Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: £5.99

Save £3.00 (33%)

includes VAT*
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Monte Cassino (Legion of the Damned Series Book 6) by [Hassel, Sven]
Kindle App Ad

Monte Cassino (Legion of the Damned Series Book 6) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
Book 6 of 13 in Cassell Military Paperbacks (13 Book Series)
See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
£5.99
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£0.49

Length: 256 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled

Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now

Get a £1 credit for movies or TV
Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase any Amazon Kindle Book from the Kindle Store (excluding Kindle Unlimited, Periodicals and free Kindle Books) offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Terms and conditions apply

Product Description

Review

Hassel's books of war are the most powerful I have ever read

In essence this is an expose of the absurdity of war, and a moving plea for peace. As such, it takes its rank with far milder books, such as ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT NEWSDAY"

He is graphic, at times brilliantly so, but never brutal or bitter. He is, too, a first-rate storyteller WASHINGTON POST"

Book Description

Sven Hassel's iconic novel about the Battle for Monte Cassino, now relaunched with a stunning new look.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1305 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson (23 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004H4XB7E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 48 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #56,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images or tell us about a lower price?


Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By H. T. Davies VINE VOICE on 30 Sept. 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the one I read first as a schoolboy and it got me started on the others. This is a more 'conventional' war story than the others, with shades of Alistair Maclean as the 27th don SS uniforms to spirit away the monastery's treasures. Sven's leave in Rome is a bit tedious but the action sequences and the general narrative thread in the rest of the book more than make up for it. As usual with the recipes, I'm not sure I'd try starlings and marrow balls at home!
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I was first introduced to the works of Sven Hassell as a callow teen, in the Rivonia Book Exchange in the well to do suburbs of Johannesburg. I can still recall the frisson of anticipation and discovery that the Rivonia elicited as I sorted through the huge piles of musty-smelling, second-, third- and fourth-hand paperbacks looking for a Hassell that I hadn't yet read. But I digress...

Sven Hassell was very popular during the 1970's and 80's, allegedly a veteran of an elite Panzer Regiment, allegedly serving in almost every theatre in the Second World War, he wrote a number of lurid and slightly trashy war stories covering his exploits. The word 'allegedly' is used advisedly here - there is much debate as to how autobiographical his novels actually were, with the concensus tending towards 'not at all'. It is rumoured that he spent his war in Copenhagen (he was a Dane) stealing bicycles and informing for the local Nazi party.

Monte Casino is a case in point. Hassell writes of his part in the famous battle and of his wider experiences in the Italian front late in the war and his story is improbable to say the least. I won't elaborate with details, suffice to say that it reads like the story that you'd get from someone who /wasn't/ there but desperately wants you to think that he /was/. His exploits, and those of his comrades-in-arms - Porta, The Old Man, Tiny, Barcelona Blom and The Legionnaire - verge on (and frequently exceed) the frankly fantastical.
Read more ›
5 Comments 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The hill is Monte Cassino, and the horror is the carnage of Allied attempts to wrest it from the Germans in 1944, among whom are numbered the lads of the 27th Penal Battalion.
A classic Sven Hassel, with all the right ingredients - blood, guts, fear, high comedy and magnificent courage - with the shattered monastery ruins and the seedy streets of wartime Rome as the backdrop. The plot? Defend the hill to the last man.
The outcome? A compelling tale from the master of World War Two pulp fiction.
Enjoy it.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
These are great books,SVEN HASSEL,portains what the GERMAN INFANTARY.Had to endure,drinking dirty water from a shell hole,running low on provisions/ammo.And the allies closing in,this is a no hold bars book,
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
Sven is the best he makes you feel as if you are with them . And the gang old man tiny and the great Porta will all ways have me re- reading them again and again
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition
this series of books are by far the best ww2 novels bar none. supurb and totaly enthralling,once picked up hard to put down.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Sadly not one of his best. Read this first in the 70s as a young man and thought it was brilliant, but on re reading it today it sadly wasn't as I remembered. Having said that the last fifth of the book is everything I expect from him and it is worth buying.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
click to open popover