|As a boy growing up in Germany during Hitler's rise to power, Dieter has been seduced by the pomp and circumstance of war. But as global hostilities intensify, Dieter is called upon to fight for his country in a conflict that he doesn't fully understand. With most of his family dead, Berlin in ruins and the Russian army closing in, Dieter can no longer naively cling to his childhood beliefs. The world he is facing is brutal, dirty and unforgiving, and the most he can hope for is the chance to survive.|
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After fleeing Berlin with his sister, Dieter describes to a wounded Canadian his life in Nazi Germany with parents who supported the regime in part and a brother in the SS, joining the Hitler Youth, and fighting in Normandy.