By Stephen J. Colombo
On the final day of the second one international struggle, Frank and Russ fought one another. within the days after, they turned neighbors.
This is the extraordinary 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 relaxed Southern Ontario city. either were infantrymen and had met on a German battlefield. The letter lay unseen for years and used to be came upon by way of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous soldier’s demise. This booklet tells how that light letter resulted in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who turned his father’s good friend within the rapid aftermath of the conflict.
A Letter from Frank is a component battle 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 through the struggle. Their reminiscences offer insights into the occasions that formed the generations that solid a contemporary Canada and rebuilt Germany after its near-total devastation. In a stunning twist, this booklet additionally offers formerly unknown old info of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at struggle (Campbell was once Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).
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A Letter from Frank: The Second World War Through the Eyes of a Canadian Soldier and a German Paratrooper by Stephen J. Colombo