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By Willy Peter Reese

A Stranger to Myself: The Inhumanity of battle, Russia 1941-44 is the haunting memoir of a tender German soldier at the Russian entrance in the course of global conflict II. Willy Peter Reese used to be purely two decades outdated whilst he came across himself marching via Russia with orders to take no prisoners.

Three years later he used to be useless. Bearing witness to--and engaging in--the atrocities of conflict, Reese recorded his reflections in his diary, abandoning an clever, touching, and illuminating point of view on lifestyles at the japanese entrance. He documented the carnage perpetrated via either side, the destruction which used to be exacerbated by means of the younger soldiers' starvation, frostbite, exhaustion, and their day-by-day fight to outlive. And he wrestled along with his personal sins, with the conclusion that what he and his fellow squaddies had performed to civilians and enemies alike was once unforgivable, together with his becoming wisdom of the Nazi rules towards Jews, and together with his deep disillusionment with himself and his fellow men.

An overseas sensation, A Stranger to Myself is an unforgettable account of guys at battle.

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An additional 2cm single-barrelled unit was also installed around this time, together with five twin 2cm mounts. Radar 40 Nürnberg was initially provided with a FuMO 21 set in 1941. This was positioned in place of the forward 6m rangefinder on the roof of the forward command centre. In 1944, this was removed and a 2cm quad Flakvierling positioned in its place. com The Nürnberg. Although very similar to Leipzig, there are a number of distinguishing features, the most obvious of which is her much larger bridge/forward superstructure and the siting of her aircraft catapult astern of, rather than forward of, the funnel.

Here Nürnberg is wearing the camouflage scheme she sported in 1941. She has the FuMO 21 radar set installed, which replaced the original forward 6m rangefinder. Nürnberg, being the last of the light cruisers to be constructed, was the best protected, featuring the latest developments in armour plating, Krupp Pz240 nickel steel protection. E: KÖNIGSBERG 1 This view shows the light cruiser Königsberg after her 1939–40 refit, with an aircraft catapult installed between the funnels. Her port derrick has been replaced by an aircraft crane, and an extended pole mast fitted to the rear of her second funnel.

An additional 2cm single-barrelled unit was also installed around this time, together with five twin 2cm mounts. Radar 40 Nürnberg was initially provided with a FuMO 21 set in 1941. This was positioned in place of the forward 6m rangefinder on the roof of the forward command centre. In 1944, this was removed and a 2cm quad Flakvierling positioned in its place. com The Nürnberg. Although very similar to Leipzig, there are a number of distinguishing features, the most obvious of which is her much larger bridge/forward superstructure and the siting of her aircraft catapult astern of, rather than forward of, the funnel.

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