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Great books

Never mind war from the US of A point of view, try these WW2 British ones - all fiction but mainly based on facts and all are very worth finding. Powerful and unforgetable:
From The City, From The Plough - about the PBI
Warriors For The Working Day - about Tankies
Now Thrive The Armourers
A Convenant With Death - by J. Harris - WW1
Bomber by Len Deighton
The Cruel Sea - by Nicholas Montserrat
HMS Ulysses - by Alistair MacLean
Bomber by Len Deighton is a very good read, and looks at it from both sides. Must re-read it, its been a few years.
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell. Mega bolshy but pretty good.


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just read Bomber, s21 - an excellent read.

Piece Of Cake and A Damned Good Show by Derek Robinson are superb - blackly funny and completely engrossing.
The General Danced at Dawn, McAuslan in the Rough, and The Sheikh and the Dustbin; all by George MacDonald Fraser (of Flashman fame). Takes place immediately post-WW2, in a "fictional" Bn.
Anyone who's spent time in the Army, especially a Scottish regiment, is likely to wet themselves. Or get terribly misty as they sip at "the creature".
The first hundred thousand, good book well worth reading.
Brave white flag & Season for escape, accurate retelling of the royals in Hong Kong 41/42.
Still good to reread espec the section regarding border patrol at start.
Fuge for a Darkening Island by Christopher Priest. (1972)

Not war but a bloody good read all the same Scott by Sir Ranulf Feinnes.


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Once Upon A Distant War by William Prochnau. The best book I have ever read about the Vietnam War.

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