WWII

Be there . . . when General Eisenhower said, “O.K., let’s go!”

Rare Vivid Accounts of D – Day, the Greatest Invasion in World History Three important new WWII books reviewed and recommended by Don DeNevi ”COSSAC – – Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Morgan and the Genesis of Operation Overlord” by Stephen C. Kepher. Naval Institute Press, Studies in Naval History and Sea Power; 301 pp. “Normandy …

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Being there – – side by side with the bravest of the brave . . .

Four Superlative Books on World War II – “Set Europe ablaze!”, demanded Winston Churchill     “Pioneers of Irregular Warfare – Secrets of the Military Intelligence Research Department In the Second World War,” by Malcolm Atkin; Casemate,Pen & Sword, $42.95     “Accidental Agent” – Behind Enemy Lines with the French Resistance,” by John Goldsmith; Casemate — Pen & …

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Two Best World War II Book-Buys for Christmas and the New Year

Once Unheralded McFarland & Company Now ALeading Military Publishing In America Reviewed by Don DeNevi World over, no matter who writes them, precise, truthful, passionate, and compassionate books of war are rare. In America today, of the dozens of publishers who feature them, less than a handful have been able to emerge from the shadows …

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TORPEDO JUNCTION: U-Boat War off America’s East Coast 1942

Reviewed By: CDR Mark R Condeno TORPEDO JUNCTION: U-Boat War off America’s East Coast 1942 by Homer H Hickam Jr., 432 pp, MMPB by Dell Books, Published April 1, 1991, (First Published by the Naval Institute Press, 1989) ISBN: 0440210275 (ISBN13: 9780440210276) On 14 January 1942, U-130 under the command of Lieutenant Ernst Kals sunk …

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The Commander’s Voice (History of the 82nd Signal Battalion WWI and WWII)

Review by: Todd Shugart Author: Christopher “Moon” Mullins Publisher: Self PublishedPrice: £26.53ISBN: 9798638988494Date: 2020 (2nd Edition)Pages/Format: 187 page softback Summary: Communication has often been said to be the key to success in battle. If a commander cannot pass orders to troops in the field and the troops cannot report back to the upper echelons of …

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De Gaulle

Review by: Martin Koenigsberg In this short biography of De Gaulle for the Ballantines History series, Phillipe Masson, a French historian of some note, tries to give the reader insight into the complexity of this story. The simple narrative is that De Gaulle was the Allies’ Frenchman- the leader of the Free French who stood …

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Review: The Polish Air Force At War -The Official History, 1943 – 1945, Volume 2

Schiffer Publishing Company – Polish Air Force Association, Original Copyright, 1998, 9” x 12”, 410 b/w photographs, maps, 336 pages, $59.95 Publisher’s Summary:   After being overrun during the early Blitzkrieg in September 1939, and later in France in 1940, the Polish Air Force, flying British and American made fighters and bombers out of England in …

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Bombers over Berlin: the RAF offensive, November 1943-March 1944

Just Finished my 44th Book Review of the Year!! Reviewer: Martin Koenigsberg Author: Alan W. Cooper In late 1943, with large numbers of Lancasters finally at his disposal, “Bomber” Harris- the leader of the RAF’s Bomber Command thought it was time to take the war to Berlin. There had been raiding over the German Capital …

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