By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one global conflict, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned buddies.
This is the outstanding story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global battle to a Canadian in a relaxed Southern Ontario city. either were infantrymen and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and was once stumbled on via the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous soldier’s dying. This booklet tells how that pale letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who grew to become his father’s good friend within the instant aftermath of the battle.
A Letter from Frank is an element warfare 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 come back to phrases with a father haunted via the warfare. Their reminiscences offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that cast a contemporary Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a shocking twist, this ebook additionally presents formerly unknown old information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at battle (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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