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  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    And a bit more culture - my 'reading' copy of T E Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars Of Wisdom - The 1922 Oxford Text ' arrived this morning.... ;)
     
  2. Mahross

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    Martin more culture! your definetly not feeling well go straight to A&E and get checked out :D
     
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    Speaking of culture[or lack there of],I received a book I ordered about Sevastopol yesterday and it was a book of poems. [​IMG] :confused: So much for buying a book with no description about it. "Roses are red..... :mad:
     
  4. Stevin

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    Sorry for the giggles, framert, but that IS funny!! Hope that, at least, they are poems by soldiers on the Sevastopol front... :D [​IMG]

    Poetry can be a great thing, though, framert. Maybe you should give 'em a try... :cool:
     
  5. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    I know the feeling - I ordered a Big Mac the other day.....I thought it seemed rather cheap for a raincoat.... [​IMG]
     
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    Wedemeyer Reports!

    by Albert C Wedemeyer.
    (An objective, dispassionate examination of World War II, post war politics and Grand Strategy)

    Well thats what the cover says, he hates Marshall, Eisenhower & Roosevelt, Every one British and I havent got to his thoughts on Chiang Kai Shek. He argues the British wouldnt commit to a 1942 invasion plan, despite the US not having a plan and that 99% of the trooops would be British.

    On a serios note,

    STALINGRAD by Heinz Schroter (War Correspondents' Staff 6th Army)

    Havent read this for app 20 years, not a bad book, cant afford any of the new books.
     
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    My Ploesti and Last days of Sevastopol books arrived today! Hurray for me! [​IMG]
     
  9. Stevin

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    More poems, framert?

    PS: if you are interested in ploesti, I am in touch with a B24 pilot who flew on one or more ploesti raids and wrote a self published book about it...lemme know when interested and i'll PM you...
     
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    Steven. No, these 2 books are "culture-free"! :rolleyes: Thanx for the offer.Is that book available?
     
  11. Stevin

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    Yes, it is. It is called "Burning Hitler's Black Gold". I have sent you a PM.

    Stevin
     
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    just finished "day of infamy" by walter lord. i was really suprised about the casual attitude lord potrays in this book. there's a lot of joking around and laughing while japanese bombs are being dropped and ships are being destroyed. anybody else have an opinion on this?
     
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    Half way through "Ploesti;the Great Air-Ground Battle". Excellent book so far. And some brave pilots. :(
     
  15. Martin Bull

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    We've had a warm, sunny Saturday ( ! ) so spent the afternoon in the garden reading 'The Greatest Squadron Of Them All - 603 Squadron Volume 1 ' by Ross/Blanche/Simpson. This was the squadron immortalised in Richard Hillary's classic book 'The Last Enemy' and reading the - literally - blow-by-blow account of the Battle of Britain is totally absorbing.
     
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    At least you got to see the sun Martin i was stood behind a grill cooking, 400 degree, I was hot!! I'm reading a few bits by John Terraine, most notably 'The Right of the Line' and 'The Smoke and the Fire'
     
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    I'm just now finishing up Dunkirk by Robert Jackson. It's alright, not very well written, especially after reading Ryan's A Bridge Too Far but the information is good. :confused: :cool: :cool:
     
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    Agree with you there, OTF. Jackson has written books on otherwise neglected areas of WW2 ( ie aerial fighting in the Battle of France, early Bomber Command campaign, etc ) but to me, they lack something. Just not very satisfying to read, for some reason.
     
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    Unless I am totally whacked out which would not be surprising..............

    are there any decent tales of RAF bomber command vs German night fighters written by RAF personell ? We have covered other books in the past but true personal acct's are pretty rare.

    Martin go check out a direct question for you in the British forums on the MC forums if you would please....

    Erich
     
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    Just finished again.... the Collins and Lapierre book " Is Paris burning?".

    Very nice details on military action on both sides+ the resistance action in Paris+ normal citizens´ reaction.

    :D
     

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