Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War
The Allied bombers screamed in from the sea, spilling hundreds of shells onto the troops below. As the air filled with exploding shrapnel, one young German soldier flung himself into a ditch and prayed that his ordeal would soon be over. Wolfram Aichele was nine years old when Hitler came to power: his formative years were spent in the shadow of the Third Reich. He and his parents - free-thinking artists - were to have first hand experience of living under one of the most brutal regimes in history. Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War overturns all the cliches about life under Hitler. It is a powerful story of warfare and human survival and a reminder that civilians on all sides suffered the consequences of Hitler's war. It is also an eloquent testimony to the fact that even in times of exceptional darkness there remains a brilliant spark of humanity that can never be totally extinguished.
'Giles Milton has a gift for searching out odd and forgotten corners of history and turning them into bestselling books.' -- William Palmer, Literary Review 20040704 'Giles Milton... has crafted an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining' -- The Times 20040704 'Engrossing ... Milton's book celebrates the heroism of individuals who put lives before ideologies' -- Independent 20040704 '[Milton is] a master of historical narrative' -- The Sunday Times 20040704 'Milton has a terrific eye for the kind of detail that can bring the past vividly to life off the page ... restores an exotic lustre' -- Spectator 20040704 'Milton is a great storyteller ... he conjures mood from dry parchment' -- Express on Sunday 20040704
Giles Milton is a bestselling writer and journalist and the author of six previous works of non-fiction, two novels and children's books. For more information please visit www.gilesmilton.com.