By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one international struggle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they grew to become associates.
This is the amazing story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one international conflict 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 used to be discovered through the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous 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 rapid aftermath of the battle.
A Letter from Frank is a component conflict 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 return 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 offers formerly unknown ancient info of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at battle (Campbell was once 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