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I could hear the sound of a German car engine nearing our apartment.

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Introduction

English Coursework I could hear the sound of a German car engine nearing our apartment. My mother stood with a jolt, knocking her portion of soup to the floor. She took my hand and pulled me over to the window. Father and Uncle James crowded in behind us, and we looked down upon the nearby road. Through the dim glow of a streetlight I could make out a small, German escort car approaching our set of apartments. A sob could be heard from my mother, followed by a set of three glistening tears which landed on my shoulder. The car had pulled up just across the street, and we watched as four German soldiers stepped out. One German remained standing by the car, whilst the other three proceeded into the nearest apartment. ...read more.

Middle

The officer spoke in a clear yet harsh voice, and ordered the dark haired man to step aside. He refused to obey the order and was shot in the neck. He stumbled for a moment before collapsing on the floor. The gaze of his unclosed eyes cut through me, leaving a scar which would never heal. I could now see that the victim had been shielding a woman and small child from the German's view. A sickening feeling ran through my stomach, as I watched the look of pleasure and excitement spread across the officer's face. The two German soldiers moved towards the woman and attempted to pull her child from her arms; the young girl began to scream. The mother held on for as long as she could, but she was unable to protect her child. ...read more.

Conclusion

The solider by the car took aim and fired. The bullet, striking the girl in midair, cannoned her body back against the apartment wall. It remained there for a moment before sliding down the wall and finishing on the apartment's doorstep. My mother's grip on my hand relaxed as she fainted on the floor beside me. The sound of the gun shot had left a distinct ringing in my ears, I felt transfixed and numb. I couldn't understand who something so small and so defenceless could be abused in that way. She was nothing more than a rag doll in their eyes. Something they could use for amusement. I stood for a few moments after, looking out over the scene below. The fresh corpse provided a fitting centre piece for this twisted picture. The four Germans re-entered their car and drove off into the chill and foggy night... ...read more.

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