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Old 05-16-2019, 09:05 PM   #1861
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I just purchased a small library of books about celestial navigation (about 60 titles). So, I will be expanding my knowledge in that area quite a bit in the near future.
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Old 05-18-2019, 01:26 PM   #1862
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Just finished another one from the campaign series, Smolensk 1943. I agree with the author this was the begin of the destruction of AGC as some books say the Soviet summer offensive of 1944 was. Good period covered post Kursk, always refreshing to read about a neglected area.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:00 AM   #1863
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Looking forward to starting on this in the coming week.

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Old 05-19-2019, 03:57 PM   #1864
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Moving on to a good book I read some years ago and worth re-reading.



Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War 2

by Major Christopher W. Wilbeck
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:26 AM   #1865
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Just bought Normandy 44 by James Holland got it from my local Tesco £12.50 a real indepth look at the Normandy Campaign.
I had something silmilar in papper back in the 1980's read it many times untill it fell to bits this book is on a par with that jam packed with info maps black and white photos a must for any world war II Nutjob like me



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Old 06-01-2019, 07:16 AM   #1866
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I have been reading through the Pacino series by Michael DiMercurio. Current book: Piranha Firing Point

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Old 06-01-2019, 09:51 AM   #1867
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Old 06-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #1868
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https://www.amazon.com/Live-Bait-Squ.../dp/9461532601



Just came in from Amazon! Britain's greatest submarine disaster of 1914; the death toll was greater than "Lusitania", and almost exactly that of the "Titanic"...over 1400 dead.

Interesting bit of trivia: one sailor, "Kit" Wykeham-Musgrave, survived all three sinkings! He was stationed on the "Aboukir", rescued by the "Hogue" before it sank, and then rescued by the "Cressy" before it too sank - finally a fishing boat took him to shore.

Not only that - he cheated death AGAIN...After his rescue, Kit was assigned to the battleship HMS "Vanguard". In 1917, "Vanguard" blew up, killing 843 men with only 2 survivors - miraculously, he had been assigned shore duty that day. He lived a long life well into the 1980's, and in fact was one of the last survivors of the Aboukir/Cressy/Hogue disaster.
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