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  1. Skua

    Skua New Member

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    I´m reading the "Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945" by Jenner / List right now. I purchased it before the LRDG turned up as a topic on this forum, but this certainly inspired me to start reading it.

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    Right now I am reading 'Why the Allies won' by Richard Overy. I borrowed this book from forum member Steiner. And I am also working my way through 'D-Day, operation Overlord from its planning to the liberation of Paris' by Tony Hall and others. This is certainly the most complete and well-documented book on D-Day that I have ever read. Nice pictures, too. :D
     
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    I'm 'working' on "guns of august" (original title: kanonnen van augustus, It's a dutch book) It's about the early stages of WW1. very interesting too. All the political and militairy aspects shown in one book!
     
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    I'm reading "The Greatest War, Volume III", by Gerald Astor. It's an oral history of America in the war, chock full of veterans's accounts.
     
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    I recently read'Fly Boys'.The authors name escapes me at this time.It's about WWII American carrier pilots and POWS in the PTO.By far one of the most informative and sobering WWII books I've ever read.I highly recommend it.
     
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    book

    Bllody shambles-a book about the air-war in southeast Asia. Very nice one...
     
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    Nice title, too.
     
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    I'm reading:
    German fighter Ace Erich Hartmann:
    The life story of the world's highest scoring ace
     
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    I've heard his name once, but I don't know this: how many victories did he achieve?
     
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    He doesn't belong to the top-aces, because after he received diamonds to his Knight's cross Hitler prohibited him to fly. He became an inspector of fighter pilots
     
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    oops

    sorry I don't know why but I thought we were talking about Galland... :oops:
     
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    Erich Hartman scored 352 kill in the Eastern front, flying his beloved Me 109 until the end of WW II, he surrendered to the american forces but was betrayed and given to the soviets and ilegaly send to prision for more than 10 years, he and some other german pilots were considered criminals of war nor POW hence the sentence
     
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    He even shot Soviet fighter making acrobacy on May 10th 1945, 2 days after German surrender. Some say this was why Soviets accused him of war crimes.
     
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    How did he do that? Weren't the Germans ordered to relinquish all weapons immediately? :-?
     
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    This is a very good book, probably my favorite WW2 book.

    I just finished Anthony's Beevers "Stalingrad" and now I'm gonna try to read Albert Speer's "Inside the Third Reich".
     
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    Monnchild, let me correct you, he flew his last combat mission on the 8th of May against a soviet making acrobatics with his plane.
     
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    It was despicable what the Soviets did to Hartmann, not to mention the thousands of German POWs they did the same thing to. Simply change the prisoner's status from "POW" to "ordinary criminal" and you get to hold him for years.
     
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    OK... 8)
     
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    Right now i'm reading 'D-Day' by Stephen E. Ambrose. The book is very thick, over 600 pages and with a smal font. And since i'm not very good in understanding english it takes time. But it is interesting and I'm enjoying it!

    The next book I will read is the one I got in the mail today. Parachute Infantry by David K. Webster. looking forward to that one!
     
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    I'm reading 'The Gold Bug' by Edgar Alan Poe.
     
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