Two books on WW2 – which is the memoir and which the novel? Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Novelist – The plan (instrumental)Habib Novel Alaydrus SOLO tidak tertembak 26 thoughts on “Two books on WW2 – which is the memoir and which the novel?” aw damn im gna have to buy that book now, i was enjoying that Reply Hey Lindybeige – I am just re-reading "Caen: Anvil Of Victory" by Alexander McKee. I am reminded of why I was so impressed by this book as a teenager, and I think it would be right up your alley. McKee was a veteran of the Caen battles, but he also interviewed vast numbers of veterans on all sides – and because the book was written for the 20th anniversary these veterans were still young men with fresh memories. I think it is the best and most affecting book about the war that I've read. Reply I just checked Amazon, $5000 for a hardcover and a used softcover is $156 for "from the city, from the plough." Reply Look up this one: Spécial Air Service : 1940-1945, l’épopée d’un parachutiste en zone occupée, Paris, Grasset, 1980 (réimpr. 2011), 346 p. (ISBN 978-2-912671-35-6). It reads like a novel, but is actually a memoir.https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Tup%C3%ABt-Thom%C3%A9Sorry about the french, but the author was an SAS LT in the Free French SAS and what is more, he is still alive as of the time I am writing, (99 yo). Could not recommend it more! Also, look up:https://www.amazon.com/Douglas-Bader-Fight-Spitfire-Hurricane/dp/0006338070 (authored by Sir Douglas Bader himself)and https://www.amazon.ca/Reach-Sky-Douglas-Legless-Britain/dp/1557502226 (Biography of Bader written by Paul Brickhill) Sure, they're not about tanks, but I bet you they're gonna be fun to read.Enjoy! Reply How many communists leaders were jews?? A whole bunch of them. Reply The Last Panther What a creative, original title. Reply We Americans say "bern-steen" because we haven't been taught to read or speak German. So, we default to the American English phonetic rule "when two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking, and it usually says its name". Reply Watching this again a year later I was wondering why I never bought it. Then the tile at the end about it being written in dialect. I really don't like it when books do that, Kipling did it and I just had to stop reading. I don't mind seeing different words like nowt for nothing but when get to – nowt t' do wi' 'im – it's too much like hard work. Reply I've read the last panther. It's rubbish. Reply Just got a copy of From the City from the public library. It still has a checked out card from OCT 10 1949 in it! Reply Please Llioyd can you do either 'Das Boot' or 'Fury' for us???Edited for spelling – too much Johniie Walker :/ Muy spelllig nto goog 🙁 Reply "The Things they Carried" : fiction Reply Having read 'The Last Panther' it is abundantly clear that it's a total and utter fake. Reply Yep, authentic English memoir alright – the bad guy's an Irishman. Are we sure it wasn't written by George Orwell? Reply Aaaaaah! But dad, we want to hear the rest of the story!😢 Reply Nobody:JK Rowling: Wolfgang Faust had an intense sexual relationship with his Panther. Reply "Wolfgang Faust" is hillarious! The most obvious fake german name you could pick, assuming that many non-germans havent heard about too many famous german authers besides Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and havent heard about too many works of germen literature besides Goethe`s "Faust" … one could almost argue the author actually was being honest about the book being fictional by choosing such an obvious fake author`s name … 😉 Reply An awful lot of cold war BS from such a clever man. What a shame! Reply Have you read or watched "Das Boot" ("The Boat")?If you are going to watch it, watch it in original language with englisch subtitles. I started watching englisch language movies in englisch at least when I watch them the second time. Also I recomend the TV-Version wich is basicly a 6-episode series which includes a lot more of the scenes showing the dullnes of the waiting and driving around betwen encounters with enemy ships or aircraft. Off topic question: have you learned german or just studied how to pronounce the german words you use since I never heared you pronouncing a german word oddly not to mention butchering the pronounciation? Reply Mr. Beige, since we are talking about books, can I assume you have read “Thunderbolt!” by Bob Johnson? Reply I would really enjoy hearing about more WW2 stuff from you. Reply 1 way to tell that “The Last Panther” is a fake, German soldiers didn’t call JaPz.38t “Hetzers”. There is only 1 ever record of it being called “Hetzer” and it was from 1 single tank platoon who nicknamed theirs “Hetzer”. Reply I literally just bought the Last Panther and Tiger Tracks and thought they were very interesting and somewhat questionable. Now my doubt is confirmed lol Reply This is very funny! I've read at least a half dozen "war memoirs," most of them regarding the Vietnam War, that were pretty clearly, raw fiction. I wonder, did "The Last Panther" have a political subtext? Those Vietnam "memoirs" certainly did. Reply You should be one of those people reading audiobooks. Bet it pays good. You have a great voice and good empathy for the characters, telling the story with great immersion. Reply I just started to read, "With the jocks" by Peter White. It's a slow start but decent book. Maybe give it a read some time. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.