youcancallmeal Registered User
#196

Anyone read Hugh Ambrose's book The Pacific? My main interest is on the pacific theatre, I am either going to get the this or Nemesis by Max Hastings for an upcoming holiday. I think Nemesis might be a bit heavy going though?

TerrorFirmer Registered User
#197

youcancallmeal said:
Anyone read Hugh Ambrose's book The Pacific? My main interest is on the pacific theatre, I am either going to get the this or Nemesis by Max Hastings for an upcoming holiday. I think Nemesis might be a bit heavy going though?


I had that same choice a while back in the airport, I went with Nemesis and it is excellent, though not quite as good as his book 'Armageddon' about the battle for Germany. You won't be disappointed with it, though I can't comment on Ambrose's book.

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#198

This book arrived today :

Ordnungspolizei - Encyclopedia of the German Police Battalions September 1939 - July 1942

by Massimo Arico.

Some parts of it go into great detail, for example Pol Btl 93 - I have photographs of 2 Graves from men of 1st kompanie, Res. Pol.Btl 93, both men died on 27 December 1941. From this book I discovered this level of detail :



There are other areas where there are massive gaps but overall I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in Polizei Battalions of WW2.

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youcancallmeal Registered User
#199

TerrorFirmer said:
I had that same choice a while back in the airport, I went with Nemesis and it is excellent, though not quite as good as his book 'Armageddon' about the battle for Germany. You won't be disappointed with it, though I can't comment on Ambrose's book.


I ended up getting the Max Hastings book Nemesis. Brilliant read, would highly recommend it. Must get Armageddon now!

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Ardennes1944 Registered User
#200

Reading Dalton Einhorns "From Toccoa to the Eagles Nest" at the moment. a fantastic book, self published too.

Jim S Registered User
#201

http://www.afterthebattle.com/osCommerce/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=290

Current issue from "After The Battle" deals with the bombing of Dublin , might be of interest to folks.

If I might make a quick plug on a new guide to D-Day Beaches ;
"Walking D-Day" by Paul Reed (Pen and Sword) just published this month.
I bought a copy to take to Normandy (leaving on Wednesday), and having spent sometime with the book it is good.
The author Paul Reed is a well know author and historical adviser who has contributed to many good TV productions including "Dig WW2 Northern Ireland", which concludes on Monday night on BBC.
Paul is also a senior guide for Ledger tours.

Anyone going to Normandy , this is seriously worth packing to take with you, and is in its own right a good read.Publishers price of £15 , it can be had for about £10 on Amazon.
Friday next the fair at St.Mer Eglise and Sunday Tilly-sur-Seulles Book fair.

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