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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 turned buddies.

This is the striking story of a long-forgotten letter. It used to be written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one international conflict 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 The letter lay unseen for years and used to be came across by means of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the outdated soldier’s demise. This e-book tells how that light letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s pal within the quick aftermath of the battle.

A Letter from Frank is an element 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 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 reminiscences offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that cast a latest Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a stunning twist, this publication additionally presents formerly unknown historic information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at warfare (Campbell used to be Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).

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