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 buddies.
This is the amazing story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global conflict to a Canadian in a calm Southern Ontario city. either have been squaddies and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and used to be came upon by way of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s demise. This e-book tells how that pale letter resulted in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s pal within the fast aftermath of the struggle.
A Letter from Frank is a component warfare 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 come back to phrases with a father haunted by means of the conflict. Their memories offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that solid a contemporary Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this booklet additionally presents formerly unknown ancient info of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at warfare (Campbell used to be Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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