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Fanny's Flight By Rita Traut Kabeto
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Fanny has graduated from a business boarding school and wants to work in her father's office. But she is trapped as housemaid to her mother and nursemaid to younger siblings. She has no rights, no... More > privileges and is anxious to get away. Fanny has a lot to learn before she's able to take life into her own hands. She runs away from home, gets stranded in a big city, is kidnapped by East German border guards, and she finds and loses love and romance.< Less
Lübecker! By Don Johnson
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A captivating look at a unique moment in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to the authenticity.... More > Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian. All I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure. I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages - and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I. It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus. Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss a chance to visit this city.< Less
Lübecker! By Don Johnson
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A captivating look at a unique moment in time. This is one person's fascinating story of life that most of us can never imagine. Over 140 photographs, most from that era, add to the authenticity.... More > Lübecker! started out as a simple history of my Army Security Agency detachment, but I soon found I wasn't an historian. All I know for sure is what happened to me. Well, at least reasonably sure. I vividly recall that the nasty edginess of the Cold War was still in full bloom, and so were a multitude of eager young frauleinin seeking to earn their way to the promised land - the United States. Many romances begun in Lübeck between former foes ended in a multitude of happy marriages - and a few disasters. That's what this book is all about - plus anecdotes and tales from other Lübeckers who were more frisky and fearless than I. It all makes for a good read - and a little history lesson as an added bonus. Lübeck was, and still is, a special place on this planet; don't miss a chance to visit this city.< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea... More > and the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950s, he witnessed a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a stable place with his family.< Less
Forging Ahead By Mervyn Mapstone
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This is a personal memoir of a blacksmith's life in the Great Western Railway Works in Swindon between 1946 and 1987. It also features several pages devoted to National Service in R.E.M.E. in the... More > early 1950s in Germany. It is full of anecdotes and gentle humour.< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Neil-O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz led an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in Northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea and... More > the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950's, he witnessed the sights of a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a safe place with his family.< Less
Three War Tales By Gary M Whitmore
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Bringing Him Back - It's 1995 and young James Eastman discovers a time machine and decides to travel back to World War II and attempts to stop his grandfather from flying on his ill-fated mission in... More > the South Pacific in 1944. Broken Heart - While a confirmed bachelor tells the story on how his true love in England broke his heart during World War II, he finally learns the truth as to why she married another man. Huey - A young man had dreams of being a helicopter pilot since he was a kid back in the late 1950s. He joins the Army in 1968 and survives their flight training programs at Fort Wolters and Fort Rucker. Afterwards, he assigned to Vietnam and witnesses the horrors of flying a Huey during war and losing friends and loved ones.< Less
Dagobert By Rita Traut Kabeto
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Dagobert is the third book in a trilogy about life and its metaphysical aspect, in postwar Germany of the 1950s. Stephanie enters an academy in Munich where Leon lives, to pursue her career. They... More > become engaged. The night before she leaves for Christmas vacation they make love. Seventeen years later she is married to an ex-GI and their marriage is in crisis. She learns to meditate, starts a college education and meets a mysterious man. During a vacation in Germany she finds the book she had wanted to find again since childhood. In meditation she makes contact with the historical Dagobert of that book and discovers something about herself.< Less
Double Team Trap By Jim McLain
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U.S. Army private Ben Bartel's goal is to gain experience playing on a battalion basketball team and when his two-year tour of duty is up to try to land a college scholarship. Instead, a chance... More > encounter in a London train station propels him into a dangerous 1950s Cold War spy drama that has he and basketball teammate Ed Akers fighting for their lives in England and West Germany against English Teddy Boys and assassins from the Soviet Union.< Less
Double Team Trap By Jim McLain
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U.S. Army private Ben Bartel's goal is to gain experience playing on a battalion basketball team and when his two-year tour of duty is up to try to land a college scholarship. Instead, a chance... More > encounter in a London train station propels him into a dangerous 1950s Cold War spy drama that has he and basketball teammate Ed Akers fighting for their lives in England and West Germany against English Teddy Boys and assassins from the Soviet Union.< Less