Books: Behind the Front

CLASS OF 1902—Ernst Glaeser—Viking ($2.50). In All Quiet on the Western Front (TIME, June 17), Author Erich Maria Remarque wrote of the old-young men of Germany who were destroyed, whether they died or not, on the battle front. Class of 1902 is by a younger and hence luckier author. For the "class of 1902" to which Author Glaeser belonged, was the German Army designation for those born in 1902 who, aged 12-16 in 1914-18, were just about to be called to the Western Front when the Armistice was signed. Thus Author Glaeser...

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