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Porta struggles to keep the heavy tank between the marching soldiers. One moment of inattention, and he will bulldoze an entire company. An enormous fireball strikes the bushes in front of the vehicle. The panzer soldiers jump head first from the tanks for cover. With frightened eyes and beating hearts they lay in the sun, waiting for death. A great wall of fire rises towards the sky. - Stalin organ, Heide mumbles terrified. Porta speeds up the engine. The tank plows through sun and water. They are near Moscow, 1941.

"A BRILLIANT DESCRIPTION OF THE WAR" MIROIR DE L’HISTOIRE, FRANCE

Sven Hassel was sent to a penal battalion as a private in the German forces. Intensely and with brutal realism, he portrays the cruelty of the war, the Nazi crimes and the crude and cynical humor of the soldiers. With more than 50 million sold copies, this is one of the world’s best selling war novels. rn

©2019 SAGA Egmont (P)2019 SAGA Egmont

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ww2 Russian front set in Yorkshire England

I purchased this after listening to Wheels of Terror narrated by Rupert Degas who did a fantastic job.
after 2 minutes I had to give up sorry.
the accents that the narrator does here are completely unsuitable for this novel. (Russian front ww2)
I feel like I'm listening to some English farmers up north rather than eastern Europeans and Germans soldiers.

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Another Great Yarn

Sven Porta Tiny and the crew on operation Barbarossa then taifun with all the usual brutality and dark humour fans of Sven Hassel have come to love. Not one of the best books but still very enjoyable all the same. The storylines not as good as wheels of terror, comrades of war or Bloody Road to Death but still has Porta telling his fantastical stories and getting upto mischief with Tiny. For a Sven Hassel fan it’s a must ***’

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inept narrator

great story inept narrator. who ever thought to give German soldiers local English dialogue. nearly spoiled the book. only saved by the excellent story