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REVIEW: Knight’s Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjäger by Jeremy Dixon

Presented here are the biographies of the 130 men of the Fallschirmjäger—Hitler’s elite paratroopers, who won the Knight’s Cross and its higher grades. These men fought on nearly every front during the Second World War, from their first action in Denmark in April 1940, to their last major battle at Monte Cassino. A total of …

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Sturmgeschütz Abteilung 202 Book

REVIEW: Illustrated History of the Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 202

The Sturmgeschutz-Abteilung 202 was one of the most successful German assault gun units in the Second World War. It had been deployed exclusively on the Eastern Front against the Red Army between 1941 and 1945. The StuGs of this unit were very effective AFVs on the battlefield in the role of heavy weapons for infantry …

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Bob Hopper author of Stretcher Bearer

Bob Hopper reflects on his uncle’s Second World War exploits

My grandfather taught army recruits bayonet fighting in the First World War, so perhaps it was only natural that my father and his two brothers would volunteer to join the Territorial Army Queen’s Westminsters – later to be amalgamated in 1937 with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. When the Second World War broke out in …

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Images of War - Final days of the Reich

REVIEW: Images of War – Final Days of the Reich by Ian Baxter

The Final Days of the Reich is the latest in the popular Images of War series by Ian Baxter. Drawing on rare and previously unpublished photographs accompanied by in-depth captions and text, this book is a compelling account of the final weeks of the Nazis’ struggle for survival against overwhelming odds. Each photograph fully captures …

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History of the Totenkopf's Panther-Abteilung

REVIEW: History of the Totenkopf’s Panther-Abteilung by Ian Michael Wood

This book is the culmination of 15 years of research dealing with I/SS-Panzer Regiment 3, from its inception in 1942, when it was equipped with Panzer III’s and IV’s, until its conversion to the Panther tank during late 1943. The book covers the history of I/SS-Panzer Regiment 3 when it was equipped with Panther tanks. …

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REVIEW: The Oder Front 1945 by A. Stephan Hamilton

BOOK: The Oder Front 1945: Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, Heeresgruppe Weichsel and Germany’s Final Defense in the East, 20 March – 3 May by A. Stephan Hamilton. Nazi Germany’s fall is regularly depicted through the dual images of Adolf Hitler directing the final battle for Berlin from his claustrophobic Führerbunker, and the subsequent Soviet victory immortalized …

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ARMOURED HUSSARS 2. IMAGES OF THE 1ST POLISH ARMOURED DIVISION, NORMANDY, AUGUST 1944

DEC 15 – New Book Releases by Helion & Company

Featured beneath are new book releases by Helion & Company Ltd for the month November-December 2015. ARMOURED HUSSARS 2: IMAGES OF THE 1ST POLISH ARMOURED DIVISION, NORMANDY, AUGUST 1944 by David T. Bradley & Janusz Jarzembowski Armoured Hussars 2 provides a highly-illustrated account of the 1st Polish Armored Division’s baptism of fire in Normandy in August …

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