Lying Collaborationist Bastard Dies

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  1. Sven Hazel aka Hassel dropped off the twig last Friday aged 95. Responsible for hundreds of thousands of words of war porn which saw many a soldier through an endless guard, Børge Villy Redsted Pedersen never actually served a day in German uniform (unless you count the one time he was pinged wearing a Leutnant's rig in downtown Copenhagen during the Occupation) and distinguished himself by his enthusiastic collaboration with the Nazis.

    No loss to humanity whatsoever.
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  2. I heard a rumour his stories were all fake, but is there any proof that his stories were not based on fact?
  3. RIP. is it a bit dusty in here? Etc
  4. Sven Hassel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    From the Wiki entry......
    "Whilst most of the action appears to occur in Russia, a quick chronological analysis of the activities described in the books appears to show that the regiment depicted in the books fought in several places, hundreds of miles apart, at the same time"
  5. That's what you get when you nick other people's stories. Walt and a collaborator.
  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    RIP some bloke who wrote made-up bollocks that many of us read and enjoyed. It is a shame you were not actually a Sturmbannfuhrer in the SS Totenkopf Division. But on the bright side, if you had been you would have been snuffed like the rest. And not wrote the books.

    95 eh? Not bad going for a Scowegian Nazi Walt.

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  7. I thought that the main guy who claims the above about Sven, was himself discredited as a walty liar... especially after he claimed that Ann Frank didn't exist, the gas chambers were just 'showers' and death camps didn't exist.
  8. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Fucks sakes. Nobody ever saw Harry Potter and Adolf Hitler in the same room at the same time. But it did not stop them making a series of films about it.

    Do a Google on 'Fiction'.
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  9. Porta's Kitchen - Sven Hassel Web Site

    From the above site

    Is Sven Hassel a liar? Are his stories true?

    There are numerous posts to newsgroups and discussion forums across the internet which supposedly 'expose' Sven Hassel as a 'liar'. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly what is being exposed - the novels or the man's claims.

    The novels are clearly fictional, brilliantly written as they are. Sven Hassel has said as much himself (though he does claim them to be based on real events). The whole premise of a 'penal panzer regiment' is bizarre, but it's a brilliant situational opportunity. Elite troops, but anti-Nazi at the same time. Why people need to jump on the stories and claim to expose them as 'lies' is beyond me. They are stories - a large number of anecdotes strung together in the most entertaining, and shocking, way.
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  10. Not too bothered about the mans background, I think the books are brilliant and have read them from a young age.

    Read most of his work on guard duties and deployments over the years, and always have a space on my bookshelf for them.

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  11. Who gives a **** about his past? His stories enthralled me as a teenager.
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  12. Call me cynical, but even as a teenager I doubted that there were US Marines hacking thier way up Salerno beach using captured samurai swords.
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  13. His best work was when he co-wrote with Beatrix Potter.
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  14. Next we'll find out Bernard Cornwell was never at Waterloo.
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  15. Loved his books when I was 12. I still love them now.

    I don't give a shit if he claims to have been shot up in more Tigers than the Wehrmacht ever actually owned and I don't give a shit whether he was ever actually in Normandy, Cassino or anywhere else.

    I just hope that there really was a ginger thief called Porta, a tiny Legionnaire called Albert, a giant retard called Wolfgang and a caring old man called Willi and that they really did nail as many whores, steal as many things and wind up as many officers as they do in the stories.
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