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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just started Monty's memoirs.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Just starting Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945 by James Holland.

    I recently finished The Remains of Company D by James Carl Nelson. It's an account of his grandfather's service in WW1 and that of many others in the 28th Infantry Regiment of the First Division. It is a harrowing look at life and war in the trenches.
     
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    Stalingrad- Antony Beevor
     
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    I just finished the unabridged audio of Beevor's D-Day and enjoyed it thoroughly, although the reader's sometimes odd (to these American ears) pronunciations were occasionally distracting. Otherwise, though, it was great.
     
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    Just started "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson. Heard great things about it.
     
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    Let us know what you thought about it. I enjoyed his earlier works.
     
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    Will do
     
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    Just about finished A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous. Horrifying first person account of a journalist's last 2 months in Berlin before and after Russian occupation. Eye opening to say the least.
     
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    I've just started on The War of a Hundred Days. It's about the campaign in Somalia and Ethiopia in 1941.
     
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    Read Enemy at the Gates. A bit late, I know, but it gave me a whole new perspective on the Eastern Front. Stalingrad was the epitome of wrong-headedess of Hitler and the horror of the average soldier.
     
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    Just started Lost Victories by General Erich von Manstein.

    Anybody know of a good book on the battles of Voronezh and the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket? One of my German uncles was in those two places.
     
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    I read Lost Vicores about 20 years ago.

    It was arduous.
     
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    I just finished listening to 'Tiger Tank' on Audible. I figured since it takes me 30 mins to walk to work in the morning, why not listen to a book while I do so? Pretty vivid descriptions of Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front (mainly in retreat for the author, a Tiger Tank driver). Pretty easy to listen to so I imagine it would also be pretty easy to read.

    Actual reading, I am still finishing up 'Tears in the Darkness" about the Bataan Death March, things that proceeded it, and its aftermath. Quite an interesting read.

    I also received in the mail my copies of:

    Mussolini: The Rise and Fall of Il Duce
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    The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

    I am not sure which one I want to read first, or if I read Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill before either of them!
     
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    Now reading Ryan's The Longest Day and D-Day Juno Beach: Canada's 24 Hours of Destiny by Lance Goddard.
     
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    I'm up to page 163 of The War of a Hundred Days.
     
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