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Offline pierce09

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WW2 books
« on: March 01, 2013, 12:28:16 AM »
can anyone recommend some good WW2 Manchester regiment reading? both personal account and historical diary type books would be great

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Rhys

Offline Bob.NB

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 04:50:14 PM »
See if you can get your hands on:

"Such Men As These" - Charles Frisby, Janus Publishing Co., 1997 - ISBN 85756 365 4

"One God, Too Many Devils" - Arthur Lane, Chrysanthemum Publishing, 1989, 1990, ISBN 1 872518 00 1

Both deal with the Manchesters in Singapore and "life" as a PoW.

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Offline pierce09

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 06:16:06 PM »
thanks bob

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 11:51:01 PM »
try looking for Arthur's books and a lot he has posted on line

Arthur lane

http://bccjacumen.com/features/history/2013/04/truth-and-lies/

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Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013, 10:26:22 AM »
Rhys.
I hope  that you've had a look on the museum site under Regimental Publications.
There are two particularly good WWII books by Rex King-Clark, amongst others.
Robert

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 06:59:55 PM »
so far, in my attempt to learn as much about the regiment as possible, i've read;

one god, too many devils
such men as these
Lt Cmdr AC Bell's history 1922-48
Mr Bonner's The Manchester Regiment
and  Col H C Wylly's The Manchester Regiment

i'm awaiting the Battle of Kohima to help with my WW2 learning but any other books that people know of would be great

Thanks

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 07:58:01 PM »
Rhys,
You're doing very well already.
Several more to go.
Robert

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 08:14:27 PM »
Robert,

would you know of any literature that has information on the 2nd Manchesters in WW1?

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 04:25:42 PM »
Rhys.
Apart from Wyllie there is really nothing else.  Have you yet looked on the museum site and then regimental history?  There are useful summaries there.
Robert

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »
Yep and devoured them both. but my quest for more information has faltered!!

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Re: WW2 books
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2013, 02:33:02 PM »
Wilfred Owen the WW1poet served in the 2nd Mcrs in WW1.  He was in three operations being kia in the third on the Sambre-Oise canal. Some of the battlefield sites at which he fought are on the Wilfred Owen Association web site. Have a look at some of the virtual tour. PhilipG.

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2013, 02:56:10 PM »
Phillip G is too modest.  He is the joint author with Helen McPhail of
Wilfred Owen: On a Poet's Trail ( On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War) (Battleground Europe) [Paperback]

A very clear read of Owen's war and his part with the 2nd Bn.



 
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