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Post  nicko on Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:12 am

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just finished these books.  for any one interested in true war history a must read.

BERLIN,the downfall. Antony  Beevor

DUNKIRK fight to the last man.Hugh  Sebag-Montefiore.

[got them off E-bay]
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Re: good books for didge

Post  Bert Assirati on Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:05 am

Found the perfect for Didge the Nazi hater...



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Re: good books for didge

Post  Bert Assirati on Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:06 am

..and while we're at it, I found one to satisfy Lez and the gay boys:


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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:38 am

One for Keith to read:





The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism











On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia. As settlers began to take over the tribal lands of the indigenous peoples, the Herero and Nama resisted and Germany launched a war of extermination. It ended with the construction of concentration camps, in which prisoners were systematically worked and starved to death. Years later, the soldiers and bureaucrats who had administered the camps, and the racial theories that had inspired them, would play a role in the formation of Nazism. David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen have uncovered extraordinary links between the Nazis and the atrocities committed in Africa under Kaiser Wilhelm. The infamous brown shirts worn by the Nazi storm troopers were colonial uniforms, originally designed as camouflage for the desert sand. The memory of Germany's African empire was revived as inspiration for the Nazi's wartime empire in the European East. Using shocking new archival evidence, The Kaiser's Holocaust is the definitive account of a genocide that was deliberately concealed for a century - a history that modern Germany has not yet come to terms with. Today, as the graves of the victims are uncovered in the Namibian deserts, the re-emergence of the Kaiser's holocaust poses a profound challenge to the notion that Nazi violence was an aberration in European history.

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Re: good books for didge

Post  Cass on Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:18 am

One to add to the list....cheers x
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Post  Bert Assirati on Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:27 am

Phil Didge wrote:One for Keith to read:





The Kaiser's Holocaust: Germany's Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism











On 12 May 1883, the German flag was raised on the coast of South-West Africa, modern Namibia. As settlers began to take over the tribal lands of the indigenous peoples, the Herero and Nama resisted and Germany launched a war of extermination. It ended with the construction of concentration camps, in which prisoners were systematically worked and starved to death. Years later, the soldiers and bureaucrats who had administered the camps, and the racial theories that had inspired them, would play a role in the formation of Nazism. David Olusoga and Casper W. Erichsen have uncovered extraordinary links between the Nazis and the atrocities committed in Africa under Kaiser Wilhelm. The infamous brown shirts worn by the Nazi storm troopers were colonial uniforms, originally designed as camouflage for the desert sand. The memory of Germany's African empire was revived as inspiration for the Nazi's wartime empire in the European East. Using shocking new archival evidence, The Kaiser's Holocaust is the definitive account of a genocide that was deliberately concealed for a century - a history that modern Germany has not yet come to terms with. Today, as the graves of the victims are uncovered in the Namibian deserts, the re-emergence of the Kaiser's holocaust poses a profound challenge to the notion that Nazi violence was an aberration in European history.


No thanks, already watched the documentary on it a few years back.

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Re: good books for didge

Post  Guest on Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:59 am

Cass wrote:One to add to the list....cheers x


Hi Me Lady

Have read this before but because of certain debates on here decided to read again, is very fascinating and also horrifying to read.

Best wishes to the family!

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Re: good books for didge

Post  Cass on Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:32 pm

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Hi Me Lady

Have read this before but because of certain debates on here decided to read again, is very fascinating and also horrifying to read.

Best wishes to the family!

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Isn't most of history horrifying and yet compelling reading. What a paradox. I just finished the Hanns & Rudolf book - in the epilogue the author went to Auschwitz with rudolf's grandson and daughter in law - very moving to read.

Have finished all my new stuff but am down with flu or some sort of lurgy so cant get out my local and get new ones....its how I got sick in the first place. You wouldn't believe how people think its acceptable to come in to the library on their last legs but "they must get some books " and then share the love (germs) by coughing and sneezing all over me! Yuck.

So methinks its time to drag out the inspector Morse and Agatha Christie books and snuggle down. I do love the Dalgleish books too but they are much more indepth and my brain already hurts!

Have a lovely weekend x
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Re: good books for didge

Post  jadeloue on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:44 pm

thanks cass will google
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Re: good books for didge

Post  Cass on Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:59 pm

jadeloue wrote:thanks cass will google

Jade - try this

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial: The Pursuit of Justice in the Wake of World War II by Yuma Totani
2008, Harvard College, ISBN 978-0-674-03339-9

for Germany -
Nuremburg Legacy: How the Nazi War Crimes Trials Changed the Course of History by Robert Ehrenfreund
2007, Palgrave Macmillan ISBN 978-1-4039-7965-0

Enjoy
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