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As with every general's memories, basic caution is advised. He apparently painted his relationship with Patton in far more benign colors when advising the Patton movie, which is my starting point of general skepticism.

But you're no dummy. You know all that. ;)

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Soviet and Mujahideen Uniforms, Clothing, and Equipment in the Soviet-Afghan War by Zammis Schein

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mujahideen-Uniforms-Equipment-Soviet-Afghan-1979-1989/dp/076435115X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=afghan+war+equipment&qid=1625065705&s=books&sr=1-1

Really very good indeed, there is no text as such other than captions to the pictures. But an awesome collection, reportedly picked up by the author from the Kabul market where there is a ready supply of such things.

The author has a couple of companion volumes on Soviet and Mujahideen weapons of the period, and other on battlefield relics. Ive seen neither, but on the basis of this are probably worth checking out.

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"Born under a Lucky Star" by Ivan Philippovich Makarov. Born in 1923 and wrote down what he remembered. A lucky man indeed, not only surviving against the Germans but against Communism also. 

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'The Pathfinders' by Will Iredale. First complete book ive found on the subject. It has everything from the effect of KG100 on Coventry, subsequent failures of British bombing, the internal political squabbles with Harris to set it up over his head, the technical development of Oboe and the target markers (the latter ive seen absolutely nothing on before). Its also, unlike much history, a really punchy hard to put down read. Well recommended.

 

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