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Hassel, Sven 1917-2012

Works: 312 works in 1,780 publications in 20 languages and 5,017 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Singer, Honoree
Classifications: PT8175.H3536, 839.81374
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Most widely held works about Sven Hassel
Most widely held works by Sven Hassel
The legion of the damned by Sven Hassel( Book )

128 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is based on the author's experiences in the German Army. Convicted of desertion, Sven is sent to a punishment regiment on the Russian front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable, cannon fodder for Hitler's war. Outnumbered and outgunned on the frozen steppe, they fight for survival against the implacable Red Army
Wheels of terror by Sven Hassel( Book )

107 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel adaptation of Sven Hassel's classic war novel, WHEELS OF TERROR, illustrated by Jordy Diago. Stationed on the Eastern Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly ...All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, the Old Un and the Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival. From the blistering cold to the horrors of tank warfare, WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out
SS general by Sven Hassel( Book )

95 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrades of war by Sven Hassel( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were not much people as animals. Sometimes small and frightened, huddling together in cattle cars, wounds gaping, tongues swelling even as they licked the moist frost from the walls...Grievously wounded - having survived the operating table and the perilous journey West on a freezing freight train- Sven Hassel and his comrades find themselves behind the lines in a Hamburg hospital. The Reich is a hotbed of lies, betrayal and propaganda. Disgusted by the Nazi cause, the comrades drink themselves into oblivion, visit brothels where women dance naked on saloon tables and reach for home comforts before they return to the dreaded Russian Front. Because Hitler's war must go on
Reign of hell by Sven Hassel( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burning, looting, raping, murdering, Hitler's Penal Regiment advanced on the centre of Warsaw leaving in their wake a bloody trail of death and destruction. And against the Fuhrer's expendable battalions, for whom life had no meaning, the battle for Warsaw became an inferno
Gestapo by Sven Hassel( Book )

149 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De belevenissen van een Duitse soldaat uit een strafbataljon eerst aan het Russische front, later bij de Gestapo in Hamburg
The bloody road to death by Sven Hassel( Book )

25 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were known as the 'Old Man's' unit - the most savage section in the whole German army. But in the deadly cactus forest, Tiny, Porta and the rest of the unit are about to come close to madness as they fight their most savage battle yet
The Commissar by Sven Hassel( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Danish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Commissar had the biggest secret of the Russian war. He had hidden $30,000,000 of Soviet gold behind Russian lines - and Porta was determined to make sure his band of prison-soldiers got their share. The lure of gold and the promises of the Commissar were to carry them into the bloodiest battles of the Russian War
Monte Cassino by Sven Hassel( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liquidate Paris by Sven Hassel( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIQUIDATE PARIS shows the eruption of the Second World War in its most brutal and cruel phase, as allied troops advance upon Paris and the penal regiment retreat. Now relaunched with a stunning new look
Blitzfreeze by Sven Hassel( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fuhrer's commands were simple - forward to Moscow! And so the mighty Panzer regiments thundered into action - killing, raping, burning their way across the great wastes of Russia
Court martial by Sven Hassel( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porta, Tiny, Barcelona and The Legionnaire have been sent to the Finnish front, to fight in a war where it doesn't matter who wins - all that matters is to survive. Even survival could be dangerous in an army where the Fuhrer's fanatics were rife
Pantsers des doods by Sven Hassel( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De ervaringen van een Duits strafregiment, samengesteld uit deserteurs, misdadigers en politieke tegenstanders van het nazi-regime, in Rusland tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Frontkameraden by Sven Hassel( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1944 herstelt een groep soldaten van een gestraftenregiment van hun wonden in een ziekenhuis in Hamburg; bombardementen teisteren de stad
March Battalion by Sven Hassel( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger was forgotten, death was forgotten, the war was forgotten. They only knew they had to kill...The figures in khaki were no longer soldiers, no longer men. Sven Hassel and his comrades are once more hurled into the ferocity of the frontline. The Eastern Front is a sight of unprecedented destruction. The soldiers there - the tank battalions of Hitler's penal regiments - are considered expendable by the German high command. Treated like animals, they learn to live like animals, to fight like beasts. The only other option is to die a bloody death...Sven Hassel based his unflinching narrative on his experiences in the German army. He ended World War Two in a prisoner of war camp, where he wrote his first novel Legion of the Damned. March Battalion is a gripping testament to the soldiers sacrificed on the Russian Front
Assignment Gestapo by Sven Hassel( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 then the orders change. The regiment are sent to Hmburg, where their next assignment is guard duty for the mercilessly cruel Gestapo
O.G.P.U. Prison by Sven Hassel( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Likvider Paris by Sven Hassel( Book )

42 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

OGPU Prison by Sven Hassel( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maledetti da Dio by Sven Hassel( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The legion of the damned
Alternative Names
Arberg , Willy

Arbing , Borge Willie

Arbing, Sven Willy Hasse, 1917-2012

Arbing, Villy.

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Pedersen, Børge Villy Redsted

Pedersen, Børge Willy Redsted, 1917-2012

Pedersen, Sven, 1917-2012

Pedersen, Willy Redsted 1917-2012

Petersen, B.V.R.

Redsted Pedersen, Børge Villy

Sven Hasel

Sven Hassel dänischer Schriftsteller

Sven Hassel Danish writer

Sven Hassel écrivain danois

Sven Hassel escriptor danès

Sven Hassel pisarz duński, żołnierz armii niemieckiej

Sven Hassel schrijver uit Denemarken (1917-2012)

Sven Hassel scrittore danese

Sven Hazel

Педерген С. 1917-

Свен Хасел

Свен Хассель датский писатель

Wheels of terrorSS generalComrades of warReign of hellThe bloody road to deathThe CommissarMonte CassinoLiquidate Paris