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Re: What book are you reading now?
« Reply #1550 on: October 14, 2019, 01:17:55 »
Bugles and a Tiger, John Masters, First Edition.

It reads well with a Talisker in direct support ... ;)
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Re: What book are you reading now?
« Reply #1551 on: October 14, 2019, 07:10:28 »
Bugles and a Tiger, John Masters, First Edition.

It reads well with a Talisker in direct support ... ;)

Great book, as is The Road Past Mandalay. Read them both in the sixties as a young subaltern.

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Re: What book are you reading now?
« Reply #1552 on: Yesterday at 23:45:53 »
Finally finished Reaper Force by Dr. Peter Lee.  He's an ex-RAF Chaplain turned academic, and if anyone has interest in how modern Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations work as well as some mental/psychological/family challenges crews face, this is a good read.  It really brings into perspective how different RPA operations are and how personal they can be for the crews half a world away.

https://www.amazon.com/Reaper-Force-Inside-Story-Britains/dp/1786069644
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Re: What book are you reading now?
« Reply #1553 on: Today at 00:44:28 »
I’m reading Seven Days in Hell “The Rise of the Black Watch Snipers” by David O’Keefe. It’s both a story of the Canadian Black Watch in Normandy and the sniper cell itself.  This fellow has written an excellent book, one that really conveys the small unit story - company by company, platoon, section and rifle team detail. It’s an excellent book that complements the more recent books on Canada in the Normandy campaign- for example, the outstanding “No Holding Back” by Brian Reid.

I will say that the author must have had a tough time when drafting the casualty details- it took 20 years to research and write this book so he probably became very close to the personalities of the soldiers, their families and others.
Have a strong whisky at the ready while reading this book. 
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Re: What book are you reading now?
« Reply #1554 on: Today at 10:57:59 »
Bugles and a Tiger, John Masters, First Edition.

It reads well with a Talisker in direct support ... ;)

I really enjoyed that book when I was a young lad