Don DeNevi

Royal Navy Home Fleet 1939-41; Italian Battle Fleet 1940-43

Being there . . . on 3 September 1939 when Britain and her colonies declared war on Germanyafter ultimatums were ignored to cease all occupation activities in Danzig, and, to the south,the invasion of Poland. In Britain, the evacuation of women and children from the major citieswas well under way as a War Cabinet was …

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The US Eighth Airforce in World War II; Flying Fortress Gunner

Being there . . . . above 20,000 feet, whether in crystal clear air or, below, rain and windyweather, to join in witnessing Americans pilots by day, or those of the Royal Air Force by night,pummel Germany’s high priority cities, military centers, and war industries into smithereens. Bymid-1942, day after day, night after night, pilot …

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The Confederate Navy Medical Corps; The Old War Horse; Treasure and Empire in the Civil War

Being there . . . to revel, i.e., take great or intense delight and satisfaction in the recent, almostsimultaneous, publication of three new American Civil War history books buffetiers andbufferettes yearn for – – peculiar nonfiction subjects so unusual, singular, strange, and hithertounresearched that other publishing houses reject out-of-hand. “No money to be made trying …

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Black Slaveowners

Being there . . . . for a short, temporary intermission from our country’s involvement withWorld War II to rekindle our vague knowledge and understanding of several annoying issuesdiscovered within the costs of the South’s defeat in the American Civil War. In particular, oneunexplored progeny has demanded our solicitous attention since both the good people …

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The Atlanta Campaign, 1864 Outskirts of Atlanta; The Atlanta Campaign, 1864 Fall of the City

Being there . . . . Civil War buffs, among those of us with tears in our eyes, to reread the oft-toldstory of the ferocious assaults, extremely fierce fighting, and utter barbarous destruction ofproud Atlanta during the summer of 1864, one of final stages of America’s senseless WarBetween the States, 1861-1865. More than 160 years …

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Custer

Being there . . . to finally look, meet, and greet the real George Armstrong Custer, as far as isknown, was born in 1839 and, as we certainly know, died violently in 1876 at the age of 37.Continually sheltered by close friends for his “uniquely mysterious” personality, then laterenshrouded by historical myth, which many of …

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Jagdpanzer

Being there . . . . in September 1916 to watch the battle debut of the newly developed AFVs,Tracked Armored Fighting Vehicles, called “tanks” by the British. The term, “tank”, was utteredthe year before to conceal the real purpose of an invention officially known as a “land ship”, thefirst ever developed as a battering ram …

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Invasion On

Being there . . . . for a spellbinding new way of looking at events leading up to and during the D-day Normandy invasion of German occupied France, thus Western Europe, on the earlymorning of 6 June 19 44, code named OVERLORD. Plagued by foul weather, shortages, andanxiety riddled with doubt up to the moment …

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