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Saturday, May 8, 2010 9:19 am

Eastern Inferno

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I wrote last year about my brother Frank’s wife’s grandfather, who kept a journal as he fought in the Wehrmacht on the Soviet front during World War II (and, who, being a cartographer in additiont to a rifleman, included a number of hand-drawn maps).

Her brother has gotten the journal translated, and it’s an interesting coincidence that I’m able to tell you on the 65th anniversary of the Nazi surrender that the journal will be published in October as Eastern Inferno: The Journals of a German Panzerjäger [“tank-hunter,” soldier who uses anti-tank weapons] on the Eastern Front, 1941–43.

I hope the book becomes a resource for both amateur and professional historians of that campaign, which stood out even in a war unprecedented in its savagery.

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