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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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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 »
New 2015 D-Day celebration photo album courtesy of member Erwin Leydekkers (Netherlands). Connect with the World War I & WWII historian and photographer here.
by Scott Lyons Added May 1, 2015 at 1:03am
Normandy, France: 6 June 1944 D-Day: The Landings at Normandy » 'D-Day' is widely regarded as the pivotal moment and turning point for the Allies during the War in Europe. The images of Allied troops disembarking from Higgins boats onto the beaches of Normandy earns its place at the top of the many iconic images from World War II. Full Story and video
Midway Atoll, Pacific Ocean: 6 June 1942 The Battle of Midway »
The Midway Atoll, northwest of Hawaii would see one of the most important naval battles of the second world war. The Japanese Imperial Navy had just four carriers instead of eight, due to the invasion of the Aleutian Islands and two carriers in repair from the Battle of the Coral Sea. Full Story and video
Caen, France: 6 June 1944
The Battle for Caen »
The Battle for Caen would last from the 6th of June until the 6th of August 1944. Allied involvement featured troops from Canada and Great Britain. General Montgomery was the key commander for the Allies while Field Marshal Erwin Rommel led his eight Panzer divisions in defense of the city. Full Story
The Philippine Sea: 20 June 1944 Battle of the Philippine Sea »
The US Fifth Fleet, led by Admiral Spruance was ordered By Admiral Nimitz to protect the invasion force at Saipan. The battle, often referred to as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot” was not only one of the more lopsided naval battles in history, but was also unique in that the American and Japanese fleets in the engagement never saw each other. Full Story
The Island of Okinawa: 22 June 1945 The Battle of Okinawa ends »
The battle for Okinawa was the last island battle of the War in the Pacific before the tragic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945. In terms of losses it was also the costliest with 12,281 Americans and 110,000 Japanese fighters killed. Tragically more than 100,000 Okinawan civilians lost their lives during the three month long battle.