Literature

The Commander’s Voice (History of the 82nd Signal Battalion WWI and WWII)

Review by: Todd Shugart Author: Christopher “Moon” Mullins Publisher: Self PublishedPrice: £26.53ISBN: 9798638988494Date: 2020 (2nd Edition)Pages/Format: 187 page softback Summary: Communication has often been said to be the key to success in battle. If a commander cannot pass orders to troops in the field and the troops cannot report back to the upper echelons of …

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Review: Deserters of the First World War: The Home Front, Yorkshire, UK

Author: Andrea Hetherington Publisher: Pen & Sword Military, 2021 Review by Peter L. Belmonte Publisher’s summary: The story of First World War deserters who were shot at dawn, then pardoned nearly a century later has often been told, but these 306 soldiers represent a tiny proportion of deserters. More than 80,000 cases of desertion and …

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REVIEW: The Nazi Spy Ring in America – Hitler’s Agents, The FBI & The Case That Stirred The Nation

Publisher’s Summary: In the mid-1930s, just as the United States was embarking on a policy of neutrality, Nazi Germany launched a program of espionage against the unwary nation. “The Nazi Spy Ring in America” tells the story of Hitler’s attempts to interfere in American affairs by spreading anti-Semitic propaganda, stealing military technology and mapping U.S. …

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Osprey Publishing – Military History- Campaign and other series

Publisher’s Summary 22 Stunning New Series (20 to 200 books in each) Focusing Upon Rarely Researched World WarII Subjects Serious Readers Should Know About. Osprey Publishing is a British, Oxford-based, company specializing in military history throughthe ages. Known for its popular 22 Warfare Series, with monthly new releases, the World War IICampaign Series, focusing on …

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Review: The Battle of Bellicourt Tunnel – Tommies, Diggers, and Doughboys on the Hindenburg Line 1918

Review by Major Peter L. Belmonte, USAF (Retired)   Students of World War I are very familiar with the strategic situation of the Western Front in September 1918. With the goal of driving the Germans across the Hindenburg Line, cutting German army rail supply lines, and positioning the Allied armies for victory in 1919, Marshal …

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Operation Meghdoot – India’s War in Siachen, 1984-2020

REVIEW: Operation Meghdoot- India’s War in Saichen 1984-2020 Summary- Operation Meghdoot examines the political, geographic and geopolitical imperatives that drove both sides towards conflict in this inhospitable area. The evolution of India’s mountain divisions with their attendant expertise is discussed as well as the air support capabilities available to both sides. Operation Meghdoot itself is discussed …

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US Airborne Tanks 1939-1945

Previous Next Author:  Charles C. Roberts Jr. Reviewed by: Todd Shugart Publisher:  Frontline Books (Pen & Sword Ltd) ISBN:  9781526785022 Price:  £19.99 Date:  2021 Pages:  139 page hardback       The book is packed with diagrams, schematics, photos, and one of the most thorough histories of Allied airborne tanks in the Second World War. The focus …

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Arnhem The Fight to Sustain

By Author Frank Steer “Amateurs talk tactics, professionals talk logistics.” This quote is attributed to General Omar Bradley, although it is not verified he ever said it. Regardless, the quote highlights the importance of professional, flexible and responsive logistics support during combat operations. Franks Steer’s Arnhem: The Fight to Sustain illustrates that this is particularly …

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