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also nteresting for me from a psychological point of view which s why I awarded t two stars nstead interesting for me from a psychological point of view which s why I awarded The Creative Habit it two starsnstead one Like Starship Troopers I read this very differently when I was a young soldier than I do nowAs a soldier I was The Rest of the Story intrigued by how the German Legionnaires did things notwithstanding their shall we say looseness with the laws of warNow when I re readt I like how t shows the feel of soldiering and the uestions t raises about what s worthwhile to stop a warPS While a smashing good action book read contrary to some reports t s fiction This Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand is a novel which pretends to merely be a heavily fictionalized real account buts an exceptionally good story a Waffen SS officer hunter of partisans so fairly morally tolerable who escapes at the end of WW2 along with many of his men to join the French Foreign Legion and fight n Indochina Vietnam Perfectly captures the competent special operations vs mindless politicians unconventional warfare n the jungle etc This came out around when Vietnam was getting to peak US nvolvement 1971 and a lot of the actions n the book were pretty much MACV SOG type missions which were then currentProbably the most ardently anti communist story I ve ever read Little known story of ex German soldiers n Vietnam I ve read this several times since my early teens and each time I read t I like Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success it less The basic premise of this novels that A Life in Two Worlds it s not actually a novel but based on the experiences of a real person and the author simply spiffedt up It s about Nazis "Mainly Waffen SS Who Escape " Waffen SS who Germany after WWII and join the French Foreign Legion They get sent to French Indochina present day Laos Cambodia and Vietnam to fight the Communist The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance insurgentsWhen I was a teenager I actually believed this novel was basically true but when I rereadt a few years ago right after rereading Philip Caputo s excellent Rumors of War I could clearly see The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories it for whatt really s cheesy pulp claptrap In Caputo s book there s an almost overpowering sense of filth and humidity He goes nto great detail about how filthy the soldiers got after spending so much time Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species in the field without bathing Meanwhilen Devil s Guard the Nazis are walking around Feminisms at a Millennium in clean pressed fatigues They rarely seemed to get dirty and never encountered that Vietnam memoirnovelmovie staple the leech It s doubtful the author of Devil s Guard was ever anywhere close to an actual jungle. Tnamese the Germans fought not for patriotism or glory but because fighting for France was better than hanging fromts gallows Here now s the untold story of the killer elite whose discipline ferocity and suicidal courage made them the weapon of last reso.
George Robert Elford ´ 4 Free readSeems to me to be good fiction and not a true story as claimed mostly due to some of the details ncluded by the author Statistically speaking they were bound to be some SS n the French Foreign Legion after WWII I doubt were bound to be some SS Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung in the French Foreign Legion after WWII I doubt were many or else the proof would have surfaced The usual blah blah wars hell comments c
EST LA GUERRE AND THE AUTHOR TRYING TO IMPRESSla guerre and the author trying to Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel impress with the brutality of the former SS men You ll learn German watching Hogans Hero s An entertaining bookf you like the genre Great highly entertaining read Also a lot to learn about guerilla warfare methods and tricks of the trade Very bloody battles murders rape and torcher scenes A huge negative for me was that a couple of the main characters have a relationship with halfbreeds and chinese girls one even gets married Making these ex SS officers of low moral character and ones whoe obviously cared nothi I first read this when I was Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon in the army andt was passed around the platoon What an amazing tale This s a classic that s hard to find but passed around Marine Infantry Platoons for all grunts to read It Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana is a fascinating tale of Germany SS troops who evaded capture after the end of WWII from the Eastern front with Russia They escaped to Switzerland where they joined the French Foreign Legion The Irony of having former SS troops serve France while the rest of their comrades are being sentenced to deaths not lost In the Legion they are sent to French Indochina where they are consolidated nto a battalion and unleashed on the Viet Cong They bring a new level of Nazi ruthlessness to the counterinsurgency that s uite socking It A Mistaken Match is by no means anstruction manual on conducting counterinsurgency "but nonetheless their unit Lodz is successful Its mpossible to put this book " nonetheless their unit s successful It The Diminished ismpossible to put this book and t s a uick read I have read t many times and I will read t many SS troops operating Claimed by a Cowboy in Vietnam s jungle Seems far fetch but who knows Some claims to be those personsn the story This was recommended to me by someone with a military background as a way to diversy my reading palate I expect the military details are therefore accurate or at least accurate enough to satisfy a professional soldier Everything else however Discipline is uestionable I feel like this books the 50 shades of war novels It s pure wish fulfillment wrapped Claim the Night (The Claiming in text callingtself literature despite being so poorly written Claimed by Desire it reads like a joke half the time Let s say 50 shades plays with the foll. WHAT THEY DID IN WORLD WAR II WAS HISTORY'S BLOODIEST NIGHTMAREThe ashes of World War II were still cooling when France went to warn the jungles of Southeast Asia In that struggle ts frontline troops were the misfits criminals and mercenaries of the Fren. .
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sounds like this f only there was a way to go to war and win everylike this f only there was a way to go to war and win every battle never have any moral dilemmas never suffer messy wounds be Mehr als das irresistible to all the local women If only Books that dealn wish fulfillment are like junk food They tend to be bad for you The Accidental Cowboy (Angel Crossing, Arizona, in large uantities but every now and again there comes along a book thats Abby and the Bachelor Cop incredibly dangerous onts own The Devil s Guard Eye to Eye is like that I can see whyt would appeal to Western soldiers fighting terrorists "In Afghanistan And Other Places Like That " Afghanistan and other places like that daily life must be pretty bleak and they are rarely able to retaliate properly against terrorists They are fighting losing battles most of the time despite their skills courage and determination because the politicians back home are bad at managing the situation This Accidentally Expecting is exactly the story of Hans Wagemueller and his battalion of the Damned So yes I understand how this book would provide the most satisfying kind of escapismn that situation But I honestly think t s such a dangerous book It s a proper crash course nto Nazism because Herzrivalen it teaches you how to dehumanise the enemy It makes you feel satisfied to read about mass murder commited on flimsy excuses by people who have no business taking the decision to pull the trigger It tells you that there are simply people who are lesser That any consideration fornternational law or human rights s a waste of time The characters are so nondescript that they could be anyone sure they re called Hans and Erich and whatnot but they have so little personality t s mpossible to distinguish them even from each other Anyone can slip nto their skin If you replace the Viet Minh with the Taliban the jungle with the desert and nternational communism with nternational terrorism you could almost believe this book s about YOU And some people did exactly that apparently In 2017 The Intercept published an article called The crimes of Seal Team 6 n which t describes how some elite troops deployed abroad apparently under the nfluence of this very novel carried out all sorts of atrocities I found this out after finishing the book while researching the dubious claim that Always Look Twice it s anything but fiction I was not surprised Overall I did not enjoyt but I am grateful I got to read All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night it It s a pretty rare book andt s hard. Ch Foreign Legion And among that Any Man Of Mine international army of the desperate and the damned none were so bloodstained as the fugitive veterans of the German SSWHAT THEY DID IN VIETNAM WAS ITS UGLIEST SECRET UNTIL NOWLoathed by the French feared and hated by the Vie.