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The Resource We Germans, Alexander Starritt

We Germans, Alexander Starritt

Label
We Germans
Title
We Germans
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Starritt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We Germans takes the form of a letter written by the now 90-year-old soldier to his grandson, telling him of his experiences in the war, and his grappling with the extent to which he feels guilt and shame about his own behaviour, and the behaviour of Germany. The novel is interrupted at various points by the grandson, who offers his own perspective on his grandfather. Starritt delicately and deftly explores the moral considerations of a young soldier in that position, what he or anyone else would/should do, and whether a life of loving and sacrificing for your family post-war could make up for inhumane acts. The storytelling is excellent, and totally gripping. It's also very human; there are horrors, generally unseen but occasionally seen, and the events take place against this backdrop, but it's more about the everyday experiences of soldiers, and among the horror and confusion there are moments of humour and life, as well as acts of great bravery and selflessness
Cataloging source
YDX
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Starritt, Alexander
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Grandfathers
  • Grandsons
  • Soldiers
  • Letters
  • Reminiscing in old age
Label
We Germans, Alexander Starritt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067599344
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781529343533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104402009
Label
We Germans, Alexander Starritt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067599344
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
197 pages
Isbn
9781529343533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104402009

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