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Army of Worn Soles (The Eastern Front Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Author Bury's fictionally enhanced story of his father-in-law's wartime experience is fascinating. Borders and loyalties shifted with frequency pre-war and during. Indeed that is Ukraine's history and sad legacy. My father was fond of saying, "Put two Ukrainians in a room and they will form three associations." He fought in the Canadian Navy and knew the Soviet Union was no good for Ukraine but equally knew Germany was not a saviour for the country though many greeted them as such.
Bury does an impressive job with research from macro to micro. He gets the political and nation confusions along with details down to uniforms and weaponry. The setting is apocalyptic and the atmosphere tense. I look forward to the next two instalments and Mr. Bury if you ever get to Tremblant the vodka is on me!
Fictional memoir of Maurice Bury, the author’s father-in-law, in which we read how he got recruited by the Russian army while he was peacefully leaving in a little town in Ukraine. When Maurice gets to the army, he discovers that the soldier’s life is one of the hardest lives, especially if there is a war in the making. Three months later, he is a very young Lieutenant whose main mission is to keep his soldiers alive. He leads him to battle, but things don’t go as expected and they have to start the retreat. Hunger, disease, filthiness, and boots that disintegrate with every single step they take. Survival is essential. Things cannot get worse, right? Well, they do because they got caught and made prisoners. Now Maurice’s first goal in life will be to escape. Will he manage to do that? Will he manage to keep all his “boys” alive?
This memoir in fictional form has been quite a great read. Scott Bury’s writing flows quite effortlessly and makes you feel almost the same feelings the protagonist is conveying. The accuracy of the data revealed along the book shows that the author has done a ton of research. It would have been impossible to write this book without all that information we get from the development of the activities of the Russian army during the first years of World War II. The story is gripping and emotional. So well written that it will make you suffer and cry with Maurice, and also laugh with him and celebrate when the story requires it. Characterization is great too: memorable and distinctive characters, with characteristic voices and features that make them even more real. Knowing that it is a story based on true events made me appreciate it even more. The hardships those men had to endure will really give you goosebumps while reading this thrilling story.
I cannot wait until the next instalment of this story is published too.
I knew as soon as I heard the story behind the book, that I had to read it. For a history fan, the first sentence of the blurb hooked me.
“A Canadian is drafted into the Soviet Red Army in 1941, just in time to be thrown against Nazi Germany’s invasion in Operation Barbarossa.”
How the heck did a Canadian end up drafted into the Soviet Red Army? The novel is a based on facts Bury gathered from conversations with his father-in-law over a number of years. A popular author I read calls books like this one, “Faction.” It is a fascinating look into the
life of this unwilling soldier in the Red Army. It does have strong language, but appropriate in a war setting. I hope there will be a sequel, i would like to know how the soldier ended up in Canada.