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REVIEW: Images of War – The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945

Book Review of Images of War– The Battle for Arnhem 1944-1945 by author Anthony Tucker-Jones. Pen and Sword Publishing. An excellent catalog of images related to the tragic Operation Market Garden- Battle for Arnhem. The Battle for Arnhem has confounded military historians for years. Only a few months after the D-Day Normandy landing which seemed …

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REVIEW: My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers

My Father’s War – Memories from Our Honored WWII Soldiers by author Charley Valera. iUniverse Publishing. A remarkable testament to the Greatest Generation. The majority of the WWII heroes have passed, and their stories are escaping us every day. Charley’s interviews and stories from the veterans resound with valor, heroism, and stories that almost did …

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Joys of War From The Foreign Legion and the SAS

REVIEW: Joys of War – From the Foreign Legion, the SAS and into hell with PTSD

Book Review of Joys of War – From the French Foreign Legion, the SAS and into hell with PTSD by John-Paul Jordan, Pen and Sword Books. A striking reminder that all the warrior’s kills, destruction, battle, wars, narrows escapes from death have an end result on the body as well as the mind. This book …

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REVIEW: The Lusitania Sinking – Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors

Book Review of The Lusitania Sinking – Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors by Anthony Richards, Pen and Sword Publishing. This book provides a detailed account of the tragedy that was the sinking of the Lusitania. A commercial civilian cruise liner sunk off the coast of southern Ireland en route to its home port Liverpool, from New …

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REVIEW: Allied Intelligence and the Cover up at Pointe Du Hoc by Gary Sterne

Book Review of Allied Intelligence and the Cover Up at Pointe Du Hoc: The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1943 – 30th April 1944 by Gary Sterne (978-1526752222).  A researcher’s book that details the intelligence gathered prior to the D-Day Landings that reveal the depth of Allied Intelligence estimates that ultimately …

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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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