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mickyrubble

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Best War Book/Novel
« on: April 17, 2014, 10:38:35 pm »

As the war movie chat is going so well  what about the best book you have read,ill start off with
The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell
U-Boat by Lothar-Gunter Buchheim, (das boot  film)
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 10:48:14 pm »

Team Yankee
Red army
The zone series
Sharpe. Series
Agincourt series
Falklands forgotten. Voices
War machines
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 10:50:12 pm »

And if you can find a copy red invasion!!!  Ps if you find a copy I want one
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 12:48:43 am »

And of course - Catch22

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 01:30:06 am »

Devils Guard.


I could not put this book down.



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Devil's Guard[/size], by George Robert Elford published in 1971, is the story of a former German [/color][/size]Waffen-SS[/color][/size] officer's string of near-constant combat that begins on [/color][/size]World War II[/color][/size]'s eastern front and continues into the book's focus—the [/color][/size]First Indochina War[/color][/size], as an officer in the [/color][/size]French Foreign Legion[/color][/size]. The book is presented by the author as nonfiction but considered to be untrue by military historians, and usually sold as fiction.[/color][1][/font][/size] In 2006 the online bookstore [/color][/size]AbeBooks[/color][/size] reported that it was among the 10 novels most frequently sold to American soldiers in Iraq (the only war fiction in the top 10, in fact).[/color]
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 12:51:49 pm »

For fiction I think not many could beat "Red Storm Rising" by Tom Clancy
Non-fiction - most of Max Hastings books

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 01:31:53 pm »


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Most of Tom Clancy


Non fiction:
We were soldiers once and young (much better than the film)
Vulcan 607
Apache
Rules of engagement (Col. Tim Collins account of Iraq)
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 02:30:32 pm »


Falklands forgotten. Voices


An amazing book- I read it whilst I was deployed to the Falklands back in 2012, what was even more amazing is that I actually met some of the contributors to the book during my stay in Stanley and they added a lot more than what was in the book!


My favourite at the moment has to be 'The Bright Blue Sky' trilogy by Max Hennessy about the history of the RFC and RAF. Similar to the Biggles' books but a lot more action and detail, and if you know your RAF history you'll recognise who each of the characters are supposed to be!


My other has to be another RAF/RFC collection called Goshawk Squadron, War Story, Hornet's Sting, Piece of Cake, A Good Clean Fight, and Damned Good Show.
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 02:33:05 pm »

any book by Sven Hassel
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 03:19:28 pm »

I like Sven Hassels books.
Any one read the 'Under The Eagle' series of books by Simon Scarrow,
and 'The Hunt For Red October'
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2014, 09:18:10 pm »

the scarrrow books are good.
all tom clancy especially ed storm rising
dale brown books
richards hermann jnr warbirds is a a superb fictional account about f4 phantoms

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2014, 10:33:16 pm »

Military Science Fiction

The Honor Harrington Series - David Weber
The Lost Fleet Series - Jack Campbell
Ark Royal -  Christopher Nuttall  (Royal Navy in Space!!)

I love SciFi ......

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2014, 01:37:08 am »

Vietnam war - non fiction.
I enjoyed 'Chickenhawk' by Robert Mason.
His experiences as a 'Huey' pilot in VN. From enlistment - training - service in VN - and return to US afterwards.
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2014, 08:23:02 am »

To the Last Round - author Andrew Salmon. The British stand on the Imjin River, Korea in the 1950's (the forgotten war).

http://tothelastround.wordpress.com/
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2014, 01:47:27 pm »

Chickenhawk - excellent book, Tigertiger. Highly recommended.

(Almost got me hankering for an R/C Huey...)

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2014, 03:46:54 pm »

Don't Cry for Me, Sergeant-Major by Robert McGowan, Jeremy Hands A unique portrait of the Falklands war - from the sharp end.

Very Senior Officers propose, NCOs and fighting men dispose. The Falklands conflict was supremely an "other ranks" war. Here, then, is their side of the story, recorded at the time by two front line journalists. In their own words, often profane, usually funny, always to the point, the men of the Falklands Task Force and those who accompanied them describe what it was actually like to fight an underdog's battle in an icy wilderness 8000 miles from home. Funny, moving, incisive, occasionally bitter, always humorously resigned, this is the story of one war which could be any war, a portrait of the British soldier, in all his mud-stained glory.   (description copied from a book-sellers website)   Regards,   Ray.     
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2014, 09:36:14 pm »

Maybe it wont be a best seller, but may I mention my newly published book
                                          BATTLESHIP RAMILLIES, The Final Salvo by Ian Johnston and Mick French
This is the stories straight from the men who served on her. Some harrowing experiences, and some hilariously funny.An account of boy seamen aged just 16 on D Day, and many other accounts,including those of wives left behind.
A foreword by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh,whose first ship it was.
 Hundreds of never before seen photos.


Published by Seaforth Publishing with an ISBN NUMBER 978-1-84832-211-0    in Hardcover format and a cover price of £25
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2014, 09:59:53 pm »

well done to you matey for a magnificent achievement.
I will put in a request for reading at our local Library.........as when one does, the central Library division will then have to buy a copy so that they can supply those wishing to read it.

cheers, and I hope it sells well. neil.
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2014, 10:43:19 pm »

"SCRAM"
 The gripping first hand account of the helicopter war in the Falklands. By Harry Benson.


Great read.....
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2014, 12:36:28 am »

Well done Mick,
You should post your book in the sales section also, so people on here know, and can go buy it or loan from the Library.
All to few accounts of what happened, by those who where there, in all branches of all armed services. Their stories simply fade away, so thankyou for allowing us to share in your experiences
regards
vnkiwi :-))
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2014, 06:20:47 pm »

Fiction - 'Dawn Attack' and 'A flock of ships' both by Brian Callison, dawn attack sticks in my mind as it describes the events going on as a shell is travelling towards a ship both superb books.
Non Fiction - 'Stalingrad' and 'Berlin' by Anthony Beevor
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2014, 07:02:48 pm »

Send down a dove

Do for me.

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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2014, 12:49:04 am »

Now that you mention it i have read a few of Brian Callison's books,have you read 'Trapp's War'.I always wanted to build a model of the SS Charon.
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2014, 08:16:04 pm »

Yes i have read 'Trapps war' cracking read but 'dawn attack' was the first i read and i find that one hard to beat.
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Re: Best War Book/Novel
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2014, 09:52:31 pm »

Im Westen Nichts Neues.


(Im Lohne umsteigen!)
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