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    Lightbulb Sven Hassel: A New Vision on the WWII German Soldier

    Always polemical, but a classical, with thousands of followers around the world and specially in Spain Sven Hassel has re-built the War-novel depicturing war and soldier as it is. From his own battle experience, Sven Hassel shows only what he sees and you can take it or not.
    The film Stalingrad is based on his novels. You can find more information on the the threads:

    http://www.svenhassel.net/

    http://www.dansmith.into/hassel/biography.asp.

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    Post Re: Sven Hassel: a new vission on WWII German Soldier.

    The idea of a 27th (Penal) Panzer Regiment seems a bit ridiculous. Furthermore, Hassel describes this unit as being equipped with Panthers and Tigers, which were produced in only limited numbers.

    Also a bit unbelievable is the character Stabsgefreiter Albert Mumbuto, a negro in the Wehrmacht. :negroid

    From p. 42-43 of The Commissar:

    As Barcelona’s Puma swings round at the entrance to the long connecting road, the General (Colonel-General Hoth) catches sight of Albert’s black face in the opening drive hatch.
    ‘Why’s that man’s face black?’ he asks the Adjutant.
    ‘Black, sir?’ mumbles the Adjutant, in surprise. He puts his glasses to his eyes, to get a closer look at Albert. ‘Looks like a negro, sir!’ he says doubtfully.
    The entire staff put up their binoculars. For a moment 4th Panzer is forgotten, and all interest is concentrated on Albert in the clean-up waggon’s driving-seat.
    ‘A negro?’ snarls the General, irritably. ‘What nonsense! Germany’s had no colonies for the last twenty years.’
    ‘Twenty-five, sir.’ The Chief-of-Staff corrects him, ‘and the last of the colonial troops were retired years ago.’
    ‘Charge that man for having blackened his face without orders,’ snaps the General, brusquely. ‘I don’t want my army turned into a lot of circus clowns!’
    Still, I absolutely love his books, and am still looking for 5 of the 14 he wrote that I have not read (in English) . Anyone have any idea where I could find these (to purchase online or otherwise)?

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    Post Re: Sven Hassel: a new vission on WWII German Soldier.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rassenhass
    The idea of a 27th (Penal) Panzer Regiment seems a bit ridiculous. Furthermore, Hassel describes this unit as being equipped with Panthers and Tigers, which were produced in only limited numbers.

    Also a bit unbelievable is the character Stabsgefreiter Albert Mumbuto, a negro in the Wehrmacht. :negroid

    From p. 42-43 of The Commissar:

    Still, I absolutely love his books, and am still looking for 5 of the 14 he wrote that I have not read (in English) . Anyone have any idea where I could find these (to purchase online or otherwise)?
    Have you read the threads about Sven Hassel and the explanation of Mumbuto in the Comissar?

    Have you ever thought about a poetic licence respect panzers in a penal regiment? In any case the first thread is quite explanatory.

    It is quite easy to find Sven Hassel books on the net but I think it is not allowed propagando on the forum, ask the administrator and I´ll tell you through intern message.

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