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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.
Mark from South Africa wrote on 26/06/2019 at 13:26:
Thanks to Sven Hassel for his books, and to his family for keeping his legacy alive. I first read Blitzfreeze in 1978, as a young grade 10 school-boy, and together with all of my friends eagerly read each of his novels as they became available. Having served in the military and in combat in the Angolan bush-war in 1980's, I learnt first hand how memories blur, when one's first instinct is to try to stay alive , and how important your comrades are to you. Fights might break out over minor things, but you are always willing to share your toothbrush, razor and even underpants with your comrades. We were always hungry, and drank all alcohol that we could get our hands on. Reading about another young man, who also had to endure horrible things, but survived, and went on to live a full life, was a great inspiration to me personally. I will always be grateful that he had the courage to write about his experiences, and only wish that he could have known how his stories would help another generation of young men on the other side of the world to recover from the madness of war.
Thanks to Sven Hassel for his books, and to his family for keeping his legacy alive. I first read Blitzfreeze in 1978, as a young grade 10 school-boy, and together with all of my friends eagerly read each of his novels as they became available. Having served in the military and in combat in the Angolan bush-war in 1980's, I learnt first hand how memories blur, when one's first instinct is to try to stay alive , and how important your comrades are to you. Fights might break out over minor things, but you are always willing to share your toothbrush, razor and even underpants with your comrades. We were always hungry, and drank all alcohol that we could get our hands on. Reading about another young man, who also had to endure horrible things, but survived, and went on to live a full life, was a great inspiration to me personally. I will always be grateful that he had the courage to write about his experiences, and only wish that he could have known how his stories would help another generation of young men on the other side of the world to recover from the madness of war.
Ufuk SIRIM from MERSIN TURKEY wrote on 23/05/2019 at 19:34:
best writer I have ever read. I am reading over and over for years.
best writer I have ever read. I am reading over and over for years.
Dougie Quinn from Aberdeen wrote on 10/05/2019 at 13:58:
I've always enjoyed reading Sven's books and I continue to read them again and again when I get fed up with newer authors.
I've always enjoyed reading Sven's books and I continue to read them again and again when I get fed up with newer authors.
Paul Fogerty from Worthing wrote on 27/03/2019 at 20:43:
Just returned to read the series again after 40 years. I am close to finishing Legion of The Damned and am being drawn in again.
Just returned to read the series again after 40 years. I am close to finishing Legion of The Damned and am being drawn in again.
Gary from Buckley UK wrote on 16/03/2019 at 14:03:
Like many I read svens books when I was very young, I still read them now many years later. Even today they still have relevance and put life in perspective. Thanks Sven.
Like many I read svens books when I was very young, I still read them now many years later. Even today they still have relevance and put life in perspective. Thanks Sven.
Mikko from Kuopio wrote on 06/03/2019 at 19:23:
I remember buying my first book form a car boot sale when I was about 14 in 1988, I cannot remember the name of the book but it must have made an impact because I kept on returning to the car boot sale every week to try to find more. I have returned to Sven again as I am older, and I find that the characters are people I want to revisit in our times. Even though the background is a horror war, which is fading from human memory, the characters will always keep it from being just mere history, we the reader are wrapped up in their lives. Maybe nowadays with our modern media, we forget that everyone who dies is a character, who should have their own book.
I remember buying my first book form a car boot sale when I was about 14 in 1988, I cannot remember the name of the book but it must have made an impact because I kept on returning to the car boot sale every week to try to find more. I have returned to Sven again as I am older, and I find that the characters are people I want to revisit in our times. Even though the background is a horror war, which is fading from human memory, the characters will always keep it from being just mere history, we the reader are wrapped up in their lives. Maybe nowadays with our modern media, we forget that everyone who dies is a character, who should have their own book.
Paul wrote on 22/02/2019 at 04:09:
Love the series , read it many times. Buying them up again for another round. The last in the series the glorious defeat, when is it released RIP Sven Answer: So far in Norwegian, Danish and Finnish
Love the series , read it many times. Buying them up again for another round. The last in the series the glorious defeat, when is it released RIP Sven Answer: So far in Norwegian, Danish and Finnish
Utkan wrote on 16/01/2019 at 17:58:
ello,i am a really big fan of sven hassel.Just finished ss general and its my 5th svens hassel book in this month.I love him,but i am furious there is general called Paul Augsberg in \"Ss general\" book.When i search him,there is no person called it.Is these names fiction ?Why i cant find him ? And also is barcelona blooms name is his real name ? And.....Sorry too many questions .I want to buy svens book about berlin defence.Is it possible ? I know he did not finish the book,but it will definetly worth it.Even i will die wondering the end of the book.Thanks. Answer: Sven´s books are novels not historical book, but based on his experience in WWII, and therefore part is fiction. The only 50 pages of the last novel is available so far only in Danish, Finnish and Norwegian.
ello,i am a really big fan of sven hassel.Just finished ss general and its my 5th svens hassel book in this month.I love him,but i am furious there is general called Paul Augsberg in \"Ss general\" book.When i search him,there is no person called it.Is these names fiction ?Why i cant find him ? And also is barcelona blooms name is his real name ? And.....Sorry too many questions .I want to buy svens book about berlin defence.Is it possible ? I know he did not finish the book,but it will definetly worth it.Even i will die wondering the end of the book.Thanks. Answer: Sven´s books are novels not historical book, but based on his experience in WWII, and therefore part is fiction. The only 50 pages of the last novel is available so far only in Danish, Finnish and Norwegian.
Stane wrote on 15/01/2019 at 10:22:
I like the photos so much
I like the photos so much
Ferran Rivas from Barcelona wrote on 09/01/2019 at 20:06:
Me sorprendió gratamente la fácil lectura y la forma de explicar los hechos. Da sensación de realidad y a la vez impresiona por la rudeza de los hechos.
Me sorprendió gratamente la fácil lectura y la forma de explicar los hechos. Da sensación de realidad y a la vez impresiona por la rudeza de los hechos.
Duncan Russell from Aberdeen, Scotlasnd wrote on 23/09/2018 at 18:35:
Read the books back in the 80's, looking forward to the audio versions now available... Great books, great stories I read that the last book was started but never got past 50 pages, would be great if it could somehow be completed..?
Read the books back in the 80's, looking forward to the audio versions now available... Great books, great stories I read that the last book was started but never got past 50 pages, would be great if it could somehow be completed..?
Antonio González Sánchez from Alicante wrote on 21/09/2018 at 16:37:
Las catorce novelas de Sven Hassel, son para mi las mejores novelas de guerra que jamas he leído, y he leído muchas. Son fuerte, duras, brutales, despiadadas, casi de verdad. Las he leído todas varias veces, y cada vez me gustan más. Solo decir que la receta del puré de patatas con tropezones de tocino de Porta es genial, así como su gato y sobrero. Me gustaría saber que paso con todos los personajes después de la guerra, si alguno sobrevivió. El Viejo, Barcelona, Heidi, El Legionario, el propio Sven, Porta, Hermanito, el Coronel Hinka, etc. Estoy deseando que se publique en España y en español la novela número 15. Seguro que la voy a disfrutar mucho. Saludos a todos los amantes de las novelas de Sven desde España. He escrito este párrafo y comentario en español, en primer lugar porque es mi idioma materno, yo pienso y siento en español, y porque Sven Hassel vivió muchos años en España y murió en España. Y porque creo que él amaba a España. I have written this paragraph and comment in Spanish, firstly because it is my mother tongue, I think and feel in Spanish, and because Sven Hassel lived many years in Spain and died in Spain, and I think he loved Spain.
Las catorce novelas de Sven Hassel, son para mi las mejores novelas de guerra que jamas he leído, y he leído muchas. Son fuerte, duras, brutales, despiadadas, casi de verdad. Las he leído todas varias veces, y cada vez me gustan más. Solo decir que la receta del puré de patatas con tropezones de tocino de Porta es genial, así como su gato y sobrero. Me gustaría saber que paso con todos los personajes después de la guerra, si alguno sobrevivió. El Viejo, Barcelona, Heidi, El Legionario, el propio Sven, Porta, Hermanito, el Coronel Hinka, etc. Estoy deseando que se publique en España y en español la novela número 15. Seguro que la voy a disfrutar mucho. Saludos a todos los amantes de las novelas de Sven desde España. He escrito este párrafo y comentario en español, en primer lugar porque es mi idioma materno, yo pienso y siento en español, y porque Sven Hassel vivió muchos años en España y murió en España. Y porque creo que él amaba a España. I have written this paragraph and comment in Spanish, firstly because it is my mother tongue, I think and feel in Spanish, and because Sven Hassel lived many years in Spain and died in Spain, and I think he loved Spain.
Michael from Netherlands wrote on 26/08/2018 at 16:42:
Great books have read them more then ones. Trying to get all 14 of them. My kids are reading these books now. So now they know the horror of war and the compagnon between fellow soldiers. Thanks sven for your legacy
Great books have read them more then ones. Trying to get all 14 of them. My kids are reading these books now. So now they know the horror of war and the compagnon between fellow soldiers. Thanks sven for your legacy
Adrian from Bucharest wrote on 15/08/2018 at 19:47:
A few months ago I found and old beaten copy of "Legion of the Damned" that my uncle gave me when i was kid. It sat in my shelf for many years until recently when I started reading as means to help my depression. When I started reading this book I was so fascinated with the characters, the stories. So much so, that with money from my first ever salary I went and bought the entire set of books brand new! Even though you're no longer among us, I want to thank you Sven for writing these books, and for these amazing stories and great characters!
A few months ago I found and old beaten copy of "Legion of the Damned" that my uncle gave me when i was kid. It sat in my shelf for many years until recently when I started reading as means to help my depression. When I started reading this book I was so fascinated with the characters, the stories. So much so, that with money from my first ever salary I went and bought the entire set of books brand new! Even though you're no longer among us, I want to thank you Sven for writing these books, and for these amazing stories and great characters!
ella - from San Antonio, TX wrote on 03/08/2018 at 19:48:
Read my first SH book, Legion of the Damned, while still in high school. It was circulating around communist Romania in photocopied issues... Then, after Nov 1989, a printing house in Bucharest got the rights to translate and print all Sven Hassel novels. I have bought them, read them and enjoyed them greatly. Still re-read them, every once in a while... Humanity should not forget the tragedy that WWII brought on us, all... Even more so, as it seems we are heading towards another long period of international conflict, brutal terrorism and political unrest.
Read my first SH book, Legion of the Damned, while still in high school. It was circulating around communist Romania in photocopied issues... Then, after Nov 1989, a printing house in Bucharest got the rights to translate and print all Sven Hassel novels. I have bought them, read them and enjoyed them greatly. Still re-read them, every once in a while... Humanity should not forget the tragedy that WWII brought on us, all... Even more so, as it seems we are heading towards another long period of international conflict, brutal terrorism and political unrest.
Utkan from Istanbul wrote on 21/07/2018 at 22:33:
I'm curious about what really happened to characters ? Did sven ever released something about that ?
I'm curious about what really happened to characters ? Did sven ever released something about that ?
Pepe from Barcelona wrote on 30/06/2018 at 18:15:
Great books
Great books
David from England wrote on 10/06/2018 at 02:14:
As a son of a man that never met his dad. He died aboured HMS Celendine 1943 Russian runs. I watched him devour Sven novels & I too follow him including a Heinrich Gerlach one. Vital tales & thanks.x
As a son of a man that never met his dad. He died aboured HMS Celendine 1943 Russian runs. I watched him devour Sven novels & I too follow him including a Heinrich Gerlach one. Vital tales & thanks.x
Mercedes from Spain wrote on 23/05/2018 at 18:34:
40 years after reading the legion of the damned, very much looking forward for the glorius defeat. Could anyone let me know whether it has been published in English ?
40 years after reading the legion of the damned, very much looking forward for the glorius defeat. Could anyone let me know whether it has been published in English ?

 

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