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Between Hitler and a hard place : a memoir 1924-1948 / Rolf Panny.

By: Panny, Rolf.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Steele Roberts Aotearoa, c2011Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781877577505 (pbk.).Other title: Between Hitler & a hard place [Cover title].Subject(s): Panny, Rolf -- Childhood and youth | Youth -- Germany -- Biography | Soldiers -- Germany -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, GermanDDC classification: z940.5482 PAN Subject: "Rolf Panny, born in 1924, grew up in Hamburg, Germany. His golden childhood and adventurous youth ended in 1942 when he was drafted into Hitler's army. After labour service he was placed in the 30th Infantry Division and endured bitter action on the Russian Front. Told with sensitivity and humour and candour, this is the story of a humane, artistic young man forced to make appalling choices in the maelstrom of war. Rolf Panny survived by living on his wits, his spirit uncrushed by the madness around him." --Back cover.
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Rolf Panny, born in 1924, grew up in Germany. His golden childhood and adventurous youth ended in 1942 when he was drafted into Hitler's army. After labour service he was placed in the 30th Infantry Division and endured bitter action on the Russian Front. Told with sensitivity, humour and candour, this is the story of a humane, artistic young man forced to make appalling choices in the maelstrom of war. Rolf Panny survived by living on his wits, his spirit uncrushed by the madness around him.

"Rolf Panny, born in 1924, grew up in Hamburg, Germany. His golden childhood and adventurous youth ended in 1942 when he was drafted into Hitler's army. After labour service he was placed in the 30th Infantry Division and endured bitter action on the Russian Front. Told with sensitivity and humour and candour, this is the story of a humane, artistic young man forced to make appalling choices in the maelstrom of war. Rolf Panny survived by living on his wits, his spirit uncrushed by the madness around him." --Back cover.

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Followed by a sequel: Open roads ahead : memoirs, part two - from 1945. 2013.