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"Legion of the Damned" by Sven Hassel,
This review is from: Legion of the Damned (Sven Hassel War Classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
The first in the accalimed series of semi-autobiographical accounts of Sven's experiences in the German Army during World War II. Did Sven actually do all the things the character Sven does in this book? Probably irrelevant as the story has an air of reality about it that makes it such a good read. God they had it tough in those days and the love affairs couldn't be more emotionally demanding if you were actually living them out yourself!
Sven now lives in Denmark and is a very old man. Whatever you think, he is a hero of mine who fired my imagination as a teenager...Oh my God!
If you liked this book I can also recommend "All quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.The generation of young men who lived,fought and often died in the two World Wars are all truly heroes no matter on which side they were on!