SS-General

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SS General (original title: SS-Generalen) is a novel by the Danish writer Sven Hassel. It was first published in 1960 and has been translated in many languages.

Written in the first person, SS-General is based on the adventures of a group of German penal battalion soldiers in the Battle of Stalingrad. The book describes their escape from the Stalingrad siege under the leadership of a fanatical Brigadeführer of the Waffen-SS. Like all Sven Hassel's books it contains graphic descriptions of war's brutality, as well as elements of military humor.[1]

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