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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 2:09:22 AM   
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What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 2:30:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 7:54:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?


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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 8:14:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?



If you watch my biographical movie Cross of Iron, you will see James Coburn looks just like me. He was picked partly for his age. I was quite old when I fought those commie bast**ds - 47 when I marched into Russia in 1941. I just turned 117.

EDIT:I MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN ON BPB.

< Message edited by parusski -- 2/3/2012 8:48:00 PM >


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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 8:44:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?



If you watch my biographical movie Cross of Iron, you will see Lee Marvin looks just like me. He was picked partly for his age. I was quite old when I fought those commie bast**ds - 47 when I marched into Russia in 1941. I just turned 117.
Warspite1

Lee Marvin? James Coburn shooerleee.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 8:52:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?



If you watch my biographical movie Cross of Iron, you will see Lee Marvin looks just like me. He was picked partly for his age. I was quite old when I fought those commie bast**ds - 47 when I marched into Russia in 1941. I just turned 117.
Warspite1

Lee Marvin? James Coburn shooerleee.


THE ONLY excuse I have is I am watching The Big Heat, 1953, starring Lee Marvin. I started watching the movie about 20 minutes before eating some BPB and making that post. But given my age.,.........

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"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 9:02:07 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?



If you watch my biographical movie Cross of Iron, you will see Lee Marvin looks just like me. He was picked partly for his age. I was quite old when I fought those commie bast**ds - 47 when I marched into Russia in 1941. I just turned 117.
Warspite1

Lee Marvin? James Coburn shooerleee.


THE ONLY excuse I have is I am watching The Big Heat, 1953, starring Lee Marvin. I started watching the movie about 20 minutes before eating some BPB and making that post. But given my age.,.........
Warspite1

I prefer Coburn (except his woeful accent in Great Escape) to Marvin. The former has more authoritah about him.


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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 9:11:42 PM   
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Okay book no.7 has to be Conways All The World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946. Every ship that fought in WWII and ships from neutral navies too. An excellent reference tool.

Only three books left now.......difficult.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/3/2012 9:41:30 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski

quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

What complete moron limited the number of books to ten?

I have two Napoleonic, two WWII Pacific War (Naval), one economic history and one potential Battle of Britain. That leaves just four book and I haven't even touched the land warin WWII yet.....

This is impossible


One intelligent corporal did suggest 25. I can't recall who it was...
Warspite1

You are truly wise beyond your years Rolf - and I guess by now - that is a considerable number of years. BTW, how old are you corporal - If I may make so bold - you must have been in your thirties when you were doing your thing on the Eastern Front?



If you watch my biographical movie Cross of Iron, you will see Lee Marvin looks just like me. He was picked partly for his age. I was quite old when I fought those commie bast**ds - 47 when I marched into Russia in 1941. I just turned 117.
Warspite1

Lee Marvin? James Coburn shooerleee.


THE ONLY excuse I have is I am watching The Big Heat, 1953, starring Lee Marvin. I started watching the movie about 20 minutes before eating some BPB and making that post. But given my age.,.........
Warspite1

I prefer Coburn (except his woeful accent in Great Escape) to Marvin. The former has more authoritah about him.


quote:


I prefer Coburn (except his woeful accent in Great Escape) to Marvin. The former has more authoritah about him.


Yes indeed. Coburn was me/Steiner.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/4/2012 9:41:42 PM   
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Okay No.8 will have to be Hitler and Stalin Parrallel Lives (Alan Bullock). An excellent book that I have read twice and wish to read again. I found the chapters on Stalin always more difficult to read than those on Hitler, but I am probably more aware of who the key Germans were and where they fitted in to the Nazi apparatus. The Soviet system is more complicated with all their congresses and commisariats and what not! Confusing...

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/4/2012 10:03:34 PM   
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Okay No.8 will have to be Hitler and Stalin Parrallel Lives (Alan Bullock). An excellent book that I have read twice and wish to read again. I found the chapters on Stalin always more difficult to read than those on Hitler, but I am probably more aware of who the key Germans were and where they fitted in to the Nazi apparatus. The Soviet system is more complicated with all their congresses and commisariats and what not! Confusing...


When it comes to understanding Uncle Joe try this:

Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him by Donald Rayfield


I loved this book.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/4/2012 10:05:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Okay No.8 will have to be Hitler and Stalin Parrallel Lives (Alan Bullock). An excellent book that I have read twice and wish to read again. I found the chapters on Stalin always more difficult to read than those on Hitler, but I am probably more aware of who the key Germans were and where they fitted in to the Nazi apparatus. The Soviet system is more complicated with all their congresses and commisariats and what not! Confusing...


When it comes to understanding Uncle Joe try this:

Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for Him by Donald Rayfield


I loved this book.
Warspite1

Thanks I will look out for it.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/6/2012 11:47:36 PM   
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We are waiting on the rest of your list. Maybe you should stop using BPB as cushions...

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/6/2012 11:56:55 PM   
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We are waiting on the rest of your list. Maybe you should stop using BPB as cushions...
Warspite1

But I've only got two book left and I have nothing about the land war I am going to have to trim my naval stuff. I think its impossible to be honest....


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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/6/2012 11:58:04 PM   
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ORIGINAL: parusski

We are waiting on the rest of your list. Maybe you should stop using BPB as cushions...
Warspite1

But I've only got two book left and I have nothing about the land war I am going to have to trim my naval stuff. I think its impossible to be honest....



Nothing is impossible. We are all counting on you, keep up the good work.

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RE: Desert Island Books - 2/18/2012 7:17:17 AM   
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Has no one got any great books to offer? I thought this thread would appeal to the war buffs out there......

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