By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one international battle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned buddies.
This is the notable story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one international warfare to a Canadian in a calm Southern Ontario city. either were squaddies and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and used to be came across via the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous 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 fast aftermath of the warfare.
A Letter from Frank is an element warfare tale and half biography, following the lives of Russ Colombo, the Canadian soldier, and Frank Sikora, the German paratrooper. One grew up through the melancholy in Ontario, the opposite was once a German in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. This non-fiction narrative additionally chronicles writer Stephen J. Colombo’s fight to return to phrases with a father haunted by way of the battle. Their reminiscences offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that solid a contemporary Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this ebook additionally offers formerly unknown historic information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at warfare (Campbell used to be Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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A Letter from Frank: The Second World War Through the Eyes of a Canadian Soldier and a German Paratrooper by Stephen J. Colombo