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  1. Biak

    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    I'm still muddling through Fire in the Sky. Like HalfTrack it's takes me awhile. But, it's an interesting read and I 'might' finish in a few weeks.
     
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    Granddaddy, Tell Us About the War by Gowen.
     
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    Riter Well-Known Member

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    I Somehow Survived: Eyewitness Accounts from World War II edited by Klaus Forg
     
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    The last one only lasted a couple of hours. Short (and useful to me).

    Now on Eyewitness to Wehrmacht Atrocities on the Eastern Front by Luis Raffeiner. Initially had no interest but it was inexpensive at Edward Hamilton so I thought, why not?

    ETA: Read the first few chapters. He's South Tyrolean and it's the second book I've come across by a South Tyrolean. He served one year in the Italian Army and never renounced his Italian citizenship before going to Germany where he joins the Wehrmacht and is trained as a mechanic for a stug battalion. He says that while being the mechanic, he had to ride outside of the vehicle and was let in only during combat. Interesting read which is better than I originally anticipated.
     
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    James Holland's Normandy, 44. Kind of a different view of D-Day and beyond. The myth of the German soldier as superb is debunked by Holland's research.
     
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    Jim Langley's Fight Another Day.
     
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    Back to Langley's book. I picked up Burke Davis' Marine! about Chesty Puller and finished it.
     
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    Not WW2, but just read "Vulcan 607" about the Black Buck raid on Port Stanley Airfield. Very good book, rather gives away that the whole operation was by the skin of their teeth!
     
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    A Sapper's War by Ralph Carr
     
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    I just picked this up today at a used bookstore in town. I had read good reviews on it but have never read it. IMG_0730.jpeg
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman, 1974. I read this allegory for Vietnam while completing three years of physical therapy.
     
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    Prange believed Fuchida way too much.
     
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    WORLD WAR II SNIPERS: The Men, Their guns, Their stories by Gary Yee. Publisher: Casemate books.

    I have several books on snipers and this one is probably the best. Lots of emphasis on Soviet Sniping/snipers-especially the ladies. It also does well for Germany, USA, British Commenwealth, and Japan. All the anecdotes re Japanese snipers were from their targets: American soldiers and Marines. Lots of good sidebars too.
     
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    IMG_0984.jpeg A Bridge Too Far. I picked it up at a used book store in Chambersburg for $11.00 today. I saw the movie at least two times and have read Ryan’s, The Longest Day, but never this one. 595 pages. Most of the reviews I have read are five stars.
     
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    Current read. Expanded my knowledge of how Bletchley Park actually worked. Much more complicated than I thought.
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    Sinclair Lewis: Arrowsmith
     
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    I'm reading Steel Centurions, by Paolo Morisi. I waited five years for this to get published. Helion and Company first mentioned it in 2018 and I put it on my Goodreads list. They kept delaying it, but finally published it in June of this year. I bought it and it came in July, but I was writing and I don't like to mix them, so it took me til earlier this month to start in on it. I've glad I got it but I'm not halfway through it yet.
     
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    Pakao Pacifika (Hell in Pacific) by Boris Prikril, and also whatever other literature I can find on the theme of the current chapter, as I'm currently writing a series on the Pacific War for my blog.
     
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    I'm now reading Future Wars: The World's Most Dangerous Flashpoints, by Trevor Dupuy. It was written in 1992 and it describes 10 hypothetical war scenarios from the 1990s, so it could be considered Alternate History. It includes also a short chapter about the TNDM.
     
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    Philippines Air Operations Record (August 1944 - February 1945) [Army Air Force]
    Operations of the 4th Air Army in defense of Leyte and Luzon, with some coverage of operations in defense of Mindoro. Primarily concerned with plans and unit listings. (Unedited translation, 119 pages)
     

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