Sven Hassel was born Sven Pedersen in Fredensborg, Denmark on April 19, He joined the Danish merchant navy at age 14 and served a mandatory stretch in the Danish military before joining the German army in He adopted his mother's maiden name, Hassel, when he began writing. His first novel, The Legion of the Damned, was published in
Jun 03, · Legion of the Damned by Sven Hassel (Corgi, 1980; originally published in 1953) Written in the first-person with Hassel as the main character, it tells the story of how Dane Hassel deserts from
1 day ago · Book Review: Sven Hassel ~ The Legion of the Dead (Translator: Maurice Michael) (1957) Posted on October 5, by odeboyz. Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet On The Western Front (1929)was the greatest anti-war book to emerge from the trenches of the first world war. Hassel’s book is in the same class.*
Sep 07, · Sven Hassel was a pen name that Borge Willy Pedersen used to write novels set in the Second World War. By the time the Dane died in at the age of 95, he was one of the most popular and most prolific authors to come out of Denmark. +Biography Sven Hassel was born in in Nyhuse, Frederiksborg County in Denmark.
Sven Hassel (pseudonimo di Willy Arberg) è nato nel in Danimarca. A vent'anni lascia il suo Paese in cerca di lavoro e si arruola nell'esercito tedesco. Diserta dopo l'invasione della Polonia. Arrestato, viene trasferito in una compagnia di d...
Sven Hassel was the pen name of the Danish-born Børge Willy Redsted Pedersen (19 April – 21 September 2012) who wrote novels set during World War II. In Denmark he used the pen name Sven Hazel. Although he is arguably one of the most sold Danish authors, at most second to Hans Christian Andersen, Danish public libraries, as of 2012[update], did not stock his books.
Sven Hassel was a pseudonym, and the Sven character, narrator of the books, an alter ego of the Dane Sven Pederson. Like Heinz G Konsalik and Willi Heinrich, Pederson lived through the war, but unlike those two the exact nature of his involvement in the conflict has been the subject of debate.
Nov 06, · Sven Hassel is good but he does get a bit repetitive at times. Two books I would highly recommend in this genre would be The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer and the Unknown Soldier by Vaino Linna. The first tells the sory of the author who as a sixteen year old in joined the German army and ended up in the elite Gross Deucthsland(sp) division.