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    "Bye Bye Belgium", in French .

    Highly entertaining read, if you remember the fake broadcast in belgium a few years ago:

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    It pretended that Belgium had split in to two countries, and my, my was it funny to see those crazy walloons panic .

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    The Stars My Destination/ Tiger!Tiger! by Alfred Bester

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    The Thirty years war, by Cicely Wedgwood. Richelieu at his best.
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    M.van Creveld - Transformation of War . And some Terry Pratchett
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    Lisey's Story - Stephen King
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    I am not reading yet, because I'm looking for a good book, whether fiction or not, about the South African Border War, Executive Outcomes, and conflicts in Black Africa in general.

    Perhaps the ex-SADF gentlemen Soutie and Sappersgt know something?

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    Not currently reading anything at the moment, but some of the more memorable books have read have been a books called, "The Paladin" set in WW2, tells the story of a young boy who ended up becoming a spy for Winston Churchill, there is, allegedly, some truth to it, the second is a fictional book based on fact called, "Greenbeach", whch again set in WW2 tells the tale of the Canadian assault on the French coast and to escort a techy up to a Radar site, to retrieve Radar equipment, the reason I mention these two is that, in all the books I have read I have never before found one that cross references the other,
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    Why would it not use the word, B.O.F.F.I.N, does it have some insulting or disgusting conertation that I am not aware of, as far as I concerned its a slang term for, scientist, and always has been???

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    I am not reading yet, because I'm looking for a good book, whether fiction or not, about the South African Border War, Executive Outcomes, and conflicts in Black Africa in general.

    Perhaps the ex-SADF gentlemen Soutie and Sappersgt know something?
    South African Border War books - Military Photos

    Here's a fairly long list of non-fiction books on the Border War. For fiction try Larry Bonds "Vortex", although fiction it does contain a description of at least one operation that really happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Jones View Post
    Why would it not use the word, B.O.F.F.I.N, does it have some insulting or disgusting conertation that I am not aware of, as far as I concerned its a slang term for, scientist, and always has been???
    ****'in as in ****ing, meaning to ****?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Jones View Post
    Why would it not use the word, B.O.F.F.I.N, does it have some insulting or disgusting conertation that I am not aware of, as far as I concerned its a slang term for, scientist, and always has been???
    I ended up with a row of asterisks when I used it some months ago.
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    Sapper, whatever that means, the only other term, I`ve known it to be used for is passing wind, or to put it poiltely, bottom coughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Jones View Post
    Sapper, whatever that means, the only other term, I`ve known it to be used for is passing wind, or to put it poiltely, bottom coughing
    That's the interesting thing about the WAB being multi um, cultural.
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    i wonder if Sven Hassel's books are true or fiction?

    i've read all of them, great novel but what about the truths?

    do anybody know something about this?

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