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Old 16-01-2009, 15:05   #1
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Book Recommendations - War Stories

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I need some help with a recommendation. I'm looking for a book that collects first-hand accounts of World War 2 participants, particularly those on the front line, although it would be good to have included some information from the generals back 'at base' too.

All recommendations greatly appreciated.

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Old 16-01-2009, 15:31   #2
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Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose comes immediately to mind.
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No Ordinary Men by John Colvin is worth a read.

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The Lost / Forgotten Voices books, Navy, Army, POW, RAF. The WW1 one is really rather good. Max Arthur authors a couple of them.

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Pegasus Bridge by Stephen Ambrose as well
Monte Cassino by Matthew Parker

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Not quite what you were after, but Robert Ryan's fiction is well researched and based on fact.
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To War in a Stringbag by Charles Lamb - its the war memoirs of a RN pilot who had an interesting war including Taranto, Malta and the far east.
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Cheers all, will give them a try...
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I thought Band Of Brothers was a very good read, not first hand though (though I think it does include direct quotes).
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The Lost / Forgotten Voices books, Navy, Army, POW, RAF. The WW1 one is really rather good. Max Arthur authors a couple of them.
another vote for these.
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Old 19-01-2009, 12:45   #13
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another vote for these.
Thirded. I bought the WW2 and WW1 ones after another post somewhere on here. Both excellent.
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Thirded. I bought the WW2 and WW1 ones after another post somewhere on here. Both excellent.
And another.

Just finished Arnhem and thought it was very good.
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Old 19-01-2009, 17:24   #15
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Ill Met By Moonlight by W. Stanley Moss
True story of a British military attempt to capture a German General in Crete.
Written by one of those involved. A great read - especially whilst lying on a beach in Crete!
Also Duel Under The Stars by Wilhelm Johnen - WWII from the point of view of a German night fighter pilot.
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