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RIP Sven Hassel

Article about: by Scout Well, you are in 'luck' then A movie has been made. Yes , 'Wheels of Terror' a dreadful movie! http://www.dansmith.info/hassel/books2.asp?Book=2 Nick

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    Well, you are in 'luck' then

    A movie has been made.
    Yes , 'Wheels of Terror' a dreadful movie!

    http://www.dansmith.info/hassel/books2.asp?Book=2

    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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    Read all his books as a teenager, still got a load of them on the shelf.
    Always best "read with a VERY large pinch of salt!", but a bloody good read all the same.

    RiP S.H

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    I think I have all of his books and have read each of them several times. Bought them back in the 70's when I was a teenager... R.I.P. Sven!

    Mike

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    Yes , 'Wheels of Terror' a dreadful movie!

    Porta's Kitchen - Sven Hassel Web Site

    Nick
    Here in the U.S. there was a movie called "The Misfit Brigade", was this the same movie with a different title?

    Mike

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    Here in the U.S. there was a movie called "The Misfit Brigade", was this the same movie with a different title?

    Mike
    The very same

    The Misfit Brigade (1987) - IMDb

    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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    Quote by M422A1 View Post
    Here in the U.S. there was a movie called "The Misfit Brigade", was this the same movie with a different title?

    Mike
    I believe it is the same film.

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    I HATE that I don't hear about these people until they're dead.

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    I HATE that I don't hear about these people until they're dead.
    Back in the 70's when I was a teenager, books written from the German point of view were hard to find. They were out there but not normally in your average book store. The first one I remember buying was "The Black March" by Peter Neumann. It was full of errors & in-accuracies but I read it cover to cover many times. It was the first book I found written by a member of the Waffen SS. Somewhere around the same time I discovered Sven Hassel and his books and "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer. Also, around the same time I bought a book called "Crack of Doom" by Willi Heinrich... All great reading for a teenage boy interested in WWII from the German side... just take most of them with a grain of salt!

    Mike

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    Another excellent author who wrote hundreds of novels from the German point of view was Leo Kessler , real name Charles Whiting.

    I loved these as much as sven hassel books

    Nick
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    Certainly the Sven Hassel books probably started most of us in the 70's down the road of interest in the German Army of WW2 , i still have all my copies and a few Leo Kess;ers to boot but as Jesper points out probably most of it was complete fiction.

    cheers

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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