This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Everything I expected from Hassel, a continuous series of dimly-connected hyper-violent and almost unremittingly grim vignettes that provide a surprisingly strong antidote to the usual style of war fiction, which contrasts the violence with some humanity. In this entire story, a dying reindeer is the only recipient of even basic humanity.
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One thing I was not ready for, however, was the way the grim and dark storyline means that even the most implausibly silly-but-nasty plan, like assassinating s Everything I expected from Hassel, a continuous series of dimly-connected hyper-violent and almost unremittingly grim vignettes that provide a surprisingly strong antidote to the usual style of war fiction, which contrasts the violence with some humanity.
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Hassel served in the Danish merchant navy till , when he moved to Germany to join the army. He served with the second Panzer Division stationed at Eisenach and in was a tank driver during the invasion of Poland. A year later he attempted to escape because of being mentally exhausted. He was transferred to a Sonderabteilung, a penal unit manned by criminals and dissidents. He served with t Hassel served in the Danish merchant navy till , when he moved to Germany to join the army. He served with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and later the 11th and 27th Panzer Regiments 6th Panzer Division on all fronts except North Africa and was wounded several times.
Eventually he reached the rank of lieutenant and received an Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class. He surrendered to Soviet troops in Berlin in and spent the following years in various POW camps. He began to write his first book Legion of the Damned while he was interned. He was released in , and was planning to join the French Foreign Legion when he met Dorthe Jensen.
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They got married in He went to work in a car factory. In Sven Hassel suffered from an attack of a sickness caught during the war and was paralyzed for almost two years. After recovery, he began to write more books. See also Sven Hazel Other books in the series. Legion of the Damned 1 - 10 of 18 books.
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