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  • Colonel Sennef
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    A bit more of digression and I'll stop too.
    It brings back many good memories and a smile with it
    Quotes indeed about good coffee and cherry pie to die for but also philosophical ones on the importance of simultaneity.
    I loved it.

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  • Snowygerry
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    He said many other things too, some profound, some less so,

    most will be familiar with the coffee quote so I'll pick this one -

    Dale Cooper: Major, I'm going to take a moment here. I feel the call of nature. There's nothing quite like urinating out in the open air.
    One of the great American philosophers imho

    All terribly off topic I know....

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    I could have been 25 years ago

    Did agent Cooper actually say such thing too,
    or was it rather something he could have said?

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  • Snowygerry
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    Originally posted by Major Sennef View Post
    Theory sort of holds true, yesterday was the third time I came across this book within a reasonable time frame.

    High time I get it
    Are you an adept of agent Cooper by chance Major ?

    When two separate evens occur simultaneously pertaining to the same object in inquiry we must always pay strict attention.

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  • Phebe
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    Don't forget Napoleon's Return from Moscow. Jeepers, what a story of cold. I am starting "The Illustrious Dead," by Stephen Talty, which is more about typhoid during that march, but it's a famous cold-weather military event.

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    Originally posted by Major Sennef View Post
    Second time within 24 hours that I read about this book from two independent sources
    In my experience there will be a third time equally soon.



    First time the book was likeked to Xenophon's 'Anabasis' written by an Alpini NCO.
    Theory sort of holds true, yesterday was the third time I came across this book within a reasonable time frame.
    High time I get it

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  • CarpeDiem
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    It would be remiss of me not to mention two other recent books on the subject, more histories than narratives but interesting nonetheless.


    Sacrifice on the Steppe: The Italian Alpine Corps in the Stalingrad Campaign, 1942-1943



    Mussolini's Death March: Eyewitness Accounts of Italian Soldiers on the Eastern Front

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  • Rojik
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    Thanks for the heads up. I'd never heard of it before, but the reviews are very flattering.

    Few returned also seems a good read.

    I think I'll order the first and if I like it also buy the second.

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  • Colonel Sennef
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    Originally posted by CarpeDiem View Post
    Second time within 24 hours that I read about this book from two independent sources
    In my experience there will be a third time equally soon.

    First time the book was likeked to Xenophon's 'Anabasis' written by an Alpini NCO.

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  • Redwolf
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    I ordered a copy. Thanks!

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  • CarpeDiem
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    If I had to choose I'd go with the Sergeant one first. It stands alone so no worries about reading other books.

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  • Redwolf
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    Looking good, CarpeDiem.

    Any idea what the difference is, what's the better read at first?

    Looks like the Sergant one is part of a series.

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  • CarpeDiem
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    The Sergeant in the Snow


    Few Returned: Twenty-eight Days on the Russian Front, Winter 1942-1943

    Two classic books that look at the often ignored Italian experience on the Eastern Front. The descriptions of the winter retreat of 1942-43 are horrific.

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  • Redwolf
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    This one any good?
    http://www.amazon.com/Narrative-Revo.../dp/0451531582

    "A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier: Some Adventures, Dangers, and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin "

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  • Redwolf
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    Cold weather narrative?

    Can anybody recommend some military narrative involving really cold weather.

    I think I can just read "forgotten soldier" again.

    "The coldest War" (Korea) is very good but I'm not in the mood to read it again at this time.

    Off-hand I cannot think of anything that has a major part in the battle of the bulge.

    Eastern Front might be "better".

    German language acceptable, too.

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