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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 grew to become buddies.

This is the amazing story of a long-forgotten letter. It was once written from Germany within the aftermath of the second one international 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 discovered by way of the Canadian’s son lengthy after the previous soldier’s demise. This booklet tells how that light letter ended in the invention of the one-time German paratrooper who grew to become his father’s buddy within the instant aftermath of the conflict.

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 was once a German in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. This non-fiction narrative additionally chronicles writer Stephen J. Colombo’s fight to return to phrases with a father haunted through the conflict. Their reminiscences supply 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 publication additionally offers formerly unknown old information of later NHL president Clarence Campbell at warfare (Campbell used to be Russ Colombo’s commanding officer).

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