It's all in here for the Sven Hassel fans... Tiny, Porta, The Legionnaire, The Old 'Un and Sven himself... all of the usual gang from the 27th Penal BIt's all in here for the Sven Hassel fans... Tiny, Porta, The Legionnaire, The Old 'Un and Sven himself... all of the usual gang from the 27th Penal Battalion as they fight their way through Russia. This book is brutal and harsh and as good as you will get for WW2 military fiction....more

This was the first Sven Hassel book that I read... funnily enough, considering the title, in the heat of a Spanish summer.

I loved this book and have rThis was the first Sven Hassel book that I read... funnily enough, considering the title, in the heat of a Spanish summer.

I loved this book and have re-read it several times now and never grow tired of the biting reality of war, the humour found amongst comrades and the solidarity of the fighting unit....more

Porta and our favourites do their best to find the hidden 30 million dollars of Soviet gold from behind Russian lines. As usual they suffer through thPorta and our favourites do their best to find the hidden 30 million dollars of Soviet gold from behind Russian lines. As usual they suffer through the terror of the Russian campaign as they hunt for the gold.

Sven Hassel again manages to portray the horrors of the Russian front and sprinkle it with humour. Yet again we go on an adventure with Sven, Tiny, Porta, the Legionaire etc as they once more get dragged into Porta's latest scam.

A far easier read than many of Hassel's books....more

I was so gripped by this tale [and terrified] as a child.

I recall it was a wonderful story of supernatural and mystery... brilliant when you are a teI was so gripped by this tale [and terrified] as a child.

I recall it was a wonderful story of supernatural and mystery... brilliant when you are a teenager... but today sadly unread by the majority of youngsters....more

I believe I was 9 when I first read this book. I recall reading it at school and loving it and pestering my mom to buy me a copy which I then read onI believe I was 9 when I first read this book. I recall reading it at school and loving it and pestering my mom to buy me a copy which I then read on our Summer holiday....more

Bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was probably the favourite Beatri PotterBought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was probably the favourite Beatri Potter tale of both my children....more

Yet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was definitely the favouYet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was definitely the favourite of the whole family....more

Another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a favourite of both my cAnother book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a favourite of both my children - though I did grow tired of explaining why the suirrels in the park were grey and not red.....more

Yet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was the favourite PotterYet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was the favourite Potter tale of the youngest of my children....more

Yet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a firm favourite ofYet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a firm favourite of both my children....more

Yet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was enjoyed by both of mYet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was enjoyed by both of my children....more

Yet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a firm favourite ofYet another book bought as part of a boxed set for my eldests Christening many years ago... this book, along with the others, was a firm favourite of both my children....more