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Comrades of War (Danish) Paperback – 1 Apr 1968

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; paperback / softback edition (April 1968)
  • Language: Danish, English
  • ISBN-10: 0552078719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552078719
  • Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,690,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An iconic war novel; a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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By H. T. Davies VINE VOICE on 24 Nov. 2008
Format: Paperback
Following on from Wheels of Terror this is another one of Sven's more realistic works, by which I mean it seems more rooted in fact than novels such as The Bloody Road to Death. To correct the previous reviewer, they are on their way back from the Eastern (not Western) Front.

There is an interesting depiction of life on the homefront in Germany as well as the usual combat scenes in the East. There's also a murder mystery sub-plot and Tiny's courtship, one chilling and the other side splitting. The story of the zebra-man is strangely moving coming as it does in the middle of one of the knockabout sessions between Tiny and Heide.

The only complaint is with the translation which is a bit too mid-Atlantic Scandinavian; whoever thought of roller conveyor as a translation for Rollbahn? Still, that and a few other awkward phrases do not detract from the overall narrative drive of the novel. We see both the horror of war at the front and the side-effects back home - while some live the high-life in secret bars others are reduced to corpse robbing to survive and informers coem into their own.

With Legion of the Damned and Wheels of Terror I would rank this as one of the 'essential' Hassels.
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Comrades of war, the follow on from Wheels of Terror, has developed the characters more making you believe you are fighting a long side him, depicting the factual events of war in a positive fictional manor; living the fear, terror of war and the humour that accompanies the horrors encountered.
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I have been reading these Hassel books since my army days in the 60's and 70's. They give a very good insight into the "other side." Sven served in a penal battalion and his stories are good entertainment. I would have loved to meet some of this comrades (Tiny & Porter especially) I sometimes had tears in my eyes with laughter!!
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Again, I have read all of Sven Hassel's books they all give an insight into the German side of things in WW2. Not all Germans were Nazis. I first read all these Books over 30 years ago, and worth this second visit.
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Read about a factual based but fictional aspect from a german soldier's perspective. Fascinating and Sven Hassel manages to draw you in and keep you addicted! The only shame about all of his books is that they are not in historical order and the characters get a bit confusing as they are out of time sync.
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COMRADES OF WAR, the third book released by Sven Hassel, is in my opinion, hands down, his best book.

There is much more character development, there are even some soft moments, a thing almost unbeliavable in his books.

Of course, the usual mayhem also happens a lot.

Bear in mind, however, that, like all of his books, this book is everything BUT historically accurate... What makes one sometimes annoyed is the fact that publishers, ALL THE TIME, say that his books are based "on real events he testified"....

No same group of soldiers could have endured - and survived -, for years on end, the absurd, terrifying, humorous, chaotic situations described in his book. Simple as that. I will not even mention impossible geographical situations....

ALso, ther eis the old doubt that Sven Hassel NEVER fought in World War II, never went to Russia, never fired a gun..., and tht he was a Danish Gestapo-informer named Borge Villy Redsted Pedersen. It's all fake, even LEGION OF THE DAMNED (that unabashed attempt to rip off NOTHING NEW ON WESTERN FRONT) is fake.

However, the merit in his books are the humor, the anti-belic statements, their anti-heroes, the comic situations, the sheer tragedy of it all. And this book has it in spades.
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My first edition of this anti-war novel cost me 35pence but this newer reprint is still good value. Amazon's background on the author is also valuable, and I enjoy once more, reading about a group of very different men, brought together by and trying to survive a brutal regime.
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Returning from the harsh combat conditions of the western front, Tiny,Sven,Leigonnaire and the other men of the penal battalion are sent back to Hamburg to recieve hospital treatment. Meanwhile the frontline is drawing ever nearer. The fun dosen't stop there however, because neither Tiny, Legionaire or Sven intend to sit the hospital life out... Never trust a penel battalion; and especially never trust theirs.
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