In March 1945 Hitler ordered his last propaganda command: send all 15 and 16-year old boys to defend the fatherland. 47 DAYS tells the true story of Günter and Helmut, best friends, who dared to defy and disobey. Without knowing how long the war might continue, they spent 47 harrowing days as fugitives on the run. Being caught meant certain execution.
47 DAYS is a novelette, an excerpt from the novel, SURVING THE FATHERLAND—A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany, a sweeping saga of family, love, and betrayal against the epic panorama of WWII which illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war.