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    #46
    Charging Knights on the Eastern Front (history of 505 Tiger battalion)- one of the best Tiger histories ever, top 4 for me.

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      #47
      Just read this.....

      'BISMARCK - 24 HOURS TO DOOM' - IaIn Ballantyne

      Well worth a read.

      Regards Richard.
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      Always looking for Luftwaffe Kampfflieger related document groups. In particular anything to Kampfgeschwader 2.

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        #48
        I've always been curious to learn more about the Battle of France, so ... Strange Victory by Ernest May has been a compelling read so far.
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        Always looking to buy German Crusher Field Caps: Infanterie, Pionier, Panzer

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          #49
          Originally posted by germansy View Post
          I've always been curious to learn more about the Battle of France, so ... Strange Victory by Ernest May has been a compelling read so far.
          I read this book a few years ago, and I have to say that I was disappointed.
          IMHO, Alistair Hornes's "To Lose a Battle", written many years ago, is a superior work.

          Bob Shoaf

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            #50
            I have not yet reached halfway, but I have heard May's narrative is a tad flawed in some ways. I shall look into your recommendation, thank you, Robert.

            It is always good to broaden the reading list.
            Always looking to buy German Crusher Field Caps: Infanterie, Pionier, Panzer

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              #51
              Thanks @Bob Shoaf and germansy for your comments on Strange Victory.

              As someone who is very interested in the events of 1940 (and spent a great deal of my free time visiting many of the places (https://decisivehours.com/) this book was on my list to read.
              Cheers

              Ian

              Always looking to buy Gasplanes and Gasplane related photos & documentation

              https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
              https://www.decisivehours.com/

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                #52
                I am reading the first of these 3 books by Brit Buttar. Already read his 4 on the Eastern Front in WWI, as well as "Battleground Prussia". All are very detailed, well-researched, and objective. My favorite author for that front.

                One of the best German veteran accounts, IMO, on small unit level armored warfare is "Panzer Ace". Worth getting for the photos alone.

                https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36208112-panzer-ace
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                Preußens Gloria!

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                  #53
                  "Panzer Ace" by von Rosen is a definitely a worthwhile read!

                  I've just started, "The Collapse of the Third Republic" by William Shirer after finishing "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" a few months prior.
                  Always looking to buy German Crusher Field Caps: Infanterie, Pionier, Panzer

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                    #54
                    I've just finished my first book in ages: 'Hitler at Home' by Despina Stratigakos which was very informative. I visited the Obersalzburg in 2017 and wish I had had this book at the time.

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                      #55
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                      Last edited by IanC; 07-11-2020, 01:29 PM.
                      Cheers

                      Ian

                      Always looking to buy Gasplanes and Gasplane related photos & documentation

                      https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
                      https://www.decisivehours.com/

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                        #56
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                        Cheers

                        Ian

                        Always looking to buy Gasplanes and Gasplane related photos & documentation

                        https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
                        https://www.decisivehours.com/

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                          #57

                          Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin (2nd Edition) by Aaron Stephan Hamilton

                          I missed this book the first time around and with copies of the first edition for sale at £250+, the £35 price for the second edition is a screaming bargain.

                          Following a prelude, the book moves to the Battle for the Seelow Heights and the advance on Berlin. At this point there is a pause in the main narrative for a chapter on Red Army after action reports before resuming with the assault on Berlin and finishing with the breakout attempts and the aftermath of the fighting.

                          It comes with a map book which is an inspired decision because it means you can orientate yourself with the battlefield and see where units were without a context switch. The maps themselves are in various formats and are well presented. The map book ends with colour photos taken following the end of the fighting.

                          Recommended.
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                          Cheers

                          Ian

                          Always looking to buy Gasplanes and Gasplane related photos & documentation

                          https://www.allaboutgasplanes.com
                          https://www.decisivehours.com/

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                            #58
                            Wanted to share an article from the latest AARP bulletin. Some very good survivor stories and a quick read.

                            https://www.aarp.org/politics-societ...emembered.html

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                              #59
                              The Neutrals, by Denis J. Fodor, c1982, one the Time-Life World War Ii Series. Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, and Turkey are all covered, as their leaders tried to stay out of the fray, and continued to trade/interact with Allied and Axis nations. Ireland (Eire) worried about both German and British aggression, according to the author, and Sir W. Churchill was vocal in his displeasure with the Irish refusal to participate in the war against Germany (many Irish did volunteer and fight) and to be more proactive in various ways in aiding the Allies in the Atlantic naval war. Also, the author mentions a couple times that uniforms were made for Germany in Spain (uniforms, or was it cloth/material, I think uniforms... my memory stinks), something I had never known. If anyone wants to comment, please do so. ~Brian

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                                #60
                                I’m thinking of getting a copy of this book. Can anyone recommend it?

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