Coming Soon to a Bookshelf Near You

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Gage, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Avonmore Publishing continues to produce superlative aviation history for the war in the SWPA.
    Two new titles are pending:

    and a new series is beginning:

    Must haves if you have any interest in the subject.
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  2. Waddell

    Waddell Well-Known Member

    I watched this interview on WW2TV this morning about Julia Jones new book 'Uncommon Courage- The Yachtsman Volunteers of WW2'. A good interview and an interesting read by the sound of it.
    Best part of the interview is the numerous slides she used, some of which show the memoirs and novels written by some of the men she writes about. A few more older books to search out:D

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  3. von Poop

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  5. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Some interesting naval titles:
    This is the first in a three part series. Looks very promising.

    More coming in the Italian naval series. On from battleships to cruisers now.

    And three new upcoming titles in the Casemate translation series:
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  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    pen and sword in august. Nice to see a newer history of the Luftwaffe's transport wings
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  7. Nick the Noodle

    Nick the Noodle Active Member

    The vast majority of my latest purchases are Pen and Sword books.
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  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  9. DogDodger

    DogDodger Member

  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I'm liking the implication here, because; no, no I wouldn't.
    Might have to get just to see what they're saying.
    Hopefully some reference to pissing in shell cases... :unsure:

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  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    A Thousand Battles: An Intelligence Officer's Battle Behind Enemy Lines in Wartime Burma Paperback – 31 July 2021


    Born in Canada in 1905 to a British father and a Swiss mother, Cecil Gerald Merton studied forestry at Cambridge before starting work as an Assistant Forestry Manager in 1930. He was to spend the next decade living in the jungles of Burma with his wife and two small daughters.

    War came to his corner of South East Asia in early 1942; he joined the 2 Burma Rifles and walked out of Burma in the Retreat to India, finally arriving in Imphal in May 1942. Not knowing if his wife and children were alive or dead, he became one of the first officers of The Johnnies, part of Z Force, an intelligence gathering group behind enemy lines in the jungles and highlands of Burma. Volunteering for every mission over the next three years, he battled illness, monsoon rains, mile-wide rivers, leeches, wild animals, disease, thirst and hunger; all the while fighting against the cruellest of enemies and his own personal demons; fearing for the lives of his loved ones.

    Awarded the MC and bar for his bravery as ‘one of the finest Patrol Leaders in Z Force’, he survived the war to be reunited with his wife and children.

  12. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Coming soon-ish.

    There will be an announcement when it is available, which will only be on Lulu.

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  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Merton was discussed on the forum a couple of years ago:

    Special Forces in Burma
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  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Peter Hart has a new book called Burning Steel: A Tank Regiment at War which is a history of the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in WW2, based on a lot of veteran interviews he conducted - sounds like about 30 years ago.

    He is part of a podcast/youtube series called Pete and Gary's Military History and I am listening to them talk about it, but, I haven't read anything by Hart before. Opinions on him as a writer?

    I have to say he is repeating a lot of negative opinions of the Shermans... hm.
  15. JeremyC

    JeremyC Member

    I enjoyed his book on the Somme (bought because people like Gary Sheffield and Richard Holmes gave it good reviews . . .).

    As to the Sherman opinions, is he merely reflecting what the interviewees said - or is he exaggerating them with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight?
  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    No idea, Jeremy!

    To be honest I will probably get the book...
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  17. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Can you bloody calm down.*
    Still not got the last one yet.

    *Obviously, do not calm down. Will catch them all eventually...
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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This intrigues.
    The bloke's not fully some sensationalist loon as far as I can tell, and a few people I trust have been convinced by him.
    Dunno. Brave line to follow, maybe, but 'heroes' really can have feet of clay.


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  19. idler

    idler GeneralList

    He wrote three books in the same vein in the late 90s: At the Sharp End (2 R NORFOLK), In the Heat of Battle (16 DLI) and To the Last Round (South Notts Hussars). As the Oral Historian of the IWM he was well placed to... I think they've also recently been reissued under different titles.
    With two infantry and one artillery covering the BEF, Burma, the desert and Italy under his belt, a NWE tankie one is a logical follow-up.
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  20. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    If so, this might be of interest:
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