I became a paratrooper today. It's going to be a great adventure.
We need to defend our country from all these people who are not real Germans, So many people want to harm Germany. We need to take control.
I will do my patriotic duty along with my friends. I need to tell Mum and Dad now and hope they sign the papers. I hope they are proud but I know they wont be happy, They are like all the other grown ups around me. They just work and try to mind their own business.
Well it's up to me an my friends to protect our fatherland.
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Bert explained how joining the army was the natural thing to do for a boy of his age who had enjoyed several the adventure of the Hitler Youth. As he Bert said, "Growing up in Hitler's Germany, you had no mind of your own,"
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