- Apr 4, 2013
- Reaction score
- 17 hexes
I just read "Colder than Hell" by Joseph Owen .. and is half way thru "Breakout - the Chosin Reservoir Campaign" by Martin Russ & "No Bugles No Drums" by Rudy Tomedi.I recently read Fergal Keane's Road of Bones - great book about Kohima that does a good job of connecting operational history to the human experience of combat. Let's just say I wouldn't have wanted to been in the IJA during the retreat... yikes!!
Now I'm on to Mark Zuehlke's series on the Canadians during WW II which starts in Sicily, covers Cassino and the Gustav line before moving on to Normandy and NW Europe. Hopefully he'll do the PTO and Korea some day. Can't recommend the series enough.
I've got a huge interest in the Rhineland campaigns of 1944-45 so I started with his book Forgotten Victory (ops Veritable and Blockbuster). Plenty of great stuff that any ASL player interested in late war NW Europe will recognize. Its a great companion to the Riley's Road CG.
I'm now working my way backward, finishing up Terrible Victory (The Scheldt campaign) and Breakout from Juno (late June and July 44) just arrived.
Since I recently purchased the Korean War expansion I'm looking forward to learning more about that conflict. Any recommendations?