THE THIRD WORLD WAR (THE UNTOLD STORY) Published 1982

#1
I picked this book up in a charity shop believing it to be the first one written by General Sir John Hackett (The Third World War; August 1985), published late 70's (which I read in Germany when it was first available via the NAAFI 1978/79).

I wish to read the orginial version (The Third World War; August 1985) again, so I would like to borrow or purchase a copy if anybody has a copy they wish to sell or lend, (over 3,000,000 copies were published).

I am not worried about the condition as long as the copy is readable, and of course if it is lent I will return it. (1033 signed in blood, in triplicate etc)

The book I have is the paper back copy, in fair condition (ex charity shop), readable and complete. (I paid 50 pence for it), which I am prepared to lend or give away once I have compared the story line in both books and crossed referenced to a map of Germany.

Also I would like to purchase an BAOR route planner to tie in with the battles discribed in the books.

If anybody can help, please PM me.




Thank you
 
#3
I have looked at Amazon to purchase copy, which I may do.

I would still like to purchase an BAOR route planner as issued to all, in Germany if possible.

If anybody wishes to have the copy of the Third World War I have, please PM me.
 
#7
DB216LOKDVR said:
I picked this book up in a charity shop believing it to be the first one written by General Sir John Hackett (The Third World War; August 1985), published late 70's (which I read in Germany when it was first available via the NAAFI 1978/79).

I wish to read the orginial version (The Third World War; August 1985) again, so I would like to borrow or purchase a copy if anybody has a copy they wish to sell or lend, (over 3,000,000 copies were published).

I am not worried about the condition as long as the copy is readable, and of course if it is lent I will return it. (1033 signed in blood, in triplicate etc)

The book I have is the paper back copy, in fair condition (ex charity shop), readable and complete. (I paid 50 pence for it), which I am prepared to lend or give away once I have compared the story line in both books and crossed referenced to a map of Germany.

Also I would like to purchase an BAOR route planner to tie in with the battles discribed in the books.

If anybody can help, please PM me.




Thank you
I have it somewhere, I have a several hundred books all over the place so bear with me.

It is the one you are talking about because there is a photo in it entitled, ' The benefit of older non comm's'.
 
#8
I've dug an NBC shelter and fire trench already, correctly dressed in NBC suit, 58 pattern webbing, mit beret (blacken cap badge) as per Squadron SOPs, awaiting written orders and direction of advance.

I apologize if previous post appeared rude, I did not mean it to, a problem of thinking and writing at the same time, i.e. engaged mouth (fingers) before brain, once again I apologize.
 
#9
LancePrivateJones said:
I seem to remember it all started with a nuke airburst over Winson Green.

It would have been a remarkable improvement.
I think it was actually over Gravelly Hill, still as long as Villa Park was close to Ground Zero, I don't mind.


KRO
 
#11
DB216LOKDVR said:
I've dug an NBC shelter and fire trench already, correctly dressed in NBC suit, 58 pattern webbing, mit beret (blacken cap badge) as per Squadron SOPs, awaiting written orders and direction of advance.

I apologize if previous post appeared rude, I did not mean it to, a problem of thinking and writing at the same time, i.e. engaged mouth (fingers) before brain, once again I apologize.
I don't think you were rude.

If you've never read it then you are in for a treat.

Got me thinking that I'd like to read it again now if I can find a copy.

Thanks for reminding me about it.
 
#14
smallheathen said:
LancePrivateJones said:
I seem to remember it all started with a nuke airburst over Winson Green.

It would have been a remarkable improvement.
I think it was actually over Gravelly Hill, still as long as Villa Park was close to Ground Zero, I don't mind.


KRO
:D

I am almost positive about the location of the airburst because I recall Hackett being so specific about the bomb detonating above the prison at Winson Green.

It was a big one as well as it flattened Birmingham.

If I am mistaken I apologise.
 
#19
I read it in 1979 when it was first available in Germany. My squadron war role was to deployed small detachments to various railway depots in BAOR. It was interesting after reading the book to see which depots would have been over run quite quickly and possible crews lost.
 

chrisg46

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#20
It actually ended with an airburst over brum, or rather that was the trigger for the end...

Interestingly, Harry Coyle's Team Yankee is based on the war as described by Gen Hackett, telling the story of a US armoured unit throughout WW3
 

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