Review

REVIEW: 7th SS Mountain Division – Prinz Eugen at War 1941-45 – A History of the Division

Another great pictorial book that outlines the history of the 7th SS Mountain Division, Prince Eugen during World War II. It was given the title Prinz Eugen after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an outstanding military leader of the Habsburg Empire who liberated the Banat and Belgrade from the Ottoman Empire in the Austro-Turkish War of …

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REVIEW: The Germans in Normandy by Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves’ thorough analysis of the German defense of Normandy through the summer of 1944 provides “the other side of the story” for readers who based their understanding of the campaign on memoirs and studies presented from the Allied point of view. The Germans in Normandy is a detailed, yet highly readable account of the …

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REVIEW: Stauffenberg – Symbol of Resistance – The Man who almost killed Hitler

Wolfgang’s book covers the story of Colonel Stauffenberg’s plot to overthrow Hitler’s regime and his assassination attempt on Hitler. A conspiracy that started early in World War II but did not come to fruition until late in the war. It begs the question: Was the attempt too late to have had any impact on the …

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REVIEW: Heroes of Telemark – Sabotaging Hitler’s atomic bomb, Norway 1942-44

Osprey Publishing, Raid Series of Books, Raid 50. Author – David Greentree. David’s book provides a very detailed accounting of events leading up, during, and after the raid that crippled the Nazi Regime’s heavy water producing plant in Vemork Norway.  British Intelligence was able to recruit and employee numerous Norwegian Operatives that were instrumental in …

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REVIEW: Storming Monte La Difensa – The First Special Service Force at the Winter Line 1943

Osprey Publishing, Raid Series of Books, Raid 48. Author – Bret Werner. Illustrator- Peter Dennis Bret’s book details the history and most famous battle of the First Special Service Force at Monte La Difensa in Italy during WWII. A legendary raid the cemented 1st Special Forces in legend and history. Formed in the early stages …

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War Movie Midway, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW: “Midway” (2019) directed by Ronald Emmerich

Last night, film critic and aviation enthusiast Nathan Cragun, finally got to see the war movie Midway which was released a day earlier on November 8, 2019! I was super hyped about it and many people contacted me asking for a completely honest review, so here goes. The Good: Uniform and equipment accuracy was absolutely …

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REVIEW: Images of War – US Airborne Divisions 1942-2018

Michael’s book and the images provided detail the stories, history and tragedies of the US Airborne Divisions during the period 1942-1945. He also provides a thorough research of the development of the TO&E for these units. As an experienced paratrooper I look at this aspect with a certain amount of individual skepticism. Not due to …

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REVIEW: Take These Men – Tank Warfare with the Desert Rats

Cyril’s book, originally published in 1955, here republished in 2019 is a frank and candid look at the nuisances of tank warfare in North Africa during World War II. This story was written from the perspective of a tank squadron commander of the 7th Armored Division, AKA the Desert Rats. Comprised of 355 pages and …

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