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Wheels of Terror

Sven Hassel, Jordy Diago
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The Sven Hassel Collection

Sven Hassel
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Sven Hassel

From the fight for survival against the ferocious Red Army and the icy, shell-ravaged wastes of the vicious Russian winter, to the bloodiest battles on the Eastern Front, Sven Hassel's gripping novels are based on his own experiences in the German army. Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel was sent to a punishment regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades were regarded as little more than dispensable killing-machines, cannon fodder for Hitler's war. His unflinching narrative takes us to the most extreme outposts of war, where soldiers face an inferno of blood and butchery. THE SVEN HASSEL COLLECTION includes all 14 books in Sven Hassel's series and exclusive extra material.

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Comrades of War

Sven Hassel
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There were not so much people as animals. Sometimes small and frightened, huddling together in cattle cars, wounds gaping, tongues swelling even as they licked the moist frost from the walls...Grievously wounded - having survived the operating table and the perilous journey West on a freezing freight train - Sven Hassel and his comrades find themselves behind the lines in a Hamburg hospital. The Reich is a hotbed of lies, betrayal and propaganda. Disgusted by the Nazi cause, the comrades drink themselves into oblivion, visit brothels where women dance naked on saloon tables and reach for home comforts before they return to the dreaded Russian Front. Because Hitler's war must go on... COMRADES OF WAR is a gritty portrayal of war's harsh realities and the fear and fanaticism at the heart of The Third Reich.Sven Hassel's unflinching narrative is based on his own experiences in the German Army. He began writing his first novel, LEGION OF THE DAMNED in a prisoner of war camp at the end of the Second World War.

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Liquidate Paris

Sven Hassel
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LIQUIDATE PARIS shows the eruption of the Second World War in its most brutal and cruel phase, as allied troops advance upon Paris and the penal regiment retreat.I had a grenade in my hand. So, no doubt, did the English private. I tore out the pin with my teeth. Lay there and counted. Twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four...It is Hitler's last chance to save the Third Reich...Millions of Allied troops have landed in Normandy.The orders are clear: Sven and his comrades, hardened by a savage war that has led them from the bloody steppes of the Russian Front, to the slopes of Monte Cassino, are ordered to withdraw to Strasbourg and destroy Paris on the way...

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Reign of Hell

Sven Hassel
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Blitzfreeze

Sven Hassel
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Wheels of Terror

Sven Hassel
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SS General

Sven Hassel
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SS GENERAL is the definitive Stalingrad novel, a gripping portrait of war's brutal realities.It was said that Stalingrad had been burning since August, ever since the first German bombs were dropped...Sven Hassel and his comrades are plunged into the maelstrom of Stalingrad. Radio Moscow reports that one German soldier dies every minute. Trapped by the Russian counter-attack, starving soldiers must resort to cannibalism to survive. But 'Tiny', Porta, the Legionnaire and Sven attempt to break out, to fight their way across the frozen steppe.Their leader: an SS general who takes no prisoners...

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Monte Cassino

Sven Hassel
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Sven Hassel's iconic novel about the Battle for Monte Cassino.The thunder of the guns could be heard in Rome, 170 miles away...Having survived the horrors of the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment are posted to Italy. Hitler has ordered that every position must be held to the last, and every lost position recaptured by counter-attack.Monte Cassino - a major look-out post on the German defensive line - is under attack. In the face of overwhelming Allied firepower, Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to hold the fortress at all costs...MONTE CASSINO is a classic Sven Hassel novel, a no-holds-barred account of frontline combat.Sven Hassel based his unflinching narrative on his experiences in the German army. He ended the Second World War in a prisoner of war camp, where he wrote his first novel LEGION OF THE DAMNED.

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Legion of the Damned

Sven Hassel
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March Battalion

Sven Hassel
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Danger was forgotten, death was forgotten, the war was forgotten. They only knew they had to kill... The figures in khaki were no longer soldiers, no longer men. Sven Hassel and his comrades are once more hurled into the ferocity of the frontline.The Eastern Front is a sight of unprecedented destruction. The soldiers there - the tank battalions of Hitler's penal regiments - are considered expendable by the German high command. Treated like animals, they learn to live like animals, to fight like beasts. The only other option is to die a bloody death... This is a gripping testament to the soldiers sacrificed on the Russian Front.

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Court Martial

Sven Hassel
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The Bloody Road To Death

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Assignment Gestapo

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The Commissar

Sven Hassel
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Sven Hassel

A shocking insight into the brutalities faced by ordinary soldiers and the atrocities committed in the name of survival.Dispassionately we stared at the bloody scene. It had become an everyday sight. The 27th Penal Regiment care nothing for Hitler's war. They fight only to stay alive. But then they uncover the Soviet Army's biggest secret. A Russian commissar has hidden 30 million dollars of gold somewhere behind enemy lines. In a madcap scheme, Porta brokers a deal with the commissar: free passage for the Russians in return for a share of the gold. To find it, Sven and his comrades must be prepared to lie, steal and go behind the lines of the deadly Russian army...

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O.G.P.U. Prison

Sven Hassel
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Sven Hassel

Sven Hassel

Born in 1917 in Fredensborg, Denmark, Sven Hassel joined the merchant navy at the age of 14. He did his compulsory year's military service in the Danish forces in 1936 and then, facing unemployment, joined the German army. He served throughout World War II on all fronts except North Africa. When the war ended in 1945 he was transferred between Russian, American and French prison camps, and upon returning to Denmark, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. He began writing LEGION OF THE DAMNED during his time as a prisoner of war. His fourteen World War II books, which draw on his own encounters and experiences as a soldier, have sold over 53 million copies worldwide and have been published in more than 50 countries. He peacefully passed away in Barcelona in 2012, where he had resided since 1964.

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I often look at the collection of Sven Hassel novels on the shelf to remind me that we all have a little bit of Tiny, Porta or Old Man in us

Rui Vasco Cunha

    By the time I had finished the first chapter, I already knew the men of the 2nd platoon would become my childhood heroes. They still are.

    Frederic Myhrén

      Some strange guy tried to pick me up with Legion of the Damned. “Read it,” he said. I’m going to marry this strange guy next year.

      Ale Sama Duty

        From his books I learned that men are just men regardless of the uniforms they wear

        Jason Usher

          I was 14 years old and in my local grocers when I saw I book with a picture of a tank on it and thought, “Cool”.

          Jim Murison

            Everyone should have a Porta in their life

            Fredrik Wallander

              I remember wondering who in their right mind would go to war wearing a monocle and top hat!

              Phil Byrne

                Tiny peeing on the electric fence always makes me laugh but it also shows how close the group are

                Anthony Young

                  I was 12 and I liked to imagine that the Legionnaire and I were family. I pictured myself as him while reading the books

                  Güero Becerra

                    I pictured everything Sven wrote as if seeing it through his eyes, willing them on in their run-ins with Wolf, in tears when the Old Man died

                    Sarge Fluffykins James

                      These characters have helped me through some dark times in my life. They are there for me anytime I need to see why friendship is everything

                      David Quinton

                        Reading wasn’t my thing, but with Sven’s captivating style, I overcame my challenges and enjoyed every page, and mourned those who were lost

                        Stanley Wilkin

                          I was 10 years old and I discovered my dad’s collection of Hassels. I have now got at least 4 copies of every book scattered around the house

                          Steve Tottle

                            Sven taught me how to get over the obstacles in life and carry on

                            Rens Hoenselaar

                              I first came across Sven in a used bookstore when I was 13 – a rugged edition of Monte Cassino for $2.50

                              Pat Sullivan

                                Being at one of the scenes in the books definitely made Sven’s stories sing out

                                Colin Watson