As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me by James M Bauer

Valerie Penny's Book Reviews

I admit, it sometimes takes me a while to catch up with things.  This book is one of these cases.  The book was originally published in German “So weit die Füße tragen” in 1955. “As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me” has seen international success ever since.  It was since been released as a film in 2001 and  was the basis for an award-winning German entry at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. The DVD was released in 2011.  The book, by Josef M Bauer,  has also been translated into fifteen languages and sold more than 12 million copies.  So you might have thought I had got wind of it somehow.  However, it passed me by until I noticed it in the non-fiction section of my local library.

ImageThe book tells ta harrowing real-life story.

It tracks the destiny of German soldier Clemens Forrell who, in the aftermath of World War II, was…

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