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Old 07-10-2022, 01:02 PM
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Default Survorov's Inside the Soviet Army

The defector-turned-author Viktor Survorov's Inside the Soviet Army made quite a splash back in the day. Suspect approximately 50% is accurate-but it makes for an interesting read.

Ronald Spector's Eagle Against the Sun is still one of the best one-volume treatments of the Pacific War against Japan. Much more recently Spector's After Tet: America's Bloodiest Year in Vietnam is another good tome and deserves more attention than it received at publication.

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I'm currently reading, Spearhead (Adam Makos), about the famous Cologne tank duel, caught on film during the waning days of WWII.

It gives good insight into the day-to-day life of a tank crew (both US and German), as well as the nuts and bolts of armored warfare. I think it would be quite helpful for someone planning to play an AFV crewman in T2k, or Ref'ing a campaign in which tanks feature- probably even more so than something like Team Yankee.

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I'm currently reading, Spearhead (Adam Makos), about the famous Cologne tank duel, caught on film during the waning days of WWII.

It gives good insight into the day-to-day life of a tank crew (both US and German), as well as the nuts and bolts of armored warfare. I think it would be quite helpful for someone planning to play an AFV crewman in T2k, or Ref'ing a campaign in which tanks feature- probably even more so than something like Team Yankee.

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I just read that a couple of months ago. I'd recommend The Panzer Killers: The Untold Story of a Fighting General and His Spearhead Tank Division's Charge into the Third Reich by Daniel Bolger. It gives a high level view of the division and General Rose's leadership. Spearhead provides the complimenting GI's view.
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i do like the book Small Wars Big Data as it explains how the application of violence impacts civilian reactions during low intensity conflict like you would see quickly becoming the norm across many theaters in a post TDM world.

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Doomed At The Start by William Bartsch. About the USAAF in the Philippines 1941-42. The conversion of aviation to provisional infantry, shoestring maintenance, and morale in the face of complete hopelessness are all pretty compelling reading.
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