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Vernietig Parijs!

(Legion of the Damned #7)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,245 ratings  ·  27 reviews

De Kleine landt op het achterste luik van een pantservoertuig. Het is je reinste zelfmoord. Hij schiet het magazijn van het machinepistool leeg in de tank. Bliksemsnel springt hij op de grond en met een meesterlijke worp lanceert hij een handgranaat door he
ebook, 215 pages
Published August 7th 2016 by MHAbooks (first published January 1st 1967)
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This is the same Sven Hassel that I read for the first time when I was 12 years old, falling in love with war stories and the sheer amount of ways you can tell said stories. I'm happy to go back to him from time to time, because now I also know the historical context of whatever battle he's writing about. In this book, D-Day made an appearance, and as I've been to the Normandy war cemetery and read as much as I can on the subject, I can integrate these soldiers in a grander picture. The writing ...more
Sep 19, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sven-hassel
Quite a nice read. Bad guys making their way to survive not caring much for the rules.
Elina Mäkitalo
Mar 08, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Melkoisen tylsä ja puuduttava lukukokemus. Lukemiseen käytetty aika tuntui tuplasti sen mitä se oikeasti olikaan. Välillä teksti oli jotenkin sekavaa ja siirtymät ajassa ja/tai paikassa vähän epäselviä. Mitään kovin erikoista ei tapahtunut vaikka joitain tapahtumia olikin niin nekin oli jokseenkin erittäin laiskasti kirjoitettuja. Päähenkilö oli alussa ihan jännä mutta loppua kohden kaikki henkilöhahmot vain ärsyttivät. Ei siis minun juttuni enkä usko että tulen muita tämän kirjailijan kirjoja l ...more
Mihai M Tiganus
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este prima mea carte de razboi pe care o citesc si pot sa zic ca mi-a placut. Sven prezintă războiul din toate punctele de vedere, de la patriotism si prietenie la furt si trădare. Al doilea război mondial a reprezentat o perioadă sumbră in istoria omenirii, care a lăsat urme adânci. Desi este un conflict recent, foarte multi oameni nu cunosc prea multe lucruri despre acesta, iar astfel de carti ne ajută intr-o anumită masura sa înțelegem mai bine acea perioadă. O carte ca aceasta ar trebui sa f ...more
Paulo "paper books always" Carvalho
Review to come
Hans-Petter Sandseth
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Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As a child looking at book carousels while on holiday, Sven Hassel's books with their gory and violent covers seemed to be everywhere, so it was with surprise that I found his name on a list of forgotten authors, despite still being in print. Hassel seems to have given the impression that he had been a soldier and indeed he appears as a character, but a counter-story is that he'd got most of his material from talking to veterans in pubs. Having now read one of these books, the latter story is al ...more
Andreas Schmidt
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Altro romanzo in pieno stile Argberg; come già sperimentato negli altri libri, la battaglia, che dà inizio a questo libro, si presenta come fosse pura poesia. 'Liquidate Parigi' ha come collocazione storica i mesi che vanno dallo sbarco alleato in Normandia, ai primi di giugno del 1944, fino alla fine di agosto. Data entro la quale parigi sarà liberata. La guerra si svolge in questo lasso di tempo, con scontri, massacri, ritirate dell'esercito tedesco. E il 27°, la quinta compagnia, secondo grup ...more
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I discovered Sven Hassel's many books back in the 1970's. I was in my early twenties, newly married and ready to settle in an armchair and read. The War had ended twenty five years previously, my father playing an active part in the fighting, so I was intrigued to get an insight into the War from the other side, get a different view.
This was long before the wonders of the internet and Kindle. I devoured them, bought the paperbacks one after the other, read them all. Of course, as sometimes happ
Jeff Lewis
Jan 22, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sven Hassel returned to form after, in my opinion, the disappointing Monte Casino. The penal tank regiment are stationed on the Normandy coast before a fighting withdraw to Caen. All the regular characters return, annoyingly Tiny is once again Little John, as they attempt to win any minor victory with authority. The last quarter sees them relaxing in Paris where Porta attempts to sneak a dead pig through the centre of the city. Once again the author makes several notable errors such as Russians ...more
Iustinian Nanu
Aug 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recunosc, nu am mai citit acest gen de carti pana acum, dar sunt bucuros ca am inceput. La recomandarea unui prieten am cumparat “Lichidati Parisul” si “Gestapo” - o editie excelenta de la editura Nemira, iar astazi cand am terminat “Lichidati Parisul”, deja astept cu nerabdare curierul care o sa imi aduca si restul colectiei.
Am ramas surprins sa aud cati dintre prietenii mei sau dintre membrii familiei l-au citit pe Sven Hassel pe nerasuflate fara ca unul sa imi pomeneasca atatia ani de aceste
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is book does not contain so much character description but especially environment description. I think we all need those descriptions for the imagination of the scenes. This made the book not so fun to read.

I may have got attention to this because of I read Trevanian's "The Summer of Katya" at the same time. I read so gorgerous and excellent character and environment descriptions in the scenes in that book.
Brian Turner
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Sven and his unit find themselves in France for the Normandy landings up to the liberation of Paris.
As usual, it's the characters and their interactions that make the book interesting.
Some tense moments, some gallows humour and all that holds his group of misfits together is their camaraderie.

For some reason, "Tiny" from all of the other books is suddenly referred to as "Little John", but otherwise it's pretty much what you've come to expect from a Sven Hassel book.
Apr 27, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting to read a book from the point of view of a German tank regiment and hear about the final weeks of the German occupation of Paris, but the narrative just didn't do it for me and despite a few scenes I really enjoyed was left feeling flat. Perhaps I just missed its appeal. Not a abd book in any shape or form, I'd probably say 3.5* - not enough for 4*. ...more
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Last read a Sven Hassel book in the 1970's and I wondered if I would enjoy it. The mix of horror and humour still works, Sven's desperate group of men amongst their misdeeds appear to have some moral traits. But I have forgotten the name of Odin's pig. ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continue to catch up with these books from my youth. Still a vivid portrait of life at the sharp end of war. Shows how desperately sad the human race is, and how the most horrifying, can become the every day.
Roberto Zorba
I could add 0.5 for humor if it was possible :)
Belenco Teodor
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So cool and sinister)))
Simion Andrei
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Procyon Lotor
6th Liquidate Paris chapter by chapter: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. No Quarter Given In Section Ninety-one On the French coast. Tiny ('Little John' in this book) talks about swimming to England. Heavy bombardment heralding the Normandy Landings. Porta decides to eat his emergency iron rations. The landings begin. Lots of fighting. Shell-shock. Sven remembers Copenhagen before the war and explains how he got to Germany. British tank attack. ...more
David Miller
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Hassel returns to the short-story format of the earlier books in the series; this book is a collection of vignettes, related only in that they all take place in Paris shortly before it's liberation from the occupying German army.

In the closing pages Hassel claims the commanding German general did not raze the entire city to the ground, only because he did not receive the necessary tanks and mines in time to do it; not at all because he felt Paris actually ought to be spared. It may
The same formula as Wheels of Terror and Legion of the Damned but not quite as good. Certainly easy and quick to read because it's more a novella size than the other two books, the irony is there, the savagery is there but it's more of a lazy effort by the author compared with the other two.

Still it's worth reading but I think the author was running out of steam here and reads more like fiction than faction because the other books are supposedly based on real experiences, how much is gloss we'll
Robert Roby
I love this book . It's a real treasure , in my opinion. It made me laugh at some points , and cry at other points. It's one of my favorite Sven books. I really recommand this to you guys , if you like the WW II stories ...more
Iain Watson
Tuhotkaa Pariisi! by Sven Hassel (1995)
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Son derece dehşet verici, savaşın anlamsızlığını ve çirkinliğini kanıtlayan yüzlerce anı var kitapta.Unutmamak için okunmalı!

Jul 21, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
Not good, not great. An equivalent of a light movie :)
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war
One of my favourite war novell. Sometimes very funny, its really surprised me!
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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 t ...more

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