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For every man that fought there, the Eastern Front was a living nightmare, a place of fear and horror where the cruel winters could kill just as effectively as an enemy bullet.

For Hans Mayer it was a chilling change from his time in the French Foreign Legion, fighting under a hot sun against ill-armed enemy tribesmen. But the Legion had betrayed him, handed him over to the Nazis. Now he was an outcast - the Wehrmacht, not the Legion, was his home.