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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.
John Divver from London wrote on 26/02/2020 at 23:50:
Thanks for keeping me entertained from 1980 to around 1985..... I absolutely loved those books.
Thanks for keeping me entertained from 1980 to around 1985..... I absolutely loved those books.
Jamie Cross from Near Newmarket, Suffolk wrote on 13/02/2020 at 19:06:
As a Ex Soldier, Medal Dealer and collector, the books of Sven Hassel have had a big effect on my life, The truth about war, Politics and people can be found in these pages from, any of his books, As a Medal dealer I have seen the awards that he describes within the books, and have a greater respect for the awards won by men who did there best in the worst of times, My site www.thirdreichmedals.com show many of these awards , medals and badges, so if you want to learn more about them or even own an Iron Cross please drop by my web site- .
As a Ex Soldier, Medal Dealer and collector, the books of Sven Hassel have had a big effect on my life, The truth about war, Politics and people can be found in these pages from, any of his books, As a Medal dealer I have seen the awards that he describes within the books, and have a greater respect for the awards won by men who did there best in the worst of times, My site www.thirdreichmedals.com show many of these awards , medals and badges, so if you want to learn more about them or even own an Iron Cross please drop by my web site- .
Marco from Manchester wrote on 27/11/2019 at 23:03:
I read Legion of the Damned and Wheels of Terror in the early 1970s whilst at boarding school in a bleak part of the UK. They were passed around from boy to boy and then back again. Such a terrific writer, funny, compassionate, and at the same time horrifying. I really should read them all again.
I read Legion of the Damned and Wheels of Terror in the early 1970s whilst at boarding school in a bleak part of the UK. They were passed around from boy to boy and then back again. Such a terrific writer, funny, compassionate, and at the same time horrifying. I really should read them all again.
Dale Harding from Newcastle, Australia wrote on 11/11/2019 at 14:10:
As a child, I witnessed my brothers and uncle reading Sven Hassel novels. I wasn't allowed to read them until I was, maybe 13? I was engrossed immediately and read every novel I could find. They bring home the bloody, horrifying truths of war. Too many novels and movies glorify war. To this day, every time I go into a second hand book store, I ask for Sven Hassel or the WWII section.
As a child, I witnessed my brothers and uncle reading Sven Hassel novels. I wasn't allowed to read them until I was, maybe 13? I was engrossed immediately and read every novel I could find. They bring home the bloody, horrifying truths of war. Too many novels and movies glorify war. To this day, every time I go into a second hand book store, I ask for Sven Hassel or the WWII section.
Alan from Auckland wrote on 04/09/2019 at 07:47:
I do have all his books then. First read them when I was about 14 and decided 40 years later to get his entire collection.
I do have all his books then. First read them when I was about 14 and decided 40 years later to get his entire collection.
Dave Meacock from Rhosymadoc Wales UK wrote on 05/08/2019 at 12:08:
I first read Legion of the Damned in 1970 as it was virtually obligatory reading for every member of the British Army Of the Rhine with copies of several of your fathers' books in every room in the barracks. I am about to read it again 50 yrs on and care little whether the story is true or fictional as now like then it is a bloody good read.
I first read Legion of the Damned in 1970 as it was virtually obligatory reading for every member of the British Army Of the Rhine with copies of several of your fathers' books in every room in the barracks. I am about to read it again 50 yrs on and care little whether the story is true or fictional as now like then it is a bloody good read.

 

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