Historical Research

I’ve spent much of the month wandering in soldiers’ boots, weaving in and out of the Eastern or Russian Front of the Second World War. Some accounts are poetic among the horrific (A stranger to myself by Willy Peter Reese) others are plain propaganda written probably to encourage great courage in its people (West bound tanks by A. Polikov), both are interesting nonetheless.

One of the main characters of my historical novel is a Danish soldier on the Eastern front and as eyewitness accounts of their experience are few or difficult to come by where I live, I take the help of Soviet and German soldiers’ accounts at the moment to understand more of a soldier’s experiences on the Eastern Front.

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2 Responses to Historical Research

  1. I am also going to Europe to try and gather some resources on the holocaust, specifically in south-eastern Europe. I am very interested in hearing more about this historical novel. Sounds interesting.

  2. Pingback: Never look at a writer’s research history | Getting to the end

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