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Experts! Is this book worth reading?

Discussion in 'WWII Books & Publications' started by ULITHI, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Martin Bull

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    AFAIK the 28th were mainly involved in sealing off the Western/Southwestern edge of the 'pocket' ( ie Gers, Domfront area ) whereas most books about the Falaise Gap focus on the dramatic events in the Dives valley/St Ormel area. I've checked thorough my own books and the 28th unfortunately are only mentioned peripherally.
     
  2. pistol

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  3. Takao

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    Not books, but some .pdfs

    Veteran of the 229th Field Artillery, 28th Division: http://www.webjmd.com/war/wwiibook.pdf
    Connecticut Men of the 28th Infantry Division: http://cslib.cdmhost.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/p128501coll19/id/75/rec/1
    (although not directly concerning Falaise) Master's Thesis on the 28th ID from September to December, 1944: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a284499.pdf

    WW2 28th ID Veterans with digitized collections over at the Library of Congress "Veterans History Project": http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/search?query=28th+infantry&field=serviceUnit&war=worldwarii&branch=army&digitalCollection=yes
     
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    Thank you Martin Bull, pistol, and Takao for the information. I will be sure to read these suggestions.

    Again, Thanks

    Dot
     
  5. lwd

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    I very much enjoyed the book. I think I read it first in Middle School though. Later found out my old scoutmaster had served on PT boats in the Pacfic but later than mentioned in that book. Related to that you might want to read:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/CloseQuarters/
     
  6. Comrade General

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    Just picked up In Deadly Combat, the memoir by Gottlob Bidermann about the Eastern Front. Got it for a few bucks because of the Glantz blurb on the back. Any good?
     
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    I just finished the book recently, and while theres more up to date stuff, there is a ton of first hand stuff in it, plus he was in constant contact with Halder, which is a bonus. It was definitely a great read.
     
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    I agree. Both Evans' and Shirer's books are great, but I prefer Shirer's account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich.
     
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    This is my second post. The reason I joined is to find a good, unbiased analysis of The Third Reich.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I have looked up Burleigh's book on Amazon and plan to order it.
     
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    Is the new Max Hastings book called The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939-1945 good? Also, is there a better similar book?
     
  11. lwd

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    A rather dense tome that I found useful in understanding the Third Reich was Wages of Destruction. It is one where you'll want to read a bit then think about the ramifications of what was said. There has been considerable criticism of the military analysis/presentation in it so of more benefit for the economic information and it's resultant impacts on the Reich.
     
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    Yes and COMMANDER IAN FLEMING was a British Naval Spy in high up places. I just posted a thread on your forum with pictures. A friend of mine living in Ontario wants this info investigated by some professional historian that does not mind getting secret war files opened and put conspiracies to bed, My hope is that some professional historian will crack the case of the British Navy and Canadian Navy Conspiracy of the 5 rotor Enigma Code Machine being sent to Britain and how it was first obtained will be revealed. I think a number of German Uboaters will also be interested as their families will be....namely Uboat 1006 how it got to Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada.
     
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    U-1006 was sunk 9 October 1944 and is at 60°59′N 4°49′W.
     
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    brilliant aviation memoir. Really well written and evocative
     

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