The Bloody Road to Death

The Bloody Road to Death

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They were known as the Old Man's unit - the most savage section in the whole German army. They were seasoned front-liners - veterans of the trenches. In the deadly cactus forest Tiny, Porta and the rest found a place God had forgotten ever existed'crawling with snakes, scorpions and giant ants' a place which reeked of danger and death. When their water rations ran out, they came close to madness from thirst in the blistering hell which surrounded them. They were ready to commit murder for a drink'show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 112 x 176 x 30mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752882309
  • 9780752882307
  • 154,176

About Sven Hassel

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. Wounded eight times, he ended the war in a Russian prison camp. He wrote Legion of the Damned while being transferred between American, British and Danish prisons before making a new life for himself in Spain.show more

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