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Re: Recommended books

Post by Hatter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:09 am



My book.

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Re: Recommended books

Post by Reggie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:27 am

I see nothing there - :Woah
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm

Just ordered Hatter's book, new hard cover. I've previously read several War of 1812 books that spoke of the post-American War of Independence diaspora to Canada of Loyalists and how the Canadian Colonial government regarded them (and the Scots, IIRC) over the years as potentially disloyal and they were so large in number they threatened the peace of mind of the ruling gentry. When war came in 1812 the ex-Loyalist families were somewhat ambivalent over who won and flocked to neither colors to fight. They had left the US after the AWI and hadn't felt very welcome in a Canada that didn't want them to gain political power or representation in ant relation to their percentage of the Canadian population. After significant US defeats the descendants of the ex-Loyalists favor slid significantly and finally towards Canada, IIRC from my reading.

I think your book will show me that developmental period only sketched by the 1812 books.
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Hatter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:51 pm

Thanks, Sparky! I was being cheeky, but I hope you find it interesting!
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Sparky » Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:16 pm

Hatter, you can write the squadron history. We'll add the dirty limericks. :Wink
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Hunter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:18 pm

A fine book I am sure, because all TP's are fine people. But the reviews don't seem to mention the S&M nature of the post 1788 frontier, which I thought you might have dealt with in some detail.

No doubt you wrote for a wider audience than your posts on TP might indicate.

I'm sure it will get the peer reviews it deserves , hope it wells well!
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Post by Hatter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:33 pm

The black market version comes with a leather gimp mask.
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Winged Victory, kindle edition on sale today for less than a Pound

Post by Sparky » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:17 pm

A novel written by a 1918 Camel ace, Winged Victory has been called the best book on World War One flying and was praised by fighter pilots of other wars. It's on sale today for kindle for less than a pound. I have it in paperback and it's magnificent.

"The only book about flying that isn't flannel." said an Anonymous Fighter Pilot, 1941.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winged-Victory ... tory+yeats
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Re: Winged Victory, kindle edition on sale today for less than a Pound

Post by Moggy » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:29 am

Sparky wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:17 pm
A novel written by a 1918 Camel ace, Winged Victory has been called the best book on World War One flying and was praised by fighter pilots of other wars. It's on sale today for kindle for less than a pound. I have it in paperback and it's magnificent.

"The only book about flying that isn't flannel." said an Anonymous Fighter Pilot, 1941.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winged-Victory ... tory+yeats
Also check out his biography called Winged Victor. Oh and don't get me started on the Sopwith Camel, how the Ruston Proctor directors weren't taken out the back of their factory and shot is beyond me. Horrible example of war profiteering at the expense of pilots' lives.
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Re: Winged Victory, kindle edition on sale today for less than a Pound

Post by Sparky » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Moggy wrote:
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... don't get me started on the Sopwith Camel, how the Ruston Proctor directors weren't taken out the back of their factory and shot is beyond me. Horrible example of war profiteering at the expense of pilots' lives.
The next aircraft in development for IL2 Flying Circus are the Pfalz DIIIa and the :Sorry Sopwith Camel.
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Silk » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:25 pm

I've just finished a treatment of the Dam Busters story by James Holland and found it very, very readable.




I'm just about to embark on a book about the Tirpitz. I'll let you know my opinions on it when I've finished it.




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Re: Recommended books

Post by Hunter » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:33 pm

I don't know whether this post belongs here or in the next campaign section.

I was on hols in Norwich the other week and found a mega book shop pretty much in the town centre. They had a massive military section and I searched for BC/RS but no luck. I suspect they would have known the value of it too.

However well worth a look in if you are passing.
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Re: Winged Victory, kindle edition on sale today for less than a Pound

Post by Tom » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:10 am

Moggy wrote:
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Also check out his biography called Winged Victor.
Re-reading that. It reminded me that of 14.166 pilots killed in WWI, 8,000 were killed during training.
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'

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Re: Winged Victory, kindle edition on sale today for less than a Pound

Post by Sparky » Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:14 am

Tom wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:10 am
Moggy wrote:
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Also check out his biography called Winged Victor.
Re-reading that. It reminded me that of 14.166 pilots killed in WWI, 8,000 were killed during training.
And 30% of Camel pilots crashed on their first solo flight, at least before the few dual seat trainer Camels appeared and maybe even afterwards.
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Moggy » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:45 am

Well it's funny you mention how lethal the camel was and rightly so. But 1 relatively unknown fact was just how lethal the engine was to new pilots. The Clerget 9B had a peculiar need and this was that it needed a mixture adjustment immediately after take off. Now this doesn't sound too bad but when you're a new pilot wearing a full Sidcot suit and thick gloves, it'd be very easy to confuse the mixture control with the throttle, chop the throttle back, stall and dive the aircraft into the ground. Now a more intelligent new pilot will be fully aware of this danger and rather than try to guess which control was the mixture would look down at the controls to make sure he was using the correct control. In the meantime, the Camel would bank hard right and dive into the ground.
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