New Book Tells Unique Story of German WWI Veteran

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EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. - March 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Savas Beatie recently announced the release of Dr. Paul Rempe’s new book, From German Cavalry Officer to Reconnaissance Pilot: The World War I History, Memories, and Photographs of Leonhard Rempe, 1914-1921, which tells the remarkable story of one German soldier’s unique experiences during WWI.

Twenty-one-year-old Leonhard Rempe volunteered to serve Germany in 1914. By the time World War I ended, he had seen action on both major fronts, participated in the war from the back of a horse and the cockpit of plane, and amassed one of the more unique records of anyone in the Kaiser’s army. Seeking a new beginning after the war, Rempe arrived at Ellis Island in the spring of 1923 to start his life as an American. He brought with him flight reports, other miscellaneous documents, and scores of remarkable photographs documenting his wartime service, most of which are published here for the first time. Using primary and secondary sources, Dr. Paul Rempe provides insight into the grim realities of Leonhard’s war, while his father’s own memoir recalls his special comradeship with his fellow soldiers and airmen. From German Cavalry Officer adds substantially to the growing literature of the First World War, and paints a unique and compelling portrait of a young German caught up in the deadly jaws of mass industrialized war.

“Paul Rempe, Leonhard’s son and the editor of this work, has effectively analyzed his father’s 1930 and 1956 memoirs. Moreover, he has provided an excellent analysis of the conflict between memory of events and actual historical documentation. This volume is a valuable source for those interested in one individual’s unique experience in World War I and the post war era,” said Jack R. Dukes, Professor of German History, Emeritus, at CarrollUniversity in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Paul Rempe is pleased with the end result of his efforts. “It has been a joy to write this book and learn more about my father,” said Dr. Rempe. “Born in Germany, he survived fierce fighting on the Eastern Front and flying on the Western Front during WWI. Leaving Germany in the 1920s, he never wavered in his love for his adopted country, the United States.”

About the Editor: Paul L. Rempe earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in History at MarquetteUniversity in Milwaukee. He continued his graduate studies at StonyBrookUniversity in New York where he received a Ph.D. in History. During his time at CarrollUniversity, he taught a variety of history courses and published articles and book reviews in his academic discipline of British and Irish history. Now retired, he and his wife enjoy spending time with their three sons and grandchildren while still taking time to write and travel.

About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company. Read more about From German Cavalry Officer,including excerpts from the book:

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