Assignment Gestapo

Kobo ebook | July 22, 2010

bySven Hassel

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A sobering portrait of the absurdity of the Nazi regime and the atrocities committed by Hitler's secret police.

'Frighteningly vivid, a most strongly felt piece of writing' IRISH TIMES

After months of fighting a savage war on the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment - men considered little more than criminals - are joined by German reserves.

A garrison has been attacked and occupied by Russian troops. The German soldiers have been slaughtered. Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to get behind Russian lines and massacre those responsible.

But this is only the beginning... Because then the orders change: the regiment are sent to Hamburg, where their next assignment is guard duty for the mercilessly cruel Gestapo...

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A sobering portrait of the absurdity of the Nazi regime and the atrocities committed by Hitler's secret police.'Frighteningly vivid, a most strongly felt piece of writing' IRISH TIMESAfter months of fighting a savage war on the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment - men considered little more than criminals - are joined by German res...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 22, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0297857312

ISBN - 13:9780297857310

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible series Sven Hassel lost his prominence in the 70s, after it was discovered that not all his stories were true. I think one has to be naive to believe that they could be true - his group of rogue soldiers, enrolled in a disciplinary battalion shows up on all the WWII fronts, which is hard to believe. That being said, Sven is, as some critics said, the best combination between the comedy of Jaroslav Hasek and his character, Brave Soldier Svejk, and the tragedy of the war as described by Erich Maria Remarque. It is a must-have lecture for somebody who wants to understand the true nature of the war, get a realist picture of the deaths and, somehow appropriate, share a few laughs along the way with Sven's characters - that make the gruesomeness bearable.
Date published: 2016-07-08