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Post by Tom » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:48 pm

Post your recommended reads here. Doesn't matter whether it's about aviation etc or not.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
Armstrong & Miller Show

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Post by Tom » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:52 pm

Luftwaffe Eagle - Walter Schuck

Fighter in my Sights - Tom Neil

Winged Victory - W V Yeats

Spitfire into Battle - Duncan Smith

Stormbird - Hermann Buchner

All of the Robinson books about Hornet Squadron

The Malazan Empire books by Steven Erikson and Ian Esselmont - not to everyone's tastes but they're awesome.
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In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
Armstrong & Miller Show

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Post by Hunter » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:56 pm

Patrick Leigh Fermor -An adventure by Artemis Cooper
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Post by Cheese » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:05 am

My best read this yr Gun Button to Fire Tom Neil

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Post by Badger » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:21 am

Cheese wrote:My best read this yr Gun Button to Fire Tom Neil

just ordered that. My first "WW2" book.
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Post by Reggie » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 am

I am a prolific reader - so for starters:

Military.

The Ulrich Steinhilper Trilogy - Sptifre on My Tail, Two Minutes to Buffalo and Full Circle - an excellent book about the BOB and German POW life in Canada.

The Lent Papers - Peter Osborne and Helmut Lent.

The Forgotten Soldier - best German WW2 book I have read on infantry on the Eastern Front.

For WW2 Fiction - Goodbye Mickey Mouse by Len Deighton.

Non Military - most anything by Clive Cussler :)
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Post by Dutch » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:39 am

Hmmmm…..so many books…

Air Combat.

For our BoB campaign, these 2 are a must read....
The Most Dangerous Enemy – Stephen Bungay
Fighter Boys – Patrick Bishop

Seeing the love for Tom Neil’s excellent book, try the sequel – Onward to Malta.

Tumult in the Clouds – James Goodson, is another excellent memoir.

Bomber – Len Deighton, the best WW2 air war fiction I’ve read.

Other.

True Grit – Charles Portis, the best fiction I’ve read this year.

The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger, for a classic.

The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks, for something a bit different.

Any Terry Pratchett book where Sam Vimes is the main character.
I wanna go full-horrible. Take me to the nasties.

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Post by Cheese » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Lonely Warrior,Jean Offenberg.....

Got a thread bear copy here i read yrs ago.Going to read it again,remember it really moved me the way he went through all he did just to die in a flying accident whilst training one of his new boys

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Post by Badger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:49 pm

Salute

are there any books about the BoB written from the Hun Pilots point of view?

danke
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Post by Jab » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:56 pm

The Big Show

Pierre Cloisterman
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Post by Jab » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 pm

I flew for the Fuehrer

Heinz Knocke


First and the Last

Adolf Galland
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Post by Tom » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:22 pm

Badger wrote:Salute

are there any books about the BoB written from the Hun Pilots point of view?

danke
Spitfire on my Tail covers it a bit.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

"They fly Hurricanes, isn't it?, them's shit planes for remtards on free dinners..."
Armstrong & Miller Show

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Post by Swallow » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:06 pm

World War 1 aviation: Sagittarius Rising - Cecil Lewis (I name this yet again! One of the most lyrical yet unpretentious war books I've read.)

Plus: the one with Moggy Catterwaul (I shudder to recommend anything with a "Moggy" in it).

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Dutch wrote:
Any Terry Pratchett book where Sam Vimes is the main character.
Ha! I'm working my way through the "Watch" series right now! Night Watch, currently, where Vimes gets caught in eddies in the space-time continuum...)

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Post by Bigbyte » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:20 pm

Last of the Few - Max Arthur (one of the best books I have ever read and only cost £2 from Sainsbury's. Just quotes from pilots and short anecdotes, nothing else)
With the Old Breed - Eugene Sledge (Book inspired the Pacific series)
An Ordinary Solider - Doug Beattie MC (what happens when 6 blokes in two land rovers take on the Taliban?)

Other:
11.22.63 - Stephen King (go back in time and stop JFK being shot)
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Post by Griffin » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:15 pm

The Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger hope you dint get from a libary cause you would have been red flagged.

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