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REVIEW: Ypres 1914: Langemarck by Jack Sheldon & Nigel Cave

These three Battleground Europe books on Ypres 1914 mark the centenary of the final major battle of the 1914 campaign on the Western Front. Although fought over a relatively small area and short time span, the fighting was even more than usually chaotic and the stakes were extremely high. Authors Nigel Cave and Jack Sheldon …

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REVIEW: Leadership In The Shadows by SGM Kyle Lamb

Book Review of Leadership in the Shadows by SGM Kyle Lamb What do Sun Tzu (“The Art of War), Julius Caesar (“The Gallic Wars”), Antoine­ Henri Jomini (“The Art of War”), Carl Von Clausewitz (“On War”) and Erwin Rommel (“Infanterie greift an”) have in common? They all wrote books on the science of war albeit from “the …

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REVIEW: Sniper on the Eastern Front – Sepp Allerberger by Albrecht Wacker

Sniper on the Eastern Front: The Memoirs of Sepp Allerberger, Knight’s Cross by Albrecht Wacker Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honored with the award of the Knight’s Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a …

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REVIEW: Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933­-1945

REVIEW: This book accurately reflects it’s title. Short on words and filled with pictures it shows the SS Commandants and, sometimes, men who manned the concentration camps from 1933-­1945. It gives a brief overview of the development of the GERMAN concentration camp system and how it evolved from a single prison for dissidents and political enemies of the …

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From Colonial Warrior to Western Front Flyer: Five wars of Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris

Sydney Herbert Bywater Harris was an adventurer, a man possessed of great courage and charm, who fulfilled every schoolboy fantasy and really did ‘live the dream’. The second youngest of seven children, the ordinary life held little appeal for Sydney so, in 1898, at the age of 17, he left home in Ilford for the …

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