Favourite Reads

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by jonwilly, Jun 2, 2004.

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  1. Gents lets have your favourite half dozen books, best reads, on Military subjects, my choice in no perticular order

    Bugles and a Tiger John Masters
    The Road Past Mandalay John Masters
    Quatered Safe Out Here George Macdonald Frazer
    Where Soldiers Fear To Tread Sir Ranulph Twistleton-Fiennes
    We where Soldiers Once and Young Harold Moore & Joseph Galloway
    Ghost Force (Paperback edition) Ken Connor

    Three are by known authors and tales of their service so making good reading. I will suggest Galloway wrote the Nam book. Ran Fiennnes is better known for his extreme adventures and Ken Conner could be a non di plume, though I did see him once on T.V. under that name.
    john
     
  2. Henry Williamson may have turned out to be a Moseleyite fascist in the end but the First world War volumes of his "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" are brilliant. Certainly one of the best books about being a subaltern at war and also so redolent and accurate a picture of life on the western and home fronts.

    More famous of course for his excellent naturalist works on salmon (Salar) and lentil curry (Tarka Dal the Otter :wink: )...
     
  3. Henry Williamson may have turned out to be a Moseleyite fascist in the end but the First world War volumes of his "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" are brilliant. Certainly one of the best books about being a subaltern at war and also so redolent and accurate a picture of life on the western and home fronts.

    More famous of course for his excellent naturalist works on salmon (Salar) and lentil curry (Tarka Dal the Otter :wink: )...