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REVIEW: The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War by Colin Campbell

Book Review of The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War – An Engine of Destruction, by Colin Campbell. The 51st Highland Division was officially formed in 1908 in a reorganization of the Territorial Army, as a collation of all the kilted Highland regiments. Over the years that followed, until its deactivation in 1967, the …

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The True Story of the Great Escape Stalag Luft III by Jonathan Vance

REVIEW: The True Story of the Great Escape Stalag Luft III by Jonathan Vance

There is an old concept that reminds us that although a particular movie was good, the book is usually significantly better. It certainly applies to the Story of The Great Escape. The film was based on the real events but with numerous compromises for its commercial appeal, such as including Americans among the escapees (none …

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REVIEW Stilwell the Patriot Vinegar Joe, the Brits, and Chiang Kai-Shek by David Rooney

REVIEW: Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, the Brits, and Chiang Kai-Shek by David Rooney

Joe Stilwell was known as “Vinegar Joe” for his abrasive personality. A 1904 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, Stilwell rose to the rank of General in 1944, having served in the Philippines, with the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I, and as an instructor at West …

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The Us Army's First, Last, And Only All-Black Rangers Book

REVIEW: The US Army’s First, Last, And Only All-Black Rangers:

The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company has roots and lineage with the 555th (Triple Nickel) Parachute Infantry Battalion, the 80th Airborne Anti-Aircraft (AAA) Battalion, 3/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, and the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team (ARCT). The 2nd Ranger Infantry Company was the first, last, and only, all black Ranger Company in the US Army. These …

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Alpha One Sixteen

REVIEW: Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman’s Year in Vietnam

Peter Clark’s year in Vietnam began in July 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits, as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to …

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Best Fallschirmjäger Books for Militaria Collectors & Enthusiasts

We’ve made a small selection of the best Fallschirmjäger books (German Paratroopers) that are currently available on the market for militaria collectors, uniform enthusiasts and military historians alike. These volumes are an absolute must-have in your library and certainly are the best Fallschirmjäger books currently available. This list does not contain any general biography accounts …

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