What are you reading at the moment?

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Antipodean Andy, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Per Ardua Ad Astra

    Hi Andy,
    Depends on a lot of things, time of night, how tired you are, and if your interests have been re-kindled.

    Finished rather abrubtly, then thrusts into the Order of Battle,13th August 1940. covering units and personalities on both sides.

    A book I have just found bearing the thread title and sub-titled " A Handbook of the Royal Air Force by Philip Congdon, seems to be a font of knowledge for all things R.A.F..
    It has an impressived approval of the Royal Air Force Board of the Defense Council, to be read by all contemplating the R.A.F. as a career.
    I have no doubt it will be an excellent addition to my reference library.
    For sedative reading will be looking at "Last Stand" Famous Battles Against the Odds by Bryan Perrett.
  2. Gage

    Gage New Member

    Just started 'D-Day' by Roderick Bailey, which is in the Forgotten Voices series.
  3. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    I have recently read Vulcan 607, this is an astonishing story which is written like a thriller except that it is all true!

    After that I read The honour and the shame, the biography put together from the memoirs of John Kinnealy VC. This really sucks you in and actually puts you inside the mind of the this lovable heroic rogue. I can heartily commend this one.

    Presently I am reading Boldness be my friend, by Richard Pape, another biography of a downed Stirling pilot... more to follow.
  4. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Well just finished Boldness Be My Friend by Richard Pape, what a read, the who book is about his repeated attempts at escaping from POW camps in occupied Europe, breath taking stuff.

    Well worth a read.
  5. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I'm reading "World War 2 ... 365 days " !! :clapping::clapping:

    I'm just reading it one day at a time but I'm learning !! :becky:
  6. Colonel Klink

    Colonel Klink New Member

  7. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Clive Caldwell Air Ace by Kristen Alexander.
  8. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Jack Davenport, Beaufighter Leader by Kristen Alexander.

    455 Sqn on Hampdens (Bomber Command and CC) including the Russian deployment in the first tour and then a second tour on anti-shipping Beaus. Good style, easy to read, full of detail, tonnes of photos.

    Surely I'm not the only one reading?! Post away!
  9. smaja

    smaja New Member

    Last Victory in Russia: The SS-Panzerkorps and Manstein's Kharkov Counteroffensive - February-March 1943 by George M., Nipe Jr.
  10. Buster

    Buster "Deep down 'ere in'nit Chief?!"

    Nor long since finished an interesting book, it was a novel based on the 'incidents' at Deepcut barracks, it was called No Reason To Die, by Hilary Bonner.

    Hmm. Deepcut .... Whitewash?

    I have also read a whole raft of novels recently by the likes of Vince Flynn, Harlan Coben and Kris Kuzneski. Nothing disappointing yet.
  11. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

  12. Reccemitch

    Reccemitch Member

    Just bought 'The Search for the Sydney' - How Australias Greatest Maritime Mystery Was Solved by David L Mearns
  13. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Been looking at that, Mitch, but have to travel a fair distance now to get to a Big W etc to get it. Might drop some hints for my birthday.

    Since going on holiday and moving house, I've read Dark Watch by Jack du Brul, the wordy Halsey's Typhoon by Drury and the excellent The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors by Hornfischer. A trip to Pearl Harbor brought out the naval interests!
  14. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Six O'Clock Diamond - The Story of a Desert Harrasser by Gus Officer. Interesting so far, pulls no punches. The writing is a bit different but I suspect the publishers, Officer's sons, wanted to keep their Dad's writing original. Beautifully put together book too.

    Book: Gus Officer, "Six O'Clock Diamond"
  15. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    They Gave Me A Seafire by R. 'Mike' Crosley, DSC, RN.

    Delightful read so far. I've had tears rolling down my cheeks from laughing so hard.
  16. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Agent 146 - The True Story of a Nazi Spy in America by Erich Gimpel

    Erich Gimpel, has written a fascinating account of what it must be like to spy in an enemy country during wartime. Gimpel, who spoke almost perfect American English after having lived in the States before the war, was dropped off near Ellsworth, Maine in 1944. Eventually captured, he came close to being hanged, but was paroled in the early fifties and published this memoir in 1957.

    Fascinating read but I'm only half way through it ! ... it's always amazing to me how they don't get caught sooner ..... this guy went through all kinds of " near misses " :p
  17. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    Flightpath To Murder by Steve Darlow.
  18. frenchy

    frenchy New Member

    I am reading Hamilton Heroes Tales of Adventure,Adversity and Heroism from World war 11 By Peter Tassi and Veronica Morrison . It's the story of 12 Heroes of WW2 (Canadian\British) most of them were at the Raid on Dieppe . Made me remember what they have done for us today .
    Nice little book 90 pages but powerful in his own way .
  19. DFC

    DFC New Member

    I am reading over the top by HG Hewitt last name escapes me at the moment great book
    by an AIF digger
    cheers Tony
  20. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Gordon of Khartoum.

    Reading the book by Anthony Nutting telling of the character and adventures of another of our national figures.
    It is a disappointing discovery to find out he was not such a hero as generally thought by hundreds of school children.
    Who next, Nelson, Drake, Montgomery !!!!!!

    Keith DXXIII

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