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Sven Hassel was a World War II novelist, who completed a series of fourteen books, that tell the battles of a penal regiment on the Eastern Front. The novels are based on his own experiences in the German army.

He published his first book, Legion of the Damned, in 1953. The complete series has to this day been published in more than 50 countries, translated into 25 languages and sold over 53 million copies worldwide.

Sven Hassel’s books are a testament to the brutality of war and show the unique perspective of the desperate fight for survival of the ever-dispensable soldier.

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