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REVIEW: Hitler’s Paratroopers in Normandy – The German II Parachute Corps in the battle for France 1944

The author, Gilberto Villahermosa, does a great job of detailing the II Corp’s intense and focused fighting in Normandy as the allies pushed them south and east. During this period of the war the II Parachute Corps did not have an effective replacement program, had no consistent air cover, and often did not have the …

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REVIEW Hymns of the Republic The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

REVIEW: Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War

S.C. Gwynne’s study of the final year of the American Civil War illustrates the escalating brutality of the conflict as the Union sought to subdue the Confederacy by striking directly at the will of its population. Hymns of the Republic is an engrossing examination of the evolution of Union strategy during the Civil War, focusing …

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REVIEW: They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten by Steven R. Zaley

They Are Only Gone If They Are Forgotten – The story of one of the original companies with the 82nd Airborne Division, 505th Combat Team, Third Battalion, Headquarters Company 1942-1945. Tense Moment Publishing. Author – Steven Robert Zaley. Steve’s book covers the story of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment before, during and after World War …

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REVIEW: Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches

Book Review of Major and Mrs. Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches (75th Anniversary Edition with GPS References). Pen & Sword Books. Major and Mrs. Holt’s battlefield guide earns its of definitive. The guidebook covers six separate itineraries with mileage and time estimates, over 400 colored photographs and 21 itinerary maps …

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REVIEW: Poland’s Struggle: Before, During and After the Second World War

Andrew Rawson’s book covers the struggles and experiences of the Polish Forces and people before, during and after the second World War to include the invasion of Poland, the extermination of the “intelligentsia”, the suppression of the Catholic Poles, slave labor, interrogations, and the massacre in the Katyn Forest of Polish Officers and senior Non …

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REVIEW: Operation Sealion: The Invasion of England by Peter Schenk

Operation Sealion stands alone as the first planned, large scale amphibious operation. (from the Introduction) Peter Schenk’s Operation Sealion: The Invasion of England, 1940 is a detailed analysis of the Third Reich’s planning for the cross-channel invasion of England after the fall of France in 1940. The author takes pains to establish that Hitler relied …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s Germany: The Birth of Extremism by Tim Heath

Tim Heath’s book covers the story of three German families as World War I ends. The German economy and society fell into a horrible position of blaming their situation on the Jews. Anti-Semitism was at its peak in Germany and a caustic political environment both combined to form a new German psyche that was determined …

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