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  1. GRW

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    Boston man meself. :)
     
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    Watched "The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare", the movie. ODD. Kept thinking this was set in Hogwartian England.
     
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    Finished Tom Didmon's Lucky Guy (Canadian soldier in 2nd Canadian Div) and then Eugene Howard's A Name in the Sand. Howard was in a Port Loading Company before volunteering for combat. He gave up his stripes.
     
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    Awaiting the Sun: WW II Veterans Remember the Aleutians by Bill Paul.
     
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    Not World War II but…………..I am interested in this now
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    Just started reading this after watching Apocalypse Now- the Final Cut the other night.
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    Just finished Philbrick's Hurricane's Eye, the final book in his trilogy in the American Revolution. Started Wukovits' For Crew and Country about the Samuel B. Roberts and her crew.
     
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    Jacksonville, Florida, was a haven for pirates at one point, c. 1799ish. The USN had to go in and clean it up. The pirates just went elsewhere, the ones that didn't get caught.
     
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    James E. Baugh's From Skies of Blue: My Experiences With The Eighty-Second Airborne During World War II.
     
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    Do Well or Die by Daneman. It's about one soldier's experience in the 10th Mtn Div.
     
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    Burns' Jump Into the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
     
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    Warriors of the 106th. They were the green division in the Ardennes that had two regiments cut off and forced to surrender.
     
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    Excellent book which I have recommended to others in the past.

    What did you think about the Final Cut? I saw a director's cut or some such a few years ago, which included the French plantation and the Playboy girls, and I didn't think it added much to the story.
     
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    Yeah, that's the Final Cut . Absolutely the best version. Saw the original in the pictures in '79, and it was a good movie. But having seen the other versions, I began to appreciate the whole concept a lot more.
    Feel the Final Cut completes the story and breaks up the whole "four guys travelling up a river on a patrol boat" bit.
     
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    I think i'm right in saying this is a 20 year thread! And still active...
     
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    Never fails to impress me that some of you lot can read. :p
     
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    Can't beat a good colouring book! Waddya think comics are for?
     
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    Toilet paper?
     
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    As TP comic are not pliable enough. Then again, one Polish draftee ask his Soviet sergeant for the last page of Pravda. He didn't get it when the sergeant learned his intended use.
     
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