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Post by J von B » 17 Apr 2002 09:26

I think that the von Roon book "World Empire Lost" quoted in "Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance" was just a fictional device used by Wouk to make a pass at presenting "the German side" of the historical events. I do not think there really was a General Armin von Roon.


Correct, read the foreword Lord Gort!

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Post by walterkaschner » 18 Apr 2002 00:01

Qvist and Scott,

I've been meaning to buy the Megargee book for some time. Now I guess I will have to. Thanks and regards, Kaschner

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Post by Annelie » 18 Apr 2002 02:52

>>I would also like to recommend the Megargee work, although I am not completely finished with mine yet.

It looks to be superior scholarship, IMHO. <<

Thankyou Scott, another (two) books.
Are you sure your not getting commission :-))

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Post by michael mills » 18 Apr 2002 03:42

I have been reading a book called "World empire lost" By General Von Roon, I have gotten use to the Generals way of blaming of countries for getting themselves invaded by the Nazis, and even his way of blaming Churchill in a round about way for the Holocaust.


Well done, Lord Gort! You fooled all the pundits on the this forum, except James and J von B.

The foreword to Wok's "Winds of War" states:

"'World Empire Lost', the military treatise by Armin von Roon, is of course an invention from start to finish. Still, General von Roon's book is offered as a professional German view of the other side of the hill, reliable within the limits peculiar to that self-justifying military lierature."

Readers of "The Winds of War" will recognise Manstein lurking behind the beak-nosed figure of Armin von Roon. The fictional "World Empire Lost" is Manstein's "Verlorene Siege" ("Lost Victories") thinly veiled.

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Post by Scott Smith » 18 Apr 2002 04:03

Annelie wrote:Thankyou Scott, another (two) books.
Are you sure your not getting commission :-)


You're welcome, Annelie. Actually, it is a way for me to feel better about not having sent Marcus a contribution in a while.
:wink:

Seriously, the link to use to insure that the TR Forum gets a kickback is:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... eichfactbo

Just put the book's ISBN number where the X's are.
:)

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Post by Annelie » 18 Apr 2002 13:27

Scott:

Not sure that this site benefitted from the sale since I clicked onto the
your image of the book which directly took me to amazon?


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THIRD REICH SALES

Post by Scott Smith » 18 Apr 2002 13:35

Annelie wrote:Scott:

Not sure that this site benefitted from the sale since I clicked onto the
your image of the book which directly took me to amazon?

Annelie


Annelie, here is the link for the shortcut on my image of the book. Note the address of the TR Factbook encoded. :)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... eichfactbo

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Post by James » 19 Apr 2002 00:48

The use of the name "Armin von Roon" also was, I suspect, derived from that of Bismarck's minister of war, Albrecht Theodor Graf von Roon.

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