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Re: Books published by members

Post by krichter33 » 14 Aug 2016 01:21

...war is bloody and violent, the truth shouldn't be offensive...

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Post by Harro » 14 Aug 2016 07:30

Felix C wrote:war porn is a turnoff
War porn? How is this war porn? For the record: since this book is also sold in bookstores in the town where the massacres took place I specifically asked them if the cover is too much and the answer was: no, it isn't. For Stavelot the murders are not porn, they're reality...
That evening, twenty-three unfortunates fell victim to the SS: the occupants of the
house, 66-year old Prosper Legaye with is 63-year old wife Marie, their daughters Jeanne
and Alice, aged 40 and 39, and little Marie-Jeanne, aged 9. Their next door neighbours 42-
year old Marie Prince-Demaret with her children Yvon, Elsa and Pol, aged 14, 12 and 4.
Their neighbours from across the street 52-year old Henri Daisomont with his 49-year old
wife Maria and their daughters Anne-Marie and Marie Thérèse, aged 18 and 14. The
neighbours of the Daisomont family 41-year old Elisabeth Rouxhet-Vissers with her
children Roland, Marc, Monique and Bruno, aged 14, 12, 9 and 7. Their neighbours 68-
year old Octavie Lecocq with his wife Jeanne Lecocq-Rouxhet and their daughter Jeanne,
aged 60 and 20 respectively. Henriette Remy-Verdin 32, with her 8-year old son Remy.

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Re: Books published by members

Post by Felix C » 14 Aug 2016 22:44

lower photo is war porn. Do not see mainstream bookstores stocking it due to the disturbing cover images minors may see.

Well we shall see how the sales are.

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Re: Books published by members

Post by krichter33 » 15 Aug 2016 01:02

Yes well the mainstream is too politically correct anyways! They can go to hades with their intellectual stupidity.

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Post by Felix C » 15 Aug 2016 10:35

Good luck with that reasoning.

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Post by Dimitrii » 15 Aug 2016 14:06

Have to say that the lower photo is very bad taste. Don't know if it is war porn but in any case it seems a bit disturbing making money off the victims of war crimes. In any case it's too graphical.

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Post by Harro » 15 Aug 2016 15:14

Dimitrii wrote:any case it seems a bit disturbing making money off the victims of war crimes.
When exactly does it become "making money off the victims of war crimes"? Just the photo or do you reject publishing all books about SS war crimes? It is interesting that in this case forum members like Felix and yourself claim moral high ground despite the fact that relatives of the victims helped me in my research and do not object against the cover.

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Post by Felix C » 15 Aug 2016 18:06

I have nothing against research into war crimes. Do not believe having this much clear detail of murdered civilians on the cover is a good idea. I also see it as bad taste. A mainstream Brick and mortar would reject it as too graphic.

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Example of why: Have always loved military history, particularly WW2 history. When I was about ten-eleven years of age I read Jablonski's Air War and there in the beginning regarding Poland 1939 was the famous clear image of a sister crying over her blood splattered dead sister. Captioned following a stuka attack. That photo haunted me into adulthood. Fortunately, I found out a few years ago it was a fake propaganda bit.

When I was twelve or so my family purchased for me the Time-Life WW2 series and there is a photo of a german soldier aiming his carbine at a russian mother who is holding her child while she braces for the rifle shot. It was an execution. That bothered me. There were others but that one stands out.Why? Because the photo was so clear.

No shrinking violet I am but at those tender years it was disturbing to see obvious violent death scenes.
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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 15 Aug 2016 18:16

Felix C wrote:A mainstream Brick and mortar would reject it as too graphic.
It's possible that they would in the US, many European stores would not mind stocking it. The point is quite moot, though; it's hardly realistic that a mainstream book store would stock a book with such a narrow subject anyway.

Here's some more 'war porn' that seems to be managing just fine:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fatal-Crossroa ... ds=malmedy

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Post by Harro » 15 Aug 2016 18:31

Exactly, at least overhere in the Netherlands such a book cover isn't much of a problem, even if it would be stored by mainstream shops. But as Christian correctly pointed out: this is not mainstream material so chances that some poor innocent child gets the shock of a lifetime at his local bookstore are negligible.

Anyway, for those who do not want to judge a book by its cover...

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Post by Michael Miller » 15 Aug 2016 19:52

Getting back on track and topic (with thanks to the previous poster for reminding me of something), sample pages of my latest book are now viewable at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Knights-Holder ... ss+Holders , as is the corrected cover (with Wilhelm Dietrich in the center photo rather than the inappropriately-included Franz Kleffner [who will appear in Volume 2; I'd mistakenly followed the late Jost Schneider's misidentification of the man as Hermann Borchers, when it is in fact Kleffner]).
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Post by Mark Costa » 15 Aug 2016 21:07

Michael's Volume 2 of Knights Cross holders is now available for Pre-Order from amazon.com. I am sure it will not disappoint.

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Post by krichter33 » 16 Aug 2016 01:13

...whatever you think of the Knittel cover, which I still think anyone with any bit of intellectual honesty can't possibly find offensive, it's an excellent book! The only other WSS officer bio that equals it is Parker's Peiper bio.

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Post by Marcus » 17 Aug 2016 19:46

Several posts were removed. This thread is for announcing books published by forum members, not posting personal remarks about other authors so get back on topic.

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Post by Charles Trang » 20 Oct 2016 15:52

The last volume of my series on the SS-Diviison "Wiking" is out : Wiking May 1943 - May 1945.
568 pages in size A4.
It contains a history of the division during the last two years with commanders lists from June 1943, June 1944 and January 1945 (down to Company commanders and Btl. staff officers), monthly reports of strength in personels, weapons and vehicles and so on.
There are numerous photos, maps and documents too.
The text is in French only which might discourage a number of readers but my editor is not disposed to have an English translation.
It's a pity since this is the most detailed book which has ever been written on the subject. With volume 1 and volume 2, it represents nearly 1400 pages (size A4) of text (in police size 10) and photos with an enormous amount of informations.

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