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  1. templepunk

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    I'm currently reading The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans. I've found it (so far at p367 of 461) highly readable and informative. This is Book One of a series of three, came highly recommended as did the author and I am looking forward to tackling The Third Reich in power next.
     
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    I'm only into it a few chapters, but it's very good so far!
     
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    Never even entered my mind while writing. :( Good idea as there's a cast of characters as long as my arm. One to remember for book three.;)
     
  4. Kai-Petri

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    v. Kutzleen, Schroeder un. Brennecke's Minenschiffe 1939-1945

    jam packed on the little known aspect of the KM during the war in several Ocean waters

    a classic that has been reprinted numerous times. mpas photos, and the tracks of nearly every major surface vessel providing the work
     
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    "Hell's Highway. The 101st Airborne in the Holland campaign."
     
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    "En wat deed mijn eigen volk ?" (and wat did my own people do)

    Book about Auffangslager Breendonk in Flanders.
    Read it a dozen times, but keep reading it, been there few times, ad now I know the full story, want to go there again.

    Herr
     
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    I was planning on putting this on my reading list.
     
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    Just finished The Air War Over Dunkirk and The Mouchette Diaries, just starting on The Battle For Rome (Katz).
     
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    Finished Patricia Grace's Tu about the boys in 28th Maori Battalion.
    Started to read Band Of Brothers the other day, seems nice!
     
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    An Underworld at war, different but so far very intresting.
     
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    Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James D. Hornfischer.

    I know I know I'm a little behind but I finally got my hands on it. Good read so far and very interesting details. I think I'm really gonna like this book.
     
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    Sayer/Botting "Hitler´s last General- tha case against Wilhelm Mohnke"

    Musciano:Corsair aces
     
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    I just finished "The Spirit of the Sammy B" by Capt Copeland. It's a real down to earth look at the battle through the Captains' eyes. It would be a great follow up to Hornfischer's book.
     
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    Hey wtid45!

    I just finished the book, it was really good! Quite a few surprises that were completely differebt from the movie! They surprised me, as well as the inside look at the characters and of course Major Winters. All in all a very interesting read!
     
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    Hey Big fun, thanks for letting me know your thoughts i will post my own once i have read it hopefully sooner rather than later:)
     
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    Thanks, texaon66, I will add it to my amazon wishlist right now!
     
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    Just finished "The Bedford Boys", what an amazing story. I suggest all read this one!
    Also I'm about half way thru "The Jedburghs", good read as well.
     
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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Europe at war 1939-1945, Norman Davies.

    I'm not sure if he is having a go at his fellow authors and historians or just the ignorant public at large.

    He tells the story of the war in Europe and the actions and effects of the major players and some of the lesser ones. I actually find it goes well with the current BBC2 series war behind closed doors. He presents actons and operations as if they have been ignored or not known of and blames a lifetime of historians for this. Not exactly revisionist but he seems to be blowing his own trumpter maybe a little too much. Presenting facts as if no one has ever bothered to look at this action or this effect before.
    In my view he glosses over too much himself, something he accuses others of, Im not sure I want to carry on reading at times but find it engrossing in parts. He doesnt so much stimulate debate if that is his aim but more likely gets informed readers shouting at him as book flies on floor yet again with the fomment, youve missied a major thought process out yourself matey...

    It concentrates on the fact known to many that the war was fought and won by the Russians with the other allies overplaying their own roles. Which he explains and excuses as understandable national needs. I have no argument with that. I do though have an argument with the impression he gives that he alone amongst authors is addressing this lack of historical knowledge....

    It is useful though in the areas where he takes a section of society such as soldiers and disects their role in the war sectionalsed in their own nationalities. He does same with sections on, civilians, lawyers, lovers, pow's, artists, you name it he has a section on everyone.

    Ill pick it up and read it again in a minute...I might though throw it back on floor before days out.
     
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    ..I found myself idly browsing this one myself today...perhaps another time. Also browsed Zaloga's (& the latest) Osprey Duel - Panther vs Sherman (Battle of the Bulge) which looks very good ..if a tad expensive for an 80 page booklet. In fact these 'books' are so concise you can actually sit down in an armchair in Waterstones (booksellers) & virtually read them from cover to cover..

    ..have been toying with the idea of a trip to Berlin next year - well the eldest is doing German 'A' level and is keen to go so why not...I've never visited the city...even SWMBO sounds vaguely interested..

    ..a pile of Le Tissier tomes next to the armchair courtesy of the library...
    'Berlin - Then & Now'
    'Berlin - Battlefield Guide'
    'Berlin Soldier' (Altner)
    'Zhukov on the Oder'
     

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