Herbert Sulzbach, With the German Guns – 1914-18


I just finished reading a memoir of World War One written by German Lieutenant Herbert Sulzbach, who fought mainly on the Western Front from 1914-18 and was awarded the Iron Cross First Class. A German Jew who fled Nazi Germany in 1937 and moved to England. During World War Two he served in the British Army. eventually in the very worthwhile task of interviewing German prisoners of war. He was successful in persuading many rabid Nazis to consider the possibilities of liberal democracy as a substitute for the Nazi Party’s principles. After World War II, he worked to promote a rekindling of friendship between Germany and the UK. His first world war memoirs are a clear window to the feeling of the time.

this translation was printed in 1973.  the copy I read from my local library has an interesting handwritten inscitption on the flyleaf : By all means Read this book, Lest we do forget, LT D. C. Reese, DSC, DSO

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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