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Memoirs of German soldiers

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    Sven Hassel? some fact or fiction? He did serve in the wehrmacht apparantly.


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    In respect of Sven Hassel, I read an interesting article a couple of years ago (can't remember what it was in) whereby somebody in Denmark (his nationality) had been doing some digging into his past and the accuracy of those books that we have all read when we were younger.
    The writer was of the strong belief that Sven Hassel had not seen any active service during the war. I remember that this was backed up by some quite damming evidence. Again from memory, I think I am right in saying that the evidence indicated that he had been some form of Danish auxillery Police officer or prison guard, in Denmark, at the end of the war.
    It was believed that he was then involved in the guarding of detained German troops and it was from their stories that the basis of his books was possibly found.
    The article was detailed, lengthy and appeared to be written without bias.
    The author had attempted to discuss his findings with Sven Hassel (who was still alive when it was written) but he refused, and when he did manage to confront him, found that he was very evasive and couldn't account for that damming evidence.
    I was a little disappointed and a few days later took my whole collection of Sven Hassel books to the local charity shop.

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    There's too much interesting info on this whole website, but am I glad I found you people.

    Who is this Sven guy and what was his story?

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    I too grew up reading Sven Hassel's books. They are not true, just enjoyable pulp fiction novels.

    Sven Hassel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cheers, Ade.

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    I still like to read the "Leo Kessler" books!

    Similar to Sven Hassel , just good entertaiment!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Any other books from the German accounts of WW2? I think im going to be placing an order on Blood Red Snow sometime in the near future.

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    I just wanted to bump this thread up. I got my copy of Blood Red Snow in and I also made a complete list of books mentioned here (not every single book by the majority) here is the list incase anyone is interested in it but I know for sure after reading Blood Red Snow I will be going down the list and getting the rest of them in.

    Do you guys have any more that are not mentioned here?

    1. Sepp Allerberger-German Sniper On The Eatern Front

    2. Werner Adamczyk-Feuer! -An Artillerymans life on the eastern front.

    3.Martin Poppel-Heaven & Hell- The war diary of a German paratrooper.

    4.Max Kuhnert-Will we see Tomorrow? -A German cavalryman at war.

    5.Roscoe C. Blunt-Foot Soldier **US Infantry**

    6.Rochus Misch-The final Witness

    7. WOLF T.ZOEPF-SEVEN DAYS IN JANURY

    8.lawrence rees-their darkest hour

    9.Charles Henderson-Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills **Vietnam War**

    10.Herbert Werner-Iron Coffin(Insights of life on a U Boat)

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    Quote by Striker View Post
    I just wanted to bump this thread up. I got my copy of Blood Red Snow in and I also made a complete list of books mentioned here (not every single book by the majority) here is the list incase anyone is interested in it but I know for sure after reading Blood Red Snow I will be going down the list and getting the rest of them in.

    Do you guys have any more that are not mentioned here?

    1. Sepp Allerberger-German Sniper On The Eatern Front

    2. Werner Adamczyk-Feuer! -An Artillerymans life on the eastern front.

    3.Martin Poppel-Heaven & Hell- The war diary of a German paratrooper.

    4.Max Kuhnert-Will we see Tomorrow? -A German cavalryman at war.

    5.Roscoe C. Blunt-Foot Soldier **US Infantry**

    6.Rochus Misch-The final Witness

    7. WOLF T.ZOEPF-SEVEN DAYS IN JANURY

    8.lawrence rees-their darkest hour

    9.Charles Henderson-Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills **Vietnam War**

    10.Herbert Werner-Iron Coffin(Insights of life on a U Boat)
    Hi Striker

    You have a great list there!

    I couldnt put Blood Red Snow down.....enjoy!
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I just did a little bit of digging around and it appears that the book
    Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger appears to be a much shorter english version of the real thing that is actually written by Sepp himself.

    Does anyone have any more info on this?

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    Hi Guys, I have just been loaned a copy of "Adventures in My Youth": A German Soldier on the Eastern Front 1941-45 by Armin Scheiderbauer.

    I will post a review once I have finished it.

    Cheers, Ade.

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