World war II
The bus that X (main character) was on was destroyed by a strafe run. Many of the men have died in that one strafe run
And that is where he met his Friend Alexandr.
After the German strafe run they lost over 100 men
X was being pulled on a stretcher by Russian soldiers trundling him across a dead and baron terrain. X was shot in the leg and had burning gunpowder in his gut. But he was still at top awareness (if I was shot I would be to). Then he was put in a horse drawn cart. Already seated in the thing was an oddball.
Then some one behind X said "You have a water bottle,"
After the ride X got to a hospital that was originally a preschool (so sad). The man behind X was Mikhos. Next to him was Boris, who had been badly cut up by shrapnel. From then, and from Nikolai in bed next to X's. Then he learned that(from the costume) he was in a village of Tarnopal.
(I wanted to put the end of the book on here so here it is)On May 7,
1945, Germany surrendered. On march 21,1946, X's 18th birthday
Tamara and X were married. Tamara Suggested X he should write a book. He has mixed feelings about that but Tamara convinced him to do it. And sometimes ugly-The story had to be told.
The Allies are attacking Germany and unfortunately Tobbleman was injured and X is trying to escape "D-Day" after he manages to escape the place he notices Tobbleman already on the road to escape also.
X wakes up to have his head in pain. As he gets his bearings he relizes that he is one of the only Germans left. He sees alot of blood and carnage he notices he cant play dead or he would be skewered on the end of a bayonet. So he decides to swap clothes with a russian so he can remain on low notoriety.
He is interrupted half way there by noticing to men going to fix the doomed tread.
On June 22, 1941, four million troops poured over the Russian border. Within one month, over two and half million Russians had been killed, wounded or captured. The Germans made tremendous advances into Russia – into portions of Moscow, Leningrad, and Stalingrad.
And then winter hit. The Germans were caught in summer uniforms, and it was a bitter, cold winter that year.
Stalin, using sheer force of numbers, threw another two million soldiers at the Germans.
Battle of Stalingrad 1942 photo courtesy of National Archive
The German offensive sputtered, and then stopped. The German army was about 1,800 miles away from home, and the railroads did not work.
In the spring of the next year (1943), another German offensive was launched especially around the approaches to Stalingrad. What followed can only be described as a nine-month titanic battle, with the result that the German Sixth Army in Russia was almost completely destroyed. That was the beginning of the end for Germany, but it would take three more years of desperate fighting, and millions and millions of people dead before it was all over.
Following the attack on Peal Harbor, Japanese armies rolled over Southeast Asia, the Philippines, and the East Indies. The war in the Pacific was fought on land, at sea, and in the air. The turning point in the war in the Pacific came in June, 1942 at the Battle of Midway. In a four day battle fought between aircraft based on giant aircraft carriers, the U.S. destroyed hundreds of Japanese planes and regained control of the Pacific. The Japanese continued to fight on, however, even after the war in Europe ended.
The Holocaust was the systematic persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime. The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were "unworthy of life." During the era of the Holocaust, the Nazis also targeted other groups because of their perceived "racial inferiority": Roma (Gypsies), the handicapped, and some of the Slavic peoples (Poles, Russians, and others).
In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. By 1945, close to two out of every three European Jews had been killed as part of the "Final Solution", the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe.