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Old Jun 20th 2020, 8:19 am
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A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
I started this 6 days ago,but i have been so tired at night,and footie started so up late and it's straight to bed and sleep.I will let you know how it goes but i think it will be a long read.
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Old Jun 26th 2020, 10:27 pm
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Burial Rites by Hannah Kent.

Because it was in the free weeny pop up library so I took a chance on it and it wasn't too bad.

Fictional but based on a true event.
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 11:02 pm
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I'm re-reading some of PG Wodehouse's little books. So clever, so simple, so escapist, so funny. Anybody else doing that?
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by el collado kid View Post
A Time For Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
I started this 6 days ago,but i have been so tired at night,and footie started so up late and it's straight to bed and sleep.I will let you know how it goes but i think it will be a long read.
There are many stories...... but most can fit under the label "history is written by the victors", so always best to keep in mind that there is more than one side to every story.
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Old Jul 1st 2020, 11:54 pm
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I've been re-reading "Armada" by Duff Hart-Davis, an excellent a readable history of the Spanish Armada..... not so much an English victory as a Spanish fiasco.
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Old Jul 2nd 2020, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
I've been re-reading "Armada" by Duff Hart-Davis, an excellent a readable history of the Spanish Armada..... not so much an English victory as a Spanish fiasco.
I will look on kindle for it.Look at the cost and the description and feed back on the book ,Sounds interesting thanks
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Just read "The long walk" by Slavomir Rawicz - a harrowing tale of the escape & survival of 4 (out of 8) from the gulag and a 4000 mile trek, on foot.
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Just read "The long walk" by Slavomir Rawicz - a harrowing tale of the escape & survival of 4 (out of 8) from the gulag and a 4000 mile trek, on foot.
That sounds interesting too Expatrick i will look at that book on kindle.I think it is a film to which i have seen.

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That sounds interesting too Expatrick i will look at that book on kindle.I think it is a film to which i have seen.
Yes, a film was made, I haven't seen that. I usually find that films, seen after reading the book, usually disappoint.
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Yes, a film was made, I haven't seen that. I usually find that films, seen after reading the book, usually disappoint.
I went to school with a Polish kid whose father had been captured by the Soviets, escaped from the gulag, walked from Siberia to Turkey and then joined the Polish Free Forces and fought at Monte Cassino.. In my college in Bristol, there were many Poles... including the son of a Polish Count and another whose father had been awarded the highest Polish military honour. They couldn't go back to Poland after the war, so......
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