SVEN HASSEL-WHEELS OF TERROR

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#1
hi can anyone help me find a decent copy of sven hassels wheels of terror?
 

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#2
Amazon?
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#3
I thisnk that I might have a copy at my parent's house. I'll PM later in the week once I've got back.
 
#4
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 !! :twisted:
 
#5
Lots of copies on Amazon...

Clicky

Happy reading. It's a great book, although I personally think "SS General" was better.

Those damn books are responsible for me joining up, I think. Words could not express my upset when life in the R SIGNALS didn't live up to Tiny and Portas adventures... :p
 
#6
You want to read "Tigers in the Mud " by Otto Carius, better book, and true

Stackpole Books WWW. Ian allan books
 
#7
TheCheerfulSubbie said:
Lots of copies on Amazon...

Clicky

Happy reading. It's a great book, although I personally think "SS General" was better.

Those damn books are responsible for me joining up, I think. Words could not express my upset when life in the R SIGNALS didn't live up to Tiny and Portas adventures... :p

i absaloutly loved SS general im currently reading monte casino
 
#8
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".
 
#9
4 of mine are original 1st edition but the rest are getting on a bit and starting to collapse so im rebooting my archives and buying replacements for them
 
#10
outcast...you arrse i havent finished yet...cheers lol dont tell me no more but i must say i cant get to grips with heidi the little b*st*rd i think porter and the old man are great
 
#11
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.
 
#12
Wheels of Terror read it years ago good book at least I thought so then. We passed a copy on to a German lad that we knwe in Minden 1976-80.

At the time it was banned in Germany and not printed in German I stand corrected on that if I am wrong.
 
#13
Hassel is one of the few authors who mention the Nesei 442 combat team USA in Monti Cassino that old bloke who was in the Karati Kid Pat Moriata was in them
 
#14
Sven Hassel's 14 published novels are:

The Legion of the Damned
Wheels of Terror
Comrades of War
Assignment Gestapo
Monte Casino
Liquidate Paris
March Battalion
SS-General
Reign of Hell
Blitzfreeze
The Bloody Road to Death
Court Martial
OGPU Prison
The Commissar
 
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spr-dunne said:
outcast...you arrse i havent finished yet...cheers lol dont tell me no more but i must say i cant get to grips with heidi the little b*st*rd i think porter and the old man are great
Oh, you mean "Porta" & "Heide" simple really,

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?
 
#18
Does anyone remember the "Leo Kessler" books which were similar the the Sven Hassle series?
 
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