The Revolt of Gunner Asch Author:Hans Hellmut Kirst Kirst's unique blend of deadpan humour and devastating satire makes the Gunner Asch series an enjoyable look at the war with a slant that creates humor out of a tragic era. The books follow the career of a soldier from before World War II, to the Eastern Front, and finally to post-war Germany. — In a garrison town in Germany before World War II, ... more »Gunner Asch, a young recruit, refuses to be bullied by his superiors. Once the war breaks out, he is sent to the Russian front where the only things he can think about are food and self-preservation. As the Allies advance, his units disintegrate, and he tries to stay alive. After the war, he becomes a hotel owner and mayor of the town, but his problems don't end as he is caught in the rivalry between a Luftwaffe unit and an army regiment. Gunner's adventures are described in a satiric, racy, funny, but realistic manner.
"Gunner Asch was fed up with his brutal barrack-room companions, with his Nazi bosses, and with the horror and stupidity of the coming war. Also, because he was seeing far too little of his girl.
But what can one do against the mightiest army in the world?"« less