1. Auld-Yin

    BERLIN by Sinclair McKay

    Berlin is an enigmatic city which has seen and suffered so much, especially in the 20th Century. The author brings the city to life starting off as the capital city of an Empire, finishing off as the capital of Germany as part of the EU. This period, the 20th century, saw Berlin go from being a...
  2. goodoldboy

    Germany in the Great War: Arras, Third Ypres and Cambrai

    Germany in the Great War - Arras,Third Ypres & Cambrai by Joshua Bilton Despite the title this book describes German operations during 1917 on seven fronts with a chapter for each; after a decent Introduction these are: Westfront Ostfront Sudwest Front Turkei Luftstreitktafte Kaiserliche...
  3. JINGO

    The Siege that Changed the World. Paris 1870-1871.

    The Siege that Changed the World. Paris 1870-1871. It is no real secret that over the years there has been little love lost between the French and their Teutonic neighbours. There was a bit of a gap in my knowledge between the Napoleonic dust up with us and the Prussians and the more recent...
  4. SurviveToFight

    Witnessing the End of an Era

    Regardless of my feelings about the man (and, for the record, I consider him to be an epic balloon), watching Trump leaving the White House for the last time made me feel a little melancholy. When I thought about this over a lock-down whisky, I realised that I've felt the same way on almost...
  5. greenbaggyskin

    Corona, the mess bill

    I was reading a few things today that just jarred immediately and set me thinking, which is always dangerous. Apparently the treasury has spent £280Bn on its immediate Coranavirus measures, with no short-term likelihood of an end to the farago that is the lockdown cycle. The economic knock-ons...
  6. M

    The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance,

    Review by Metellus Cimber II This review comes with a spoiler: The German Genius is not everyone's ideal holiday reading. It is as thick as War and Peace and requires the same level of concentration. It is a complete history of Germany from 1750 to the present day. The author's erudition is...
  7. C

    The Fatherland Files

    ‘The Fatherland Files’ is a detective novel by the German author Volker Kutscher, translated into English by Niall Sellar. Set in 1930s Germany, Inspector Gereon Rath leads a team investigating the murder of a man, after a body is discovered in a service lift at the Haus Vaterland (described on...
  8. HE117

    The Shortest History of Germany

    Not exactly sure where to put this, however I think this new book by James Hawes (ISBN 978-1-91040-073-9) touches on such a wide range of subjects and areas of interest that it is best put here.. For all you cold war warriors and watchers of the European scene, this little book is an excellent...
  9. JINGO

    Gerhart Fieseler. The man behind the Storch.

    I’m not going to lie I picked up this book with little enthusiasm, I mean it’s the Storch. If it was a Focke Wolf 190 I may have been interested but...... It turns out that Gerhart Fieselers story is actually very interesting indeed. I am not sure that I would have liked him if I met him but...
  10. Forces Digital

    Reports: "Arrogance" Behind UK Refusal To Buy German Tanks

    Britain reportedly turned down the opportunity to purchase a fleet of second-hand German tanks, even though they would have been able to operate for a decade longer than the upgraded Challenger 2. The move, which would have cost around the same as the Challenger 2 upgrade currently being looked...
  11. RoyalGreenJacket

    Merkel: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat'

    Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, in her New Year message: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' finally, the penny has dropped...
  12. Bray

    Posting Information - Germany

    Lads and ladies, I'm posted to Hamelin in Germany as of March 17, and the only info that the Badge gave me was that it was 75 engineer reg, crossover of regs and reservists and amphibious. Was wondering if anyone has insight as to either the barracks, or what I could expect when I get out...
  13. guzzijon

    "Multiple Deaths" At Munich Shopping Centre

    News just coming in of 'multiple deaths' in a shooting incident at the Olympia Shopping Centre in NW Munich. Munich shooting: 'Spree' reported at shopping mall - Getting a bit tedious isn't it.
  14. seaweed

    Hitler's (and Speer's) subterranean weapons empire

    A 2004 film resurrected on Quest, 1st episode was last night (Sunday 21.2.2016 at 2200) The Reich Underground: Terror From Below | Quest TV A vast and chilling monument to German ghastliness and the thousands of slave labourers murdered to build it.
  15. L

    first time move over seas, please help!

    Hello, I'm Leah and live in the uk with my fiancé (who is in the army) and our young son. He is being sent to paderborn in Germany, so for myself and our son to go with him we are getting married in June this year, it's all very daunting I was wondering if anyone in the same boat as me has any...