By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one international battle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned neighbors.
This is the notable story of a long-forgotten letter. It used to be written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one global struggle to a Canadian in a calm Southern Ontario city. either were infantrymen and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and was once came across through the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s demise.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 turned his father’s buddy within the speedy aftermath of the struggle.
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 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 way of the battle. Their reminiscences supply 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 offers formerly unknown historic info of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at battle (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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