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  1. uksubs

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    Just started reading The Battle of Arnhem by Cornelis Bauer & have just won ten more books on that subject :)
     
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    Just about finished "Armor Battles of the Waffen SS". Rather dry,IMO. Picked up a copy of "Flying American combat aircraft of WWII" yesterday. Read about 20 some pages so far.
    Never knew the P-40 Tomahawk was still flying during the Italian campaign.....learn something new every day.
     
  4. Richard

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    They are interesting just a shame the maps are not bigger.
     
  5. Richard

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    Just finished this one.

    The Tiger Tanks
    By Peter Gudgin
     
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    "De Loper"
    by Christopher Reich

    About Erich Seyss.
     
  7. Kai-Petri

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    Paul ZornerĀ“s book has been translated to Finnish and the title is something like " Nights in bomber stream". Going to visit the bookshop today...
     
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    Just discovered the Time Magazine Capsule series featuring news articles from the years 1929 to 1950s. The articles on World War II are definitely fascinating. Will be posting the World War II news stories as soon as I have sorted them out.
     
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    Picked up "Anzio" by Lloyd Clark and "Stalin's keys to Victory" yesterday.
     
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    noobsquadron Dishonorably Discharged

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    Nowadays i am readin


    Winston churchill world war 2 testimonials

    Some books of sven hassel

    Battlefields of Hugh Tomas

    Hey Othel by the way n nice pic of mayor Konings from enemy at the gates!!!!

    PD: I have also read Stalingrad by Daniel Craig a few weeks ago
     
  11. uksubs

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    Just started reading Max Hasting Armageddon & it been a good read so far :)
     
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    Look forward to hearing your review on that one, I got it in my pile working it's way up to the top. Hopefully next year I shall get to read it. :D
     
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    A Soldier's Journal, by David Rothbart

    It is a compiled journal kept by the author during training and deployment to Europe with the 22nd Infantry Reg of the 4th Infantry Div. In reading the Forward, he was assigned to the Personnel Classification section of the Regimental HQ throughout his service.

    The book is good so far and is an easy read. He doesn't necessarly write every day and it isn't a diary. It is collection of what he felt like writing about on that day and so far it has all been service related. It starts Feb 13, 1942 and goes for about a year stateside. There is then about a year gap and picks up in England March of 1944.

    So far, he has written a good deal of the Carolina maneuvers, barracks and orderly room life, life off post and the thoughts of the men leading up to combat. Interestingly to those who wonder when the US knew about the Holocaust, in a late 1942 entry, he mentions the intentional killing of Jews as though he was well acquainted with what was going on. I don't think he liked the Army as there are 10-12 pictures of him in the book and the only one he is smiling in was made after the war, a few years ago.

    It seems to be a good book to read if you have only short stretches of time to read as each daily entry is usually only a paragraph or two and the subject matter is not usually connected from one day to the next.

    I have found only one typesetting error-a duplicated paragraph.

    So far it is a keeper and worth reading.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Re-reading Enemy at the Gates by William Craig.
     
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    Finished "Anzio" by Lloyd Clark.....a good read.

    Currently reading "Stalins Keys To Victory." Afterwards, will start on either "The Fall of Berlin" by Anthony Beevor or "Panzer Aces II".
     
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    I have just finished "Cutthroats" The adventures of a Sherman Tank Drive in the Pacific" by Robert Dick, a good book.

    I have just started Foot Soldier: A combat infantryman's War in Europe by Roscoe C Blunt.

    cruachan
     
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    In the Middle of Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of the Heavy Tank Battalions. Very good.
     
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    With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge. My first time reading it and I have to say, quite excellent. I've heard alot of this is going to be the basis for the new Spielberg/Hanks "sequel" to Band of Brothers entitled The Pacific:D

    Battle: The Story of the Bulge by John Toland is next up.
     
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    Peter Senich: The German Assault Rifle 1935-1945

    Peter Senich: The German Sniper 1914-1945
     

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