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

By Stephen J. Colombo

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

This is the impressive story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global battle to a Canadian in a relaxed Southern Ontario city. either have been squaddies and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and was once came upon by means of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s loss of life. This booklet tells how that light letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s buddy within the speedy aftermath of the struggle.

A Letter from Frank is an element conflict 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 via the struggle. Their memories supply insights into the occasions that formed the generations that cast a contemporary Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this ebook additionally presents formerly unknown ancient information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at struggle (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).

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