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  • ANZAC Girls by Peter Rees. Saw the series and decided to read the book.
    You don't scare me. I married a redhead.

    My Blog

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    • German Panzers and Allied Armour in Yugoslavia in World War Two

      Amazon blurb

      German Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, Polizei and Italian Army, Soviet Army, British Army, Local Fighting Groups When the Yugoslavia theatre of operations in 1941-45 is mentioned, the first description that comes to mind is Bandenkampf (anti-Partisan warfare). And truly, more than any other theatre, fighting in the Balkans was among the most irregular and bloody of the whole of World War Two. This publication aims to close a vital gap in documentation of this campaign by providing the first comprehensive account of armoured vehicles and their respective units deployed there. Combat in Yugoslavia also meant an exceptionally large number of combatants were involved. There was the German Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, German Police, Italian Army, Soviet Army, British Army and, last but not least, various local ethnic groups fighting on one side or the other. All these were equipped with the most amazing and astonishing assembly of armoured vehicles of any theatre of operations in World War Two. Vehicles ranged from early German Panzers, German Beutepanzers captured in previous campaigns in France and Russia, uniquely outdated Italian tanks and tankettes, to the most modern Soviet and American equipment deployed later in the war. And as if that were not enough, this colourful gathering is furthermore enhanced by improvised armoured vehicles and armoured trains. This book is a truly unique and outstanding compilation of armoured military vehicle rarities, curiosities and oddities! In 200 pages, this book is illustrated with 358 black-and-white photographs, most of which are hitherto unpublished Complete English Text
      Covers a little looked at in English subject. Includes a nice summary of prewar Yugoslavian armour as well as Italian. German and Yugoslav armour in the 1941 campaign

      Book has addenda listing units that served in Yugoslavia that includes date, nationality and type used.

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      • Just finished "Wheels of Terror" by Sven Hassel. The wild adventures of a German (not Nazi!) tank crew on the Eastern Front. It's the second in his series. Not as good as the first, but still enjoyable if you don't mind a lot of dislikable characters. They sure are vivid, as is the action. Undecided whether to continue the series as I have heard it goes downward in quality.

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        • Originally posted by warmoviebuff View Post


          Just finished "Wheels of Terror" by Sven Hassel. The wild adventures of a German (not Nazi!) tank crew on the Eastern Front. It's the second in his series. Not as good as the first, but still enjoyable if you don't mind a lot of dislikable characters. They sure are vivid, as is the action. Undecided whether to continue the series as I have heard it goes downward in quality.
          'Legion of the Damned' was a good book. The rest are soap operas of decreasing style and continuity. Still, they are always readable if you leave your credulity at the door.
          Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the cheesemakers

          That's right bitches. I'm blessed!

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          • Originally posted by Rojik View Post
            'Legion of the Damned' was a good book. The rest are soap operas of decreasing style and continuity. Still, they are always readable if you leave your credulity at the door.
            Legion of the Damned stays in my top five...

            Got my copy in jail back a decade ago.
            "This life..., you know, "the life." Youíre not gonna get any medals, kid. This is not a hero business; you donít shoot people from a mile a way. You gotta stand right next to them... blow their heads off."

            BoRG

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            • The Hybrid Warship: The Amalgamation of Big Guns and Aircraft

              Interesting study on the attempt to combine airpower and gun power in one vessel. Covers the earliest days up to the time the book was written (1991). Good coverage on the Japanese hybrids with an examination on how seaplanes featured in IJN tactics.

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              • James Lee Burke "The glass rainbow"
                In French,sadly.Not fluent in English enough....

                That rug really tied the room together

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                • Just bought


                  Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary from Hitler's Last Birthday to VE Day

                  by Walter Kempowski (Author), Shaun Whiteside (Translator)

                  Swansong 1945 brings together hundreds of letters, diary extracts and autobiographical accounts to chronicle four days in 1945: 20th April, Hitler's last birthday, 25th April, when American and Soviet troops first met at the Elbe, 30th April, the day Hitler committed suicide, and 8th May, the day of the German surrender

                  http://www.amazon.com/Swansong-1945-.../dp/1847086403
                  http://www.irelandinhistory.blogspot.ie/

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                  • HOW TO CATCH A RUSSIAN SPY by Naveed Jamali.

                    Just like any American immigrant, this man has balls to sacrifice his and the lives of his family in the name of national security. We give back what America gave us. We spy for America. We catch Russian spies for America.

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                    • Re-reading:



                      Love this book!
                      Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                      • Just finish a short well done history on the longbow, Donald Featherstone's The Bowmen of England. His Prologue was a fictional account of the longbowmen moving into a defensive position and preparing for an attack by a large mounted force with pre-combat chatter among bowmen.
                        Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                        • Just starting this one.
                          "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it"
                          G.B Shaw

                          "They promised us homes fit for heroes, they give us heroes fit for homes."
                          Grandad, Only Fools and Horses

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                          • Four books in tandem....


                            Whine and Dine: A Tongue in Cheek Guide by Boos, Lesley De, Boos, Cris De (1988) Paperback

                            The British Museum Cookbook by Michelle Berriedale-Johnson (1995)



                            To The End Of The Rhine by Bernard Levin



                            and

                            The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan Hardcover Ė 1 Sep 2014 ISBN: 9780465023073

                            Attached Files
                            Per Ardua ad Astra

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                            • Reading "war on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier" by John F. Ross. It is well researched and well written. Since re-reading Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" [to compare with the movie version], my interest in the French and Indian War has been piqued. Learning a lot about the famous Ranger's background and how much it crossed with John Stark and Israel Putnam.
                              Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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                              • Originally posted by R.N. Armstrong View Post
                                Reading "war on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier" by John F. Ross. It is well researched and well written. Since re-reading Cooper's "The Last of the Mohicans" [to compare with the movie version], my interest in the French and Indian War has been piqued. Learning a lot about the famous Ranger's background and how much it crossed with John Stark and Israel Putnam.
                                War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier by John F. Ross looks like a fascinating read; next time a friend is going to US, I'll ask them to bring this one back!

                                Per Ardua ad Astra

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