Manfred Gregor: The Bridge . cbj Jugendbücher (Paperback, Young Adult Book, Fiction: 14 +, Historical Fiction: 14 +)

The Bridge


Original Title: Die Brücke

Recommended age group: 13 +
Paperback, 224 pages, 12.5 x 18.3 cm, 4.9 x 7.2 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-30361-0
€ 6.95 [D] | € 7.20 [A] | CHF 10.50 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: cbj Jugendbücher

Date of publication: March 5, 2007
This title is available.


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Manfred  Gregor -  The Bridge


• The legendary anti-war novel set during the Second World War
• The definitive account of the ”Child Soldiers“
• Both the book and the film version were huge international successes

May 1945. Somewhere in Germany. Only a few days before the capitulation. Seven Hitler-youth, who’ve been stuck into Wehrmacht uniforms, are deployed to defend a bridge of no strategic significance, equipped with nothing more than a few carbines and bazookas. Abandoned by their senior officer, helplessly torn between a thirst for adventure and a confused belief that they must save the Fatherland, they take up the futile struggle just as the American tanks roll in.
The Bridge, which achieved worldwide success as a book initially, followed by the equally successful film version directed by Bernhard Wicki, is a memorial to a duped generation that was sent to the slaughter in the final days of World War Two.


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