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    hey, any good war time story/novel book to recommend?
    i came accross "A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II by Cornelius Ryan" heard that this book is great. But the fonts they use inside don't suit me(personal preference).

    any other books that you tthink is good?

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    How about Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler novels?

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    "war of the running dogs" the malayan emergency. by Noel Barber.

    my fav.

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    What era? WW2? 1960s? Modern Day? Naval? Infantry? Strategy? Weapons?

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    What about "The Longest Day" also by Cornelius Ryan. One of my favourites is "Redstorm Rising" by Tom Clancey; hence my nick.
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    actually, i am not sure wha kind of war novel i am looking for.
    but i prefer world war 2, infantry and 1960s kind of war

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    Quote Originally Posted by edesign View Post
    hey, any good war time story/novel book to recommend?
    i came accross "A Bridge Too Far: The Classic History of the Greatest Battle of World War II by Cornelius Ryan" heard that this book is great. But the fonts they use inside don't suit me(personal preference).

    any other books that you tthink is good?
    If you are into Cornelius Ryan then check out his other books like Mila18 and Exodus - my all time fave.

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    "The Jungle Is Neutral" by F Spencer Chapman is a real war classic.

    "After the fall of Malaya to the Japanese, the unflappable F. Spencer Chapman survived for years in the jungle as a guerilla fighter. The Jungle is Neutral is his amazing tale of survival and valor against all odds.

    As he traveled by bicycle, motorcycle, dugout, on foot, or on his belly through the jungle muck, Chapman recruited sympathetic Chinese, Malays, Tamils, and Sakai tribesman into an irregular corps of jungle fighters. Their mission: to harass the Japanese in any way possible. In riveting scenes, Chapman recalls their daring raids as they blew up bridges, cut communication lines, and affixed plasticine to troop-filled trucks idling by the road. They threw grenades and disappeared into the jungle, their faces darkened with carbon, their tommy guns wrapped in tape so as not to reflect the moonlight. When Chapman wasn't battling the Japanese or escaping from their prisons, he found himself fighting the jungle's incessant rain, tigers, unfriendly tribesmen, leeches, disease, and malnutrition.

    I read it many times and will definitely read it again if I can find where I kept the book. Some of the comments on a website are:

    "This classic tale has been compared to Lawrence of Arabia's classic account, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and the gritty account of day-to-day operations is so accurate that the French Foreign Legion used the book as a primer on jungle warfare.

    "THE JUNGLE IS NEUTRAL makes The Bridge Over the River Kwai look like a tussle in a schoolyard."

    "One of the greatest adventure stories to come out of World War II"

    "It is a war story without rival."

    Superb and I believe you will love it.
    Last edited by redstorm; 26th July 2007 at 01:18 PM.

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    you guys are 1 whole bunch of great helpers.
    thanks a lot. i shall look into all these recommendation and get myself 1.

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