Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:33 AM
For a short book it has a wealth of notes acknowledging,papers,books and other research done on the subject. It begs the question what was the point of the conference when the extermination of the Jews was well under way particularly the mass murder of the Soviet Jew - a massive ego trip for Heydrich maybe or self aggrandizement as Hitler wasn't present, one that historians have struggled to answer. We will never know, which makes the conference all the more a mystery.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 07:39 AM
Will now start 'Rendezvous With Destiny, A History of the 101st Airborne Division' By Mr Rapport and Mr Northwood.
Have you read any on General Taylor, never seen any books myself but always on the look out?
Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:55 AM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:18 PM
Here are some interesting articles on the Von Schliefen Plan:
"The VSP and German War Guilt" Terrence Zuber
"The Real VSP" Robert Foley
"The VSP Was an Orphan" Terrence Zuber
I got a Kindel for Christmas, so I am reading all kinds of free classics.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:54 AM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:51 AM
Really enjoyed this read. The author who was involved in all the digs has a deep respect for the airmen and their loved ones when exhuming the remnants of their crashed aircraft. It gives a fascinating insight into the lives of RAF, USAAF and USNAF aircrew as well as those who witnessed the crashes ranging from schoolkids to farmers, some of the eyewitnesses were crucial to determine the site of the crash as the exact spot had long been forgotten. It gives detail on the reasons for the crash whether it be a dogfight, accident, aircraft failure or navigational error. It has a wealth of pictures of items recovered some deeply personal and on occasion highly dangerous such as 12 unexploded 500lb HE bombs, don't fancy cluncking one of them with a digger! One of the aircraft in question is a B-17 of the USAAF 8th Fighter Force which demonstrated the awesome potential of the top secret "Aphrodite project".
APHRODITE PROJECT WIKI.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:35 AM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:45 AM
I haven't but a few friends who are well read have reccommended the books, I am humming and hawing on whether to read them or not. Will probably get the dvd when released and decide on whether to get the books or not after seeing the film, the film has got great reviews. I did that with Harry Potter, yes some of my adult friends suggested I read them too, needless to say I didn't read those books or watch any other HP films after that :D When not reading history I normally turn to Science fiction for a wee break, murder mustery, pulp fiction basically and stuff is not my bag.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:20 AM
Yea seems like a lotta people like reading/watching the HP films but just not something I could could find myself getting into. TGWTDT was surprisingly good. Some people say that it's slow/confusing to start out with but I didn't find that and for a book that was almost 700 pages, I managed to finish it in just a couple weeks. Pretty sure I'll be getting into the other books in the series at some point but for now on my reading list are:
Guns of August
The Right Stuff
Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:45 AM
Seal Target Geronimo, noted and will order.
James Patterson is the literary equivalent of a New Jersey landfill: Full of bad smells and questionable garbage.