Hells Gate

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Hells Gate

Post by tiger007 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:24 pm

Hi,
I have just bought a copy of Hells Gate from RZM, can anyone tell me if it was a good book, from waht i have seen it looks great.
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Post by Uncle Joe » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:21 pm

Superb work! I give 9 out of 10. I´d give 10 if Doug had used first person accounts as such instead of converting them into 3rd person narrative and removing some "flavour" in the process. I hope he has avoided this in his Volksgrenadier script!

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Post by maschinengewehr42 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 5:18 am

I couldn't agree more! One of the best books in my library. You won't regret the purchase.

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Post by Wiking5th » Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:17 pm

And the good news is, as Uncle Joe mentioned, Doug Nash has another book going to the printers very soon if I remember correctly. Defintely will be on my pre-order list! As for Hell's Gate, one of my most prized books in my collection.
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hells gate

Post by tiger007 » Sat Dec 09, 2006 4:17 pm

Thanks very much for your input. Now i cant wait to read it.

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Post by OurSepp » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:01 pm

I will agree about Hell's Gate. The best book I have in my limited collection but could Uncle joe give a synopsis of Dougs' new book? I know Doug floats around here maybe he could say.
I only ask because I am already standing in line for the new one and I'd like to know why :D

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Post by Uncle Joe » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:23 pm

As far as I know it will tell the story of one particular Volksgrenadier division. I believe Doug himself needs to get involved for more detail!

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Doug Nash Next book

Post by Wiking5th » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:40 am

Do a search under Doug Nash. It will show his description and update as on 11/06. Book is on 272nd VG Div during Hurtgen and beyond. Said it hopes to be published late Spring Early Summer 2007.

Hope Doug does see the question and give us an update. Got my card waiting to pre-order.

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Victory was Beyond Their Grasp

Post by Doug Nash » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:40 pm

Hi -
Sorry I haven't been in for a visit for a while -
The next book is titled "Victory was Beyond Their Grasp - With the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Huertgen Forest to the Heart of the Reich," and is due out late spring/summer. The publisher is The Aberjona Press of Bedford, PA - have sent them the manuscript, which is undergoing the second round of proofreading now, plus the photos (100+). Maps are being worked as we speak. Stay tuned - I'll provide updates as more info becomes available.
Thanks for asking and keeping me honest -
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Doug Nash
Abbott: This sure is a beautiful forest.
Costello: Too bad you can't see it for all those trees!

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Post by pzrmeyer2 » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:04 pm

Doug,

any new updates on the Forgotten Soldier movie?

script?
actors?
production dates?

let us know if you hear anything...

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Status of TFS movie

Post by Doug Nash » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:25 pm

Well, it's still going, but now the director has decided to take more time publicizing his new movie Black Book and that's taking him away from the TFS movie project. The screenwriter has been pulled away from the script (now about halfway done) by his studio to work on another project, so the whole thing has been pushed back another 6 months or so. I guess that's the way things work in Hollywoodland. The whole TFS movie project has been up and down for almost 6 years now and I'm no longer suprised or frustrated by such delays. I guess it's a natural part of the process.
Hang in there! Hopefully we'll get some more news soon...
Abbott: This sure is a beautiful forest.
Costello: Too bad you can't see it for all those trees!

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Re: Hells Gate

Post by Jan-Hendrik » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:15 am

Reading it at the moment I can say: welldone, dear Doug :up:

:beer:

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Re: Hells Gate

Post by kwilper » Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:27 am

Jan-Hendrik wrote:Reading it at the moment I can say: welldone, dear Doug :up:

:beer:

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So am I, and I can only agree with Jan-Hendrik. Great book! :up:

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Re: Hells Gate

Post by Wiking5th » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:34 pm

So Doug, it now begs the question. What are you working on mow that we can look forward to?
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Re: Hells Gate

Post by Doug Nash » Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:44 pm

Nothing major - Remy from RZM and I are still waiting for copies of Kovel photos from the son-in-law of the SS-PK guy who took them during the battle. Once we get those, we can knock the book out in 6 months. But nothing's happening until then. In the meantime, I've got an article out in the current edition of Armchair General magazine about "Bloody Diversion at Simmerath" about a US infantry company's attempt to seize several bunkers held by the 272nd VGD in the Siegfried Line during January 1945 - that, and a story for Global War Studies, an online publication focusing on WWII. The story will be about "Rommel's Lost Battalions" - those Afrika-Marsch and Tunis-Feld Battalions that were used to build up the Tunis and Bizerte bridgeheads immediately after the Anglo-American landings in NW Afrika. That won't be out until 2011 at the earliest though.
Cheers,
Doug
Abbott: This sure is a beautiful forest.
Costello: Too bad you can't see it for all those trees!

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