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  • "Appel"
    by Joel Adams Struthers

    Anyone thinking of joining the French Foreign Legion should read Struthers book.

    Quite an interesting read.

    He give the good and the bad - in training, on operation, in life in general.

    He would become a paratrooper and then a SF guy with the FFL.




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      AHIKS - Play by (E)mail board wargaming since 1965.
      The Blitz - Play by Email computer wargaming.

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      • Originally posted by Duncan View Post
        Although one should read Ambrosie Bierce's ACW short stories as a counter balance
        Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
        Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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        • Bertell Ollman, Alienation: Marx's conception of man in capitalist society

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          • Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Vol. 3.
            If stupid was a criminal offense Sea Lion believers would be doing life.

            Shouting out to Half Pint for bringing back the big mugs!

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            • I have started reading some of my Patrick O'Brian books again.

              Pruitt
              Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

              Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

              by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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              • Just finished Howard Blum's "The Eve of Destruction: The Untold Story of the Yom Kippur war". The author conducted extensive interviews focusing the personality clashes and decisions, as well as some lower level commanders' experience, during the war.

                I was a junior Captain assigned to HQ USAREUR as a watch officer screening all intelligence reports from Europe, North Africa, and Middle East to the western border of Afghanistan looking for indications of hostilities. The Yom Kippur war broke on my shift. I had been listing and reporting indicators of hostilities the week before the war starting on Saturday, October 6, 1973. The major who was the Middle east desk officer had briefed at 1730 hrs, Oct 5th, that there would be no war in the Middle East. I came in three hours early the next morning for my shift and read a report that prompted my start in alerting the HQ USAREUR staff and command. Blum identifies the report which was also catalytic intelligence information for the Israeli leadership--the Soviet advisers were putting their families on airplanes for departure.
                Last edited by R.N. Armstrong; 13 Aug 19, 04:27.
                Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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