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Hassel, Sven 1917-2012

Works: 284 works in 2,000 publications in 21 languages and 5,145 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War stories  War fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films 
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 )

132 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convicted of deserting the German army, Sven Hassel is sent to a penal regiment on the Russian Front. He and his comrades are regarded as expendable, cannon fodder in the battle against the implacable Red Army. Outnumbered and outgunned, they fight their way across the frozen steppe ... - Back cover
Wheels of terror by Sven Hassel( Book )

123 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sven rejoins his comrades in the 27th Penal Battalion - now equipped with armoured vehicles - for the next battles on the Russian Front. Caught between the insane orders of the Nazi high command and the overwhelming numbers of Russian soldiers, Sven and his mates do anything to survive the inferno
Monte Cassino by Sven Hassel( Book )

128 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 330 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
SS general by Sven Hassel( Book )

109 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 298 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
Comrades of war by Sven Hassel( Book )

80 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 276 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
Gestapo by Sven Hassel( Book )

146 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De belevenissen van een Duitse soldaat uit een strafbataljon eerst aan het Russische front, later bij de Gestapo in Hamburg
Reign of hell by Sven Hassel( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Blitzfreeze by Sven Hassel( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and Polish and held by 137 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 )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting a hellish war on the Finnish front - a war of ice, blood, cold and wolves. A war where it didn't matter who won. All that mattered was to surviveBut even survival could be dangerous in an army where the Fuhrer's fanatics were rife. To survive the Russian tanks, the machine guns, the flame-throwers could mean shipment to the infamous and brutal Torgau Prison where conditions were almost more savage than the Front. Survival could mean arrestcourt martialand a cold grey day facing the execution squad
Frontkameraden by Sven Hassel( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 114 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 )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 98 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
Pantsers des doods by Sven Hassel( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 64 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
Kommando Reichsführer Himmler : roman. [Kommando Reichsführer Himmler. Traduit du danois par Ingrid Boissy.] by Sven Hassel( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in 7 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de opstand van Warschau in 1944, gezien door de ogen van een aantal Duitsers
Wheels of terror by Gordon Hessler( 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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Arberg , Willy

Arbing , Borge Willie

Arbing, Sven Willy Hasse, 1917-2012

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Pedersen, Børge Villy Redsted

Pedersen, Børge Willy Redsted, 1917-2012

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Petersen, B.V.R.

Redsted Pedersen, Børge Villy

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Sven Hassel pisarz duński, żołnierz armii niemieckiej

Sven Hassel schrijver uit Denemarken (1917-2012)

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