• Soldbuch to F├╝silier Franz Straka, a Vienna student who joined the elite Grossdeutschland troops only weeks after his 17th birthday in January 1945. Things went fast for this child soldier. He received his first rifle on 15th of February 1945 and was immediately thrown into battle with the 10. Kompanie of the Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Regiment Grossdeutschland. This training regiment was sent to the front as an "Alarmeinheit" in February 1945 and incorporated in the Panzergrenadier-Division Brandenburg to fight off the Russians in Forst (Lausitz), east of Cottbus. Straka was then hit by a bullet early March and stayed in hospital until well after the end of the war. He was awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, still only 17 years old.  
  • Soldbuch in a like-new condition, complete with all pages and an extra card from his POW time. A portrait photo was never inserted.  

Grossdeutschland WIA Soldbuch

  • Product Code: DK027