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Roko
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posted 20 September 2021 23:11      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey everyone, I was just wodnering if anyone knew of any good books about war/combat/battles.. Something along the lines of 'Black Hawk Down'.. a true story either told by someone who's done extensive research (like Mark Bowden did for Black Hawk Down), or by someone who's actually been there.. Prefereably about Canadians.. (I know books like this do exist, as I read one a few years back, by a Canadian soldier who fought in Sicilly in WWII, although the tittle eludes me.)

thanks..


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posted 21 September 2021 07:07      Profile for Alfreda   Email Alfreda   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There is a really good book called Sids War about the Argyll's. Info can be found on the website Mapleleafup.org
Also Farley Mowats book My Fathers Son. Farley Mowat served with the Hasty P's in Italy. [Canadian]

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posted 21 September 2021 07:23      Profile for Andyboy   Email Andyboy   Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There are many,

Farley Mowatt wrote three books on his war experiences. My Father's Son, The Regiment and And No Birds Sang. The Regiment is actually the regimental history of the Hasty Ps in WWII. All excellent reads but I like My Father's Son the most.

Also an excellent read is Battle Diary by Charlie Martin. This tells the story of the QOR in WWII including the landing on D-Day.

The Long Road Home by Fred Cederberg is also a well written and enjoyable account of his war in Italy.

More modern writings include Scapegoat by Kyle Brown, The Sharp End, Signifigant Incident, and Peacekeeper. I have heard rumours of a book called Eat Your Weakest Man about life in the Airborne but have yet to see it on any shelves.



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posted 21 September 2021 23:49      Profile for Roko     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
'no birds sang' that's the book I read a few years back.. that was a really good book.. I'll have to check out some of his other books.. thanks!


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