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Diary of a Prisoner in World War I: 2nd Edition Josef Sramek

Diary of a Prisoner in World War I: 2nd Edition

Josef Sramek

Published September 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781479126811
Paperback
124 pages
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An authentic diary of Josef Sramek, a Czech soldier drafted to the Hungaro-Austrian army to fight from the beginning of World War 1. As prisoner of war he survived a series of death marches, suffered from cold and diseases, and witnessed soldiers andMoreAn authentic diary of Josef Sramek, a Czech soldier drafted to the Hungaro-Austrian army to fight from the beginning of World War 1. As prisoner of war he survived a series of death marches, suffered from cold and diseases, and witnessed soldiers and civilians turning into either brutal predators or helpless prey. He was confined in a concentration camp at the italian island of Asinara which comprises an important part of his story. Later he was transfered to a more humanly captivity in France where his diary ends. Clarion Foreword Reviews have given the book four stars and commented: rameks diary is both informative and eye-opening. and continue ... is a mustread for any student or aficionado of twentieth-century history. No historian could have written a more poignant tale.