By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one international warfare, 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 struggle 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 The letter lay unseen for years and was once discovered via the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s demise. This ebook tells how that light letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who grew to become his father’s good friend within the rapid aftermath of the struggle.
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 through 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 via the battle. Their memories 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 battle (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