by Yngve Sjødin
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About the Book
After World War Two Europe and Russia laid in ruins and people struggled to return to their normal lifes. Often they had seen family members go off to the war, and now many of them did not return. Millions of soldiers were listed as Missing in Action, or was buried in unmarked graves or in cemeteries which was destroyed and disappeared in the fighting. Many families never had an answer to what happened to their loved ones. Some are still waiting today. Still wondering. This book is about one of the few licensed recovery groups which operates in Latvia, a part of the former Eastern front. Legenda, which is the groups name, have found and recovered thousands of fallen soldiers, hundreds each year. In close cooperation with Latvian, Russian and German War Grave Committees, military archives and local authorities they try to identify soldiers and notify family or relatives. They see too it that each soldier is reburied at official War Cemeteries. It is estimated that it can be as many as 8 million soldiers still missing in the areas which was once called the Eastern Front. Here is a unique glimpse into the diggers life as they search through vast forests, muddy fields, deep bunkers and tons of rust and debris from the battles trying to find the missing soldiers.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Apr 23, 2015
- Language English
- Keywords metal detecing, military archaeology, forensic archaeology, World war two, history
About the Creator
Kurzeme, Nordland, Norway
Since childhood history has been a passion of mine. I have always loved visiting historic sites and day-dreamt myself away reading history books. I started writing a few years ago and it was my intrest in World War Two which brought my writing to life and short after I had my first articles printed in magazines. I also enjoy taking photos so the camera is always with me when I make a trip to the "olden days".