My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Another 15% offer at Lulu.
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    I mean... In case you've been hovering over the mystery 'Mr Knight' and his output...

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  2. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    I was surprised at how good looking he is:

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  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    A quid.
    (Unread. The 'What the hell can we buy dad' section of charity shops sometimes pays off. :unsure: )
    Seems popular at the mo.
    Read some positive reports.
    Nice photos.
    Bit rusty on German stuff, so might as well make an effort.
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  4. jwsleser

    jwsleser Well-Known Member

    After thinking about it for over 10 years, I finally decided to collect the Norwegian Army official histories. The campaign in Norway has always exercised a strong draw for me and the Haarr books just wetted my appetite for more. I have obtain six volumes so far and will likely add to that in May. I won't be sitting down and reading them from cover to cover, but will be used for research as needed. This is greatly stretching my college level German which I use to find the information I am seeking. I will need to upgrade my OCR program as computer translation, followed by dictionary checks, will be my friend.

    There is a lot of material in these volumes. There are plenty of supporting material including tables and maps. Some very good pictures of the various important locations during the campaign.


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  5. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    For the catastrophic British perspective, I'd recommend John Kiszely's Anatomy of a Campaign: The British Fiasco in Norway, 1940. He skewers the multiple short-comings of the British enterprise at every level. Sobering reading!


  6. jwsleser

    jwsleser Well-Known Member

    Thank you Tom for the suggestion. I will take a look at that book.

    v/r Jeff
  7. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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    Just reprinted so I had to snap up my copies before they go OP again.
    Currently being offered at a discount from the publisher.
    Repairing the Panzers Vol.2
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  8. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    It's pretty good once you get past the introduction...
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  9. Don Juan

    Don Juan Well-Known Member

    Just bought!

    Not really looking forward to reading them, but I feel professionally obliged to....
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  10. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    They're excellent.
    Blandly written, dry, factual, well-sourced excellence.
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  11. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

  12. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Deals a lot with Dutch planning and strategy. What worked and what didn't. Good for background on how they prepared for war and when things went hot, how they dealt (or didn't) with it.

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    Gullachsen's next book is the first in another multivolume study due August 2024.
    First volume is The Defeat and Attrition of the 12. Ss-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend": Volume I: The Bridgehead Battles 7-11 June 1944
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  13. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer Pearl Harbor Myth Buster

    Are the side lanes on the bridge for slow traffic, horses etc.?
  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Bought this last weekend on a whim! It's a good read so far but in places difficult to believe!

    Attached Files:

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  15. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Not him, but someone took the hint...


    Wish there was a 'look inside' at the contents as his scope (no pun intended) is qualified.
  16. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I can't really afford to be loading the shelves any more lately, but that's why the Lord invented credit cards (unless the chap in red was behind that one).

    Anyway, have ordered these—the first for less than £5.

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  17. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Sometimes, when you think things have been a bit crap lately, you need to get a bit of perspective…

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  18. Staffsyeoman

    Staffsyeoman Member

    My copy of Forgotten Warrior has just arrived. On a glance, very thin on his early life - it is more a discussion of his personal beliefs and what happened in Singapore. Should have looked more closely; it is published by the SPCK. Having known the author briefly in the past, I know it will be well-written. but is likely to disappoint, well, me anyway.
  19. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

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  20. Wobbler

    Wobbler Well-Known Member

    Thought I’d give these a look, following a reference to one of them in a thread by Christian about Bulskamp and the fight there:



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