When you say a decent copy, does that mean you arnt prepared to buy new from waterstones and other high street book outlets. I still have an original from the 1st edition, the one with the black and white cover of a Tiger tank with dead bodies lying around, and no you aint getting it !!
Good book, read it as a nipper with all the other ones. Usually see quite a few of his books in most charity shops. Might be worth a try. My two fav characters were Tiny and The Legionnaire. Those two characters, Heide and Sven were the only ones to survive the war which is surprising considering Leigionnaire was always inviting death. "Viens Mort, Viens".
I'm sorry spr-dunne, i was typing without really thinking. Dont worry tho, you have quite a lot of reading still to do with those characters. I was meaning as real life people who the characters were based on.
The Legion of the Damned
Wheels of Terror
Comrades of War
Reign of Hell
The Bloody Road to Death
Heide even though being in a Punishment Unit is still a fervent Nazi, possibly a plant by authority, though he appears to be the ideal German soldier at times he is in fact a coward and a cheat who is always just on the edge of getting "offed" for one thing or another.
Porta, well he's the soldier that's inside all of us if we lose our self-control, but mostly in a humourous way.
"The Old Man", anyone who has served knows the stereotype need I say more?