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  1. Slipdigit

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    Is this an English language book?
     
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    This is indeed an English book, but also translated in Dutch because of the writer's origins. Peter Schrijvers was born in Hasselt, Belgium but is now a professor in US History. I think he's more capable of speaking English than Dutch, since he momentarily lectures in Sydney, Australia, I believe, and the book is translated by someone else. I also found out about The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe during World War II, a book with testimonials of US soldiers about their first impressions of Europe during WW2.
     
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    A Finnish book on closing days of Winter War and the Finnish men losses during the final phase of the Red Army operations early March 1940. Should be interesting reading as the Red Army was on the brink of breaking through, yet Stalin was forced to negotiate peace because of political worldwide humiliation of his army.
     
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    "The Last Post" by Max Arthur. Amazing how similar these vet's thought.
     
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    Just finished War of the Rats by David L. Robbins.

    It was recommended to me by several people and I am glad I took them up on it. So much so, that I immediately went out and found Last Citadel and The End of War by the same author at the local used book shop for $1 a piece. Awesome.
     
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    Dug out my paperback copy of "Abandon Ship!"Richard Newcomb's work on the USS Indianapolis.
     
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    To D-Day and Back- Bob Beardon

    My favorite books are individual soldiers accounts, and my favorite area is D-Day. So this book hit me just right. Very good story and very well written. Beardon jumped on D-Day with the 507th parachute regiment and was captured by the Germans on D-Day plus 2. Then was in various POW camps until liberated by the Russians. Very interesting info about his life as a POW and what he witnessed after his liberation as he tried to get back with the US Army. Highly recommended.
     
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    On my recent trip to Halifax I bought a nice hoard of books.

    1-Soldat
    2-Panzer Commander
    3-Rising Sun victorious
    4-Third Reich victorious
    5-Armour Battles of the Waffen-SS

    and 3 other very interestingly old books!

    1- A History of the War, and Canada's involvment (Written 1918)
    2- A History of England/2 volumes (Written 1848!)

    Im going to build a glass box to preserve them as they are in poor condition although quite good for their age.
     
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    I have finally finished this, and it has too be said it was excellent joyce's early life was a lot more intresting than I thought prior to reading the book plus once you read the book you realize just how unlucky he was to be hanged.Kai I really recomended this I would tell you more and will if you want but it would spoil the book;)
     
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    Bought the Finnish version of "Stormy Life" : Memoirs of Ernst Heinkel.

    Should be interesting!
     
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    At the Heart of the Reich - Axis Nations Books - World War Two Books – Military History Books online - Ceredigion - Wales UK

    Gerhard Engel : At the Heart of the Reich
    First-hand account by the army aide at Hitler's side, 1938-43. Traces Hitler's military decision-making at crucial points, Major Gerhard Engel was Hitler's Army Adjutant from March 1938 to March 1943.

    Kursk The German View - WW2 Eastern Front - World War Two Books – Military History Books online - Ceredigion - Wales UK

    Kursk The German View

    This book presents the 1st person accounts of German commanders who planned and executed the largest tank battle in history. After the war the US Army interviewed and recorded the after action reports of German officers involved in the Battle of Kursk.
     
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    I'm about half way through The Colditz Story by Pat Reid. I'd definitely recommend it, amazing story. I also discovered that there is a film based on the book The Colditz Story - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So I'm going to watch that after I've finished reading the book to see how close my imagination based on the book was compared to the film.
     
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    Reserved a copy of "Left to Die: The Tragedy of the USS Juneau" at my library yesterday. It came in today, I picked it up, and I'll probably be reading it tonight.
     
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    Finished " Hitler´s Italian Allies" by MacGregor Knox. According to the book almost everything about the Italian preparations to warfare were quite "faulty" and must say after reading the book not much positive about the Italian Army, Navy or Air Force was left...
     

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