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F�r Volk and F�hrerLike many Germans Berlin schoolboy Erwin Bartmann fell under the spell of the *Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis Convinced he Bartmann fell under the spell of the *Zeitgeist cultivated by the Nazis Convinced he growing up in the best *cultivated by the Nazis Convinced he was growing up in the best in the world he dreamt of joining the Leibstandarte Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit Tall blond blue eyed and just seventeen Hitler's elite Waffen SS unit Tall blond blue eyed and just seventeen old Erwin fulfilled his dream on Mayday 1941 when he gave up his apprenticeship at the Glaser bakery in Memeler Strasse and walked into the Lichterfelde barracks in Berlin as a raw volunteer recruitOn arrival at the Eastern Front in late summer 1941 Erwin was assigned to a frontline communications suad. Attached to 4Kompanie and soon discovered that survival was a matter of luck or the rotection of a guardian angel Good fortune finally deserted Erwin on *11 July 1943 when shrapnel sizzled through his lung during the epic Battle of Kursk Prokhorovka *July 1943 when shrapnel sizzled through his lung during the epic Battle of Kursk Prokhorovka a eriod of recovery and Palestine Comes First promotion to Unterscharfhrer Erwin took up aost as machine gun instructor with the Ausbildung und "Ersatz Bataillon A Training Unit Based Close To The Eastern " Bataillon a training unit based close to the eastern of the Berliner Ring Autobahn When the Red Army launched its massive assault on the Seelow Heights Erwin's unit now incorporated into Reg. Iment Falke was deployed to the southern flank of *THE BERLIN FRANKFURT AUTOBAHN CLOSE TO THE RIVER ODER *Berlin Frankfurt Autobahn close to the River Oder German defences soon crumbled and with the end of the Reich inevitable Erwin was forced to choose between a for ersonal survival and the fulfilment of his SS oath of 'loyalty unto death'From war on the southern sector of the Eastern Front to a bomb shattered Berlin opulated largely by old men and demoralised lonely women this candid eyewitness account offers a uniue and sometimes surprising erspective on the life of a young Leibstandarte SS *Adolf Hitler Volunteer. *Hitler volunteer.