What are you reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Gage, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I know this thread is similar to others but what are you all reading at the moment (or just finished?). And what do you think?^_^

    I've just finished 'Armageddon' by Max Hastings. I thought it was very good, learnt a lot about the war in the East. I think that it was harsh on the Allies conduct of the war in the West. Also learnt a lot about Holland in the last months of the war.

    Reading at the moment (lent to me by a mate at work) 'Harlequin' by Bernard Cornwall. I'm only about 35 pages in, but so far, so good.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    This week. I are mostly been reading: Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945 by George Gunter....Grim, grim, grim.... and a bit more grim..
     
  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Reading "Flyboys" by James Bradley. Finished a while ago "Witness to War" by Richard J. Aldrich and before that it was "Fortress Malta" and before that Armagedon...
     
  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    This week. I are mostly been reading: Last Laurels: The German Defence of Upper Silesia, January-May 1945 by George Gunter....Grim, grim, grim.... and a bit more grim..


    I am hoping to buy this Von Poop. Would you recommend as a good source? Would really appreciate your comments
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I am hoping to buy this Von Poop. Would you recommend as a good source? Would really appreciate your comments
    I'll tell you when i've read it all, bit dry so far (this may be the translation)but seems authoratative. As for buying it I don't know if you're even in the Uk but it turned up in a Nottingham remaindered shop for £7, was astonished to see the official Amazon price, might be worth shopping around.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  7. morse1001

    morse1001 Very Senior Member

    I am reading My Part of the Sky by Bee beaumont. Very good book describing especially the part about the Battle of France.
     
  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I am reading My Part of the Sky by Bee beaumont. Very good book describing especially the part about the Battle of France.

    I think I remember a Bee Beaumont book about flying Tiffies and the V1s, might be wrong thou. It was a long time ago...:mellow:
     
  9. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose
     
  10. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    Why do i suddenly feel so inferior here? I'm reading Thud! Not what you were looking for, i presume?
    :huh:
     
  11. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose

    What do you think, Lee?
     
  12. ourbill

    ourbill Senior Member

    I've just started 'The Case for Israel' by Alan Dershowitz can't say much I'm only on page 9.
    There are two books waiting in the wings both by Mark Zuehlke: 'The Liri Valley' and 'The Gothic Line' I'm waiting for the warm weather so I can sit in the garden and dream of Italy. Should get out more!
    I've been dipping in:'The Destruction of the Axis Forces in Africa' Volume IV of the History of the Second World War by Major-General Playfair.
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    quote "warm weather so I can sit in the garden and dream of Italy."
    Wouldn't siting in an ice cold rain filled slit trench give just a realistic picture of the Italian campaign?
    To quote a D-Day Dodger I chatted to once "Sunny bloody Italy? Where?"
     
  14. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    What do you think, Lee?

    Just at the end of the first chapter after finishing Wansee and the final solution by Mark Roseman. So far so good, but I am picking holes as I always do :D

    I will report back once I am further on.
     
  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Just at the end of the first chapter after finishing Wansee and the final solution by Mark Roseman. So far so good, but I am picking holes as I always do :D

    I will report back once I am further on.

    Be nice to hear what you think as it's quite a while since I read it.
     
  16. ourbill

    ourbill Senior Member

    Owen D

    It didn't rain all the time in Italy or so I've been told and the times I've been there it was too hot especially in Sicily. My garden is just about right to enjoy a good book or two.
    Have you see 'Whicker's War' DVD he seemed to have had a fine old time in the sun and wine drinking etc...! Still somebody has to take the photos.
    Talking of DVDs have you also seen the one 'British Campaigns-Italy 1943-1945' a picture is worth a thousand words or so they say. There is one of the best films of the bombing of Monte Cassino I have seen.

    Roger
     
  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    ourbill (aka Roger)
    Whicker's War, saw it on TV and got the book. Brilliant story.He really had it in for Mark Clark didn't he?
    That other DVD sounds good.Can you PM me some details of who produces it etc I'lll get a copy.
     
  18. Panzerfaust

    Panzerfaust Senior Member

    I'm reading Fingerprints of the Gods
     
  19. Exxley

    Exxley Senior Member

    I've ordered some books from Amazon (including an Army at Dawn). So far, still waiting and waiting ...
     
  20. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I've ordered some books from Amazon (including an Army at Dawn). So far, still waiting and waiting ...

    Yes, I've had that lately too.
    'Why am I waiting..?'
     

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