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Lawrence Paterson

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Born and raised in New Zealand, but now living in southern Italy. I've been interested in history, particularly WW2 history, since I can remember.

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Blood and Soil

Not one of my books, but this excellent memoir of a South Tyrolean Brandenburger named Sepp de Giampietro will be released by Greeenhill Publishing in May 2019.





The author was part of Siegfried Grabert’s unit that saw some of the heaviest combat experienced by the Brandenburgers and his account delves into how he came to be part of the Brandenburgers, his qualms about the kind of warfare they woul

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