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zetareticulan
03-26-2004, 09:10 PM
Speaking of Dresden, which wotan111 was earlier, how many here have read the novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut? Very losely related, yes but recommended.

Empire of the Sun is also worth a crack. (J.G. Ballard?)

What's your fave W.W.II fiction?

I leave you with the legendary line...

"Poo Tee Weet?"

which is just about the most intelligent comment on the savagery of war I've ever heard.

Cheers

SP

zetareticulan
03-26-2004, 09:10 PM
Speaking of Dresden, which wotan111 was earlier, how many here have read the novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut? Very losely related, yes but recommended.

Empire of the Sun is also worth a crack. (J.G. Ballard?)

What's your fave W.W.II fiction?

I leave you with the legendary line...

"Poo Tee Weet?"

which is just about the most intelligent comment on the savagery of war I've ever heard.

Cheers

SP

Helonwhls87
03-26-2004, 09:17 PM
Catch 22- Joseph Heller

NegativeGee
03-26-2004, 09:41 PM
Das Boot- Lothar Gunther Buchheim

Cross of Iron- Willi Heinrich

Both good reads.

Dare I mention Sven Hassel on this topic? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/59.gif

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Undertow22
03-26-2004, 09:54 PM
Odd that you bring that up, I was at the library just last week and I happened to see Slaughterhouse-5 on the shelf. I picked it up and read it in no time, however it is a strange story.

horseback
03-26-2004, 10:09 PM
Try The Caine Mutiny, Winds of War, War and Remembrance, and The Cruel Sea, for the naval war.

Goodby Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton wasn't half bad either.

Scifi fans might want to check out Harry Turtledove's WorldWar series; it is surprisingly good.

cheers

horseback

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Udidtoo
03-26-2004, 10:23 PM
Horseback I have enjoyed the Worldwar series from the beginning. Nice to find another fan here.

Red or Yellow Black or White we all bleed red because we are all men. I have often wondered if mankind could really put aside all the centuries of hatred amd mistrust if we faced an enemy that was something other than men.

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Mispunt
03-27-2004, 06:46 AM
The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer.

For me Catch 22 wasn't a war novel but a comdey first and formost. A great one though http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif

And for sci-fi fans: The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

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Dmitri9mm
03-27-2004, 07:08 AM
I really enjoyed Slaughterhouse 5 as a movie, though the acting was awfull the story shined through with great strenght.

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"Nothing is f**ked?!!!?! The godd**ned plane has crashed into the mountain!"

FW190fan
03-27-2004, 10:00 AM
"All Quiet on the Western Front"

by Erich Maria Remarque

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erauflyer
03-27-2004, 10:20 AM
Also from the Great War: "Good-bye to All That" by Robert Graves. Excellent reading.

J_Flyer
03-27-2004, 01:12 PM
Goodbye mickey mouse is good. I am lookig for skinners to do some of the skins, check out the thread at www.il2skins.com (http://www.il2skins.com) and find the goodbye mickey mouse thread under requests in the forum. Also need info on plane paint schemes there...(hint hint)

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
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wotan111
03-27-2004, 01:23 PM
All of Derek Robinson books are a must read for everyone here.

I could name far to many good reads.

No one takes note anyway of books which have been reccomended.

Chuck_Older
03-27-2004, 01:38 PM
Wow, this thread's like a Led Zeppelin song-

the title and the content don't quite match up well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Although the movie is kinda crummy, I really liked, "The Keep" for WWII fiction. Fun book, if you like horror at all.

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J_Flyer
03-29-2004, 01:42 PM
yeah, Derek Robinson books- war story is a v.good book.
A real good war - Sam Halpert

So many great books
And dont forget the books that created my love for flying- all the biggles books by W.E Johns

The propellor is just a big fan to keep the pilot cool.. when it stops you can see
the pilot start sweating!

A good landing is one you can walk away from...A great landing is one where they can use the plane again afterwards!!!
http://www.jhsw05251.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/32F%20Website/Flying%20&%20Gliding/Powered%20Flying/Tutor.jpg

The legendary plane of the UK air cadets. The tutor!

RocketDog
03-29-2004, 02:52 PM
Len Deighton's novel, "Bomber" is very effective. It tells you far more than any academic history could and is a good antidote to the distancing from reality that military flight sims can produce. I felt physically sick at the end of it.

Regards,

RocketDog.