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REVIEW: Dog Company – The Boys of Pointe du Hoc by Patrick K. O’Donnell

An epic World War II story of valor, sacrifice, and the Rangers who led the way to victory in Europe. It is said that the right man in the right place at the right time can make the difference between victory and defeat. This is the dramatic story of sixty-eight soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 2nd …

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REVIEW: The Church Lads’ Brigade in the Great War by Jean Morris

REVIEW: The premise for this particular book is an interesting one; rather than a straightforward battalion history, the book is based on a page from ‘The Brigade’, the magazine of the Church Lads’ Brigade battalion, dated August 1917. This page shows pictures of eight men from the battalion who had been wounded, including the author’s …

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REVIEW: Images of War – The Waffen-SS In Combat by Bob Carruthers

This is the photographic history of the Waffen-SS in combat on all fronts. The short six year history of the Waffen SS spanned triumph and disaster, and their story can be traced through these powerful images, which clearly document the reality of combat from 1940 to 1945. These rare images span the combat history of …

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REVIEW: SS Panzergrenadier by Hans Schmidt

BOOK: SS Panzergrenadier: A true story of World War II by Hans Schmidt One hardly knows where to begin in summarizing this magnificent book by Hans Schmidt who was born in Germany in 1927 and died – as American citizen for 55 years – in 2010. This book blends first person historical narrative, historical facts, sociology, the “problems” of …

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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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