirgsjägern am Polarkreis in Kriegshandlungen verwickelt wurde. Ihre faszinierenden Aufzeichnungen geben einen Einblick in die 1930er und 40er Jahre – eine Zeit, die wohl zu den turbulentesten in der Geschichte Europas zählt.

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Reviews
Enjoyable Homefront personal history
2016-04-05 15:15:00
Anonymous
4
As a Gebirgsjäger historian and collector, I was taken by the title of the book and was looking forward to a read about the mountain troops. The book turned out to be more of a Homefront history which was just as enjoyable. Having lived in the area of Germany during the 1980's where most of the book takes place, it was interesting to find out more of it's history during the war. Personal accounts make history alive. Well done and worth the read. Drei mal Horrido!
Very thoughtful and enjoyable book
2016-04-05 15:16:20
Anonymous
4
A very thoughtful and ultimately enjoyable book by Ms Frei, in which she relates the effects of the war on both her immediate family and friends in the small rural village of Ismaning, Bavaria. Her two brothers fought for the Wehrmacht in two different theatres of war, but both are not convinced of the cause they are fighting for. She portrays in some style the close knit nature of her family though both dark and lighter times, and you can only say she has produced a fitting tribute to her kin. An enlightening read!
Very recommendable book
2016-04-05 15:17:02
Anonymous
5
"It is a very interesting and historical authentic book. The story is very captyvating. It is difficult to put it down."
A View from the Other Side
2016-11-03 14:23:32
Anonymous
5

A rare and excellent look at WW II and Nazi Germany from the inside through a poor family's eyes as they are forced to follow the absurd decrees of Hitler, while sons and brothers are conscripted into the Nazi war machine.

Even after the war ends they continue to be starved and brutalized by occupying forces. A must for historians and WW II buffs.



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