View Full Version : Good Reads Pertaining To WWII

01-16-2005, 09:06 AM
Just thought this would be interesting for fans of this sim as we all seem to be interested in this subject to some extent. The Winter Of The Bombs - The Story Of The Blitz Of London - Constantine FitaGibbon - 1957

01-16-2005, 09:10 AM
The Second World War - Winston Churchill - 6 volumes

01-16-2005, 09:13 AM
Tumult In The Clouds - Lt.Col. James A. Goodson - 1983

01-16-2005, 09:20 AM
JG26 Top guns Of the Luftwaffe - Donald L. Caldwell - 1991

01-16-2005, 09:21 AM
June 6, 1944 The Voices Of D-Day - Gerald Aston - 1994

01-16-2005, 09:23 AM
Torpedo Junction-U-Boat War Off America's East Coast 1942 - Homer H. Hickam,Jr. - 1989

01-16-2005, 10:19 AM
I've been collecting books on various subjects for about thirty years, but one of my favorites is "Reach For The Sky".Written by Paul Brickhill,Bantam War Books, 1977, the story of Douglas Bader.

01-16-2005, 11:06 AM
A Dance With Death- Anne Noggle
The Blond Knight of Germany
Another Bowl of Kapusta- Lt. Gottfried Dulias

01-16-2005, 11:55 AM
D-DAY 6 JUN 1944 by E. Ambrose

The hel of the eastfront by Will fowler "with more then 400 pics"

Second ww in pics by David Boyle"more then 900 pics"

The batlle of the bulge 1944 'hitlers last hope' by Robin Cross "with 175 pics "

First and the last by Adolf Galland

01-16-2005, 12:57 PM
yep, A Dance With Death is a good one. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

01-16-2005, 01:38 PM
New one called Flyboys is pretty good.

01-16-2005, 01:49 PM
"Fighter Boys" by Patrick Bishop is a pretty good overview of the Battle of Britain.
"Band of Brothers" by Stephen Ambrose is excellent.
"In Harms Way" by Doug Stanton is about the final mission of the USS Indianapolis and the survivors story...very good.
"Death Traps" by Belton Cooper is and eye opener about a US tank recovery unit after D-Day. It offers a very interesting perspective.
Presently I am reading "Panzer Commander" about Hans Von Luck......interesting read

01-16-2005, 04:21 PM
Rising '44 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0670032840/104-0923964-8601502?v=glance) by Norman Davies. Good (~1000 pg) book on the Warsaw Uprising. Full of photo inserts.

A Question of Honor (http://www.questionofhonor.com/) by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud.

But don't take my word for it!

01-16-2005, 05:18 PM
On my reading list are

With the Old Breed by Eugene Sledge

First Light by Geoffrey Wellum

Roll Me Over by Raymond Gantter

All of whom are very good writers and all have unique viewpoints on the war.

01-17-2005, 06:34 AM
John Toland: The Rising Sun, 1970

Stephen E. Ambrose: Citizen Solider

and my absolute, knock your socks off favourite

The Guns of War: Gorge Blackburn

Just a warning note on Stephen E. Ambrose: I have found that he is an amazing and thorough primary source historian but he does have the ability to gloss over some facts that dont fit his conclusion, particularly large scale, big picture stuff. This is coupled with a distinctly nationalistic bias, which rubbed me the wrong way. Sorry if this does the same to anyone else.

When I began my history degree D-Day and Citizen Solider were two of the first books I consciously decided to read about the Western Front. Since then I have read several dozen books, texts, articles and papers from all combatant nations, on D-Day and the Battle for Normandy. While Ambrose conveys individuals feelings well I feel he misrepresents both the Germans and the British and Canadians during ground phase of the Western Front.