Your Loyal and Loving Son: Letters of Tank Gunner Karl Fuchs, 1937-41
Karl FuchsISBN: 1574885677;
Book Description? Illuminates the everyday concerns of a German soldier at peace and war ? Offers a rare and invaluable primary source document for scholars and those interested in the Third Reich ? Provides a contemporary account of life under National Socialism during the years of victory These are the compelling letters of Karl Fuchs, an ordinary German soldier completely convinced of the righteousness of his cause and who wrote them free of the recriminations and hindsight arising from the bitterness of defeat. Combining enthusiastic expressions of loyalty to the Fuhrer and the Fatherland with messages of love for his family and requests for necessities from home, they provide a personal look at a youth typical of his time, one whose fervent and naive nationalism was of the very sort that later fanned the flames of the Holocaust. Throughout Your Loyal and Loving Son, young Fuchs remains an idealist, confident in his concept of duty. Yet...
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