Having survived the hell of Stalingrad and the war on the Eastern Front, Sergeant Franz Mayer found he was now a deserter. Faced with the prospect of an SS firing squad, he knew his only hope lay in returning home. Helped by an elderly couple who had lost their only son in the war he is finally reunited with his family. Safe at last, after witnessing the forced conscription of young boys and old nem, plagued by his conscience he returns to the war. Before leaving, he writes a letter to the old couple who had helped him, asking his wife to post it if he didn’t return. A letter that will eventually unite the two families and give them the strength to face the hardships which lay ahead in their war-ravaged country. $4.23 on Kindle.