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Gavin At War: The World War II Diary of Lieutenant General James M. Gavin, edited and annotated by Lewis Sorley

General Gavin is a legend among American paratroopers, leading the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and later the 82ndAirborne Division in four combat jumps in the European Theater during World War II. Lewis Sorley provides an unprecedented look at Gavin’s innermost thoughts as he fought his way from Sicily, through Italy, France, Holland, Belgium, and Germany …

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Uncommon Courage – The Yachtsmen Volunteers of World War II

Being there . . . . to volunteer for a new British Reserve of “Gentlemen, and ladies, interested inyachting and similar pursuits, desirous of being earmarked for training as executive officers,male and female.” Negatives about this Board of Admiralty’s RNVSR: no rank, no uniform, noinsignia, no flag, no training, no public recognition, and, yikes!, no …

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Donitz’s Crews – Germany’s U-Boat Sailors in World War II

Being there . . . in March of 1943 to sail with the crewmen of Hitler’s U-boat “wolf packs” as theBattle of the Atlantic reaches its climax. During that tortuous five-day fight above and belowthe freezing waters, the German Navy (Kriegsmarine) sank 21 Allied ships in a single convoyattack, although the Fuhrer would soon lose …

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German and Italian Aircraft Carriers of World War II

Tltles:Leyte Gulf 1944German and Italian Aircraft Carriers of World War IIThe Polish Navy 1918-45Being there . . . . to hover above Leyte Gulf and watch the largest naval clash in world historyresulting in the vanquishing of a much-reduced Imperial Japanese Navy severely outnumberedand fatally lacking in air power; then popping over to Poland to …

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World War 2 Snipers and SOG Book Review

World War II Snipers And SOG – A Photo History Of The Secret Wars Book Reviews

Being there . . . . . to learn about and participate in the art of sniping; selecting any one of 13 rifles, its scope, and related equipment; the significant role the long-range gun plays in war; the study of sniping’s prewar and early WWII years; and, above all, pondering death and survival vignettes of …

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Among The Firsts and Jan Smuts Book Review

Among The Firsts And General Jan Smuts And His First World War In Africa Book Reviews

Being there . . . . welcoming Lieutenant Colonel Gerhard L. Bolland and General Jan Smuts. And their unconventional warfare strategies and tactics to the shelves of your personal libraries . . . . CASEMATE PUBLISHERS, YET AGAIN, OFFERS READERS BIOGRAPHICAL CHRONICLES OF APOTHEOSIZED MILITARY GENIUSES Reviewed and Highly Recommended by Don DeNevi “AMONG THE …

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World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment

Jones, Simon, illustrated by Richard Hook. World War I Gas Warfare Tactics and Equipment. Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2008. Softcover, illustrated, 64pp. ISBN: 978-1-84603-151-9.Review by Peter L. Belmonte World War I was the first war in which the combatants engaged in chemical warfare to any significant degree. Students of the war are at least somewhat familiar …

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Being there . . . . with expert analysts and brilliant writers who combine gripping first-hand accounts, rare photographs, and strategic tactical maps for new truths and insights about the realities of World War II frontline fighting

Being there . . . . with expert analysts and brilliant writers who combine gripping first-hand accounts, rare photographs, and strategic tactical maps for new truths and insights about the realities of World War II frontline fighting . . . . “Soviet Partisan versus German Security Solider – Eastern Front 1941-1944”, by Alexander Hill.Brutal fighting …

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