A GERMAN CLASSIC FROM A FORGOTTEN AUTHORSchlump is seventeen, a romantic, a chancer and a dreamer.
It's 1915 so naturally he volunteers for war. In France he is assigned an administrative position in a small town and has a marvellous time.
But when he gets to the trenches, where death and mindless destruction are the everyday, he starts to understand something about war.
Funny, brutal and charming, here's the First World War from the perspective of the inimitable Schlump.