View Full Version : Looking for Veterans Books

12-06-2006, 01:58 AM
Hi all,
i just finished reading "Le grand Cirque 2000"...i think " the big show" in egnlish, from Pierre CLostermann and since now is the best book i ever read. I was looking for some other books like this one: in this book Clostermann give you explanation about missions he made durin the war whit an amazing leve of details. Would like to ask if someone have some titles of books like this one: would be interesting maybe to have a german side one..maybe from the4 Jg26 that faught agains Clostermann over france.

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12-06-2006, 03:03 AM
Hey, Saburo Sakai - Samurai. Even better that "The big show".

Theese are my faw books http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyways. Can you tell me, if you read the english wersion of "the big show" if it containf pictures or just text? And does it have any king of appendix at the end, explaining different types of aircrafts of that time and battlefiels?

12-06-2006, 05:14 AM
actually i could find only the french version of this book.I dunno if the english version is complete like this one. in french one you have 140 images and an audio cd with an interview on differents subjetcs with Clostermann: only the cd worth the price of the book ^^. there is a question bout which whas the real "personal" annemy the fw or the bf, or what were the pros and cons of the spit fire.
I dont know if the cd come only with french version. But in the book you dont have "explanation" of different planes: well you have from his point of view, he gieves you info about each aircraft he encoutered during the war and the betlefield where he faught. I think the english version must be the same...but the one i bought is the FINAL version, so maybe you have to find the final one but in english<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-08-2006, 12:14 PM

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12-08-2006, 12:30 PM
Aw, while you are ina book shop anyways, try to get a copy of "Enemy coast ahead". It is written by Guy Gibson, also the man who lead the attack on the Ruhr dams with the special bombs. The book is even more impressive as you come to realise that he actually died in 'the harnass'. He never saw the end of the war.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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12-10-2006, 11:22 AM
Sakai's Samurai was awesome! Loved every chapter of it.

Robert Scott Jr's God is My Co-pilot was a great read too. Shows how anyone can come over any challenge, even alone sometimes.

Currently reading Jimmy Stewart Bomber Pilot. It doesn't go in to too much personal depth about Stewart, but is a collection of experiences, stories, that the author had with Stewart. Still a great read.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">