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Book "one Hundred Days"

By Admiral S. Woodward

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#1 Rick

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 1819 PM

Has anyone read the this book? Yea? Nay? Find all you want to know on Wikipedia?


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Posted 01 May 2020 - 2300 PM

I have.  I found it insightful to read about Woodward's criticism of one of his carrier captains being too cautious, when Adm.  Woodward wanted to have air cover, and then reading of Woodward's thought, upon learning the ARA 25 of May's approximate location, that he would wait until daybreak before launching his attack.  Sharkey Ward, in his book, wanted to commit at once, so that British Harriers would be bombing Argentine ships at or before dawn, and not be on the receiving end.  


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 0504 AM

"African Kaiser" General Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck and the Great War in Africa, 1914-1918 by Robert Gaudi.

A good, general read on, to me, a basically unknown subject. One quibble is that he doesn't know the difference between a cornea and an iris. 


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#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 0741 AM

If you find that interesting, you might enjoy 'Mimi and Tou Tou go south' by Giles Foden. Its about the real story about the RN mission to sink the German gunboats on lake Tanganyika that inspired movies such as Shout at the Devil or the African Queen.

https://en.wikipedia...Toutou_Go_Forth


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