Beyond the Bridge Author:Josef Carl Grund The German author Josef Carl Grund wrote this book in order to contribute to the mutual understanding of young people in all parts of the world. In it the dreadful aftermath of World War II in Germany is seen through the eyes of a boy whose father had been a captain in the air force. — Before the war Captain Hartmann was a promising, sensit... more »ive violinist. After it, with mutilated hands, he was a tense and bitter man, nursing a terrible guilt because of his part in the Luftwaffe's bombing raids.
Friedrich Hartmann, realizing what war did to his father, gives violent expression to his own hatred of all things military. Trouble for Friedrich results, which eventually involves his schoolmates, his teachers, and his own future.« less