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  1. Gromit801

    Gromit801 Member

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    Having another read of "Samauri" by Saburo Sakai and Martin Cadin. One of the great books from my far youth.
     
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Narrative Statement
    of
    Evidence
    at
    Navy Pearl Harbor Investigations
    before
    Admiral T. C. Hart, U.S.N.,
    The Navy Court of Inquiry, and
    Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, U.S.N.

    Part 1
     
  3. Schalburg

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    I've just finished reading "The Kindly ones" about a SD officer during ww2. That was one weird but still fascinating book.. I can't really get it out of my head!

    Next i'm going to read "The body of Il Duce and the fortunes of italy"

    Any good books about the waffen SS anyone can recommend? perhaps some Waffen SS soldiers own accounts?
     
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    Hufflepuff Semi-Frightening Mountain Goat

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    Finishing up "War of the Rats," then I might read "The Things They Carried" again. I love both of these books.
     
  5. marc780

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    Citadel: the battle of Kursk" By Robin Cross. This is possibly the best i have ever read on the battle. A plus grade. The author looks at it from all viewpoints, German, Russian, from Hitler and Stalin on down to the SS panzergrenadier clearing the trenches with the flammenwerfer. Also plenty of information on the German and Russian Generals and alot i didn't know about the actions of Manstein, Hoth, Model, and Zhukov.
     
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    Sniper on the Eastern Front - the memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knights Cross

    ..Put this aside after fifty pages of the most outrageous comic-book fantasy horror - page after page of the most ugly and pathetic descriptions of violence imaginable. There is little or no military information, or even a coherent narrative of events on the Eastern Front as faced by this so-called Wehrmacht sniper. Alarm bells had already started to ring as soon as the 'compiler' of this work writes, " Allerberger was not his real name" as though this was some sort of fantasy allegory, but passages such as the following left me shaking my head in disgust that a mainstream publisher such as P&S could even remotely entertain putting trash like this out; " a horribly mutilated limbless torso landed at my feet, its head a bloody mass of gore. However the mouth was open and unharmed and kept screaming; " arrgghh, where are my arms, where are my legs .." I kid you not. Worthless as an Eastern Front memoir. Not to put too fine a point on it, utter rubbish!
     
  7. Phantom of the Ruhr

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    Battleship Bismarck: A survivor's story. By Baron [SIZE=-1] Burkard von Müllenheim-Rechberg.[/SIZE]
     
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    Forman's Guide To 3rd Reich German Awards - 3rd Edition and
    Forman's Guide To 3rd Reich German Documents - Vol. 1-2

    Some reading to do... ;)
     
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    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    Just recieved and began last night
    Fading Victory: The Diary of Admiral Matome Ugaki, 1941-1945‎

    as well as

    A battle history of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1941-1945 By Paul S. Dull
     
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    brndirt1 Saddle Tramp

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    Currently I’m about 2/3’s of the way through The Defining Moment: FDR’s Hundred Days by Jonathan Alter.

    Very interesting book so far, it is very fair in that it isn’t a "drum-pounder" for FDR by any stretch, and gives quite a bit of insight into FDR's advisors as well.
     
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    Just finished " the 32nd SS-freiwilligen grenadier-division 30. Januar" by Rolf Michaelis, and almost finished the "Bombsights over England Erprobungsgruppe 210" by Vasco.
     
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    The Fall of Berlin: 1945, Beevor. Engrossing, with plenty of facts. Great read.
     
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    Nearly finished Forgotten Soldier and to be honest it didnt really grab me, kind of mediocre.
     
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    A Century of U.S. Naval Intelligence Captain Wyman H. Packard USN (retired)

    PDF will be online in a few days.
     
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    My own stuff. It's NaNoWriMo!!!
     
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    Own this book...written by Albrecht Wacker, translated by Geoffrey Brooks. Owned it for a couple years now, never read it through. Can't find any of the items you sited. Seems strange he'd give a false name and provide a nickname. Probably something I will move up my list of stuff to read. I got it for .49 cents in a book club...so either way I'm not out much!
     
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    ..or you could read some real history like Carlo D'Este's "Warlord" which I picked up yesterday..700+ pages on Churchill as warrior and soldier. Very well written and the author manages to get 'Churchill' & 'war criminal' in the same sentence -recalling a recent thread here - but ultimately puts up a strenuous defence of his conduct of the war...(occasionally I like to read the conclusion first ..)

    or Andrew Roberts 'Storm of War' which I've also started, sub-text 'how Hitler lost the war' ..Roberts is lecturing in my town this week.. might go along..
     
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