The best-selling military writer returns to his comrades in 27th penal battalion, offering another gritty, realistic view of the ordinary soldier in wartime. Now stationed at the Russian Front, and equipped with armored vehicles, Sven Hassel
's band of warriors from the German army gird for the next battles. Caught between the insane orders of the Nazi high command and the overwhelming numbers of Russian soldiers, they prepare to fight on nonetheless—and will do anything to survive the inferno. A remorseless ride through a man-made hell.
rejoins his comrades in the 27th penal battalion - now equipped with armoured vehicles - for the next battles on the Russian Front. Caught between the insane orders of the Nazi high command and the overwhelming numbers of Russian soldiers, Sven and his mates fight on regardless. They hate Hitler and Stalin in equal measure and will do anything to survive the inferno. Described as 'a novel of atrocity' when first published in English, WHEELS OF TERROR is a remorseless ride through a man-made Hell.
Born in 1917 in Fredensborg, Denmark, Sven Hassel
joined the merchant navy at the age of 14. He did his compulsory year's military service in the Danish forces in 1936 and then, facing unemployment, joined the German army. He served throughout World War II on all fronts except North Africa. Wounded eight times, he ended the war in a Russian prison camp. He wrote LEGION OF THE DAMNED while being transferred between American, British and Danish prisons before making a new life for himself in Spain.