War & Conflicts Discussions => Wars & Conflicts: Books, Movies, Docus and Stories => Topic started by: Koen on 29 November 2008, 00:31:30



Title: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Koen on 29 November 2008, 00:31:30
'The history of Signaal' by Ludwig Verduyn / OKW 1940-1945 [1984]

I haven't found any info on not-Dutch publications.

ISBN 90 6749 001 6



Title: Re: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Tanker on 1 January 2009, 03:28:03
Give a look to "900 Days:The Siege of Leningrad" by Salisbury.  I believe I'm correct with the title and the author, as it has been years since I read it.  It is a fascinating account of the epic WW2 siege.


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: BlueSixGolf on 13 January 2009, 09:36:58
Anything by Robert M. Citino (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=robert+m.+citino&x=17&y=15).


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Heinrich505 on 7 March 2009, 07:53:04
 For students of the eastern front, and anyone interested in a top notch book.....

HELL'S GATE: The Battle of the Cherkassy Pocket January to February 1944   by Douglas Nash

This is one well-crafted book of amazing detail on the battle.  I was stunned by the number of interviews that author Nash wove into this book.  It is pricy, but worth every penny. 

Another suggestion is ANYTHING by Jason Mark.  His coverage of Stalingrad is the present gold standard.  His attention to detail and research are beyond belief.

            Heinrich505


Title: Re: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Koen on 7 March 2009, 12:36:43
Give a look to "900 Days:The Siege of Leningrad" by Salisbury.  I believe I'm correct with the title and the author, as it has been years since I read it.  It is a fascinating account of the epic WW2 siege.


tried to read it...but I got lost several times in the lists of soldier X from regiment Y of the Z division from the 1st army of the westrussian front told soldier Y from....from.... etc etc....


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: British Tommy on 4 April 2009, 21:49:18
'War without garlands' by Robert Kershaw.
Only a few photos in the book but his writing about the Eastern Front is superb!  smallclap


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Heinrich505 on 6 April 2009, 03:58:13
British Tommy,
  War Without Garlands by Robert Kershaw is truly an excellent book.  There are some amazing accounts of the vicious battles early on.  I have the hard-back version, and that was full of some really good photographs.  I guess they couldn't add many for the re-issue.  Still, for the writing alone, it is well worth picking up for your library.

                          Heinrich505


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Tanker on 6 April 2009, 16:10:13
"Hell In a Very Small Place" by Bernard Fall.

Story of Dien Bien Phu.


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Rattler on 6 April 2009, 21:46:51
"Hell In a Very Small Place" by Bernard Fall.


Intrigue me...???

R<attler


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Tanker on 6 April 2009, 22:33:54
It was the defining battle in 1954 (circa) which lead to the French abandoning Indochina.

Intriguing for the political machinations and military blunders behind the scenes which lead to the sacrifice of 15,000 French, Morrocan, Algerian, Foreign legion and native auxilaries.
Interestingly, the author, Bernard Fall was killed in Viet-Nam in 1966 by stepping on a mine while accompanying US troops.  This was a year after he completed the book.  He was well experienced in Indochina as it was previously called.


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: FACman on 5 July 2009, 03:46:15
A most enlightening representation of the US governments continuing victimization of native Americans on the reservation. It is a detailed investigation into the govts charges against Leonard Peltier for the death of two FBI agents in 1975, which quite clearly shows that the man serving two consecutive life sentences is deserving of a new trial if not a pardon.

"In the Spirit of Crazy Horse"  by Peter Matthiessen

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/th_inthespiritofcrazyhorse.jpg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/?action=view&current=inthespiritofcrazyhorse.jpg)

And the companion documentary narrated by Robert Redford.
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/th_theleonardpeltierstory.jpg) (http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/?action=view&current=theleonardpeltierstory.jpg)


Linky for video..."Incident at Oglala"

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4219825247691110146 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4219825247691110146)


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: stoffel on 11 July 2009, 19:41:44
I just bought the book:
Sledgehammers, Strength and flaws of tigerbatallions in the second world war.

The prologue is written by Otto Carius( tiger ace) and the Epiloques by two tiger killers Iskrow and Holt.
The book describes the different units , its men, the tactics.
But also gives the reasons why the failed sometimes, the technical dilemmas, wrong tactical use and so on.
The book has detailed info about many battlefields which saw tigers in actions, together with maps.

ISBN: 0-9717650-2-2
Aberjona press

updated July 20th 2009:

Wow,

After reading spielbergers books I thought that most of the flaws in the tech department were solved for the Tiger 1s.
But after reading through this latest book and Jentz.....
Most batallions started combat with 45 tanks and ended up with 3 or 4 running tanks after a few days of fighting.
Most were destroyed by their crews because of tracks,automotive/running gear and transmission problems.
Even as late as end 1944.
Some things were funny to read though.


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: FACman on 12 July 2009, 16:15:30
"The Journey of Crazy Horse" by Joseph M. Marshall III

A well written biography of the man known as Crazy Horse, by a descendant of the community that raised the legendary Lakota Warrior. The author shares with us a vision of Crazy Horse formed by having lived and learned, through the traditional 'Oral' history as well as the academic disciplines. We thereby, through this book, begin to see Crazy Horse as the Lakota know and remember him.



ISBN: 0-670-03355-3 (HC)
         0 14 30.3621 1 (PB)


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: stoffel on 23 July 2009, 21:52:34
Yooooohooooooooooo, Panzertruppen 2 from Jentz just arrived!!!!!!





Koen: edit: post a review into this post afterwards plz


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Mad Russian on 24 July 2009, 05:55:43
Yooooohooooooooooo, Panzertruppen 2 from Jentz just arrived!!!!!!





Koen: edit: post a review into this post afterwards plz


That book is well worth waiting for. My copy is about worn out.

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Koen on 21 September 2009, 21:00:04
"Battle for Antwerp"

ISBN 90 6045 141 4

1978

General-Major J.L. Moulton CB / DSO / OBE
commanding officer Royal Marines Commando during Normandy - Antwerp & Walcheren


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Rattler on 21 September 2009, 22:19:51
A most enlightening representation of the US governments continuing victimization of native Americans on the reservation. It is a detailed investigation into the govts charges against Leonard Peltier for the death of two FBI agents in 1975, which quite clearly shows that the man serving two consecutive life sentences is deserving of a new trial if not a pardon.

"In the Spirit of Crazy Horse"  by Peter Matthiessen

([url]http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/th_inthespiritofcrazyhorse.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/?action=view&current=inthespiritofcrazyhorse.jpg[/url])

And the companion documentary narrated by Robert Redford.
([url]http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/th_theleonardpeltierstory.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s727.photobucket.com/albums/ww278/sgtfaust/?action=view&current=theleonardpeltierstory.jpg[/url])


Linky for video..."Incident at Oglala"

[url]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4219825247691110146[/url] ([url]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4219825247691110146[/url])



completely missed this post before, fascinating, I got stuck the whole hour+ glued to the screen, any updates yet?

Rattler


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: SeanG on 28 September 2009, 11:44:58
Fighting for the French Foreign Legion
(A Scotsman in the FFL)
by Alex Lochrie Cpl Chef 2eme REP

edit by Koen: http://www.amazon.com/FIGHTING-FRENCH-FOREIGN-LEGION-Legionnaire/dp/1848840853 (http://www.amazon.com/FIGHTING-FRENCH-FOREIGN-LEGION-Legionnaire/dp/1848840853)
# ISBN-10: 1848840853
# ISBN-13: 978-1848840850

(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh58/SeanGarrand/854642-2.gif)


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: Mad Russian on 21 October 2009, 01:36:45
"The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943 - 1944" Volume Two of the Liberation Trilogy by Rick Atkinson.

It's just as good as the first volume:

"An Army At Dawn"

Good Hunting.

MR


Title: Re: Books: What you SHOULD/MUST read!
Post by: FACman on 23 October 2009, 10:51:25
Quote
completely missed this post before, fascinating, I got stuck the whole hour+ glued to the screen, any updates yet?

Rattler


Unfortunately, no. However, with a man of color in the WH, I suspect he stands a better chance for a pardon. Barring that, he will die in prison, for a crime he didnt commit.