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Manuel from Barcelona wrote on 25/02/2021 at 01:49:
Felicidades, rezaré por las almas de todos los personajes que fueron ejemplo para los libros, muy buenos, por cierto. Gracias, Sven...
Felicidades, rezaré por las almas de todos los personajes que fueron ejemplo para los libros, muy buenos, por cierto. Gracias, Sven...
Tom Mcgrath from Dover wrote on 04/01/2021 at 01:36:
Read all Sven's novels many times over the years & got great pleasure from them, thankyou. "And Obersturmbahnfuhrer Ritter can shove that up his shitter" Will always remain with me.
Read all Sven's novels many times over the years & got great pleasure from them, thankyou. "And Obersturmbahnfuhrer Ritter can shove that up his shitter" Will always remain with me.
Andrew Stimpson from Bradford wrote on 21/12/2020 at 11:07:
I'm so pleased to find that this page exists. I discovered Wheels of Terror around 1982 c/o my Grandad. His work has always stayed with me and I still have my complete collection of Corgi editions. I was honoured to write an obituary for Sven for The Quietus after his passing and found this page whilst looking for images as I prep an episode of my podcast (Breakfast in the Ruins) that will cover Wheels of Terror. Thanks for being here!
I'm so pleased to find that this page exists. I discovered Wheels of Terror around 1982 c/o my Grandad. His work has always stayed with me and I still have my complete collection of Corgi editions. I was honoured to write an obituary for Sven for The Quietus after his passing and found this page whilst looking for images as I prep an episode of my podcast (Breakfast in the Ruins) that will cover Wheels of Terror. Thanks for being here!
Tony Mortimer from ILFRACOMBE wrote on 13/12/2020 at 20:17:
Finally, after nearly 50 years I have discovered the name of Odin's pig. That really bugged me but I can rest easy now. Thanks...
Finally, after nearly 50 years I have discovered the name of Odin's pig. That really bugged me but I can rest easy now. Thanks...
john rook from norwich england wrote on 11/12/2020 at 13:03:
at 74 years old just read the 14 books againfor the 10nth time a writer of amazing insight and perception, may future generations read these books and learn from them
at 74 years old just read the 14 books againfor the 10nth time a writer of amazing insight and perception, may future generations read these books and learn from them
Les H from Barnsley wrote on 06/12/2020 at 23:52:
Read all your books in my early 20's Thank you Rest in peace Sven
Read all your books in my early 20's Thank you Rest in peace Sven
Simon Baker wrote on 14/11/2020 at 12:17:
I´ve read all the books started in my early 20´s. Love them all. RIP Sven
I´ve read all the books started in my early 20´s. Love them all. RIP Sven
gary brier from LEEDS wrote on 07/11/2020 at 23:50:
Thanks for introducing me to the world of war literature .At 16 /1976 you were and are one of my favourite writers.The world never looked the same.
Thanks for introducing me to the world of war literature .At 16 /1976 you were and are one of my favourite writers.The world never looked the same.
Ronald Romkema from Zeewolde wrote on 21/09/2020 at 10:42:
RIP Sven, I still love your books, I have them all for decades.
RIP Sven, I still love your books, I have them all for decades.
Jesse from Altona wrote on 31/08/2020 at 02:42:
It has been almost 40 years since I read these as a young soldier. Looking forward to reading them again.
It has been almost 40 years since I read these as a young soldier. Looking forward to reading them again.
Gilson Prado Rodrigues wrote on 24/08/2020 at 18:27:
Um dos melhores escritores da II guerra mundial!!!
Um dos melhores escritores da II guerra mundial!!!
David Meer from Thornton Heath wrote on 18/08/2020 at 21:27:
love these books and have read them over a few times. My cat is called Hassel . They will never get the recognition they deserve because the are anti hero . Steeped in realism and written by one of the losing team . Which is why i think they stand out .
love these books and have read them over a few times. My cat is called Hassel . They will never get the recognition they deserve because the are anti hero . Steeped in realism and written by one of the losing team . Which is why i think they stand out .
Martin Conway from dublin wrote on 04/08/2020 at 00:48:
Sven is the best. Rip.
Sven is the best. Rip.
Steven Crawford from Campbelltown wrote on 28/05/2020 at 11:29:
I started reading the books as a new young soldier after a friend gave me a copy, since then I have read all the novels time and time again finding bits that whilst read not grasped the first time. It is a loss to the literary world that he has passed on, but he will all ways live on in our minds with Porta, Tiny,The old Un and the little legionnaire. RIP Sven.
I started reading the books as a new young soldier after a friend gave me a copy, since then I have read all the novels time and time again finding bits that whilst read not grasped the first time. It is a loss to the literary world that he has passed on, but he will all ways live on in our minds with Porta, Tiny,The old Un and the little legionnaire. RIP Sven.
Joseph F. Askew from Beaconsfield wrote on 21/05/2020 at 01:08:
I had just entered my teens and my dads friend, who worked for Corgi Books gave me a copy of 'BlitzFreeze'. I devoured it! The dark 'gallows' humour that prevailed through out that and the rest of his books kept me entertained for the next few years. The horrors of warfare, the whole Nazi set up and the sheer brutality of survival in some of the theaters of war led me to investigate them personally as I grew up (Casino, Paris, Torgau, Berlin etc), . OK some say it was fiction, but speaking with a now dwindling group of survivors from that era, a number recount the horrors of battle, very similar to what was written. Yes I was sad when a character was killed off, disappointed when one was not. I tend to revisit the books every 8-10 years, just to remind me how brutal war can be. R.I.P and thank you.
I had just entered my teens and my dads friend, who worked for Corgi Books gave me a copy of 'BlitzFreeze'. I devoured it! The dark 'gallows' humour that prevailed through out that and the rest of his books kept me entertained for the next few years. The horrors of warfare, the whole Nazi set up and the sheer brutality of survival in some of the theaters of war led me to investigate them personally as I grew up (Casino, Paris, Torgau, Berlin etc), . OK some say it was fiction, but speaking with a now dwindling group of survivors from that era, a number recount the horrors of battle, very similar to what was written. Yes I was sad when a character was killed off, disappointed when one was not. I tend to revisit the books every 8-10 years, just to remind me how brutal war can be. R.I.P and thank you.
David Rico from Madrid wrote on 11/05/2020 at 15:03:
Thank you Sven. Your books are a relevant part of the background of my mind. I appreciate so much your work. Rest in peace camerade. Kind regards to all the Sven's lovers.
Thank you Sven. Your books are a relevant part of the background of my mind. I appreciate so much your work. Rest in peace camerade. Kind regards to all the Sven's lovers.
Mark from London wrote on 06/05/2020 at 21:22:
Read every book at least twice over from a boy through to my military service. Helped me get through many a lonely night on guard duty. I don't think there was a barracks in the British Army you wouldn't find one of Sven's books........
Read every book at least twice over from a boy through to my military service. Helped me get through many a lonely night on guard duty. I don't think there was a barracks in the British Army you wouldn't find one of Sven's books........
Gary Malcolm wrote on 27/04/2020 at 17:19:
The Sven Hassel books helped me get through a bike accident in which I lost my leg . I got totally immersed in the book series and read each one. I was on Facebook one day and founds notice a bit back thatSven Hassel had died And was absolutely amazed that they were real people and not a work of fiction as I would have loved to have thanked him for helping through his work to get me through the worst part of my life and if possible I would be so happy to convey in some way my thanks and gratitude to the rest of the bunch inc Old Man. Porta. Tiny. Legionnaire. Heide. Barcelona-Blom. Gregor Martin. Wolf. Thanks & kind regards Gary
The Sven Hassel books helped me get through a bike accident in which I lost my leg . I got totally immersed in the book series and read each one. I was on Facebook one day and founds notice a bit back thatSven Hassel had died And was absolutely amazed that they were real people and not a work of fiction as I would have loved to have thanked him for helping through his work to get me through the worst part of my life and if possible I would be so happy to convey in some way my thanks and gratitude to the rest of the bunch inc Old Man. Porta. Tiny. Legionnaire. Heide. Barcelona-Blom. Gregor Martin. Wolf. Thanks & kind regards Gary
Graeme Fairclough from Sunderland wrote on 03/04/2020 at 00:22:
I started reading Sven’s books when I was 15 having a cheeky smoke in the shed- the first I read was A Bloody Road to Death. I was hooked and searched bookstores and car boot sales until I had the whole collection. I am 41 now and downloaded them on my kindle to read again. An awesome collection. I have a German Shepard who I named Sven. People often ask me, why did you name your dog after the football manager..... I DON’T THINK SO. RIP Sven and thank you.
I started reading Sven’s books when I was 15 having a cheeky smoke in the shed- the first I read was A Bloody Road to Death. I was hooked and searched bookstores and car boot sales until I had the whole collection. I am 41 now and downloaded them on my kindle to read again. An awesome collection. I have a German Shepard who I named Sven. People often ask me, why did you name your dog after the football manager..... I DON’T THINK SO. RIP Sven and thank you.
james fear from nottingham wrote on 21/03/2020 at 20:35:
As a 15 year old i well remember finishing legion of the damned with a lump in my throat, i very quickly devoured all the others published at that time, i'm now 65, iv'e no time for the numpties who prattle on about whether Sven really did this or that, the works are as He clearly said fiction based on fact' the books made me smile, laugh and almost cry, ( not many writers can do that ) the man was in my humble opinion brilliant at what he did, thank you Sven R.I.P.
As a 15 year old i well remember finishing legion of the damned with a lump in my throat, i very quickly devoured all the others published at that time, i'm now 65, iv'e no time for the numpties who prattle on about whether Sven really did this or that, the works are as He clearly said fiction based on fact' the books made me smile, laugh and almost cry, ( not many writers can do that ) the man was in my humble opinion brilliant at what he did, thank you Sven R.I.P.

 

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