GERMANY: Mr. Misfortune

In the summer of 1944, things began to pile up on Private Karl Schleicher of Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht. German army medicine was ready and able to treat his wounded thigh after a Russian bullet had creased it, but the German supply system was not up to replacing his torn pants. Private Schleicher, turned down by his sergeant, pinched a pair for himself from the quartermaster's store, and went into battle again. In the midst of the fray he lost his unit, got back to it a week later, just in time to be...

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