Ervin V. Galantay
What could be labeled , Boy Soldier is an in-depth account of the 1944-1945 Russian siege of Budapest written from the author's day-to-day diary. At the age of 14 Ervin Galantay was thrown into the role of urban guerrilla and assigned to the ill-fated battalion that was created and led by Laszlo Vannay. The author recounts the politics and tactics of the battles from a first-person perspective and provides insight into what some historians refer to as a for anyone interested in urban combat. Lieutenant General Daniel Petrosky, Commander, Eighth US Army, Korea writes, .
The almost savagely innocent description of the events, scenes, sounds, smells...