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  • Today I glanced through a copy of On the Warrior's Path: Philosophy, Fighting, and Martial Arts Mythology by Daniele Bolelli

    Pretty interesting take on the various philosophical aspects of warriorship. Although I don't take kindly to his knee-jerking of Western-Christian understandings of the mind-body relationship; which he seems to grossly misunderstand. The body is subordinated to the spirit, not set in opposition to the spirit.

    The chapter dealing with the six Warrior archetypes was rather insightful.
    Last edited by Pilsudski; 29 May 09, 01:51.
    "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
    --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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    • I am 2/3rds of the way through L.E.Modesitt,jr---Natural Ordermage

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      • Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
        I am reading 'The war of the landing craft', a somewhat aged paper back version of what I know was originally a good book full of facts and interesting personal comments and find that this version is obviously abridged, very dissapointed!! The original had photographs and accounts and names of numerous carrier ships involved etc:
        As I promised, these are the Pictures from the book.

        THE FIRST SIX:

        Paul
        Attached Files
        ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
        All human ills he can subdue,
        Or with a bauble or medal
        Can win mans heart for you;
        And many a blessing know to stew
        To make a megloamaniac bright;
        Give honour to the dainty Corse,
        The Pixie is a little shite.

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        • The next Six
          Attached Files
          ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
          All human ills he can subdue,
          Or with a bauble or medal
          Can win mans heart for you;
          And many a blessing know to stew
          To make a megloamaniac bright;
          Give honour to the dainty Corse,
          The Pixie is a little shite.

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          • And here's the last batch.


            Paul
            Attached Files
            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
            All human ills he can subdue,
            Or with a bauble or medal
            Can win mans heart for you;
            And many a blessing know to stew
            To make a megloamaniac bright;
            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
            The Pixie is a little shite.

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            • Wonderful photos Paul, I imagine Peter was perhaps his son? If so his Dad had some pictures of small craft in his book, but thank you for sending these they are great, cheers Lcm1.
              'By Horse by Tram'.


              I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
              " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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              • I've just started Victor Kamenir's "Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in the Ukraine, June 1941". It covers the second largest tank battle in history that occurred during the opening stage of Operation Barbarosa.

                The thing that attracted me to buy this book is that it is written from the Russian perspective and uses many Russian sources not used before though its not always easy to tell who these sources are.


                http://kunikovsreviews.blogspot.com/...ives-that.html
                Lance W.

                Peace through superior firepower.

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                • At the bookstore today I quickly glanced through a copy of The Winter War: Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-40 by Robert Edwards.

                  I'll certainly mark this down for future reading.
                  "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                  --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                  • Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                    Wonderful photos Paul, I imagine Peter was perhaps his son? If so his Dad had some pictures of small craft in his book, but thank you for sending these they are great, cheers Lcm1.
                    I know it was a long time ago and the picture is not very clear, but do you know any of those Marines in the group photo.

                    What other book do you mean?

                    Paul
                    Last edited by Dibble201Bty; 04 Jun 09, 21:37. Reason: added a line
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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                    • Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
                      I've just started Victor Kamenir's "Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in the Ukraine, June 1941". It covers the second largest tank battle in history that occurred during the opening stage of Operation Barbarosa.

                      The thing that attracted me to buy this book is that it is written from the Russian perspective and uses many Russian sources not used before though its not always easy to tell who these sources are.


                      http://kunikovsreviews.blogspot.com/...ives-that.html
                      Hey I saw a copy of that book a few weeks ago. I certainly have it marked down for reading. Forgive me, but my to-read list is an ever growing one, and I only have so much time.
                      "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
                      --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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                      • Hi Dibble,Well you referred to Peter Lund and I assumed that your book was probably another book on the same subject perhaps written by Paul Lunds son? I know the original book that I read, on loan from a library had some photos of smaller landing craft such as the LCA and the LCM in it. Cheers Lcm1.
                        Last edited by lcm1; 05 Jun 09, 04:31.
                        'By Horse by Tram'.


                        I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                        " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                        • My apologies Dibble, I have just had another look at the photos and there is a Lcm/mk:1, just slipping beneath the surface stern first!!
                          'By Horse by Tram'.


                          I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
                          " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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                          • Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                            My apologies Dibble, I have just had another look at the photos and there is a Lcm/mk:1, just slipping beneath the surface stern first!!
                            I'm the one who needs to give apologies. Why I said "Peter" Lund is beyond me, I do mean Paul Lund & Harry Ludlam.

                            Paul
                            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                            All human ills he can subdue,
                            Or with a bauble or medal
                            Can win mans heart for you;
                            And many a blessing know to stew
                            To make a megloamaniac bright;
                            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                            The Pixie is a little shite.

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                            • Rereading Harry Turtledove





                              Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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                              • To Be Followed By More Harry Turtledove





                                Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

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