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WHAT is your favorite soldier's MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

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    "It Doesn't Take a Hero" by General H. Norman Schwarzkopf & Peter Petrie
    "One Hundred Days" by Admiral Sandy Woodward & Patrick Robinson
    "Roll Me Over: an infantryman's world war II" by Raymond Gantter
    "Yeager" by Chuck Yeager & Leo Janos

    My copy of "Yeager" is signed Not bad for something picked up for 10p on a boot sale...

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    Steve, if you liked the Bill Mauldin books....you may like this one: Joe Farris' "A soldiers Sketchbook". He kept his diaries/letters home and compiled them. In them, he would do cartoons/drawings, later becoming the Cartoonist for the famous "New Yorker".

    It's a "Letters Home" type of read...but they are not boring at all! Whats cool is that he comments on the letters from today's prespective.....recalling things from the incidents in the letters. Not finished it yet, but its been interesting so far!
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    I'm thinking of buying this book is it any good ?
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    I liked it, Kevin. Definitely worth a read.

    Luke

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    "About Face" by Col. David H. Hackworth.
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    Quote by Kevin Grootaers View Post
    I'm thinking of buying this book is it any good ?
    It was a great read! Very descriptive esp from an SS point of view!

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    I must say gentlemen, I'm going to break the bank on all these fine autobiographies!

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    Quote by Bill T View Post
    Steve, if you liked the Bill Mauldin books....you may like this one: Joe Farris' "A soldiers Sketchbook". He kept his diaries/letters home and compiled them. In them, he would do cartoons/drawings, later becoming the Cartoonist for the famous "New Yorker".

    It's a "Letters Home" type of read...but they are not boring at all! Whats cool is that he comments on the letters from today's prespective.....recalling things from the incidents in the letters. Not finished it yet, but its been interesting so far!
    I'll keep an eye out for this one.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Any recommendations for memories of a Red Army foot soldier fighting for Berlin apart from "Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army" by Evgeni Bessonov which I have.

    I found this memoir compendium:

    "Red Army Infantrymen Remember the Great Patriotic War: A Collection of Interviews with 16 Soviet WW-2 Veterans" By Artem Drabkin, Isaak Kobylyanskiy, Todd Marvin (Editor)

    Has anyone read it?
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    Quote by 4thskorpion View Post
    Any recommendations for memories of a Red Army foot soldier fighting for Berlin apart from "Tank Rider: Into the Reich with the Red Army" by Evgeni Bessonov which I have.

    I found this memoir compendium:

    "Red Army Infantrymen Remember the Great Patriotic War: A Collection of Interviews with 16 Soviet WW-2 Veterans" By Artem Drabkin, Isaak Kobylyanskiy, Todd Marvin (Editor)

    Has anyone read it?
    Not battle of Berlin related but i found this one on Amazon.
    Panzer Destroyer: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander
    Vasiliy Krysov

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