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Hello, fine people of General. I have a question about ... - 10/18/2019 9:50:54 PM   
Gilmer


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Antony Beevor's D-Day the Battle for Normandy. What are your thoughts? I'm reading it, but I also respect the opinions here on military history.



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RE: Hello, fine people of General. I have a question ab... - 10/18/2019 10:56:01 PM   
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Read it then tell us what you thought of it.


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I saw generals create imaginary "masses of manoeuvre" with a crayon and dispose of enemy concentrations, that were on the ground and on the map, with an eraser. Who was I to criticise them, hero as I was of a hundred "Chinagraph wars" of make-believe?

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RE: Hello, fine people of General. I have a question ab... - 10/21/2019 9:48:38 PM   
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Only read his Stalingrad book which I enjoyed and I recommend it even to non grogs. Prefer it to the dry frontline volumes by Glantz. Though Jason Mark books top the list for me.

As for D Day one of my fav reads is Omaha Beach by Balkoski. The author has also designed wargames.

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RE: Hello, fine people of General. I have a question ab... - 10/22/2019 1:26:11 AM   
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Only read his Stalingrad book which I enjoyed and I recommend it even to non grogs. Prefer it to the dry frontline volumes by Glantz. Though Jason Mark books top the list for me.

As for D Day one of my fav reads is Omaha Beach by Balkoski. The author has also designed wargames.


Cool, Wodin. I was trying to gauge how people thought about his accuracy. I can read it and say, "Hey, it's a good book." But I don't know how much accuracy he has or not. I have read it and it was pretty good.

It gave a lot of quotes and a lot of anecdotes from both sides. He criticized Montgomery a lot but he also criticized others as well. A lot of mistakes on both sides, I think, but I guess that is what usually happens in a war. Well, I shouldn't say criticized. He quoted others who criticized Montgomery, Patton, Bradley and Eisenhower.

Thanks.

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RE: Hello, fine people of General. I have a question ab... - 10/22/2019 5:08:38 AM   
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Unlike say a,Mr Ambrose you can pretty much rely on Beever. He isn't one who has a bad name.

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