The return of gunner asch

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the return of gunner asch

The Return of Gunner Asch by Hans Hellmut Kirst

A veteran from WW II, he wrote various novels focused on military life and the corruption in the army.


Hans Hellmut Kirst, der international erfolgreichste deutsche Autor der Nachkriegszeit, wurde am 5. Dezember 1914 in Osterode in Ostpreußen als Sohn eines Gendarmeriebeamten geboren. Von 1933 bis 1945 diente Kirst als Berufssoldat. Mit seiner später verfilmten Romantrilogie „08/15“, seinen Welterfolgen „Fabrik der Offiziere“ und „Die Nacht der Generäle“ fand Hans Hellmut Kirst auch literarisch große Anerkennung.
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The Return of Gunner Asch Kirst Hans Hellmut Good Book ISBN 978000

Thank you! Preceded by two other books which have chronicled the exploits and experiences of the insurgent Asch this writes the end of this satiric record of World War II and, opening with the last few days of combat, carries through to early American occupation. Nub of the story line is the pursuit of a Colonel who has deserted his men, using their last manoeuvre to free himself and continue his viciously unscrupulous protection of his loot. Schulz is back with his wife Lore delighted with the Americans; ""Lumpface"" Major General Luschke underlines his cynical attitude towards his official duties; Kowalski, Stamm and Soeft occupy themselves as venally; and Asch's contemptuous disregard of rules and regulations clears the way for return to civilian life. Unfortunately the scenes dealing with the Americans are far less capable and entertaining than those concerned with the Germans. For his established audience which will appreciate these final chapters.

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