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Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by Mahross, Feb 1, 2004.

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  1. SteveM

    SteveM Member

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    I am reading Hell in the Hurtgen Forest by Robert Rush and am enjoying it quite a bit. BTW I noticed somebody was reading Wages of Destruction by Adam Tooze - I can't recommend that book enough. Yea, I know it's a doorstopper (big book) but it really is a good read, actually breaks new ground and does a good job of covering the economic history of Nazi Germany. Wages is even better than the past work on the Second World War's economic history done by Harrison and Millward. I wrote a review of Wages and posted it at The Globe At War if anybody wants to check it out.
     
  2. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Starting a book on Estonian volunteer pilots in the Luftwaffe, as well as " An infantryman in Stalingrad" by Adelbert Holl.
     
  3. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Next " Japanese military aviation " by Eiichiro Sekigawa, and finishing the last chapters of "HitlerĀ“s U-boat bases" by Mallmann Showell
     
  4. Tomcat

    Tomcat The One From Down Under

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    Great escapes of ww2.

    It includes the allied prison camp, 'Colditz Castle' One of the only German pilots to almost escape from britain via a RAF Hurricane, and the what I believe to be the only German ever to escape from an allied prison camp in canada, get to the german embassy in the USA and then take a boat back home to germany. It is great stuff and all true stories.
     
  5. Erich

    Erich Alte Hase

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    Nachtjagd War Diaries volume 2, making small corrections in the text and photo captions in the 1945 year. placing plot maps I have gathered over the years withing the individual mission-evenings reports........
     
  6. wtid45

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    Finished Holland Patch, must send payment to a certein person;) so i can get the more detailed By Land Sea and Air.Next up Claude Barres a hero in revolt by Pierre Lyautey covers ww2 korea and indochina.
     
  7. Halldin

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    Just finished Band Of Brothers - great book.
    Now I'm reading The Naked And The Dead by Norman Mailer.
     
  8. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    Over Here...The G.I's in Wartime Britain by Juliet Gardiner.....brilliant illustratons.

    A must for Yanks and Brits on here.
     
  10. IcecreamLtDan

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    Finishing up "Intrepid: The Epic story of America's most legendary warship". Not a bad book by any means but seems kinda short on details, almost like a summary of the ships career. Still a worthy read if you're interested in the subject matter. Taking a break from war books as my wife bought me a copy of "Marley and Me" to read.

     
  11. tikilal

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    Maps in that book made me mad. Half the time the places he talks about and the units are not on the map. Grrrrrr.

    If you liked BoB, try Citizen Soldiers. Amazon.com: Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany: Stephen E. Ambrose: Books
     
  12. von Hiltz

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    I just finished reading SOLDAT "Reflections of a German Soldier" By Siegfried Knappe with Ted Brushaw

    A captivating read about the life of Major Siegfried Knappe. Who started off as an Junior Artillery officer and worked (survived) his way to become a Staff Officer. It covers the fall of Berlin (If you have read Beevor's "Fall of Berlin" then this book gives a good parellel read) pre-war German life, all the way through to his time spent in Russian captivity.

    A good read in my opinion.

    Now I just started "The Black Sheep" By Bruce Gamble
     
  13. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I subscribe to Military History magazine, in addition to Civil War Times Illustrated. I keep them in the bathroom along with the Playboys you know, for those extended study periods on the hopper. I read until the paperwork is done, or when my legs go to sleep, whichever comes first....:D
     
  14. Gunslinger

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    Hi. Right now I'm reading..For Germany..The Otto Skorzeny Memoirs. I had previously read "Hitler's Commando"..about him..This one is much more interesting..written in his own words..and also includes some great old photos that I had not previosly come across. The book itself is also very nice..all the pages being a nice gloss paper and the hard cover itself embossed with the title and his photo. Fairly new..2005 being the first printing of this version.
     
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    Just finished "Leningrad" by Michael Jones. Excellent read! Unlike Stalingrad, which was subjected to all out war, Leningrad was the victim of a protracted siege. Hundreds of thousands of it citizens were systematically starved to death by the German army. This book is very well researched and well written. Definitely worth the time to read.
     
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    This is very helpful:) gunslinger i have looking to get this book let me know what your final opinion is once you have read it cheers. Jason
     
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    at the moment i am reading
    visions from a fox hole
    nine lives
     
  19. Sir Plus

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    Currently I am reading:
    A War To Be One - Murray and Millett
    Hitler - Fest
    Hitler's World View - Eberhard Jackel (Technically I read that one completely today. only 121 pages.)

    This Weekend I will be starting:

    The Destruction of the European Jews - Raul Hilberg
    Life and Death in the Third Reich - Peter Frittzche

    Within the next couple of weeks:

    Stalin - Edvard Radzinski
    The Dictators - Overy
    Stalingrad AND The Fall of Berlin - Beevor

    A couple of others yet to be determined as well. (By the way, I am taking several classes, that is why it is such a heavy load. Several of them are actually re-reads.)
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer(pseudonym of Guy Mouminoux) .........Memoir/ Biography/ Novel very much like Slaughter House 5 without the time travel.
     

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