Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Obergefreiter Joseph Porta
More dipping into my back catalogue this week, here you'll find Obergefreiter Joseph Porta "Corporal by the grace of God in the Nazi army". I'm uncertain but I think this was done around 2002, maybe? Anyway, I like reading the Sven Hassel range of war novels from time to time and this character plays a very large part in those stories. I see Porta as a kind of young German version of Albert Steptoe, he's a rascal with a huge amount of charm and a complete disrespect for officials and authority.
This ended up being used in a website header banner for a Sven Hassel fan site, go have a look here if you want to know more about the books and the characters.