Don DeNevi

Being there . . . . to meet and greet the legendary Cdr Hamilton McWhorter III, the first ace tofly Grumman’s dream F4F and F6F Hellcats, and a brave survivor of three aircraft carrierdeployments during their World War II Pacific Sea battles. Initially assigned to VF-9, a fiercelyundaunted fighter squadron engaging Vichy French forces in …

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From Dieppe to D-Day; The Germans and the Dieppe Raid; The Dieppe Raid

Being there . . . at 3:47am on August 19, 1942, for the commencement of supposedly anordinary, routine sea assault, but within an hour turned out to be the saddest, nay, deadliest,most costly Allied invasion effort in British or American history. The “raid” was the initial act of“Rutter”, now known as “Jubilee”, a joint Canadian …

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Midway Submerged

Being there . . . around 10:15am, June 4 th , 1942, when 33 American Dauntless dive-bombersfrom the USS Enterprise swept in to attack the surprised Japanese carrier fleet headed for theAmerican-held Midway atoll at the western end of the Hawaiian chain. Within minutes, anadditional 19 more. Dauntlessness joined the attack. Fortunately for us, over …

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Generals and Admirals of the Third Reich; German Aces of World War I

Being there . . . . in the spring of 1940, after the German seizure of Denmark and Norway, towatch the blitzkrieg that had swept from the Rhine through France to the Bay of Biscay, forcethe crippled British Expeditionary Force into a final massive retreat resulting in standing andwaiting helplessly on the beaches of Dunkirk …

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From Antietam to Appomattox with Upton’s Regulars

Being there . . . . on the Antietam National Battlefield overlooking Bloody Lane rememberingSeptember 17, 1862, the costliest day of fighting in American history. A rushed, shallow Rebeldefense against multiple attacks by determined Union troops resulted in 22,700 casualties,5,500 killed or wounded in less then three hours. Be there to watch a sullen Union …

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Vladimir Putin; Putin’s Wars – Nato’s Flaws

Being there . . . . to meet and judge for yourself if Vladimir Putin is the world’s most dangerousman and, in a second splendid read, if you believe his reasons for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.With all the world eyes on him, and his No.1 benefactor, Xi Jinping, two dramatic, tensebiographical sketches suddenly surfaced simultaneously …

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