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  1. LRusso216

    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    I've read Toll's books. They are quite good. I think you'll enjoy them.
     
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    So far, Toll has been very good. I like the detail he uses to illustrate the events.
     
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    Older good book

    The last ditch by David Lampe

    Britain+s secret Resistance and the nazi invasion plan

    British factories did not, as so many Britons today would like to believe, work at a frantic pace throughout the summer and autumn of 1940 in order to replenish the nation´s store of arms. Most people in Britain took advantage of the exceptionally fine weather that summer to loll at the seaside.
     
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    The Memoir of a Third Reich Brandenburger
    Sepp de Giampietro
    Greenhill Books 2019

    Luftwaffe Rudder Markings 1936-1945
    Dieter Hoffmann 1970
     
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    I am reading this, “The Deadly Brotherhood,”. Very good....copyright 1998.
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    A couple of chapters into Operation Drumbeat by Michael Gannon. It's the story of U-boat attacks on the American coast, with particular attention to U-123 and its leader Reinhard Hardegan. Combines research with accounts by crew members.
     
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    I'm reading "The Rommel Papers." I'm at page 304, with the Second Battle of El Alamein.
     
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    I'm reading No Surrender, My thirty-year War, by Hiroo Onoda
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    I'm about 3/4 through the book at present..

    My impression is that he was a nut-job, given all of the attempts over the years by his family and people well-known to him that tried to talk him out.

    EDIT: I finished the book and IMHO he was bat-shit crazy.
     
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    Omar Bradley (and Clay Blair)'s A General's Story.
     
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    Dauntless Helldivers by Harold L. Buell. He was in the Pacific flying the dive bombers. I'm early on with him in pilot training.
     
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    Just finished Michael Olson's "Tales from a Tin Can". Started Anna Reid's "Leningrad".
     
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    Just read Birth of an Army - a reflection on the Tunisia battles by AB Austin who was a war correspondent with the British Daily Herald.

    Excellent. Sadly he was killed at Scafati outside Naples during the Allied advance after the Salerno landings. He was mad enough to volunteer for the Dieppe Landings in 1942.

    Regards

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    "Last Voices of World War II". June issue of National Geographic. Stories from Allies and Axis, civilian and military, Pretty much all of them average people caught in the war.
     
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    Anthony Beevor's Stalingrad.
     
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    Earlier in the week I finished Baa Baa Black Sheep by Gregory Boyington.

    Judging by his writing style and comments, he was hell on wheels.
     
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    I read that as a kid and I loved it. He MIGHT have exagerated a bit.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Got this in the post today.
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    Let me know what you think of it. Having read "Operation Drumbeat" piqued my interest in submarine warfare.
     
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    Unknown Valor, the new book by Martha Maccallum. My next door neighbor loaned it to me. She wrote him an autographed note, he is a 25 year Marine veteran.

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    Just finished Semper Fi, Mac.
     
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