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    There was an interesting book written about the troops that didn't get trapped at Dunkirk and their story as they fought on unsuccessfully in Europe, but I can't remember what it's called or who wrote it.
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    just a couple

    the rise and fall of the third reich...william shirer; Abandon Ship!the sinking of USS INDIANAPOLIS, (the skipper, I think his name was Mackay, was the only commanding officer to be court-martialed for the loss of his vessel, during ww2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by watnee View Post
    Abandon Ship!the sinking of USS INDIANAPOLIS, (the skipper, I think his name was Mackay, was the only commanding officer to be court-martialed for the loss of his vessel, during ww2).
    I have a page on this:

    INDIANAPOLIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbmek View Post
    I have a page on this:

    INDIANAPOLIS
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    Why thank you kind sir!!!

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    Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
    Panzer leader & Achtung Panzer by Guderian
    The Second World War by John Keegan
    and more recently
    An Army at Dawn and Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson

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    An Army at Dawn and Day of Battle by Rick Atkinson I absolutely concur
    Anything by Cornelius Ryan (A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day)
    There's A War To Be Won adn Winged Victory by Geoffrey Perrett
    Defeat Into Victory by William Slim
    A Time For Trumpets by Charles MacDoanald The single best volume on the Battle of the Bulge

    I just got these for my son for Christmas

    Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors James Hornfischer
    Company Commander Charles MacDonald
    The Great Escape Paul Brickhill
    With The Old Breed Eugene Sledge
    Battling Bastards of Bastogne George Kaskamaki
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    Guadalcanal and Tarawa

    Guadalcanal Diary- Richard Tregaskis

    Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa- Joe Alexander
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    Also most books by Col Glantz
    hard to get here in india and very difficult to read but lots of information packed into them
    read his Battle of Kursk a long while ago dont remember much but it was very good

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    Try this link on the Battle of Kursk by an amateur historian, Alan Wilson-Battle of Kursk

    If interested in data, this gent's made available the KOSAVE II database from the U.S. Army that covers the southern front for both sides. A really, really good site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-2 View Post
    Try this link on the Battle of Kursk by an amateur historian, Alan Wilson-Battle of Kursk

    If interested in data, this gent's made available the KOSAVE II database from the U.S. Army that covers the southern front for both sides. A really, really good site.
    Thanks am reading it now..

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    THE SECOND WORLD WAR, (6 vols)
    by Winston Churchill

    CRUSADE IN EUROPE
    by Dwight D. Eisenhower

    THE THIRD REICH, Memoirs
    by Albert Speer

    THE RISE AND FALL OF THE THIRD REICH
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    THE COLLAPSE OF THE THIRD REPUBLIC
    by William Shirer

    ADOLF HITLER
    by John Toland
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    Soviet Defensive Tactics At Kursk- Glantz

    Gonna bury it here. A great read.

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    David Irving's "Hitler's War" is the book for all those interested in examining the conflict.

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