Titles In This Set: Comrades of War Wheels of Terror Legion of the Damned March Battalion Monte Cassino Comrades of war There were not so 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… Comrades of war is a gritty portrayal of war’s harsh realities and the fear and fanaticism at the heart of The Third Reich. 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 the Second World War. Wheels of Terror ‘This is a book of horrors and should be left alone by those prone to nightmares. Sven Hassel’s descriptions of the atrocities committed by both sides are the most horrible indictments of war I have ever read … A great war novel!’ Alan Silitoe Stationed on the Russian Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly… All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Russian Front is measured in weeks. But Sven Porta Tiny and The Legionnaire fight to the end not for Germany not for Hitler but for survival. Wheels of Terror is a sobering depiction of war’s brutalities and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out. Legion of the Damned ‘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. March Battalion Danger was forgotten death was forgotten the war was forgotten. They only knew they had to kill… The figures in khaki were no longer soldiers no longer men. Sven Hassel and his comrades are once more hurled into the ferocity of the frontline. The Eastern Front is a sight of unprecedented destruction. The soldiers there – the tank battalions of Hitler’s penal regiments – are considered expendable by the German high command. Treated like animals they learn to live like animals to fight like beasts. The only other option is to die a bloody death… This is a gripping testament to the soldiers sacrificed on the Russian Front. Monte Cassino 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… Monte Cassino is a classic Sven Hassel novel a no-holds-barred account of frontline combat. Sven Hassel based his unflinching narrative on his experiences in the German army. He ended the Second World War in a prisoner of war camp where he wrote his first novel LEGION OF THE DAMNED.