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Ervin Glantay Vannay Arrow Cross Siege of Budapest Boy soldiers

Ervin Galantay recently spoke in support of a film of his opus magnus, at Pushkin House, London.

This 2006 review of the book "Boy soldiers" by Charles Dick is as relevant as ever

Although sixty years have passed since the end of the Second World War, the stream of wartime diaries and memoirs of the more humble participants shows no sign of drying up. To those who conscientiously plough through the material in the hope of finding some new insight, this sometimes seems a pity. The ordinary stories of ordinary people are, alas, usually of limited interest and not redeemed by fine writing. However, every so often, a book like "Boy Soldier" comes along to encourage perseverance.

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