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  1. RevImmigrant

    RevImmigrant Junior Member

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    It comes in several different languages. I bought the English version. (It's never a stupid question if you don't know the answer.)

    Linda
     
  2. Hobilar

    Hobilar Senior Member

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    It took Waterstones a while to get it for me (they said the Publisher had run out of stock), but I have just started to read:

    Aden Insurgency-The Savage War in South Arabia 1962-67 by Jonathan Walker (Spellmount Staplehurst, 2005)

    From the little I have read so far, looks like an interesting narrative of this now almost forgotten conflict forty years ago.
     
  3. Nakhoda

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    I,ve just read "Through Hell for Hitler" by Henry Metelmann. A god read, but my only complaint is that there was not much in it about the military action this guy was engaged in. By all accounts he spent most of his time romancing the local Totty, sometimes even getting all philosophical with them. I weould have said "Typical Squaddie" but Philosophical? Nah! not my bag at all, stil, not a bad read and a different view from "the other side of the line".
     
  4. RevImmigrant

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    Tony LeTessier is a British officer who was assigned to Germany and he compiled and edited writings from German soldiers on their experiences during the last months of the war. One was from an SS NCO assigned to the Fuehrer bunker, which, the author states, the account cannot be verified. He met many of the authors and the book does have some pictures.

    It was very interesting. I particularly found it interesting that the units the men fought in remained cohesive as fighting forces despite the loss of manpower and the turmoil they experienced. And, of course, they were vastly outnumbered and short of all types of supplies from food to ammunition to gas. It provided an interesting perspective on the last months of the war from the standpoint of the German soldier on the front lines.
     
  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WWII Veteran

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    I am reading "Shalom, Jack" which is written lovingly by my nephew Mike Goldstein CBE and is all about the life and death, in action, of his dear father Jack:
    The last flight of Lancaster RF154 (AS-B)

    The book is lavishly illustrated and Mike has painstakingly and movingly detailed what it was like to lose a parent in WW2 at the tender age of five. https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHALOM-JACK-celebration-Sergeant-Goldstein/dp/1907953701/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1537023870&sr=1-1&keywords=Shalom,+Jack

    I recommend the book to all

    Ron
     
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