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WHAT is your favorite soldier's MEMOIR/AUTOBIOGRAPHY?

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    Thought this would be a good topic if it hasn't already been created. Nothing tells more then a primary account. Any recommendations or favorites?
    For myself I would have to say it would be a tie between,

    In Deadly Combat by Gottlob Herbert Bidermann
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    No Surrender:My Thirty Year War by Hiroo Onoda
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    Some of my all-time favourites:

    Bill Mauldin's 'Up Front' and his autobiography, 'The Brass Ring'. Bill was a
    WWII war cartoonist who served in Italy and France and won the
    Pulitzer Prize.

    Sam Marshall's 'Bringing Up The Rear'. Marshall served in WWI, WWII,
    Korea, and Vietnam.

    'Brave Men' by war correspondent Ernie Pyle, who was KIA on an
    island near Okinawa, April 18, 1945.

    'To Fly And Fight' memoirs of WWII P-51 Mustang Triple-Ace,
    Clarence 'Bud' Anderson.

    'Yeager' the autobiography of General Chuck Yeager.

    'U-Boat Commander' - WWII memoirs of Captain Peter Cremer,
    who miraculously survived the war.

    The four volume series/memoirs of Donald R. Burgett ( 'A' Co,
    1st BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division ): 'Currahee',
    'The Road To Arnhem', 'Seven Roads To Hell' and
    'Beyond The Rhine'...........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    These two stand out for me

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I liked Rochus Misch book of memoirs and also Albrecht Wacker's one on Sepp Allerberger. Not sure if the first one was translated in english?
    Regards

    Matt

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    These two stand out for me

    Nick
    The Forgotten Soldier, I loved it!

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Some of my all-time favourites:

    Bill Mauldin's 'Up Front' and his autobiography, 'The Brass Ring'. Bill was a
    WWII war cartoonist who served in Italy and France and won the
    Pulitzer Prize.

    Sam Marshall's 'Bringing Up The Rear'. Marshall served in WWI, WWII,
    Korea, and Vietnam.

    'Brave Men' by war correspondent Ernie Pyle, who was KIA on an
    island near Okinawa, April 18, 1945.

    'To Fly And Fight' memoirs of WWII P-51 Mustang Triple-Ace,
    Clarence 'Bud' Anderson.

    'Yeager' the autobiography of General Chuck Yeager.

    'U-Boat Commander' - WWII memoirs of Captain Peter Cremer,
    who miraculously survived the war.

    The four volume series/memoirs of Donald R. Burgett ( 'A' Co,
    1st BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division ): 'Currahee',
    'The Road To Arnhem', 'Seven Roads To Hell' and
    'Beyond The Rhine'...........
    A wealth of knowledge! I would love to read up on some of these titles, esp U- boat Commander sounds incredible

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    There are many, but these three left strong and lasting impressions:

    An Army in Exile: The Story of the Second Polish Corps
    Lt. General W. Anders
    Macmillan & Co.,, London, 1949.

    The Last of the War Horses
    General Klemens S. Rudnicki
    Bachman & Turner, London, 1974

    The Secret Army
    General Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski
    Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1950

    Cheers,
    Tony
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    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden"
    By Mark Owen

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    I collect, therefore I am.

    Nothing in science can explain how consciousness arose from matter.

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    These two are very highy rated and really open your eyes to the experiences of the common landser.

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    hi lads,do any of you have any ww2 ebooks,ive been searching the net but cant find any good freebies
    ive got a few HISTORY books in mobi if anybody wants them
    cheers adam

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