By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one global warfare, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they grew to become acquaintances.
This is the extraordinary story of a long-forgotten letter. It used to be written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global battle to a Canadian in a calm Southern Ontario city. either have been infantrymen and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and used to be chanced on through the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous soldier’s dying. This e-book tells how that light letter resulted in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s buddy within the fast aftermath of the warfare.
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 return to phrases with a father haunted through the conflict. Their memories supply insights into the occasions that formed the generations that solid a latest Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this e-book additionally offers formerly unknown old information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at conflict (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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