2012-09-13 / News

Local author will talk about autobiography

The Newport Artillery Company of Newport will sponsor a talk by author and former Jamestown resident Walter Schroder on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at its headquarters on 23 Clarke St. in Newport. The talk and discussion is based on the speaker’s autobiography, “Stars and Swastikas: The Boy Who Wore Two Uniforms.”

Speaking from personal experience, Schroder will provide firsthand information on the mandatory and psychological indoctrination of German youth during World War II, including the pre-military training and systematic brainwashing to which they were subjected. The presentation is combined with a tour of the company’s museum. A book signing and refreshments will follow.

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