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I Deserted Rommel - Gunther Bahnemann

The Adventurers Club, 1962, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-library with usual marks. Dust wrapper now slightly loose and the library cover removed and replaced. Edges of the textblock heavily spotted. Text bright and tight.

Portraiture frontispiece. From the cover: “HERE is something new in war books, the story of a deserter from the Afrika Korps told in his own words. It provides a startling revelation of a ruthless man forced by his own frustration and despair into a personal revolt. Only a very unusual man would have made the break. Corporal Gunther Bahnemann was an unusual man.

The night Corporal Bahnemann received a letter from his mother informing him that his father had been hanged by the Gestapo he was through with Hitler’s war. From that moment British, Arabs, Italians, Germans — all were his enemies. He was determined to head for Portuguese territory, where an uncle lived in neutrality.

This is the story of a German soldier who took what he believed to be the hard way out. Today Gunther Bahnemann lives in Australia. The night he deserted Rommel he was fated to travel farther than he realized, a man who could only continue forward, for whom there was no road back — ever.”


Size: 8" x 5¼". Burgundy boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages.
£9.56

This one has already found a new owner.