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Hidden Warships: Finding World War II's Abandoned, Sunk, and Preserved Warships
By NICHOLAS A. VERONICO
From Zenith Press: "World War II produced many epic naval battles and technologies. The many resulting shipwrecks from this immense war unintentionally created a record of new warfighting technologies that today's armchair explorers and shipwreck hunters can participate in."
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▪ British Forces & The Battle of Britain
▪ D-Day, Normandy and Europe
▪ The Eastern Front
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By MARTIN K.A. MORGAN
From Zenith Press: "Experience the all-important Normandy invasion through some of D-Day's most incredible photographs." Book review »
By member WAYNE VANSANT
From Zenith Press: "In Battle of the Bulge, author and artist Wayne Vansant brings readers into the frozen foxholes, haunting forests, and devastated villages of the Ardennes during that freezing cold winter.
By Benjamin Carter Hett
From Oxford University Press: "A powerful new look at the Reichstag fire.... Based on years of archival and scholarly research, the book reconstructs the event in gripping detail."
By P.R. REID
From Zenith Press: The Germans thought escape was impossible. These men proved them wrong. Colditz Castle, located near Leipzig Germany, was the last stop for select Allied prisoners during World War II. It was here, a reportedly impregnable fortress, that the Germans sent all the prisoners who escaped from other prisons.
By MICHAEL SMITH
From Aurum Press: "For Winston Churchill the men and women at Bletchley Park were 'the geese the laid the golden eggs', providing important intelligence that led to the Allied victory in the Second World War.
By member RANDALL HANSEN
From Oxford University Press: "Fills a crucial niche in the history of WWII resistance, focusing on disobedience after Valkyrie, which has typically been overlooked.... Based on extensive archival research in three languages.... Considers a wide range of resistance figures, including officers, soldiers, and citizens."
By Harry Yeide
From Zenith Press: "He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial outspokenness."
By member GAVIN MORTIMER
From Zenith Press: "In The First Eagles: The Fearless American Aces Who Flew with the RAF in World War I, award-winning historian Gavin Mortimer engagingly profiles the restless, determined American aviators who grew tired of waiting for the their country to establish an aerial military force during World War I."
By CORY GRAFF
From Zenith Press: "Do you want to get an up-close look at some of the rarest airplanes in the world? ... In deluxe hard-back volumes, Flying Warbirds brings U.S., British, German, Russian and Japanese fighting planes from the 1930s and 1940s together, complete with detailed photographs to delight every aeronautics connoisseur."
By COLIN HEATON & ANNE-MARIE LEWIS
From Zenith Press: "When The German Aces Speak published in 2011, Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine welcomed Colin Heaton’s and Anne- Marie Lewis’s masterful command of interview-based narrative, writing,”
By member NICHOLAS A. VERONICO
From Zenith Press: "In Hidden Warbirds II, the engaging follow-up to the critically acclaimed Hidden Warbirds, aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico further explores the romantic era of World War II warbirds and the stories of some of its most famous wrecks and recoveries."
By NICHOLAS A. VERONICO
From Zenith Press: "World War II produced many epic naval battles and technologies. The many resulting shipwrecks from this immense war unintentionally created a record of new warfighting technologies that today's armchair explorers and shipwreck hunters can participate in.
By JEREMY HARWOOD
From Zenith Press: "The downfall of Nazi Germany, as seen through its own media. The first issue of Signal magazine, Germany's biweekly army propaganda publication, hit the newsstands in April of 1940." Read More »
Peleliu, Palau Islands: Noted by the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virgina as the "bitterest battle of the war for the Marines," this ultimate victory by the U.S. Marines and Army would see high casualty rates and controversy. Caught in the competition between Admiral Nimitz and General Douglas MacArthur for the best strategy in island hopping northward on to victory towards Japan, the Island of Peleliu was seen as necessary for its airfield. The thought being that flights from Peleliu would protect MacArthur's right flank. After the costly victory by the U.S. Marines and Army, the island saw little use in efforts for the Philippines by MacArthur or Nimitz. For more history on the battle of Peleliu, check out The Pacific Campaign by Dan van der Vat, The Rising Sun by John Toland, and With the Old Breed by E.B. Sledge. This battle was also featured on the HBO miniseries The Pacific.
by Scott Lyons Added May 1, 2015 at 1:03am
1 Oct 1944 | Peleliu, Palau Islands: the US Marines on Peleliu Fight On - Noted by the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virgina as the "bitterest battle of the war for the Marines", this ultimate victory by the US Marines and Army would see high casualty rates and controversy. More »
5 Oct 1943 | Salerno, Italy: The Allies in Italy Push Onward - Following the Allied victoy in North Africa, the next logical step in the campaign against "fortress Europe" was the invasion of German held Sicily and Italy. More »
The German & Soviet Invasion of Poland Ends
6 Oct 1939 | Poland: Polish Forces Surrender - the War in Europe Begins - Perhaps no other cataclysmic event in modern history has had such dire and far-reaching effects as the German invasion of Poland. In a five-week period, Poland would see itself invaded by Germany from the west and the Soviet Union from the east. More »
On The Eastern Front, the Battle for Leningrad Continues
15 Oct 1941 | Leningrad; Soviet Union: The Battle for Leningrad Rages Onward - The prolonged battle for the city of Leningrad was not only one of the longest (29 months) fights for a city in modern history but also one of the costliest in terms of casualties (After Berlin and Stalingrad). More »
In England the Air War & Battle of Britain Ends!
31 Oct 1940 | London, England:
The Battle in the Skies Over Britain Ends - The Battle of Britain was a key victory for both the Royal Air Force and Great Britain. The many attacks on London had a demoralizing effect on its citizens during the war in 1940. Following the invasion and defeat of Poland in 1939 by Nazi Germany, both France and England declared war on Germany. More »