Sons at War: The True Story of Two Young Men Destined from Birth to Collide in Death

By | October 30, 2017
Sons at War: The True Story of Two Young Men Destined from Birth to Collide in Death Author Jane Sweetland
ISBN-10 1542617650
ISBN-13 9781542617659
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 206
Language English
Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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In Jane Sweetlands family theres a legend that her uncle Ted and a German pilot shot each other down in World War II While investigating this Sweetland unearthed a true story that was more fascinating than she had imagined Ted Sweetland and Joachim Mncheberg were born just six months apartbut half a world away Ted in New Jersey Joachim in West Prussia The blond blue eyed boys could have been brothers They played the same sports and childhood games and enjoyed many of the same privileges Then Adolf Hitler came to power Spurred by patriotism Ted and Joachim joined their respective nations air forces They were twenty four years old when their stories ended in the skies over Tunisia In Sons at War Sweetland writes with astonishing empathy for the man who killed her uncle Joachim wasnt evilhe was a young man not unlike Ted Both learned the lessons their nation taught them In addition to telling an incredible story Sons at War is a provocative read for modern readers in a world in which nationalism is on the rise

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