I am currently reading my sixth Sven book, and have 3 more lined up to read.His books are terrific.A very clear and powerful anti-war and anti-Nazi message, coupled with some of the most humorous writing I have ever encountered!A mix of fact and fiction that fascinates and captivates you, as well as making you think long and hard about mankind's faults and attributes.
Came upon my first Sven Hassel book (Assignment Gestapo) at the age of 17 when I visited the Australian War Memorial, ever since then I have collected them all and have read them numerous times, it was brilliant to read from the prospective of the average German soldier Thank-you too Sven and his family for the many happy hours of reading that I have enjoyed over the years.
United States of America
First read "The Beast Regiment" in my late teens. "Wheels of Terror" I found in a used book store. "A shot in the Dark (Night?) is still my favorite chapter, followed by "the Legionnaire", one of the Clown Princes. There is a third book whose title escapes me but I still have all three of them, all very good reading and with lessons that far too many people ignore or forget.