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  1. Roel

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    LoL...
    Even though I have not finished 'Why the Allies won', I am now reading my way through the printed version of the BBC documentary 'The Nazis: a warning from history'. A really massive study of German social structures and attitude that caused the nazis' rise and fall of power.
     
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    Sounds interesting. Would you be so kind to provide me with the name(s) of the author(s) and the publisher please ? Sounds like something I would want to read.

    :)

    You´re not the only one who reads more than one book at a time btw. I haven´t finished reading my book about the LRDG yet, but I couldn´t keep my hands of one of my more recent purchases, "Fokker Aircraft of WWI" by Paul Lea. I´m also reading Ken Follets novel "The Key of Rebecca" at work. :roll:
     
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    The Nazis: a warning from history, by Laurence Rees, BBC Books, London 1997. ISBN 90-5330-213-1
     
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    Thanks. :)

    Laurence Rees. He wrote the "War of the Century" as well, another BBC book about the war on the Eastern Front. Highly recommendable.
     
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    Well I am tired to "Inside the Third Reich" so now I'm going to try to read "Islam and the Arab World". So far it is a very interesting book.
     
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    James Lucas-War on the eastern front. Another nice book from this man.
     
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    I'm reading "Dune: House Atredies" by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

    You guys spend all your free time reading up on World War 2?
     
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    Well, people tell me to read other stuff too, but I just can't get around to it... Like the LOTR series, the 'Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy', and others.
     
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    At the present moment I'm reading;

    Makers of modern strategy
    From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age

    edited by Peter Paret, Gordon A.Craig and Felix Gilbert
    Princeton University Press,Princeton New Jersey

    and the military doctrine of the Netherlands
     
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    Oh, of course I am also reading 'The Art of War' by Sun Tzu, which was sent to me by Mutant Poodle (thank you!) :grin:
     
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    I´ve moved on to something, if not quite in the same league as Sun Tzu, then at least from the same continent. "War in Japan 1467-1615" by Stephen Turnbull. About Japan in the Sengoku Period. Only about 90 pages, and lavishly illustrated, so it wont take me long to finish it. But it´s a nice break from what I usually read about.
     
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    Roel, how can you have not read LOTR or Hitchhikers guide yet?
     
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    I am ashamed... :oops: Friends of mine have them, so I guess I'll borrow them next holidays or something. Especially the Guide, of what I've read, seems very funny.

    Can you believe that my history teacher has never heard of Sun Tzu?? :eek:
     
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    A word of advice Roel; never let your history teacher know that you know more than him. :wink:
     
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    I do that with all my teachers. :grin:
     
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    This was why my history teachers always hated me.
     
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    i am reading in harms way about the sailors of the uss indianapolis and howafterthey were the last warship to be sunk in ww2 tthe werent even marked lost until 5 days after and all that time they hade been floting in small groups none of whitch knew of the existence of anyothers and they were attaced by sharks
     
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    Skua, I must disagree. I remember in history class when my teacher described the German invasion of France in WW2. The only problem was she was describing the invasion route of WW1. I was just sitting there shaking my head and she called on me, asking what the problem was. I told her, "that's not how it happened; you are describing the invasion of WW1, not WW2". She let me teach the class.

    Same thing with another history teacher on Stalingrad in WW2 and Midway. I got to teach the class.

    I think if one simply approaches the teacher in a respectful manner, you will be listened to when they are obviously wrong.

    :smok:
     
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    I'm currently reading "Samurai!" from Saburo Sakai. He was the most succesful surviving japanese fighter pilot from world war 2.

    I'm also reading "The Last Frontier" from Alistair MacLean. I'm not sure will I ever finish it, I started reading MacLean books again and found out that I dont like them anymore.
     
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    Lucky you, our history classes never went into so much detail that I could personally correct the teacher on the course of the events. My brother did though, when his teacher was taling about B52s in WW2. :roll:
     
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