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By Stephen J. Colombo

On the final day of the second one global struggle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned buddies.

This is the awesome story of a long-forgotten letter. It used to be written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one international battle 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 was once came across by means of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous soldier’s loss of life. This e-book tells how that pale letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s good friend within the fast aftermath of the warfare.

A Letter from Frank is a component struggle tale and half biography, following the lives of Russ Colombo, the Canadian soldier, and Frank Sikora, the German paratrooper. One grew up throughout 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 struggle. Their memories 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 publication additionally presents formerly unknown old information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at struggle (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).

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