"Fob Doc," "A Line in the Sand," "Witness to War," "Unexpected War," "Canada in Afghanistan" "Misson of Folly," "Kandahar Tour"
Vyacheslav Mironov. Assault on Grozny Downtown - Chechen Campaign ‘95. V. Mironov was an infantry captain involved in heavy battles of the first days of the war.
Also, some more Russian readings:
when when it became obvious that Germany would lose the war, and continue to suffer devastating destruction, why did the Nazis continue to fight on in futility?
HAWX said:Anyone have any recommendations on books that cover basic information regarding the CF? My fiance wants to learn about the CF, its history, rank structures, elements and so on and was looking for a "CF for dummies" type book. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://www.amazon.ca/Fob-Doc-Ray-Wiss/dp/1553654722/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1358094780&sr=1-1Military doctors serving in Afghanistan usually spend their entire tour in the relatively safe confines of the main base. FOB Doc is the story of one Canadian doctor who spent nearly his entire tour in combat. Captain Ray Wiss was stationed at Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) in Kandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense zone combat in Afghanistan. He shares the 'terror and boredom' of the front-line soldier's life in this candid personal diary. One day, he might be participating in combat operations, treating severe and bloody injuries and coping with the deaths of fellow soldiers, both Afghans and NATO allies; another day, he might be writing about the challenges of going to the latrine in sub-zero weather. FOB Doc is heartbreaking and hilarious, often on the same page.
mariomike said:This is one explanation I have read:
"The mental reaction of the German people to air attack is significant. Under ruthless Nazi control they showed surprising resistance to the terror and hardships of repeated air attack, to the destruction of their homes and belongings, and to the conditions under which they were reduced to live. Their morale, their belief in ultimate victory or satisfactory compromise, and their confidence in their leaders declined, but they continued to work efficiently as long as the physical means of production remained. The power of a police state over its people cannot be underestimated."
THE UNITED STATES STRATEGIC BOMBING SURVEY
September 30, 1945
Highlight mine - mm.
jeffb said:A counter to the USSBS and the later United States Gulf War Air Power Survey, can be found in Gian P. Gentile's book How effective is strategic bombing: Lessons learned from WW II to Kosovo. This book systematically illustrates how flawed the USSBS was in its design. He argues that it was set up to try and set the conditions to create an independent US Air Force. (During the 2nd World War air power was split between the services with the Army largely responsible for strategic bombing). It's an interesting read for those interested in the role of strategic air power and weather it is effective or not.
Gentile, Gian P. How Effective is Strategic Bombing: Lessons learned from World War II to Kosovo. New York: New York University Press, 2001.