Tony Le Tissier's books?

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Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Forward00 » 12 Oct 2018 17:19

What books of his are worth buying? I'm thinking of buying some of them but cannot decide what to purchase!

Slaughter at Halbe: The Destruction of Hitler's 9th Army - April 1945
Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin (Smhs) (Stackpole Military History)
The Siege of Kustrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin
With Our Backs to Berlin

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Sheldrake » 12 Oct 2018 21:44

Forward00 wrote:
12 Oct 2018 17:19
What books of his are worth buying? I'm thinking of buying some of them but cannot decide what to purchase!

Slaughter at Halbe: The Destruction of Hitler's 9th Army - April 1945
Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin (Smhs) (Stackpole Military History)
The Siege of Kustrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin
With Our Backs to Berlin
I enjoyed "With our Backs to Berlin" and found his his "Battlefield Guide to Berlin" very useful.

The Kindle edition of Slaughter at Halbe: The Destruction of Hitler's 9th Army - April 1945 costs £3.79 so that is a no brainer.

Zhukov at the Oder: The Decisive Battle for Berlin
The Siege of Kustrin 1945: Gateway to Berlin
@ C. £15 each are a bit pricey to buy on spec or without a commercial reason to read them .

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by J. Duncan » 13 Oct 2018 11:34

One book by him which is a treasure is the oversized, heavy book titled “The Third Reich
Then and Now”. Made under the auspices of After the Battle, this book is loaded with photographs of places and spaces of then / now - Hitler’s birthplace, youth, Putsch, homes , hqs,
SS, associates, Nuremberg, Munich, Berlin, some camps.

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Cult Icon » 16 Oct 2018 01:16

I have 3 out of 4 books that you mentioned. I would get them all (I want to get Kustrin myself) however they are "intermediate" level- the details aren't that deep.

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Forward00 » 16 Oct 2018 15:55

Cult Icon wrote:
16 Oct 2018 01:16
I have 3 out of 4 books that you mentioned. I would get them all (I want to get Kustrin myself) however they are "intermediate" level- the details aren't that deep.
how do they read? I am currently half way through Death of the Leaping Horseman but I keep stopping and starting due to the lack of 1st hand stories

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Cult Icon » 16 Oct 2018 16:36

Well,you have google/amazon previews to see for yourself.

They are more "general" books, easy to read but lacking in the details department. For instance, Zhukov on the Oder has summary coverage that is overall inadequate to understand the Vistula-Oder Offensive but does help the more detailed coverage in the Soviet General Staff study and unit histories.

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Sheldrake » 16 Oct 2018 19:26

I can also recommend Christopher Duffy'sRed Storm On The Reich: The Soviet March On Germany, 1945 Paperback – 22 Mar 1993
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Storm-Reic ... 0306805057

Over 25 years old, but everything by Duffy is brilliant. The late professor Richard Holmes described him as the historian's historian. He told me that the book arose from pressure on the Sandhurst military studies team to do more work relevant to NATO. Duffy a C18th-19th specialist wrote this.

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Cult Icon » 16 Oct 2018 20:18

Hamilton's books on 1945 are very impressive (Oder Front, PzG to the Front!). The "Bloody Streets" is getting a re-print and expansion later on.

Soviet General Staff studies "the Berlin Operation" and "Prelude to Berlin" are available on kindle for peanuts:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_ ... evancerank

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Re: Tony Le Tissier's books?

Post by Forward00 » 05 Sep 2019 07:56

Seems I cannot find these books for a reasonable price on Amazon or Ebay

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