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Hassel, Sven 1917-2012

Works: 312 works in 1,924 publications in 20 languages and 5,218 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  Drama  War films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Singer
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 )

130 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convicted of deserting the German Army, Sven Hassel 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. This novel is based on the real life experiences of the author
Wheels of terror by Sven Hassel( Book )

120 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sven Hasel est un ancien soldat danois enrôlé de force dans le 27e régiment de blindés allemands. L'un des seuls survivants de ce bataillon, il relate ici son histoire
Comrades of war by Sven Hassel( Book )

95 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 323 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
SS general by Sven Hassel( Book )

108 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sven Hassel and his comrades are plunged into the maelstrom of Stalingrad. Radio Moscow reports that one German soldier dies every minute. Trapped by the Russian counter-attack, starving soldiers must resort to cannibalism to survive. But Tiny, Porta, the Legionnaire and Sven attempt to break out, to fight their way across the frozen steppe. Their leader: an SS general who takes no prisoners"--back of book
Reign of hell by Sven Hassel( Book )

83 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 245 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 )

151 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 17 languages and held by 212 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 )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 209 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 176 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

The thunder of the guns could be heard in Rome, 170 miles away ...Having survived the horrors of the Eastern Front, the 27th Penal Regiment are posted to Italy. Hitler has ordered that every position must be held to the last, and every lost position recaptured by counter-attack. Monte Cassino - a major look-out post on the German defensive line - is under attack. In the face of overwhelming Allied firepower, Sven Hassel and his comrades are ordered to hold the fortress at all costs
Liquidate Paris by Sven Hassel( Book )

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

From the war-torn steppes of Russia, from the slopes of Monte Cassino, the stunned, bloody remnants of Hitler's armies were gathered to fight the last battle of the German Reich - the battle of the Western Front. And as the Allies advanced across Paris, the war erupted into its most ruthless, most savage phase
Blitzfreeze by Sven Hassel( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 149 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
Pantsers des doods by Sven Hassel( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 124 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 123 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
Assignment Gestapo by Sven Hassel( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 103 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 )

43 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 54 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

Batallón de castigo by Sven Hassel( Book )

30 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fruto de la experiencia personal del autor, este libro relata la dificilísima misión realizada por tropas alemanas tras las líneas soviéticas."--Page 4 of cover
Wheels of terror( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some lewd, crude, last round draft picks straight out of the slammer engage in a detour of duty during WWII that leaves no head unbroken, no rule unbent, and no doubt that they are going back to prison when the war is over
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The legion of the damned
Alternative Names
Arberg , Willy

Arbing , Borge Willie

Arbing, Sven Willy Hasse, 1917-2012

Arbing, Villy.

Arbing, Willy

Arbing, Willy 1917-2012

Hasel, Swen 1917-

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Hazel , Sven

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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

Педерген С. 1917-

Свен Хасел

Свен Хассель датский писатель

Wheels of terrorComrades of warSS generalReign of hellThe bloody road to deathThe CommissarMonte CassinoLiquidate Paris