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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/11/2020 4:11:45 PM   
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Ordered - should be out at the end of the month



And?
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Early days but so far so good like Volume 1. The author has spent a lot of time on the He-177 - possibly justified as Donitz enquired about using these aircraft.

I loved Goring's comment having finally, in 1942(!), gone to see the He-177. He berated Heinkel and asked him how the aircraft was supposed to be serviced in the field. You can't change the spark plugs without dismantling the engine..... whoops


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 6/11/2020 5:44:42 PM   
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It also has interesting side stories about other aspects of the battles. The light it throws on the 12 SS "HitlerJugend" Panzer Division was different from many publications. While it agreed that the soldiers were enthusiastic, their officers come into some criticism for their lack of professionalism. A key panzer counter attack by Kurt Meyer against Canadians entrenched in a village went in without crucial infantry support (much to the Canadian surprise and delight). It turned out that the commander of the panzer grenadier regiment was busy running around ensuring that his subordinates understood that Canadian prisoners taken in an earlier engagement were to be shot. And how the 21 Panzer Division was much more involved in fighting against the Canadians but were reluctant to document these actions due to the SS shooting batches of Canadian prisoners in their midst.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/5/2020 9:51:42 AM   
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Nothing at present

I should have more time to read in lockdown - but I find the best time to read being on the journey to/from work... so nothing getting read at the moment - which is frustrating.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/5/2020 12:24:33 PM   
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Nothing at present

I should have more time to read in lockdown - but I find the best time to read being on the journey to/from work... so nothing getting read at the moment - which is frustrating.


Instead, you play more games?

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/5/2020 1:01:41 PM   
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I'm reading the complete collection of Pliny's Letters. I find it fascinating to get a glimpse into life (well, elite life) of a person from over a thousand years ago. I think I've mentioned it before, but Cicero's complete letters are also fascinating, and it's interesting to see the difference between an active politician of a Republic (albeit one in decline) and an active official and "politician" of the middle Empire. You can also find in some books letters from other sources (Cicero's collection also contains some letters from others, such as Caesar or Servius Sulpicius Rufus, others contain random letters found from less famous people or even Roman soldiers stationed at forts).

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/28/2020 8:12:00 PM   
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Nothing at present

I should have more time to read in lockdown - but I find the best time to read being on the journey to/from work... so nothing getting read at the moment - which is frustrating.


Instead, you play more games?
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No.... I am actually working longer hours Go figure...


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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/28/2020 8:22:44 PM   
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Just finished Bergerud's "Fire in the Sky", an excellent and detailed look at aerial warfare in SOPAC 1942-1944. Moving on to "Eagle against the Sun".

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/29/2020 5:00:50 AM   
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No.... I am actually working longer hours Go figure...


Stop that.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/29/2020 5:03:58 AM   
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Factfulness by Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund.

An interesting read to make it easier to follow how the world changes around us.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 7/31/2020 12:50:56 AM   
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Pacific Crucible by Ian W. Toll

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/5/2020 10:40:54 AM   
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During the lockdown I spent some time looking at my Dad’s old stamp collection. I thought it was rather interesting and so I found out more about stamp collecting and expanded the collection quite a bit. I found the following book really useful because it is for beginners and people with only a basic knowledge of philately:





The World Encyclopedia of Stamps & Stamp Collecting: The Ultimate Illustrated Reference to Over 3000 of the World's Best Stamps, and a Professional Guide to Starting and Perfecting a Spectacular Collection





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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/6/2020 5:06:58 AM   
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I’m currently reading Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40 by Vesa Nenye and co authors. I also have the companion volume, The Continuation and Lapland Wars 1941-45
Both books are recommended.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/6/2020 5:19:09 PM   
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In the middle of rereading LotR. Just finished the first half of The Two Towers. It's been a long time since I've reread them and I've been enjoying rediscovering details I forgot.

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RE: What Book Are You Reading at the moment? - 8/8/2020 5:11:16 AM   
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Chickenboy, I loved "Fire in the Sky." How is the "Eagle" book?

I'm reading the illustrated Harry Potter series, now on book 3. The illustrations are awesome! Makes for a heavy book, though.

I also just finished "Making Comics," by Scott McCloud.

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