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Ogpu Prison (Legion of the Damned #13)

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Once again, Sven Hassel vividly portrays the horrors of war.It stood at the top of the hill, dominating the Russian landscape, menacing and impenetrable: the O.G.P.U Prison. Although they had no tanks to protect them, Porta and his fellow fighters were told to take it in any way they could
Paperback, 352 pages
Published 1981
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Procyon Lotor
13th - ?? ???? ????! OGPU Prison chapter by chapter: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Obstacle Race To The Glasshouse Porta, Tiny, Sven and Gregor escort four prisoners through Berlin. Stop by at 'The Crooked Dog' pub - and 'The Crippled frog' whorehouse. We meet Albert for the first time. Drunken progress to 'The Rosy Maid'. Gregor gets very confused with orders. Arrival at garrison prison and meeting with 'Wicked Emil'. 2. Infantry Attack ...more
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You think that All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was great book about the brutality of war. You should read Sven Hassel's books - they show brutality of World War II through the eyes of German soldiers from Penal Battalion.
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That was my first book of this kind and it was a good read. Firstly, I did not really like the whole thing, but after I have started to like the main characters I had to realise that I enjoy it more and more. It shows you the true face of war. I will definitely read some of the other books as well.
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Hassel served in the Danish merchant navy till 1937, when he moved to Germany to join the army. He served with the second Panzer Division stationed at Eisenach and in 1939 was a tank driver during the invasion of Poland. A year later he attempted to escape because of being mentally exhausted. He was transferred to a Sonderabteilung, a penal unit manned by criminals and dissidents. He served with ...more
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