Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front

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Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front

Hardback by Hans Heinz Rehfeldt, Marc Rikmenspoel

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Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front

This astonishing account of a man who kept bouncing back from near death is a testament to the author's determination and sheer strength of spirit.

In 1940, Rehfeldt volunteered was on the Front from 1941 fighting for the city of Tula, south of Moscow. Battling in freezing conditions and with no winter clothes, the privations resorted to using those taken from Soviet corpses. 

In agony from severe frostbite to his legs, Rehfeldt defied the odds and astonished his surgeon when he walked again. He was then promoted from Gunner to Trained Private Soldier in 1942, and to Corporal for bravery in the field in 1943. 

But two years later, Rehfeldt was captured by US Forces and held as PoW for one month in a camp at Waschow before internment in Holstein from where he was released in July 1945. After which, he began studying veterinary medicine: his future career. 

Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front is a visceral account of a soldier who frequently came close to death but somehow survived. 

Product Information:
• ISBN: 9781784383619
• Author: Hans Heinz Rehfeldt, Marc Rikmenspoel
• Publisher: Greenhill Books
• Format: Hardback
• Pages: 352
• Dimensions: 23.62 x 15.49 x 3.05 cm

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