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, now relaunched with a stunning new look.

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A sobering portrait of the absurdity of the Nazi regime and the atrocities committed by Hitler's secret police, now relaunched with a stunning new look.

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