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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 7 Aug 2012 11:05
by deltafox209
Best book Ive read yet

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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 7 Aug 2012 13:36
by ikalugin
BlackLabel wrote:
ikalugin wrote:I think I read it some time ago, and found it somewhat biased.


can you elaborate on that ? I found it to be very well written and not biased at all. OFC it might be tough for westener to grasp what was going on back then but Mrs. Merridale has a solid enough background imo.

I am russian.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 7 Aug 2012 14:38
by FleF[FFR]
OFC it might be tough for westener to grasp what was going on back then but Mrs. Merridale has a solid enough background imo.


I am russian.


He was speaking of Mrs Merridale.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Tue 7 Aug 2012 15:50
by ikalugin
I understood that he spoke that a "westener" (refering to me) cannot understand the situation on the eastern front.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 8 Aug 2012 00:51
by BlackLabel
ikalugin wrote:I am russian.


So much i figured :) And with "for a westener" i mean that most people have this one onesided view about soviet russia ( or communist russia ? ) . In contrary to amny other books her insights wherent new but present a rather good collection of a look "behind the curtain" during ww2. She never overglorified ( as happens often in publications comming from russia ) nor did she skip the atrocities commited by the russian army.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sat 11 Aug 2012 00:38
by Tac Error
A few weeks ago I discovered some good articles on Soviet tactical planning, and correlation of forces and means methodology written by a Swiss Army colonel, Fritz Stoeckli. It looks like they were first written for the British Soviet Studies Research Centre and later published for military journals, and to top it off he uses Soviet primary sources.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 8808429910
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 8908429934
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... 8908445347

Sadly, these articles can be a no-go unless your library has a subscription to these journals.

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Sun 12 Aug 2012 22:27
by afc16andy
Mayfair :twisted:

Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 22 Aug 2012 20:39
by Tac Error
Arrived in the mail for Victorian wars wargaming :D:

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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 22 Aug 2012 20:57
by [EUG]MadMat
I own Haythornwaite "The Waterloo Armies" and several of his Napoleonic contributions to Osprey series. I thought he was specialized in that period ...

I just started another WW3 scenario: Gen. sir John Hackett's "The Third World War: August 1985".
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Re: What are you reading?

Posted: Wed 22 Aug 2012 21:24
by IR0NMIKE 6
[EUG]MadMat wrote:I just started another WW3 scenario: Gen. sir John Hackett's "The Third World War: August 1985".



THAT looks interesting, anyone know if there is something equivelent on the PACT side?