Don DeNevi

The Spanish in the SS and Wehrmacht; Uniforms & Equipment of the Italian Armed Forces in World War I

Being there . . . . when “neutral” Spain intervened in the Second World War by tossing ComradeHitler its best military unit, hundreds of Spanish troops loyal to the Third Reich from theinfamous “Blue Division”, to assist in the bloody defense of Berlin during late April of 1945.Although it is true this was the main …

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Red Army Weapons of the Second World War; Lady Death; A Prisoner of Stalin

Being there . . . . to experience how harsh World War II was in Russia. The year 1941 saw theentire western portion of that country overrun by the Nazis. From the region of the Volgawestward, almost every thing was destroyed. By 1945, not a house was left standing betweenthe western borders of the country …

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Union Warriors at Sunset; The Nashville and Decatur in the Civil War; The Civil War Abroad

There . . . . squarely, intellectually, emotionally in America’s saddest war – – her own, whenbrother sought to kill brother, grandfathers, and fathers their sons, sons their fathers andgrandfathers. Today, being there, meet Ulysses S. Grant, who, most of his troops openlydeclared nearing the end of the Secession Effort in 1865, was, “A fool …

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The Last Cavalry Sword; The Eight Connecticut Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War; The Chicago Board of Trade Battery in the Civil War

There . . . . squarely, intelligently, and emotionally in the carnage of brother killing brother, anonpareil young America hell-bent on suicide during a five-year angry hissy fit called“The war between the states”. For this reviewer, initiating a brother-column to his tri-weeklyWorld War II effort (“Being there . . .”), no better writer than Shelby …

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From the Battlefield to the Big Screen, Summer Movies, Danger on the Silver Screen

Being there . . . . if you adhere to the concluding remarks of Brad Darrach, Time Magazine’sCinema Reviewer, in a superlative 20 September 1963 cover story, “Cinema as an InternationalArt”, reminding us, “Since Edison cranked up his Kinetograph and recorded Fred Ott’s Sneeze,the way continues to lie open to a free exploration of the …

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Title: Sport and the Third Reich, Volumes 1 and 2

Being there .   .   .   .   .  when sports in Hitler’s Germany served a double purpose – – to establish the healthiest and most robust people in Europe, while simultaneously spawning superb athletes to shine in competition against rivals in order to soon lead illimitable numbers of youthful Germans as obedient and merciless warriors against …

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