The family of Sven Hassel has unearthed a few photographs and here is the first in the series. In 1972 at the launch of SS GENERAL, Hassel is seen in Leeds, UK meeting readers and signing autographs. After releasing a new title, Hassel went throughout Europe on promotional and press tours. He loved greeting readers and swapping war stories. Sven Hassel is a best-selling author who has sold 54 million copies worldwide of his 14-novel series. The novelist passed away in 2012, but his works continue to keep Hassel alive.