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Wheels of Terror

Sven Hassel, Jordy Diago

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Fiction, War & combat fiction, Second World War fiction, Graphic novels: literary & memoirs, Fiction in translation

Sven Hassel's iconic war novel, WHEELS OF TERROR, is brought vividly to life in this graphic novel, illustrated by Jordy Diago.

A graphic novel adaptation of Sven Hassel's classic war novel, WHEELS OF TERROR, illustrated by Jordy Diago.

Stationed on the Eastern Front and now equipped with armoured vehicles, Sven Hassel and his comrades from the 27th Penal Regiment fight on remorselessly . . . All of them should be dead: life expectancy on the Front is measured in weeks. But Sven, Porta, the Old Un and the Legionnaire fight to the end, not for Germany, not for Hitler, but for survival.

From the blistering cold to the horrors of tank warfare, WHEELS OF TERROR is a sobering depiction of war's brutalities, and the violence and inhumanity that the history books leave out.

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Praise for Wheels of Terror

  • An excellent and faithful adaption of the classic anti-war novel by Sven Hassel - Pat Mills, author of the bestselling graphic novel series, CHARLEY S WAR

  • Who would ever have imagined we'd see a Sven Hassel graphic novel? Jordy Diago is to be complimented for his achievement; I certainly hope to see more from him - Garth Ennis, award-winning author of the PREACHER graphic novel series

  • This is a book of horrors, and should be left alone by those prone to nightmares. Sven Hassel's descriptions of the atrocities committed by both sides are the most horrible indictments of war I have ever read . . . A great war novel!

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Sven Hassel

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. When the war ended in 1945 he was transferred between Russian, American and French prison camps, and upon returning to Denmark, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason. He began writing Legion of the Damned during his time as a prisoner of war. His fourteen World War II books, which draw on his own encounters and experiences as a soldier, have sold over 53 million copies worldwide and have been published in more than 50 countries. He peacefully passed away in Barcelona in 2012, where he had resided since 1964.