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  1. Riter

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    Behind Japanese Lines by Richard Dunlop.
     
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    Next in line...

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    Worth a read. Lewis is an Australian officer and he's very meticulous in his exploration of the material. Going to be an anchor in my next debate.
     
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    Just finished A Fragment of Victory about the 92nd Infantry Div. and Band of Strangers by Cullens.
     
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    bloody hell! is that a howitzer gun?
     
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    Some MK V and Mk VIII Churchills were armed w/95mm Howitzer.
     
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    Thank you. I stand corrected.
     
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    Just bought Alex-The life of Field Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis By Nigel Nicolson 1973. Old bookshops are closing down and the prices are really cheap. 2€ for 321 pages references excluded. In good shape.
     
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    Frontsoldaten got tedious and I lost interest. It drew a lot from books I had already read, such as The Forgotten Soldier (Sajer) and Soldat (Knappe).

    I am now reading this:

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    On to Berlin was good and it was an interesting view of things from Gavin.

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    I think I would have enjoyed it better 20 years ago.
    Hornfischer is doing a good job of turning a general history of the war into a more multi-biographical story, but it is still a general history of the middle Pacific war.
    I am only 1/4 of the way through it and it is a 10 in presentation but a 5 in interest for me.
     
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    I just finished Twilight of the Gods. Good read. Started Atkinson's The British Are Coming. It's the first in a trilogy about the American Revolution.
     
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    Let me know your opinion of these, please
     
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    Ok, but it will be a long time as I read slowly and then not for long periods at a time. But so far, having been about 65 pages into Conquering Tide, I have found it to be very interesting with the battle of Savo Island off Guadalcanal which was a victory for the Japanese navy and the sinking of about five U.S. Navy ships which gave the waters off the coast of Guadalcanal the name Iron Bottom Sound. And then the Navy pulled their remaining ships away, leaving the Marines stranded on the island with little supplies to fight the Japanese there. I will let you know more much later. But I know that Ian Toll is a very good author.
     
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    Are there any references to the Australians or is it US centric?
     
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    So far very little. But looking back in the index I see that there are some references in other chapters as I am sure some mention of it is there. So far the cruiser Australia is mentioned as the flagship of an Admiral Crutchley of the U.S. Navy.
     
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    The 1940 Campaign in France and the Maginot Line K. C. Strother, 23 August 1963.

    No idea why I'm reading this.
     
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    Patton's War As I Knew It.
     
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    Excellent book
     

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