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  1. Half Track

    Half Track Well-Known Member

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    IMG_2351.jpeg The Fleet At Flood Tide, America at total war in the Pacific, 1944-1945. James D. Hornfischer
     
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    Got that in a box in the basement. His Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors was awesome.
     
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    True, I read that one also.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I loved that one bit:

    Chief's DE is down by the bow and sinking. He sees that the Japanese fleet is turning north. He yells "Come on boys, they're getting away!" :D:cool:
     
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    The Unknown Patton by Charales Province.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi. Somehow I missed this man's writing. I'm scarfing it up now. He is the logical heir to Heinlein. This century's Starship Trooper, The Old Man's War. John Scalzi - Wikipedia
     
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    Got some Commando books for my birthday...
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    We don't really need to know that you're going commando. :eek:
     
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    Marching Orders by Bruce Lee. He maintains that Ultra and the Purple code allowed the Allies to know what the Axis powers were going to do. That gave them the ability to put their forces where they would do the most good. Baron Oshima kept telling Tokyo what he saw and what he believed Germany was up to. The US read his dispatches and was able to marshal their forces in the Pacific accordingly.
     
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    If you like scifi I can't recommend John Scalzi enough. Start with "The Old Man's War". Just nuts. His next 40+ books should keep you busy.
     
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    Gotta love that stereo-scopic viewer/sighting device on Rock Raider (or wot-not).

    Just finished Herman Lehmann's narrative of his Indian captivity. Learnt some things about Apache culture and tactics. Lehman patron/adopted father was killed and Lehman slew the medicine man who killed his patron/adopted father. He fled and after a year of being a hermit, joined the Commanches. Quannah Parker later convinced him to return to the whites.

    Onto Mark Obmascik's The Storn On Our Shores which uses two diaries, one Japanese and one American, on Attu.
     
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    The Kaiju Preservation Society, by John Scalzi. The source of our kaiju infestation has been traced to an alternate world where things are a bit wilder.

    You'll be seeing me post a lot more Scalzi titles in the future.
     
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    I just finished reading Guy Sayer - The Forgotten Soldier (The Forgotten Soldier - Wikipedia).
    What a beautiful real life story about being a French/German teenager at the Eastern Front.

    Now started in Lothar-Günther Buchheim - Das Boot/The Boat (Das Boot (novel) - Wikipedia).
    That book has always been on my to-read list, and also the same titled movie is on my to watch list.

    I always devour the books when they are about the Second World War.
     
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    This arrived from Amazon Prime about a half hour ago. Wonderful reviews on there from what I have read. A long time from now I might let you all know what I think. 521 pages. I have to finish my present book. (The Fleet at Flood Tide) IMG_2435.jpeg
     
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    Douglas Nash's Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp. It's about the 272 Volks-Grenadier Division.

    Learned from it that the A. M. marked tins of canned meat fed to the Afrika Korps were not "Alte Mann" or "Old Man" as the men called it but Administratizione Militaire (War Department).
     
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    The Ghost Tank. About to sell my collections, so one more trip through.
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    The only thing I've been able to read lately is the forum, FB and on occasion the News feeds.
    I'm still sitting on a couple of books.
     
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    Just a couple? I'm probably over 100 books behind.
     
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    When we moved "a while back" I had books in a stack of banker boxes in the garage, five boxes wide, five boxes deep, five boxes high. The rest were in the basement when I gave up humping them all downstairs. Eventually got them safely indoors.
     
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    Fighting Through To Hitler's Germany. It's about 1st Suffolk Regt.
     
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