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A more sensitive translator would have helped, but the poor quality of the prose forbids five stars. Yet Hassel is one of the few who can present the horror of war from t Some of Solzhenitzyn's obituarists said he was a witness rather than a talented author. Yet Hassel is one of the few who can present the horror of war from the point of view of men who are neither good nor evil, swept up by the war machine and for whom there is no hope, no dignity and above all no redemption because they were on the wrong side.

In his fictionalised memoir of his seven years in the Wehrmacht he rails against the Nazis, but he never apologises and never judges himself. Wheels of Terror is told in a series of largely unconnected episodes. Most powerful for its chilling banality is the firing squad chapter, where Sven and his comrades share a truck with the old soldier and young female telephonist who know they are on their last journey. It's easy - comforting even - to imagine every member of Hitler's war machine as a monster.

It's easy to be good when you're on the right side, but Hassel invites you to join his legion of the damned and asks, "What would you do? Am inceput cartea cu zambetul pe buze, am mai citit cartile autorului, dar imi aminteam doar momentele comice. A avut autorul grija de zambetul meu. Oct 24, Dragos Iosif rated it did not like it. Could not finish it. There is no real plot, characters are bland and there is no reason for me to continue reading this. The first book could be excused for doing this because it contained everything the narrator's been through during WW2 and maybe he was just trying to provide his point of view, without making it a historic document.


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Maybe he meant to say his experience wasn't an exception, but rather the rule. This time there is no excuse for the omission of dates or for the lack of continuity. This whole story seems made up. Sure, this is considered a work of fiction so I should not seek the truth here. But the things these characters go through sound like the most outrageous, unbelievable lies ever - and not in a sort of Munchhausen way. They have all the possible war and army related experiences. They are in training, guard a military unit, form an execution squad, drive tanks, drive cars, form an infantry unit, work in a repair shop, are sent to a military prison, are part of a disciplinary battalion, form rescue parties for civilians, bury the remains of incinerated people, and are - as the story needs them to be - either the most skilled soldiers around or just cannon fodder.

Wheels of Terror (1987)

Aug 11, Hobbeldehoy rated it really liked it. This is the best of the Sven Hassel war novels based around a German penal unit on the Eastern front. The novel's theme is as much horror as it is war or you could say the horrors of war. The content is graphic, scenes of violence that stay with you and the associated tragedy of the times. Although entertaining its not for the faint hearted and you're left pondering the madness of war and how as individuals we are mere pawns of higher powers in ivory towers. Given the more enlightened public persp This is the best of the Sven Hassel war novels based around a German penal unit on the Eastern front.

Given the more enlightened public perspective where government corruption and war is concerned it's hard to see how armies could be raised in the same way again because pacifism if more prevalent in contemporary society and few, except radicalised ethnic groups, have an appetite for war. That's where this book does a service for humanity in general, it tells people how it really is and why the war cry should be rejected.

This book is a good read. In many ways pulp fiction but the message will reach a lot of people. Wheels of Terror doesn't glorify war. Jun 02, SeRRo rated it liked it. Sven Hassel is good at writing these war stories. They are intense and realistic, brutal and absurd. Hassel shows that not all orders have been obeyed and not all ranks have been respected in wars. Soldiers, people, have done at times what was right or simply done things to survive. It's the horrors of war that leave the deepest wounds that can't be healed.

And it's dilemmas in war that turn moral principles upside down. I have realised a bit too late that they are a series and I can say that the Sven Hassel is good at writing these war stories. I have realised a bit too late that they are a series and I can say that the Legion of the Damned is the deepest of them, while the others just share war stories making use of more or less the same characters. Jul 09, J W Murison rated it it was amazing. This was the first full length novel I ever bought and read. I had no idea at the time, the impact this book would have on me. Now forty years later, and a novelist myself, I admit this author probably had more to do with me becoming an author myself, than any other.

Wheels of Terror will leave you rolling around the floor in laughter one minute, and the next diving for cover. This author will introduce you to the full horror of war, in a manner that no other novelist could ever hope to achieve. This is Sven Hassel's second book, and takes more of a fictional slant over his first one.

The characters are slightly more comic- book, but his vivid description of the horrors of war, and the brutality of life on the eastern front are hard to equal. Beginning with the story of air raids over Hamburg, before moving to Hassel's usual location, fighting the Soviet masses, this novel still has the ability to shock decades after it was written. Nov 03, Miss Makaveli rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is bone chillingly real, from a man who was there.

I don't understand why it isn't rated way high. The characters are very personable with distinct traits, making each individual even more memorable. The story is gruesome, but real and from a unique point of view. Was a great read. Jul 21, Otto Thebierdude rated it really liked it. Tweede boek van hem en ik ben inderdaad fan ruw rauw kortweg een oorlogsverhaal zoals het moet spannend van het begin tot het einde.

Soms doet het je huiveren maar toch ook steeds weer boeiend naar het vervolg. Op naar het volgende verhaal als ik deze nog ergens kan vinden natuurlijk. Jul 02, Patrick Moloney rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any person with a int of humanity. Wheels of Terror should be compulsory reading for all young adults. By reading this you will see the horrors of war up close and personal. In the pages of this masterpiece you will find things that make you laugh,cry,despair and be horrified, An unimaginable roller coaster ride through hell on earth that is modern warfare.

Young men taken from an ordinary world and thrown into an extra ordinary environment. These are people such as we pass daily on the highways and byways of our everyday life. Bu Wheels of Terror should be compulsory reading for all young adults. But they have been chewed up and spat out by the modern military machine and turned into monsters. Monsters who will kill maim and rape without compunction.

Yet these are the same men who can show great empathy and compassion when least expected. If the laid bare facts of war and soldiering terrify you, then read this and be terrified and just maybe you may someday understand what is needed to prevent such situations. The men of the 27th Penal Panzer regiment are liars murderers and thief's. They are highly trained soldiers and killing machines, but above all else they are human beings who have been greatly wronged.

An absolute masterpiece that looks deep inside the human psychic. The first book in this series Legion of the Damned has a more focused plot and by all accounts is more autobiographical. This is the second book, and is more episodic and picaresque, like the 3rd book Comrades of War which I reviewed a few years back. One thing these books have accomplished: I feel very blessed and thankful for being born in the U The first book in this series Legion of the Damned has a more focused plot and by all accounts is more autobiographical.

I feel very blessed and thankful for being born in the USA during the s; and not in Russia, Poland, or Germany in the s or s. Feb 13, Helmisade rated it really liked it Shelves: I can't quite decide if I should label this one fiction or non-fiction The author clearly says that he is describing personal experiences, but I do believe he has taken some artistic liberties. As a compromise I'm labeling it as historical, but not non-fictional.

The story is a bit of a blur since I read the first two books in the series in a row and am using this same review for both , but I guess it suffices to say that war is hell indeed and there's no shiny heroics to be found in these b I can't quite decide if I should label this one fiction or non-fiction The story is a bit of a blur since I read the first two books in the series in a row and am using this same review for both , but I guess it suffices to say that war is hell indeed and there's no shiny heroics to be found in these books. Jul 04, Billy H rated it really liked it.

I have been sticking with the same sort of war and fighting genre, and this book has been one of the better ones I have read. Hassel's descriptions of his experiences create a strong view of the horrors of the war, and how it felt for him to be put through it all. Another strong point, and something I rarely feel, was I started to like the characters. You feel happy or sad when his regiment does. It may seem weird, but I was actually supporting the German Soldiers over the Russians. I really enjoy I have been sticking with the same sort of war and fighting genre, and this book has been one of the better ones I have read.

I really enjoyed this book, and I would definitely read the other books Hassel has written Jan 22, John rated it really liked it Shelves: It's all in here for the Sven Hassel fans This book is brutal and harsh and as good as you will get for WW2 military fiction. Feb 01, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: Sven Hassel in his books showed the World War II as it was for soldiers and civilians that were fighting and living on the areas of combat.

Brutality, vulgarisms and presenting situation in the way it was without coulouring it up. Great inside story of an ordinary soldier who served in penal unit. Nov 06, Diane rated it really liked it.

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I really enjoyed reading this; it rang true to accounts I have heard from veterans about their experiences in war especially in tank battles. Sep 06, Ana rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm just hooked to Hassel's books.

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I like the explicit language and the way human character is put to tryouts in his books. Nov 14, Gi added it. Terror is the best genre. Mar 15, Sean Peters rated it really liked it. Read many years ago. Nox Diaboli Air raid. Porta drives the section in to town to help clear up. Phosphorus bombs and effects. Porta and Bauer deal with a Party member. Description of burial duty. Porta and Lieutenant Harder have a fight. Pluto and Sven on guard duty the film uses Porta instead of Pluto. Feldwebel Paust starts hassling in the canteen.

Reading porn mags in the guard room. Guard commander Reinhardt tries to make deals with Pluto. Pluto and Sven make the rounds. Description of guard duty. Description of von Weisshagen. The famous confrontation with the Colonel. Pluto takes over as Guard Commander.

Porta returns to the barracks after an evening out. State Murder Collection of prisoners for excecution. Description of guard room. Frayed nerves and lost tempers. Porta As Pope Gambling, drinking, chatting. Porta relates the tale of his time as padre for the Russians. More philosophy from Sven about war. Tiny And The Legionnaire Working at the tank factory. First mentions of Tiny and the Legionnaire. They trade insults excellent stuff from the Legionnaire. Fight between Tiny and the Legionnaire. Tiny is not in the penal regiment at this stage.

Love Scene Sven meets Ilse. More stories of Sven's ability with the ladies. Captain von Barring meets the company as they arrive. Explanation of why they are back at the front Tiny, the Legionnaire, Porta's raping activity, Pluto's tank driving escapade. March up to the front line with Tiny complaining and von Barring putting him down. Nasty bust-up with Porta and the Old Un. Song about girl who is made love to electrically in a factory!! Tap into Russian phone wires.

Lots of attacks on Tiny still hated at this time. Bauer finds out about field brothel - excellent comments from Porta!! Legionnaire decides to tag along to study for his dream of opening a whore-box in Morocco. Tiny is also invited along. Porta studies porn mags on the way to the brothel. Official procedures for entering brothel. Porta has 2 quarts of vodka with him for disinfectant! MPs turn up and try to throw everyone out. Tiny remains behind to fight alone. He is finally overcome but doesn't give away the names of his companions.

He is finally accepted by 5 Company. Close Combat In Tanks This chapter has appeared in a recent anthology of war stories. Trying to identify sounds of tanks arguement between Porta and Pluto. Old Un gets a head wound so Tiny takes over command of tank!! Stalin the cat is on board too. Tank is hit and abandoned. Section attack tanks on foot using magnetic mines. Chaotic battle of Cherkassy. Knives, Bayonets and Spades Winter. Talk about new recruits. Talk of being taken prisoner and sent to Kolyma. Attempt to break out of the trap Cherkassy.

Close combat attack on village. Tiny uses Cossack sabre.


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    More philosophising about war. Talk about shooting prisoners. German prisoners tortured by Russians. Tiny is described as "Tiny from Bremen" though he regularly describes his childhood in Hamburg in the rest of the books. Revenge by No1 Section. Commissar taken prisoner and turns out to be of German origin. He is given the treatment by Porta, Tiny and the Legionnaire. Pluto has one ear torn off. Porta gives his recipe for Pork and Mash.

    Porta As Pope Gambling, drinking, chatting. Porta relates the tale of his time as padre for the Russians. More philosophy from Sven about war. Tiny And The Legionnaire Working at the tank factory. First mentions of Tiny and the Legionnaire. They trade insults excellent stuff from the Legionnaire. Fight between Tiny and the Legionnaire. Tiny is not in the penal regiment at this stage. Love Scene Sven meets Ilse. More stories of Sven's ability with the ladies. Captain von Barring meets the company as they arrive. Explanation of why they are back at the front Tiny, the Legionnaire, Porta's raping activity, Pluto's tank driving escapade.

    March up to the front line with Tiny complaining and von Barring putting him down. Nasty bust-up with Porta and the Old Un. Song about girl who is made love to electrically in a factory!! Tap into Russian phone wires. Lots of attacks on Tiny still hated at this time. Bauer finds out about field brothel - excellent comments from Porta!! Legionnaire decides to tag along to study for his dream of opening a whore-box in Morocco. Tiny is also invited along. Porta studies porn mags on the way to the brothel. Official procedures for entering brothel.

    Porta has 2 quarts of vodka with him for disinfectant! MPs turn up and try to throw everyone out. Tiny remains behind to fight alone. He is finally overcome but doesn't give away the names of his companions. He is finally accepted by 5 Company. Close Combat In Tanks This chapter has appeared in a recent anthology of war stories. Trying to identify sounds of tanks arguement between Porta and Pluto. Old Un gets a head wound so Tiny takes over command of tank!! Stalin the cat is on board too. Tank is hit and abandoned.

    Section attack tanks on foot using magnetic mines. Chaotic battle of Cherkassy. Knives, Bayonets and Spades Winter.

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    Talk about new recruits. Talk of being taken prisoner and sent to Kolyma. Attempt to break out of the trap Cherkassy. Close combat attack on village. Tiny uses Cossack sabre. Cherkassy Wounds, winter cold, close combat at Novo-Buda. Porta has his flame-thrower and sniper's rifle. Rest Camp Conversation about what will a happen after the war. Talk of Morroccan tarts, Old Un gives long talk about war. We hear about Pluto's lucky bullet from France. More philosophising about war. Talk about shooting prisoners.

    German prisoners tortured by Russians. Tiny is described as "Tiny from Bremen" though he regularly describes his childhood in Hamburg in the rest of the books. Revenge by No1 Section. Commissar taken prisoner and turns out to be of German origin. He is given the treatment by Porta, Tiny and the Legionnaire. Pluto has one ear torn off. Porta gives his recipe for Pork and Mash. Read this chapter here. Sven's eventual return journey from Berlin to the front. Meeting with the completely mad MT officer at Nogilev.

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    The Partisan First mention of Julius Heide as hated orderly room sergeant who has condemned a drunken Russian farmer by putting in report that he is a dangerous partisan. Farmer's daughter comes to ask after him. Talk of trying to rescue the farmer. Old Un explains reasons why this is a bad idea. Heide turns up in the canteen with a "Nagan machine-pistol"? He is dealt with by Porta, Tiny etc. Tiny Receives Absolution Porta starts discussion about "life-lines" and Tiny becomes very interested. Heide and a couple of others plan to kill Porta and his friends.

    Porta hears about the plan and deals with it. Tiny gets back to the subject of his life-line. The Legionnaire explains about Allah's Garden. Tiny receives his punishment for past sins. More issues with SS man and Heide. Pluto, Sven and Heide patrol through forest. Heide runs away and is accused of cowardice by Pluto. Long escape through swamp. Porta tries the uniform on. Tiny does a dance with two nagaikas.