Friday, July 19, 2013

More Kindle freebies...

Couple of sites for you Kindle readers...

I've recommended this one before, but it's well worth visiting purely because of its search facilities..

http://uk.freereadfeed.com/

This one is a new one though:

http://www.dailyfreebooks.co.uk/free_ebooks/latest/

...and has already yielded some interesting choices, for the track heads among us the following may be worth a read..?? All these are free by the way, and I've not read them (yet) so I have no view on whether the SS one's will turn out to be some hideous apologist essay...  from the reviews the first one appears to be a very in depth divisional history with a lot of detail on all their engagements in Normandy and sounds quite interesting...



by Hubert Meyer
The defining work on Hitler's elite fanatical boy soldiers Written by the division's former chief of staff Volume one details all aspects of the division's history with a balanced mix of both tactical and strategic accounts, including the creation and training of these teenage warriors and their baptism of fire in the Normandy campaign in World War II...
by Hendrick C. Verton
Extraordinary story of a Dutch volunteer in the Waffen-SS Vivid details on SS training and combat on the Eastern Front Account of the little-known siege of Breslau in early 1945 Dutch SS accounts are very rare, particularly ones that describe recruiting, training, and frontline service as completely and colourfully as In the Fire of the Eastern Front. Hendrick C. Verton volunteered for the Waffen-SS in early 1941 and fought on the Eastern Front until the end of the war as a member of the 5th SS Panzer Division and SS Regiment Besslein....

by Aaron Elson
Aaron Elson attended a reunion of the 712th Tank Battalion, with which his father served in World War II, a few years after his father's death. He returned two reunions later, in 1989, with a tape recorder, and has been preserving the stories of World War II veterans ever since. When he arrived at that first reunion, one of the first things he saw was a bumper sticker on a car outside the hotel. It said "Tanks for the Memories." What he quickly realized was that the memories the veterans shared in the hospitality room, they rarely shared with their families. Aaron Elson's work as an oral historian has been used as source material in more than two dozen book in the U.S. and "across the pond," as well is in about a dozen documentaries including "The Color of War" and "Patton 360." "Tanks for...

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