World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: A Letter Home

The dead German lay in a ditch. In his worn, dirty infantry-private's uniform, he looked like a fallen bronze statue covered with a heavy greyish-green patina—except for the wax-yellow face, the blond hair and the staring blue eyes. He was young, not much over 20.

In his pack there was a picture of a fair-haired, serious young woman, and an unposted letter, dated July 2, and headed "Westfront" (Normandy):

"My beloved Gundi: The day after tomorrow it will be one month since I last heard from you. You can imagine how I feel....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!