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Where The Iron Crosses Grow
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 02:23 AM UTC
Randy Harvey reviews the Osprey Publishing LTD book Where The Iron Crosses Grow - The Crimea 1941-44 by author Robert Forczyk.



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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 06:30 AM UTC
What a fascinating book! I hope to read it some day. The siege of Sevastopol has interested me for decades, with the rail guns and Panzer Meyer's motorcycle dash into the defenses. Randy, you put a great deal of effort into your reviews - thank you!
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 04:52 PM UTC
Look at the sample photos - books like this stoke our creative engine to build models and create dioramas. Several years ago on another site I chatted with a member who is the Dean of the Psychology Dept. of a major university; I asked him if he ever thought about the relation between models and interest in history - do our models cultivate our interest in history, or does our interest in history inspire us to model a physical representation of that history? A chicken-or-the-egg question to be sure. He said he was working on a book or paper about that very question.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 08:15 PM UTC
What Fred said.
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
And they are still fighting over there to this day . Only the names of the places have changed .
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 04:43 AM UTC
Thank you for getting this posted for me Brian.

Thank you guys for your comments. I always appreciate the feedback and kind comments.

You story is interesting Fred. It got me to thinking. I enjoyed modeling before I developed an interest in history. Now I love history and modeling. And most of the kits I build are definitely from eras, and are of subjects, in history that interest me. Guess I never thought much about the two going together that way. And the picture of "Thor"....definitely a modeling motivator!!!!

Thank you again everyone. I do appreciate it.

Randy
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 06:04 PM UTC
This one is in my stack of books to read. Thanks for the review and I will get this one on top of the stack.
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 03:55 AM UTC

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This one is in my stack of books to read. Thanks for the review and I will get this one on top of the stack.



You're welcome Duane. Glad that me review was of some help to you.

Thanks,

Randy