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#201 Colin

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 0216 AM

Just finished 1948 the first Arab-Israel war by Benny Morris. Interesting book, I found it notably that the invading Arab armies were generally quite good at treating captured Israel soldiers and citizens properly, even protecting them from the local palestinians. Likely due to their British training.
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#202 RETAC21

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 1405 PM

Just finished "Tobruk" by our very own BillB. IMO it gets top marks, and is quite readable, which is helped by an extensive setting of the stage retelling the war in Africa since1940. Rommel gets a rap, as accostumed in this forum, probably too harsh, and the Italians get mixed reviews, leaving me a bit confused as to how they could fight valiantly and then surrender "en masse" but facts do bear this out.

 

 

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#203 RETAC21

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Posted 20 October 2014 - 1435 PM

Published in 2009, too bad he didn't do the whole campaign.


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 0226 AM

, and the Italians get mixed reviews, leaving me a bit confused as to how they could fight valiantly and then surrender "en masse" but facts do bear this out.

 

 

 

 

o me that is kudos to them as soldiers: you fight gallantly, and when there is no hope for retreat/escape etc... you surrender gallantly en masse...in stead of fighting to the death uselessly....


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#205 RETAC21

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 1416 PM

 

, and the Italians get mixed reviews, leaving me a bit confused as to how they could fight valiantly and then surrender "en masse" but facts do bear this out.

 

 

 

 

o me that is kudos to them as soldiers: you fight gallantly, and when there is no hope for retreat/escape etc... you surrender gallantly en masse...in stead of fighting to the death uselessly....

 

 

Not necessarily im that order... :)


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 1735 PM

 Recently bought a first edition "The Rommel Papers" by Liddell-Hart, copyright 1953, at a used bookstore. Just started it, seems good so far.


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 0707 AM

Get this on Kindle (or hardcover if you like):

 

https://www.amazon.c...k/dp/B00OZ3HSNA

 

It is a steal and guy really knows his stuff!


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