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"Stranger, Bear Word to the Spartans We..." (1950) [Short Story]
by Heinrich Böll Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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A badly wounded soldier is brought into a schoolroom being used as a hospital. On the board he sees oddly familiar handwriting.

Original title: Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa...
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II
FictionGeneral Fiction

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Children are Civilians, Too (1970) [Collection]
      Author: Heinrich Böll
     Stories of Heinrich Böll, the (1986) [Collection]
      Author: Heinrich Böll


  • The title of the story is from an epigram attributed to the Greek poet Simonides memorializing the dead at Thermopylae. Roughly translated, it means: "Stranger, announce to the Spartans that we lie here, having obeyed their orders."

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