Publisher: Lorimer; First Edition edition (May 4, 2006)
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becoming up in Hitler's Germany, Peter Hessel witnessed the Allies' ruthless bombing of his native land, Chemnitz. approximately sixty years later in Canada, Hessel heard a few brutal, deadly beating of a anonymous Canadian POW within the streets of a small city quite a few blocks from the place Hessel's circle of relatives had taken protect. Who was once this "unknown Canadian airman," and who have been his murderers? Canadian professionals had forgotten the deed and not accomplished their research. Hessel felt forced to reopen the dossier. His look for solutions to those troubling questions may take him from side to side among Canada and Germany, as he combed via stacks of wartime files and tracked down eyewitnesses. The secret of Frankenberg's Airman is the account of painstaking study in a quest for the reality approximately an unsolved battle crime. As Hessel chronicles his discovery of the airman's id and info surrounding his loss of life, he additionally describes the RCAF’s function within the destruction of Chemnitz, Dresden, and different towns, and honors not just the 10,000 Canadian airmen who misplaced their lives for a reason they believed in, however the numerous civilians stuck less than their bombs. His learn leads him to the identification of the homicide sufferer, to the victim's sister, after which to a relocating reconciliation the place Germans who take note the airman's ultimate days and witnessed his homicide perform a personal memorial close to the location of his demise. This ebook bargains a nuanced account of the morality of standard humans, and of the activities of countries at struggle.