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  • Originally posted by Duncan
    Vagabond by Bernard Cornwell. It is the second book in a trilogy. It's historical fiction but gives you a good feel for the battles in the book and the life of knights and archers. The book begins just after the Battle of Crecy, which is described well in the first book, and follows a priest's bastard. The series is about his quest for the Holy Grail. The main character spent the first book becoming a battle hardened veteran archer during four years campaigning in France. In this book he returns to England and continues his quest. The book begins with the Battle of Neville’s Cross. It's described very well and is also entertaining.

    Picture Sharpe as an English archer in the 100 Years War.
    It's a great book. I read it a year or two ago. I hope you enjoy it!
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    • I just bought "The Encyclopedia of Warfare". The general editor is Robin Cross. It seems pretty basic stuff, but there's still a lot for me to learn from it.
      If you're looking for a 101 type of reading I strong recomend this one.
      All warfare is based on deception.
      Sun Tzu - Art of war - Chapter One - Laying Plans


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      • The Brandenbergers -Global Mission- by Franz Kurowski

        Description from the JJ Fedorowicz webpage:

        "Very few books have been written about this elite and somewhat mysterious clandestine operations unit. Noted author Franz Kurowski has produced a very informative account of the Brandenburgers and their diverse missions which took them from Western Europe to Rumania, Russia, Egypt, Afghanistan and many other countries in a series of daring actions.

        305 pages, 100 photographs, maps"

        About half way through. Not quite as enjoyable as the other military histories but still some good accounts.
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        • New one

          Im reading Battle of Kursk..just finished Flying the F15 in the Gulf War.

          CD
          "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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          • Originally posted by creeping death
            Im reading Battle of Kursk...

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            Glantz or someone else?
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            • yep

              Originally posted by Psycho1943
              Glantz or someone else?

              Glantz and Jonathan House. Good read so far.
              "History does not entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." Dwight D. Eisenhower

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              • The Somme by Peter Hart.
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                • Beevors 'Stalingrad' at the moment .
                  SPORTS FREAK/ PANZERBLITZ COMMANDER/ CC2 COMMANDER

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                  • Citizen Soldiers by Stephen Ambrose.
                    Good read.

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                    • Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by James Hornfischer

                      Coming up:
                      Sailors to the End by Gregory Freeman
                      Red Star Rogue by Kenneth Sewell and Clint Richmond
                      To whispers of Beethoven...

                      "Mein Gott! Die Invasion. Sie kommen!"
                      -Werner Pluskat

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                      • Charlie...Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is on my list of books to get...please let me know if it's worth picking up.
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                        • Originally posted by The Doctor
                          Charlie...Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors is on my list of books to get...please let me know if it's worth picking up.
                          I'm only about 40 pages in, but so far it's pretty good. I'll keep you updated.
                          To whispers of Beethoven...

                          "Mein Gott! Die Invasion. Sie kommen!"
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                          • "Phantom over Vietnam" by John Trotti:
                            http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/089...Fencoding=UTF8

                            Very good if you are into the tech babble around throwing explosives onto the ground.

                            Too short, though

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                            • Had an argument with my Wife and she ripped up my Somme book by Peter Hart...............bu##er.

                              Luckly I have a few books to read.

                              Started

                              Berlin Dance with Death.
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                              • Reading The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History by Peter Heather. He maintains that it was Rome's enemies who learned how to dismantle the empire rather than the conventional wisdom that it fell from internal corruption.
                                Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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