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    Legion of the Damned (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback) By (author) Sven Hassel

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    Description'An extraordinary book, which has captured the attention of all of Europe' - New York Times 'Legion of the Damned is an incredible picture of totalitarianism, of stupefying injustice...He is graphic, at times brilliantly so, but never brutal or bitter. He is, too, a first rate storyteller' - Washington Post 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...This iconic anti-war novel is a testament to the atrocities suffered by the lone soldier in the fight for survival. Sven Hassel's unflinching narrative is based on his own experiences in the German Army. He began writing his first novel, Legion of the Damned in a prisoner of war camp at the end of World War Two.


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    Title
    Legion of the Damned
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sven Hassel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780304366316
    ISBN 10: 0304366315
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: FJMS
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.7
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    DC22: 839.81374
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC classification: PT8175.H35
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PT8175.H3536 F613 2004
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    Thema V1.0: FJMS
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Cassell Military
    Publication date
    01 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in 1917 in Fredensborg, Denmark, Sven Hassel joined the merchant navy at the age of 14. He did his compulsory year's military service in the Danish forces in 1936 and then, facing unemployment, joined the German army. He served throughout World War II on all fronts except North Africa. When the war ended in 1945 he was transferred between Russian, American and French prison camps, and upon returning to Denmark, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. He began writing Legion of the Damned during his time as a prisoner of war. His fourteen World War II books, which draw on his own encounters and experiences as a soldier, have sold over 53 million copies worldwide and have been published in more than 50 countries. He peacefully passed away in Barcelona in 2012, where he had resided since 1964.