Sven Hassel (born 19 April 1917)
Sven Hassel (19 April 1917 – 21 September 2012 in Barcelona) was the pen name of the Danish-born Børge Willy Redsted Pedersen who wrote novels set during World War II.
In Denmark he used the pen name Sven Hazel.
The Danish World War II historian Claus Bundgård Christensen who coauthored the first scientific dissertation on Danes in the Waffen SS asserts that Pedersen a.k.a. Hassel never served on the Eastern front and that his books are a fraud and not based on his personal experiences. The historian goes on to speculate that Pedersen a.k.a. Hassel got his information from his contacts to nazis in the German intelligence service.