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12-23-2005, 08:34 AM
Hi everyone,someone knows some interesting books?! I'm italian but I read even in english...thank you!

p.s. sorry for my english...

12-23-2005, 08:34 AM
Hi everyone,someone knows some interesting books?! I'm italian but I read even in english...thank you!

p.s. sorry for my english...

12-23-2005, 09:27 AM
check out reviews here

http://www.airwarfare.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=26&sid...e4b472028b4db3ae8216 (http://www.airwarfare.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=26&sid=f07feee94400e4b472028b4db3a e8216)

12-23-2005, 11:21 AM
Fiction = Piece of cake by Derek Robinson
Non Fiction =Big show by Pierre Clostermann

12-23-2005, 02:43 PM
I like books. Lets have a thread about them its been awhile http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Whats everyone reading right now?

Im not reading for recreation at the minute, im reading "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier, for English Literature class.

I recently read, no wait, re-read D-Day by Stephen Ambrose.

I never realised it before but that guy has alot of hatred for us (the english).

Wait i shouldnt use hatred, he is just very biased towards the Americans http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

We did this, we did that, they messed up this, etc etc,

typical yank BS http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Its a shame caus i enjoyed that book first time round, but i was naive...

12-23-2005, 02:53 PM
I read Anton W¶ffens book Ich war kein Jagdflieger-As in finnish

12-23-2005, 03:14 PM
Wings Of War by Laddie Lucas.

A collection of good writing by WWII flyers of many nations.

12-23-2005, 04:47 PM
Kama sutra - 1969 edition.

12-23-2005, 05:14 PM
At the moment I am reading "The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6 1864" by Gordon Rhea.
Anything by him on the War of Secession I highly recommend for detail, readability and accuracy.

Just finished "Six Days of War". At the moment I can't recall the author, but I would recommend it.

Pending list is long...

12-23-2005, 06:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Megile:
Kama sutra - 1969 edition. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Ugh after that I never want to think about Charles Manson naked again.

12-24-2005, 02:12 AM
Hi lupo!

Geoffrey Wellum´s €First light€ is an excellent choice. It€s the memoirs of young Wellum´s time as a fighter pilot in the 92 Spitfire Squadron. Full of information and colour. It ends with his participation in operation Pedestal, the relief convoy to Malta. Highly recommended!

I just finished Paul Brickhill €œThe dam busters€, the story of the 617 Squadron created around the bombs created by Barnes Wallis. They breached the dams in Germany and continued to bomb V1 sites and finally sunk the Tirpitz using Wallis €œtall boy€ and €œgrand slam€ bombs.


12-24-2005, 08:16 AM
Recently read:
Zero Fighter by Akira Yoshimura

Very interesting account of the development of the A6M, and its use in WW2. A fascinating picture of Japanese military aviation, and well written/translated (into English) - I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in WW2 aviation.

Reading now:

Great stuff, highly recommended.

12-24-2005, 08:34 AM
Other on-topic books I've read and that I recommend:

Typhoon warfare: reminiscences of a rocket firing typhoon pilot by Tom Hall

^The subtitle says it all. Tom Hall flew Tiffys with an RAAF ground attack squadron in France in '44 and '45. The book is probably only available in Australia, but if you can track it down it's well worth a look.

The Battle of the Airfields by Norman Franks

^Operation Bodenplatte 1 January, 1945. History of the Luftwaffe's last big mission.

12-24-2005, 09:03 AM
Nothing on-topic to recommend. But if you like books in general, and novels specifically I can recommend what I'm currently reading; the Flashman series of novels by S. Bloke, forget the name, hang on...Geroge McDonald Fraser. In addition to being amazingly well written they're quite the tour of the mid-19th Century. No planes in it (yet). Would also highly recommend the Aubrey/Maturin naval series by Patrick O'Brian which also don't have any planes in them (balloon flight on heroin though).

12-24-2005, 12:35 PM
WW2 related: Panzer Aces 1 & 2 are interesting. They include first hand accounts by the guys who were there along with a narrative of their carreers.