Anyone know any good books on roman military history and tactics?
Bought Sniper One by Dan Mills today, will probably have it read in a few days if I get into it. Will post my opinions of it.
Read "Vipers in the Storm" by Keith Rosenkranz.
It is a bit dated,has various political views tossed in as well and is more of a diary/biography then anything else.
But,what you get is an account of a what appears to be a very normal man who flew the most important plane (in my opinion) of the first media war.To contrast the military side,he outlines his life in America during the cold war and first assignments post pilot training.
A good read for anyone interested in the U.S. Air Force.
It very good insight in flying the F16 (of that era) and anyone thats into the simulation Falcon 4/Falcon Aliied Force would be especially interested in it. Or interested in general flying either. I found the author a bit dry though, not a lot of passion. I wouldn't say everyone would enjoy it.
Our Struggle For Independence
A fantastic book detailing the Guerilla tactics of the I.R.A. from first hand accounts. Even has Barry's famous Kilmichael ambush; his own account.
Lots of other good accounts as well with maps and troop dispositions.
Who wrote it?
It is a compilation of first hand accounts, some taken from An t-Óglách. Most are from the War of Independence but there's one or two from the Easter rising.
I'm in the middle of 'Black Hearts' by Jim Frederick. It gives a different insight to modern war and the negative effects that can happen from death on an almost daily basis.
Picked this up today......
From the UCD Press site:-
""Military Aviation in Ireland" charts the history of the Air Corps from its early days as the Military Air Service established by Michael Collins in 1922 to the ineffective air operations conducted during the Second World War period.
The Air Service came about when the Civil War caused the postponement of Michael Collins' plans for a civil air service. After participation in the war of 1922-3 a small Air Corps was confirmed as the token air element of a substantially infantry army.
The Army Air Corps survived the 1920s and 1930s, despite the absence of government defence policy and the Army leadership's great indifference to military aviation. In the Second World War period, two squadrons of the Air Corps were given air force tasks for which they had little aptitude and for which they were totally unprepared in terms of personnel, airmanship, aircraft and training, failures which led directly to the demoralization of the Corps.
During most of this period the Air Corps, on secretive government orders, carried out tasks aimed at assisting the war effort of the Royal Air Force. Using extensive archival research, Michael C. O'Malley throws new light on the people and operations of Ireland's early aviation history."
Started Reading Major Dick Winters 101st Airbornes book he wrote before he died....
Only read the first chapter but already its making me want to keep reading.
Will post what I thought after
This is one I am finding interesting.
‘The Auxiliaries - Tudor's Toughs’
A study of the Auxiliary Division Royal Irish Constabulary 1920 - 1922
by Ernest McCall
Anyone interested can order it here : http://war-talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=257
I just finished "A History of Warfare" by John Keegan. I thought it was a great read - it covers pretty much the whole history of warfare (exactly what it sez on the tin). Well written and very interesting!
Wonderful book, now go on to his The Face of Battle/Mask of Command/Price of Admiralty series.
I've read the first two - excellent. I haven't heard of the third one - I presume it's a history of naval warfare??
Anyone reading these on an eReader? Wonder how many decent military titles are available as eBooks.