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One of my favourite threads - just wish the original author resubmitted it.

Katyn Massacre by Louis Fitzgibbon

This book tells of how in 1943 the German army occupying the Soviet Union found the bodies 4,143 Polish army officers in mass graves in the Katyn forest near Smolensk. Still in their uniforms, all had their hands bound behind their backs - and each had bullet entry wound in the base of the skull.

The author examines coolly and impartially, the facts of this appalling crime and the conclusions to which they inexorably lead. He doesn't shrink from the attribution of guilt.
 

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One of my favourite threads - just wish the original author resubmitted it.

Katyn Massacre by Louis Fitzgibbon

This book tells of how in 1943 the German army occupying the Soviet Union found the bodies 4,143 Polish army officers in mass graves in the Katyn forest near Smolensk. Still in their uniforms, all had their hands bound behind their backs - and each had bullet entry wound in the base of the skull.

The author examines coolly and impartially, the facts of this appalling crime and the conclusions to which they inexorably lead. He doesn't shrink from the attribution of guilt.
Is that the same incident that runs through the film "Enigma" Stuffers ?
 

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Sweet dreams Stuffy.
I slept well enough after a fine meal in a Gurkha restaurant here in Swindon, Fred. It's only later after your head hits the pillow, and after you've briefly mulled over the days events that you begin to ponder as to what was going through those soldiers minds as they filed towards the pit.
 

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Is that the same incident that runs through the film "Enigma" Stuffers ?
I haven't seen the film to be able to answer your query Al. I'll comb through Swindon's second hand DVD shops and try and locate it to find out.

May I suggest you try Googling "Katyn Massacre." You might unearth the answers there.
 

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"Slow Cooking Just for Yourself", By Catherine Atkinson. Down loaded to my Kindle & Android.
Just the job for my newly purchased slow cook pot!
Not exactly bed time reading, but there, I go to bed to sleep not read books!
 

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Lancaster Target - Jack Currie

The author was the skipper of a Lancaster bomber flying out of RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire. Full of stories like the time the mid upper gunner was denied permission to leave his turret after he poo'd himself, or the Canadian rear gunner who said to the Queen, "yes ma'am it sure scared the **** out of me."

Easily the best book I've read about Bomber Command operations during World War Two.
 

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A Farewell to Arms.

Finally getting round to it.
 

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Not a book but a couple of magazines. Firstly United we Stand fanzine (mufc), the best fanzine still doing the rounds after 20 odd years, Also the Mersey Ale mag which is the regions CAMRA bi-monthly production free in all the real ale pubs.
 

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Warburton's War by Tony Spooner DSO DFC

If there's a travesty it's that Wing Commander Adrian (Warby) Warburton DSO & Bar DFC & 2 Bars DFC (USA) never received the Victoria Cross he so richly deserved. Posted to a photo reconnaissance squadron in Malta in 1940 he soon made a name for himself by outscoring fighter pilots to become the highest scoring 'ace' on the island. The recce photo's he brought back were always of the highest order. Marshal Of the RAF Lord Tedder calling him the most valuable pilot in the RAF. He was also called by his contemporaries the " Lawrence of Arabia of the air."

Warby's P38 Lightning failed to return to RAF Mount Farm, Oxon, in april 1944. His crashed aircraft was only discoverd in Bavaria in 2003. Wing Commander Warburton was buried with full military honours at Durnbach War Cemetery.
 

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Andy Reid's autobiography, local man who lost both legs and an arm in Afghanistan. Went to his book launch the beginning of feb. Lovely bloke and inspirational. Finally got round to reading it as lent it to my brother first.
 
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