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  1. Ryanshidyak

    Ryanshidyak New Member

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    Hey how are y'all doin I'm 23 and am interested in espionage, geopolitics,technological advancements,the fire bombing and how the people responded to those fires As well as how the war affected civilians statistically psychologically or otherwise

    I have read these books
    The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men

    William Shirer’s Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

    The Story of World War II -Henry Steele

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

    A Higher Call -An incredible true story of chivalry

    Docs i don't know probably all of them in Netflix and also ww2 in color but if there's a huge documentary that's well respected then please let me know as long as your recommendarions! Thanks!
     
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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Documentary.
    The daddy of them all:
    'The World At War.' by ITV.
    Made in 1973, so has its issues such as being pre the Enigma revelations, but that timing was so perfect in most other ways.
    Senior commanders interviewed and perspectives of other ranks that could not be collected in the same way now.
    Measured style, logical episodes, and all narrated by Laurence Olivier - I'd say it was THE Second War documentary, and will possibly never be beaten.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    The sites in my sig have a few items you might find interesting.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Patron  

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    Although it's somewhat old, I would recommend Rich Relations for its look at how the American buildup to D-Day affected the residents of England.
    I would also like to see you read Giangreco's Hell to Pay for a deeper understanding of Operation Downfall. There are so many others too numerous to mention.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Over paid, over sexed, over here.
    vs.
    Under paid, under sexed, under Eisenhower.
     
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    KJ Jr Well-Known Member Patron  

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    I second the 'World at War' series as VP mentioned above. Certainly started me off on the right foot as a younger man.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I watched "Victory at Sea" in 1957. I suspect that had some influence on later life choices.
     
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    I did too. My uncles were in the navy, one served briefly in submarines. One was only 14 years older than me and we would watch it together. I now have the whole series on DVD.
     
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    Books:
    "Inferno: The World at War" by Max Hastings
    "One Hundred Events That Shaped WWII" by Peter Darman
    "The History Buff's Guide to WW2" by Thomas R. Flagel

    Documentaries:
    "The War" Ken Burns
    "Soviet Storm- WW2 in the East"
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    And when you get done with those we have more. :)
     
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    As long as you don't have more than a century or two the current contents should keep you busy.

    I really liked Shattered Sword in particular the first sections which went into some details of how the Japanese high command made early war decisions (with an emphasis on Midway).

    For background information Wages of Destruction is worth looking at IMO especially the prewar chapters.
     

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