Post by rbx6jm7man on Apr 13, 2006 17:35:05 GMT -5
I would love to do some reading on anything but the overly analized campaigns such as Normandy, 101st Airborne, SS units, etc. I mean what happened on the Eastern Front, Manchuria, Bataan, or the Japanese-American units? (just to name a few) My question to the community is, "what are some good books on barely explored campaigns."
Search amazon, I know you will find books you never thought possible. For example, they have books on the greeks that fought as SS soldiers of the german army, who in their right mind can get enough information on such a topic to write a book about it? It must take a while to write those books but I am sure you could find just what you are looking for.
RESISTANCE DAYS Greece: 219 Norway: 61 France: 43 (a superpower by the time's standards) Poland: 30 Belgium: 18 Netherlands: 4 Yugoslavia 3 Denmark 0* Czechoslovakia 0 Luxemburg 0
The Forgotten War: A Pictorial History of World War II in Alaska and Northwestern Canada Author: Stan Cohen
a good pictorial histoy of the war in alaska.has several volumes,though i'm not sure if the newer volumes are revised edition of the original or new ,seperate volumes...i've only read the first one.very informative though.
Macarthur's Jungle War: The 1944 New Guinea Campaign (Hardcover, 1998) Author: Stephen Taaffe
good overview of the new guinea battles with a good bit of insight into the inner workings of Mac's HQ set up...
The 57th infantry Philippine Scouts during the campaign. Authored by one of the officers and can only be purchased from him. It tells the story on the ground among the professional Philippine Scouts. It fills in a lot of gaps. History books would tell the big picture tales. This book talks about the small unit actions as well as the big picture context.
ok...the model T was invent before hitler came to power...hitler voiced HIS admiration for henry ford's anti-semitism on numerous occassions and in Mein Kampf.henry ford didn't follow hitler,he was much older....though it is rumored that he did cut a deal with the USAAF to keep ford truck plants in production in germany during the war so that they would have the market after all their german competitors had been bombed out...hitlers idea of the volkswagen came from seeing the success in the 1920's of the model A and T from ford.hitler complained many times about germany needing to make it's own autos and not get them from outside countries...try doing more research than just reading one book....
ok..both your sources back up what i had to say about ford's anti-semitism...and his supplying of needed vehicles to our enemies... www.dyna.co.za/cars/ford-history.htm the ford model T was produced from 1908 to 1926..soooo how did hitler think of that?what,when he was 19 and unemployed in austria?the lack of any secondary research on your part is what i'm at issue with here.not trying to start a flame war.just saying that you should look at other sources of info before posting.especially with an apologist work like "seduced by hitler".
Ok, when I originally posted that, I didn't thoroughly research it, because I was trusting the authors statements. That wasn't something I really wanted to find out more of. Now since you proved the author wrong, I am "sorry" for posting that, and I do not mean to portray information from an untrustworthy source. The title of the book sounds skin-head, but it isn't at all. It isn't pro-nazi or anything, just the story of what happened. Thank you for clearing up the facts though, I think I will just start a new book now, heh.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2006 13:36:55 GMT -5 by mauser98k
lol...no problem meant man...and just starting a new book is a great idea....in any situation.you just have to remember that alot of books proport to tell "just what happened",but in some cases facts and figures can be scewed to give the reader a soft sell accounting of what happens in any given political or historical situation.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5