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Current Read - 8/9/2011 5:43:35 AM   
Heeward


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What is your current WWII / War in the Pacific current read?

South Pacific Destroyer by Russell Crensahw Jr. Just started it.
On Deck - Neptune's Inferno and The British Pacific Fleet.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 7:03:20 AM   
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Not really War in the Pacific category, but: Pavel Mičianik: Slovenská Armáda v ťažení proti Sovietskemu zväzu 1941-1944 (Slovak Army in war against Soviet union 1941-1944).
It is as detailed as it could be (and I love the details).
Anyway also reading The Army Air Force in world War 2, vol.3 on ibiblio.org

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 7:03:47 AM   
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On the train journey to and from work I'm reading Battle of Britain by James Holland.

Nightime reading is Neptune's Inferno

Waiting in the wings: The British Pacific Fleet and the Battle of Leyte Gulf

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 8:15:49 AM   
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Shattered Sword. I missed some stuff in the first reading because it is such a page turner.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 8:21:21 AM   
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I am reading the book called: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer. Great book.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 2:31:12 PM   
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Just finished Shinano! The sinking of Japan's secret supership. By Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN with James W. Ryan.

Next up, a reread of Japanese Destroyer Captain.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 2:38:01 PM   
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Admiral Arleigh Burke by E.B. Potter.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 3:18:33 PM   
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Just started Lost in Shangri-La, about a plane crash in the New Guinea jungle towards the end of the war, a jungle survival story.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 4:11:09 PM   
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ORIGINAL: fodder

Just finished Shinano! The sinking of Japan's secret supership. By Captain Joseph F. Enright, USN with James W. Ryan.

Next up, a reread of Japanese Destroyer Captain.


Captain Hails from out here. Parshall, ND

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 4:13:17 PM   
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"Turning the Tide: How a small band of Allied Sailors defeated the U-Boats and won the Battle of the Atlantic" by Ed Offley. It's a new book and it's a nice read. Concentrates on three Allied Convoys making the eastbound crossing of the Atlantic in 1943 through the Greenland Air Gap and a few of the U-Boats that attacked them. It's interesting when I run across the name of a transport that is in the game, I've run across a bunch of Luckenbach's for example.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 4:14:33 PM   
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A Frozen Hell: The Russo-Finnish War 1939-1940


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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 4:54:03 PM   
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At Dawn We Slept, and The West Point Military History Series: The Second World War Asia and The Pacific Volume

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 5:00:55 PM   
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Battle of the Atlantic, Morison

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 5:21:01 PM   
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Goodbye, Darkness. A Memoir of the Pacific War - William Manchester

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 5:38:43 PM   
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American Guerrilla: My War Behind Japanese Lines by Roger Hilsman

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 7:09:07 PM   
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Unbroken. about 20% in. Really good read. The accounts of accidents and operational losses is astounding. Sad stuff, like seeing one of your bombers fly past the base with a broken radio never to be seen again.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 7:39:13 PM   
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Am I the only one who isn't currently reading anything about the Pacific?  (For that matter, I'm not currently reading anything about any war anywhere at any time.)

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 8:00:25 PM   
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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 8:01:47 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Am I the only one who isn't currently reading anything about the Pacific?  (For that matter, I'm not currently reading anything about any war anywhere at any time.)
Warspite1

Strange fellow

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 8:37:34 PM   
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Evan Wright - Generation Kill and Christopher Shores - Bloody Shambles

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 9:08:46 PM   
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The Clay Pigeons of St-Lo by Glover Johns,

Manstein - Hitler's Greatest General by Mungo Melvin,

and, like everyone else it seems Neptune's Inferno.

also got the war memoirs of David Kenyon Webster arriving in the next couple of days. I'm looking forward to that one.

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 10:59:07 PM   
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Sunburst: rise of Japanese naval air power 1909-41 - great book

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 11:09:35 PM   
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A reread for me: 'Lonely Vigil' by Walter Lord. The story of the coastwatchers in the
Solomons

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RE: Current Read - 8/9/2011 11:15:22 PM   
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Just finished Zimm's pearl harbor book and looking for something new.

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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 2:23:34 AM   
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I'm glad I started this thread, saw a lot of old titles that I have either in storage, and looking forward to retrieving this month, or read long ago.

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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 3:28:13 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Ranger5355
A reread for me: 'Lonely Vigil' by Walter Lord. The story of the coastwatchers in the
Solomons


Thanks for the mention, Ranger. I'll read this next. Those coastwatchers were tough guys.

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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 11:14:41 AM   
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I guess ghiven the nature of this forum we are gonna speak aboput what we are rrading on the pacific! Whne I got WiTP AE last year I didn't know much about the pacific theatre, so i set about a little library - this is what i have so far.... suggestions would be great - so excellent ones so far.


Pacific War Atlas - Ian Smurthwaite National Army Museum - a real gem for the uninitiated, well written and lots of fab maps.
The Pacific War 1941-45, John Costello. Hmmm comprehensive but so anti-Brit that I found it hard to read without getting all patriotic and irritated...(although criticisms are probably justified in many cases)
Eagle Against the Sun, Ronald Spector - excellent (a few phrases that are pure WiTh in here - must have been read by designers1)
Burma: the longest war 1941-45 - Louis Allen. This is a beautifully written book and a must on CBI - a fabulous account.
The Unforgettable Army: Slim's XIV Army in Burma. Michael Hickey. Not so well written but a lot of detail.
The aforementioned Sunburst by Mark Peattie - a really excellent academic study of the rise of Japanese naval air power. I'd like to read more Peattie.
Allies Against the Rising Sun: Nicholas Sarantakes - a much more blanaced and thoughtful account than Costello of the often fractious relationship between Britain, Aus, NZ and the US - with an excellent section on the joint BPF and USN ops in 1945.
I had the forty books on the Japanese, US and British armies - which are useful reference, as are a couple of volumes of Conways All the World Warships covering the period 1906-1952.

I would like some good accounts of the PNG, Solomons and Island hopping campaigns and the war in China - thoughts?


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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 2:24:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: LST Express

Just started Lost in Shangri-La, about a plane crash in the New Guinea jungle towards the end of the war, a jungle survival story.


Good read. I enjoyed it.

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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 2:33:23 PM   
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cheers for Neptune's Inferno, just got it on kindle - looks foxtrot alpha bravo!

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RE: Current Read - 8/10/2011 2:38:10 PM   
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Just starting "Attack on Pearl Harbor" by Alan D. Zimm.

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