War of Dreams by Anton Venter

ZAR160.87

Alexander is a reluctant participant in World War Two. He is one of many Germans who never wanted to war, but it takes this teenager on a journey of disillusionment, self-discovery and ultimate growth. Although fiction, the story and characters are based on well-researched facts.

Much has been written about Germany’s Nazi regime and how Germany’s enemies experienced war. Has enough been written about the other side?

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Alexander is a reluctant participant in World War Two. He is one of many Germans who never wanted to war, but it takes this teenager on a journey of disillusionment, self-discovery and ultimate growth. Although fiction, the story and characters are based on well-researched facts.

Much has been written about Germany’s Nazi regime and how Germany’s enemies experienced war. Has enough been written about the other side? Innocent Germans who did not want war, were unmoved by its propaganda and yet were involuntarily dragged into it, often with consequences no less devastating than for Germany’s enemies?

The book is aimed at readers interested in the Second World War and who are interested in learning how one character experienced it – not as an enemy of Germany but as an ordinary German. It’s the Second World War. Alexander, a German, enters the war as a teenager. He is quickly forced to face a number of life challenges; drifting away from close teenage friends, hurtling towards adulthood, coming to terms with his sexuality and seeing his family disintegrate. In a short space of time he exchanges mountain hikes and carefree living for a life of secrecy as an informant in the Nazi war machine.

Alexander participates in the War not out of free will. It is pressure from family and friends that leads him to volunteer to join the Storm Troopers, the division that starts out as a security outfit to protect Hitler. Instead of being dragged along by this mob’s unruly behaviour, sexual exploits and hatred for the Jews, Alexander rather wants to get on with his life. A transfer to the SD (Sicherheitsdienst) is a welcome escape from the Storm Troopers, although he suspects it was arranged by his good friend, Claus.

About the Author:

Anton Venter is a retired Information Technology professional doing freelance IT work in Cape Town, South Africa. He started writing as a hobby shortly before retiring and this is his first published novel.

Anton Venter
978-1-478721-18-5
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