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PostPosted: Sun 22 Sep 2013 11:12 am 
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As a birthday present just recently, i was given a book entitled "A Higher Call" by Adam Makos with Larry Alexander.
Its the incredible true story of heroism and chivalry during the second world war.

As i'm still reading it i cant give full details but basically, it tells of the career of a German pilot from pre-war and the training of an American B17 pilot. They are destined to meet over the hostile skies of Europe and the outcome is not what you would expect . . . .

I have more to read :nod:

For those interested then the ISBN is 9-781782-392538



Xtra detail: It has recently been announced that there is to be a film about this episode in history that changed the lives of those involved. (July 2014)

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Sep 2013 12:00 pm 
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'Let A Soldier Die' by William E. Holland
Novel about a helicopter gunship crew involved in a 'friendly fire' incident, in Vietnam.

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Sep 2013 17:18 pm 
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CMJ - A cricketing life. The autobiography and it is very good. Sadly no longer with us, taken far too soon.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013 20:35 pm 
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Currently browsing through my birthday book: "Field guide to the Micro moths of Great Britain and Ireland" :D 1,033 micro moths described and illustrated! :nod:


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013 21:56 pm 
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John Keegan- The American Civil War. Really enjoying it, full of detail about the various campaigns in particular the geography involved and how it affected the way the war was fought.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013 22:13 pm 
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The Raiders, Desert Strike Force ( Lrdg & Sas), just finished Chindits, Long Range Penetration, both Pan Ballentyne, 2nd hand off our local auction site.
Re "A Higher Call" mentioned in the 1st post on this thread, a simply wonderful story in every way.
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Oct 2013 23:25 pm 
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I'm on Phoenix Squadron, sequel to Vulcan 607 by Rowland White. It's about the men and machines of 809 NAS on HMS Ark Royal, and their epic mission to foil a Guatemalan invasion of British Honduras...

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PostPosted: Sat 26 Oct 2013 14:17 pm 
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Two brilliant books I found in a local discount book shop. "Bomber Boy" (The less.. "good" one) by Richard Passmore, a recollection of his times as a gunner/ wireless operator on Blenheims during the early part of the war when the focus was seemingly on trying to waste as many bomber crews as possible during daylight raids... 99p anyway so can't complain!

The Next one is "Halifax Down - on the run from the Gestapo" by a 76 squadron bomb aimer, Tom Wingham who was shot down in 1944 and had to make his way back from the Dutch side of the German border back to Britain. I've not got very far but it really is sooo interesting. He was trained as part of one of the commonwealth training programs in South Africa and then did a Halifax conversion course. Good makings for a great book!

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2013 16:40 pm 
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Achtung Schweinehund! by Harry Pearson ...well worth a read..especially the bit about action men :rotfl:

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov 2013 08:14 am 
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Biggles In Borneo by Capt. W.E.Johns
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PostPosted: Sun 10 Nov 2013 02:21 am 
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Paul H wrote:
Achtung Schweinehund! by Harry Pearson ...well worth a read

I just read a review of that book, and I'm hunting it down. Sounds like the kind of book that most ATFers would relate too!


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Aug 2014 23:15 pm 
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A Storm of Swords - Part Three of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014 10:53 am 
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633 Squadron: Oddly enough the Norwegian in the novel is blonde; although I did once meet a Norwegian who was the dead spit of George Chakiris.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014 16:50 pm 
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20th Century Defences in Britain - The East Midlands by Mike Osborne

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014 19:33 pm 
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The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman;
a classic first published in 1964, its gives the insight to the European relationships before the First World War.
In then goes on to describe the first month of the war and how events kinda snowballed almost forcing countries to commit to joining in the war because of numerous treaties.

I am only just into the first half dozen chapters but its already apparent that the Germans had been preparing for war for at least ten years before the events lead to the deaths of over a million men.

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Just finished "The Fry Chronicles", Steven Fry's second biopic. Just commenced "The Secret Life of Bletchley Park" by Sinclair McKay.

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The Forgotten by David Baldacci

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Just finished "Home is the Halifax", the story of the formation of the Yorkshire Air Museum and their Halifax.

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