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Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

After publication of Boy Soldier, I was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from Hanns Neidhardt, Colonel, Austrian Bundesheer (ret.). He wrote that he well remembered the Jauer boy soldiers because of our voracious appetites. He recorded his memories of the last offensive combat activity in County Jauer in his own book Mit Tanne und Eichenlaub, Kriegskronik der 100. Jäger-Division, vormals 100. Leichte Infantrie Division, Leopold-Stocker Verlag, Graz-Stuttgart, 1981. The 100th Jäger was composed of Austrians, Silesians, and Belgian Walloons in roughly equal portions; the remainder consisted mostly of boy soldiers and a few old men from the local militia (Volkssturm). (more…)