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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:25 PM   #11

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These are good and wont break the bank.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #12

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Another great one and very controversial but unfortunately not available in e book.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 02:52 PM   #13

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Kevin,
These are good and wont break the bank.
Will look into them - next read after the Bantams must be books on the Somme, Verdun and the 'Rising' it is 2016 after all, I am particularly interested in Verdun which is in my opinion largely ignored in the 'Anglo sphere'.

Cost is a factor in e-books, a reason I wanted one.

EDIT;- just checked on a good e-books site the Waterloo is less than a 5 Euro didn't seem to have the Quatra Bras one. Edit The Kobo store has both for just under 5 Euro. Will add, next month

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Another great one and very controversial but unfortunately not available in e book.
Without delving why controversial?

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He concluded that rifled muskets were not much more efficient than smooth bores in the ACW because most firefights were at close range, also he wrote that better use could have been made of cavalry in traditional roles as opposed to mounted infantry. These conclusions were too radical for some.

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There are tons of books out on the subject, but hard to find one that does not take one side or the other.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 03:17 PM   #15

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He concluded that rifled muskets were not much more efficient than smooth bores in the ACW because most firefights were at close range, also he wrote that better use could have been made of cavalry in traditional roles as opposed to mounted infantry. These conclusions were too radical for some.
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I can see how that would create a bit of a storm and there seems some logic in it ,assuming his assertions are true.


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There are tons of books out on the subject, but hard to find one that does not take one side or the other.
1916 is a real problem in getting unbiased (not that there is such a thing) or balanced interpretations. I found Townsend quite fair and Clair Willis very interesting.

But I want a cheap but good e-book partly because at work it will be easier to cut and paste than type out.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 04:16 PM   #16

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I have this one, pretty good but not cheap.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:28 AM   #17

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On 1916 I've brought this one
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Max Caulfield's The Easter Rebellion is a good account of the Rising.

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Old January 26th, 2016, 11:40 AM   #18

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Annelouise,
I read the blurb on amazon, looks interesting. I never considered the revolt against the war angle before.
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I read the blurb on amazon, looks interesting. I never considered the revolt against the war angle before.
I've have yet to read it, it looks interesting, I'm reading one on the Trails at this time.
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This is a good book on the leading up to 1916- 1922
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