A Letter from Frank: The Second World War Through the Eyes by Stephen J. Colombo PDF

By Stephen J. Colombo

ISBN-10: 1525234846

ISBN-13: 9781525234842

On the final day of the second one global battle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned acquaintances.

This is the amazing story of a long-forgotten letter. It used to be written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global warfare to a Canadian in a relaxed Southern Ontario city. either were infantrymen and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and used to be discovered by way of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s dying. This e-book tells how that light letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s pal within the instant aftermath of the warfare.

A Letter from Frank is a component battle tale and half biography, following the lives of Russ Colombo, the Canadian soldier, and Frank Sikora, the German paratrooper. One grew up in the course of the melancholy in Ontario, the opposite used to be a German in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. This non-fiction narrative additionally chronicles writer Stephen J. Colombo’s fight to come back to phrases with a father haunted by means of the struggle. Their reminiscences offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that cast a latest Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this publication additionally presents formerly unknown ancient info of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at conflict (Campbell used to be Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).

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