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Dr.Fritz

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#1 13 years ago

Anybody know of any good WWII books that I should read after I finish my Tom Clancy ones?




StrangerThanFiction

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#2 13 years ago

What kind of books interest you--memoirs, general history, battles, military hardware, overall stuff about the war?




Gauntlet

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#3 13 years ago

exactly, the theme "WW2" is realy big.

Point out what kind of books/stories you are interested in, and we can help you.

Myself, I cant get enough of books about the Luftwaffe. Just bought 2 new ones.




IcarianVX

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#4 13 years ago

I bought the whole Time Life WWII series for $10 on ebay. Cost $20 to ship it :rolleyes:

They are very history/detailed oriented. If you want factual, kind of like Encylopedias of WWII, books, then these are good to get.




Yossarian

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#5 13 years ago

I love the Time Life series, been looking for them. Perhaps ebay is the place to go :P




Gnar_Kill

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#6 13 years ago

I'm currently reading "Tigers in the Mud" by Otto Carius, if you are interested in the life of a Tiger crew on the Eastern Front, this is a very interesting book. It's also a very good read, not a dry read like many non-fiction can be. The author, Otto Carius, is an extremely impressive tank commander. He won the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and destroyed over 150 enemy tanks during his career. I would recommend this book to anyone.




Sgt. Krotchrot

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#7 13 years ago

Seriously, you think you could narrow it down a bit. Pic a theater.




silian

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#8 13 years ago

I would suggest Steel Inferno: I SS Panzer Corps in Normandy, by Michael Reynolds. Great book, describes the actions of the 1st SS Panzer Division 'Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler', 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' and SS.sPzAbt.101 in Normandy, and to an extent the actions of II SS Panzer corps (2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich', 9th SS Panzer Division 'Hohenstaufen' and SS.sPzAbt.102) as well.




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#9 13 years ago

panzers in normandy is a very good book lots of tank pictures also :D look at the cover




Mr_Cheese

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#10 13 years ago

Or if you're looking for action fiction there's always ones like Alistair MacLean's "Guns of Navarone", "Force 10 From Navarone" and "Where Eagles Dare". Jack Higgins' "The Eagle Has Landed" and "The Eagle Has Flown" or Brian Callison writes loads of excellent WWII thrillers all based at sea such as "A Flock of Ships" and "The Trojan Hearse"... Take your pick!