General Burkhalter says Frau Linkmeyer's husband has been listed as missing in action on the Eastern Front for 3 years. Hitler's invasion of Russia began on 22 June 1941 which makes the earliest date of events as June 1944 by which time the war had less than a year to run.
Per the title, Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt (1725-1798) was a Venetian adventurer and author. His autobiography Story of My Life is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs of 18th century European social life. So famous a womanizer was he that the name "Casanova" remains synonymous with the art of seduction. Had he not been bored and written the story of his life, he would probably be forgotten today.