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Dr.Fritz

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#1 12 years ago

I am looking for some good war books, mostly about WWII for Christmas? I have found some that I like: 10 Years, 20 Days - Karl Donitz Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer The SS Alibi of a Nation - Gerald Reitlinger I am more interested in the German side of WWII but any books will do. If anybody has some that they like can you please list them? Thank you!:D




TheMitter

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#2 12 years ago

Well, I am sure that if you are that into WW2, you probally have heard of "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", I began reading that, but decided I didn't have the time, but in the short bit that I read, I learned more then I ever thought possible from a book. I plan on buying that one for myself, or possibly asking it as a gift (the grandparents ussually ask what I want), in hard cover of course. But if I can get a hold of my step-bro, big WW2 fan, I will ask him, and get back to you, k?




czech speacial forces

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#3 12 years ago

^is that book very one sided on american side? also i would read some books like that DK has. you know the big books with a lot pics




TheMitter

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#4 12 years ago
czech speacial forces^is that book very one sided on american side? also i would read some books like that DK has. you know the big books with a lot pics

Haha, you should make good use of the quote feature, so we know who you are talking about, and no, Rise and the Fall of the Third Reich isn't one sided, it is very in between. It is more of a mixture of different sources, put together by a German, who didn't really have a direct opinion on the Reich. I found it to be more of, make your own judgement. It tells it as it was.




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#5 12 years ago

"Flyboys"; by James Bradley (iirc) - was easily one of the best books I've ever read. It's about an island in the Pacifc where the japanese had set up a radar station (or seized an american one, can't really remember). Anyway, when the air force went to bomb it - a few men were shot down and the book tells their story (capture, cannibalism, torture, executions etc.), while going into detail about the islands history/japan's imperialistic rise etc.

"Iron Coffins"; by Herbert Werner is another good book. Werner was actually a U-Boat officer throughout WW2 and served in many different operations around Europe, the book tells his story from the begining to the end of the war (Because he obviously survives, having written this book). I bought it in the bookstore here on campus but never finished it, never had the time. Got about halfway through, and it kicks ass. One thing I noticed though, is that he seems rather senseless to what they were actually doing. Like, he described sinking an unarmed merchant ship and watching the sailors "run around like little ants"; and it's almost chilling how un-apoligetic he is. He does talk about how he was "just following orders" once or twice, and usues that whenever he describes things even he recognizes as brutal - which happens to be the same defense the defendants used at Nuremberg. If you can get past all that, it's a good book and an interesting look at U-Boat warfare through the eyes of one of the few who survived it.

If your into sub-warfare, a friend recomended a book called "Clear the Bridge!" to me; which I think is also written by a former sub officer - only this time he's an American, and fought in the pacific against the japanese.




Dr.Fritz

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#6 12 years ago
TheMitterWell, I am sure that if you are that into WW2, you probally have heard of "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"

I started reading that, but I didn't finish it because I had to do some other reading for my English class, plus I rented it from the library.




TheMitter

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#7 12 years ago
Dr.FritzI started reading that, but I didn't finish it because I had to do some other reading for my English class, plus I rented it from the library.

Yes, exactly y I didn't finish it. It is like some1700 pages long, but I garuntee, it is one of the best documents on WW2 I have ever read, well, at least what I read. It is very informing, you also learn a lot about hitler in his early days, which I find his life facinating. Sure I think he was a bad guy, but still, he lived a very extrodinary life.




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#8 12 years ago

As you have both a Galland avatar and a Galland sig, I suppose you should read "The first and the last". Or if you want a shorter general view of the Jagdwaffe, I suggest Mike Spick's "Luftwaffe Fighter Aces".

Do you only want readable books, or do you also fancy reference books?




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#9 12 years ago
Dr.FritzI am looking for some good war books, mostly about WWII for Christmas? I have found some that I like: 10 Years, 20 Days - Karl Donitz Inside the Third Reich - Albert Speer The SS Alibi of a Nation - Gerald Reitlinger I am more interested in the German side of WWII but any books will do. If anybody has some that they like can you please list them? Thank you!:D

Not form the German side but also a very good read is "The second World War" by Winston Churchill. It is not objective or includes the latest information but it is written in a very good way. Almost like a drama :)




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#10 12 years ago

I have a copy of Churchill works about the WW1 which were printed sometime during the 20s!

Thats an interesting read, I'll tell yah!




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