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  • CarpeDiem
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    Atlantic Escorts: Ships, Weapons and Tactics in World War II

    A must read for anyone seriously interested in the Battle of the Atlantic. This book isn't a general history of the conflict. It doesn't cover a lot of the USN's actions. What it does do is look at the technological and tactical developments of the Royal Navy and associated navies during the battle and corresponding German actions. The author was a ship designer for the Royal Navy so this book is very tech heavy. However it contains a wealth of important information on ship design, weapons design and tactical developments. Interesting titbit that I picked up: the weight of paint became an important consideration as Royal Navy ships were being up armoured and up weaponed. Leander class cruisers carried approximately 45 tons of paint which had to be taken into consideration when adding extra equipment and led to changes in how ships were daubed up !

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    'Munich' by Robert Harris

    'Munich' by Robert Harris.

    IMO Harris is a grandmaster of the genre 'intelligent thrillers'
    I think I have (read) all of his books.

    Halfway 'Munich' now and though I am enjoying immensely, I find the book not as gripping yet as I remember his other works to be;
    but with good material like the Munich Conference, a turn can be just around the corner
    Last edited by Colonel Sennef; 03 Dec 17, 08:42.

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  • Capt AFB
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    What the F*** has this got do do with anything anyone is reading?

    It describes the same reaction by two veteran ACG bloggers about a post about a book another veteran blogger read.

    If you prefer that I write only what I am currently reading, well, it is the "Tintin " comic book series which I am enjoying to read with my 6 year old nephew.
    Last edited by Capt AFB; 11 Nov 17, 19:48.

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  • Tsar
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    What the F*** has this got do do with anything anyone is reading?

    Follow the quotes. It will bring you back to a book I’m reading called the corner.

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Capt AFB View Post
    LOL. Same reaction at my end!!
    What the F*** has this got do do with anything anyone is reading?

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  • Capt AFB
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    Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
    Wow, I was just thinking I'd been there [three second delay] followed by "oh crap, that was almost twenty years ago."
    LOL. Same reaction at my end!!

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  • Andy H
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    Originally posted by MarkV View Post
    Be interested to know if it tells us anything that Michael Gannon's Operation Drumbeat hasn't already covered.
    Hi Mark

    I've not started to read it yet in terms of a review, other than the introduction in which he does make due note of both Gannon's work and Clay Blairs and their influence on his desire to pen this book.
    The book isn't really about the Drumbeat Op as such (though its duly discussed) but more about the wider context as to the failings of not just the USN but the American Govt and its apparatus, plus some tangential areas.

    I've not read Gannons work in full for nigh on 25yrs, though dipped into since on many occasion, certainly prior to Blairs work anyway.

    Regards

    Andy

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  • MarkV
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    Originally posted by Andy H View Post
    Hi

    Just got this in the post for subsequent review

    Regards

    Andy H
    Be interested to know if it tells us anything that Michael Gannon's Operation Drumbeat hasn't already covered.

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  • Skoblin
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    700-800 Russian emigre newspapers 1920-1921

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  • Andy H
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    Hi

    Just got this in the post for subsequent review

    Regards

    Andy H
    Attached Files

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  • sweetglaze
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    I'm reading " Broken Dandelions" by Tamzin Atkins. Its a good book and its interesting! Its perfect for teens out there.

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  • GCoyote
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    Originally posted by Tsar View Post
    The corner.

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood.

    David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.
    Wow, I was just thinking I'd been there [three second delay] followed by "oh crap, that was almost twenty years ago."

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  • Tsar
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    The corner.

    The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood.

    David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.

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  • CarpeDiem
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    Second hand find. Interesting read, especially the tactics sections on ground attack etc.

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