A refreshing and new outlook on war torn Germany as experienced and told by a young German boy from Hamburg. The reader is able to re-live the experiences of the highs and lows of life during the Hamburg Fire storm destruction in 1943. The family receive the devastating news that his father is missing in action on the Eastern Front presumed dead, as the reports indicate his Panzer unit being totally destroyed. Then thankfully the war ended. Mother was able to befriend a British soldier; this Welshman who worked in the British Army kitchens was able to "supply" the necessary food to keep this family from going hungry, often via difficult and extraordinary means to ensure his own position was not damaged. All this is told in a heart wrenching tale and takes us on the journey from the destruction of Hamburg to peace time on the Welsh coast. As with all good stories there is a twist to the tale, which again sees more emotional upheaval, but with the ever guiding hand of his older brother, is able to face up to all the trials that war had thrown and the utter devastation felt of a young boy in a strange land, when the family moved to Wales the feeling of isolation, not able to speak the language the reader is taken through the adventures in this strange country and shows the resilience of the young.
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This book was first published by Authorhouse in 2012. The book was taken off this publisher by me the author using my legal rights.Due to papers found by my family in 2015 after publication, I decided to republish the book in 2017 but this time using Createspace.com this publications taking in to consideration the historic information discovered in 2015.Please ensure if purchasing that you purchase the 2017 publication.From the Back Cover:
Amongst these Sea Cadets marching during a parade are two German boys that arrived in Wales direct from Hamburg in 1950.We will never forget the kindness and examples set for us by the officers of Cardiff Sea Cadet Corps whilst we were members.They moulded us and hopefully the other ratings in to good citizens.Thank you all.
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