200 pages, 5.5″x8.5″
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The Weimar Republic holds an infamous place in German history as a unique period of shame. Having been defeated in World War I, the German people had harsh and demoralizing conditions imposed on them by the Allies, including severe limitations on their nation’s military. Vindictive neighbors like France and Poland ruthlessly exploited Germany’s weakness by encroaching and laying claim to yet more of its lands.
In this situation of the “death of Germany’s honor,” as Kurt Eggers calls it, paramilitary units called the Freikorps emerged to fill the void, refusing to accept their nation’s humiliation. Rebel Mountain tells the story of the attempted re-conquest of the mountain Annaberg in Upper Silesia from Polish insurgents, a tale of struggle and heroism, rebellion and duty. Eggers writes with first-hand knowledge of the setting from his own participation in the conflict at the age of fifteen. Through the eyes and emotions of fictional characters, he brings to life his personal experience of a time when men took up arms for an unsung cause and kept the flame of their nation’s honor alive, and he sees in the actions and desires of those humble veterans and volunteers the spark of a greater faith that could one day lift Germany out of both material oppression and spiritual malaise.
Antelope Hill Publishing is proud to present Kurt Eggers’ Rebel Mountain, for the first time accessible to the English reader. This evocative and insightful story of sacrifice and faith in the face of hardship and defeat is sure to be classic for generations to come.