Category: World War 2

Once Upon a Time in War: The 99th Division in World War II (Campaigns and Commanders Series)

By Robert E. Humphrey

For the soldier at the entrance strains of worldwide battle II, a life of terror and agony will be stuffed right into a few awful hours of strive against. This used to be very true for participants of the 99th Infantry department who repelled the Germans within the conflict of the Bulge and engaged in one of the most dramatic, hard-fought activities of the war.

Once Upon a Time in War offers a stirring view of strive against from the viewpoint of the typical soldier. writer Robert E. Humphrey in my opinion retraced the trail of the 99th via Belgium and Germany and performed large interviews with greater than 300 surviving veterans.

When Humphrey stumbled on that many 99ers had long past to their graves with no telling their tales, he set approximately to honor their provider and coax memories from survivors. The thoughts mentioned right here, a lot of them painful and lengthy repressed, are impressive for his or her readability. those narratives, seamlessly woven to create a collective biography, provide a gritty reenactment of global struggle II from the enlisted man’s element of view.

Although concerned with a unmarried department, Once Upon a Time in War captures the stories of all American GIs who fought in Europe. For readers captivated through Band of Brothers, this publication bargains a frequently tragic, occasionally heartwarming, yet continually compelling read.

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Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton (World War II Collection)

By Robert K. Wilcox

Murder, He Wrote…

… And he wrote the true tale. Investigative and armed forces reporter Robert Wilcox unravels the secret surrounding the demise of 1 of history’s preeminent battle heroes: George S. Patton. Wilcox cries foul play and divulges the stunning fact at the back of outdated Blood and Guts' premature loss of life in Target: Patton—the Plot to Assassinate normal George S. Patton.

Conflicting testimony, disappearing witnesses, lacking professional studies, a suspicious Stalin, and a scarcity of post-mortem include the best unsolved secret of worldwide conflict II.

Find out "whodunit" during this exciting account of America's most famed general.

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Montgomery's Desert Army (Men-at-Arms)

By John Wilkinson-Latham

Initially Churchill's moment selection as a commander, Montgomery was once to make the eighth military his personal. certainly, his first activity because the new commander-elect used to be to revive the morale of the military. The wasteland military quicly assumed the nature in their forthright and cocksure commander, and the troops optimistically anticipated victory. This they completed on the conflict of El Alamein (1942) and the order of conflict for the British and Dominion forces is specified in complete. The problems of wasteland conflict and the kind of apparatus and uniforms also are mentioned.

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No Easy Mission (Maddox Book 4)

By Jack Hayes

Maddox is weary and vengeful.

He has resigned himself to retirement and now not desires to struggle in a warfare that has price the lives of such a lot of pals. He definitely isn’t satisfied whilst his former colleague, US significant George Lyle, can pay him a trip at his domestic.

But Lyle has a deal to provide. If Maddox joins him for 2 extra missions, Lyle will leak 5 very important names: the boys who ordered Maddox’s earlier crew to their deaths.

Despite his doubts, Maddox is of the same opinion.

But the challenge is one in all his toughest yet.

It is January 1945 and the probabilities of Germany successful the battle are fading. A breakaway staff of Nazi extremists have exposed a thirteenth Century plague pit in Poland and equipped a biological-weapons facility at the web site.

Their plan is easy yet lethal: unlock Pneumonic Plague – an airborne variation of the Black dying – throughout the Port of London.

With a mortality price of greater than 99%, the Nazis estimate not less than 12 million will die. to avoid the affliction spreading, Britain should be compelled to shut her ports. provides to the Western entrance will dry up.

Germany will overwhelm the Allies in France.

Rather than spoil the monastery with an aerial bombardment and threat unleashing the plague, the Allies desire males at the floor to infiltrate the compound and wreck it.

Maddox and Lyle prepare a small, expert unit to head in the back of enemy lines.

But the Germans have captured a member of the Polish Resistance who has wisdom of the assault.

The Nazis be aware of Maddox is on his way…

‘No effortless undertaking’ is the fourth in a sequence of full-throttle global conflict thrillers that includes Maddox that mix meticulous learn with gripping story-telling to create memorable stories of motion and experience.

It is ideal for fanatics of Jack Higgins and Alistair MacLean.

'An explosive motion mystery that throws new gentle on WWII'.' - Tom Kasey, best-selling writer of 'The Dante Conspiracy'.

Jack Hayes is an writer and journalist dwelling in London.

Endeavour Press is the UK's prime self reliant writer of electronic books.

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World War II in 500 Photographs

By Time-Life Books

International warfare II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering fight over nationwide sovereignty and person rights. It was once additionally the most expensive conflict in heritage by way of human existence, with thousands perishing in strive against, in focus camps, and below the rubble of overwhelmed towns. This gripping and epic conflict is introduced powerfully to lifestyles on each web page of Time-Life Books' international battle II in 500 Photographs. From the Nazis' early upward push to strength to Victory over Japan Day, this crucial advisor brings you to front traces of the conflict that modified our international.

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The Devil's Disciples: Hitler's Inner Circle

A clean standpoint at the 3rd Reich: the lethal contests between Hitler's lieutenants, and their disastrous consequences.

The Nazi regime was once basically a non secular cult hoping on the hypnotic character of Adolf Hitler, and it was once fated to die with him. yet whereas it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for strength and place as his selected successor. This ordinary management dynamic led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and a few of the worst excesses of worldwide warfare II. The Devil's Disciples is the 1st significant e-book for a basic readership to check these lieutenants, not just as participants but in addition as a bunch. It makes a speciality of the 3 most vital Nazi paladins―Göring, Goebbels, and Himmler―with their nearest rivals―Bormann, Speer, and Ribbentrop―in shut attendance. Perceptive, illuminating, and grandly formidable, The Devil's Disciples is in particular a strong chronological narrative, exhibiting how the personalities of Hitler's internal circle built and the way their jealousies and incessant intrigues affected the regime, the struggle, and Hitler himself. sixteen pages of illustrations

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British Armour in the Normandy Campaign (Military History and Policy)

By John Buckley

The preferred notion of the functionality of British armour within the Normandy crusade of 1944 is one in every of failure and frustration. regardless of overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to hire his armour in an offensive demeanour resulted in a disappointing stalemate. clarification of those and different humiliating mess ups has targeted predominantly at the shortcomings of the tanks hired by way of British formations. This new research through John Buckley demanding situations the normal view of Normandy as a failure for British armour by way of analysing the truth and point of the meant failure and the factors at the back of it.

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Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War

By Michael D. Gordin

Most american citizens think that the second one global warfare ended as the atomic bombs dropped on Japan pressured it to give up. Five Days in August boldly provides a distinct interpretation: that the army didn't essentially comprehend the atomic bomb's innovative strategic capability, that the Allies have been nearly as surprised by way of the quit because the jap have been via the assault, and that not just had specialists deliberate and entirely expected the necessity for a 3rd bomb, they have been skeptical approximately no matter if the atomic bomb might paintings in any respect. With those rules, Michael Gordin reorients the historic and modern dialog in regards to the A-bomb and global conflict II.

Five Days in August explores those and numerous different legacies of the atomic bomb in a obvious new gentle. bold and iconoclastic, it is going to lead to far-reaching discussions concerning the importance of the A-bomb, approximately international battle II, and in regards to the ethical matters they've got spawned.

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Hitler's Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland, and the USSR 1940-1945

The German army's first crusade within the some distance north was once a great luck: among April and June 1940 German forces of lower than 20,000 seized Norway, a country of 3 million humans, for minimum losses.

The military realized new abilities to struggle successfully in snow and ice. because the terrain prohibited using tanks and heavy artillery, and shortage of airfields limited the employment of plane, the conflict grew to become an infantry duel, waged throughout a frozen panorama. The warfare within the some distance north was once a most popular crusade, and but, regardless of the losses inflicted at the purple military and Allied convoys, the Wehrmacht assets dedicated there eventually tired the German conflict attempt. in spite of everything, Hitler's obsession with the possibility of an Allied invasion of Norway diverted males and materiel from the most attempt of the Allies.

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