Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley
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I found this next book to be rather thought-provoking.

Osprey Raid #32: Knight's Move: The Hunt for Marshal Tito 1944 stopped me cold for a while, in a kind of comparative history fugue.

See, it deals with an air assault by the German Army in Yugoslavia, attempting to quash the partisans there by killing their commander.

I was struck by the familiarity of this...attacking a mountain site trying to kill or capture one single man.

It didn't work out for the Wehrmacht, and the general similarities to the US armed forces trying to get Osama bin Laden early on in the War on Terror astonished me.

What is it they say? Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it?

Hmm.
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