Literature

Tactical Survival 101- New book by Nick Jacobellis

Article and Review by Christopher (Moon) Mullins A Modern Perspective on “Tactical Survival 101” by Nick Jacobellis Ever wonder what it takes to survive when the unexpected hits? “Tactical Survival 101” goes beyond basic training, equipping soldiers with the skills needed to thrive even when technology fails. Military personnel, Law Enforcement Officers, and paratroopers are …

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Broken Pots, Mending Lives The Archaeology of Operation Nightingale By Richard Osgood

     Richard Osgood has written a wonderful chronicle of veteran rehabilitation through archaeology in “Broken Pots, Mending Lives”. Osgood shares his experience of assisting injured and ill servicemen and women for a decade by getting them involved in actively supporting digs throughout England and Western Europe. The nature of the archaeology projects is interesting, spanning …

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2SAS – Bill Stirling and the Forgotten Special Forces Unit of World War II

Book by Gavin Mortimer Drawing on recently declassified files and interviews with veterans, this is a fascinating history of Bill Stirling and 2SAS – pioneering founders of modern special forces. David Stirling is the name synonymous with the wartime SAS, but the real brains behind the operation were, in fact, Bill Stirling, David’s eldest brother. …

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The story of Dominic T. Biello, who fell in Belgium in the 2nd World War

The mother, born in Filignano (CB) on 12 April 1883, was identified (she had all the many children involved in the world war) as one of the “symbol mothers of war sacrifice.” Story by By Geremia Mancini – Honorary President of “Ambassadors of Hunger” FILIGNANO (CB) – When Maria Anna Marzella left Filignano, together with …

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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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Lieutenant General James Longstreet: Innovative Strategist by F. Gregory Toretta and James Longstreet and the American Civil War by Harold M. Knudsen

Published by Casemate Publishers and Savas Beatie This weekend is the 159th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg and thus it seems like an excellent time to review two new biographies of one of the most famous commanders who fought on that field, Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet. Longstreet commanded the First Corps of the …

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