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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.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co...2/dp/0752452215


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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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#206 Rick

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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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#207 Sardaukar

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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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#208 Inhapi

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Posted 22 November 2019 - 1238 PM

reading "designing the T-34" by P. Samsonov. 

 

This is a refreshing and well researched book. 90 pages on a rather small format. 

 

Samsonov integrates much material directly from Russian archives, so a lot of new stuff is in this book.

 

A really welcome addition on the history of the T 34 tank and precursors in the late 30'ies and up to operation Barbarossa.

 

The only downside is that IMHO it i'd rather have had 300 pages..... (Still the pages are double column and smallish print, so still a lot of material in such a smallish book)

 

Also for the price it is a real steal.


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#209 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 0653 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!

 

Forczyk has recently written a book on Case White, the Nazi (and Soviet) invasion of Poland. I find his writing a little dry, but its absolutely fascinating and well worth picking up. Not least because its the first effort ive seen to put what happened into a context, rather than as a precursor for the wider war.


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