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  1. Half Track

    Half Track Active Member

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    Yep I know what you mean. But this came from an aisle marked for magazines and greeting cards. A great variety of magazines.
     
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    Yes I have, but the vast majority of publications on display at the supermarkets I frequent are gossip types, cookbooks, celebrity watchers and otherwise generally female oriented. If I saw something that looked like what you came across I'd snap it up in a heartbeat just for the cover alone. The only place I go to that might have something similar to what you found would be Costco. Even their selection of books are dwindling in these days of Amazon and online shopping I hate to say (and see). I'm always on the lookout though, just in case. I am a firm believer that impulse purchases are good for morale.

    Occasionally I stroll through the Barns & Noble, mainly to go see what they have out on the local interest racks.
     
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    After a couple of false starts, I am about to tackle the condensed version of Winston Churchill's Memoirs of the Second World War. It's going to be one of those long-term reads I believe.
     
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    Stories From the Pacific by Kirby.
     
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    I like to read about the same incident in WW2 by several authors or veterans. Often you learn new views about what happened.

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    Especially I am obsessed with the Eastern front after Stalingrad and Kharkov area battles. Was it the "Manstein backhand"?
     
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    Yes, I sometimes buy one from the railway station for the trip to read.

    I also like Osprey books got some 50 of those,too.

    Heavier books I have some 400-500 pieces.
     
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    Finished Countdown 1945 by Wallace. Nice easy summer read. Quick and interesting enough.

    At present reading The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
     
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    Something new to wait for reading...

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    No fuel... I only got these canisters for fun....
     
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    Just arrived by the post man....in Finnish though.....;)

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    Just bought Toll's new book about Pacific warfare Twilight of the Gods. Looking forward to reading it.
     
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    Currently "The 5th Fighter Command in WW2" volume 2 by William Wolf. Breakdown of combat reports for all Groups in the SWPA - New Guinea to the Philippines - by squadrons. Interesting enough I've ordered volumes 1 + 3.
    Includes support missions for ground and Navy operations.
     
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    By Professor Sir Richard Evans, he eviscerates the Hitler Escaped and Hess Flight conspiracies just started the Reichstag Fire chapter.
    What do you get, first-class evidence-based history answering the likes of "Hunting Hitler" and "Harry Coopers "Sharkhunters" nonsense IMG_5547.JPG IMG_5549.JPG .
     
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    About halfway through this. Excellent read. A great finish to the series.
     
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    "The end of the Third Reich" by V.I. Chuikov published in English 1967 ( because there is no mention of a later print I think this is the first version ).

    I have read some 20 years ago the Pt I " The begininning of the road- The story of the battle of Stalingrad ) by the same man.
     

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