An Innocent Soldier
Title: An Innocent Soldier
Author: Josef Holub
HIST TEEN HOLUB
A sixteen-year-old farmhand is tricked into fighting in the Napoleonic Wars by the farmer for whom he works, who secretly substitutes him for the farmer’s own son.
Adam is a farmhand conscripted by Napoleon’s army, which is gathering strength for its campaign against Russia. Sergeant Krauter makes Adam the victim of his most sadistic urges. But when an aristocratic young lieutenant spots Adam and requisitions him as his personal valet, Adam’s life seems to take a turn for the better.
As Adam and Lieutenant Konrad Klara draw closer to Moscow, they encounter a panoply of wartime horrors. THE RUSSIAN SOLDIER - both poignant and funny – explores the importance of friendship in persevering against overwhelming odds.