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Book Reviews

Mussolini’s Defeat at Hill 731, March 1941

by John Carr How the Greeks Halted Italy’s Albanian Offensive This is a fascinating book, especially for those of us not specialized in the Balkan part of World War 2. John Carr really has delivered a great story here, professionally

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Book Reviews

Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles

in the second world war Hungarian Armoured Fighting Vehicles in the Second World War (Paperback)Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives Recently I have been reading books about topics that are a little outside my ‘regular interest’, and this little book is

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Book Reviews

Book Review – In Action with Destroyers

Full title : In Action with Destroyers 1939–1945 (Hardback) The Wartime Memoirs of Commander J A J Dennis DSC RN WWII Royal Navy Naval By Alec Dennis, Edited by Anthony J Cumming These are the wartime memoirs of a Royal

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Book Reviews

Book review – Code Name MULBERRY

Code Name Mulberry By Guy Hartcup I I’m a big fan of anything to do with the landing in Normandy back in 1944, and have read countless books about it. In particular the building and use of the Mulberry harbors

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Book Reviews

Book Review on Waffen SS

Armoured Warfare and the Waffen-SS 1944-1945 (Paperback) By Anthony Tucker-Jones Another excellent book in the Images of War series. These books are about photographs first and foremost, showing often lesser known photos of WW2. This particular book is about the

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Book Reviews

The Invasion of Sicily 1943; book review

The Invasion of Sicily 1943 By Jon Diamond The ‘Images of War’ series is an excellent addition to any reader interested in WW2 archive pictures, and the history behind them. That goes for this (paperback) Invasion of Sicily 1943, as

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Aviation

D-Day Airfields – Book Review

Airfields of the D-Day Invasion Air Force (Paperback) 2nd Tactical Air Force in South-East England in WWII By Peter Jacobs A book for researchers, tourists and history buffs alike ! For most people when we say ‘D-Day’, the pictures of

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Book Reviews

New WW2 Book review

One of the things I do regularly these days (what with no TV and more time to read in bed and elsewhere) is review books. Yes, for Pen & Sword Publishing from the UK, but also books from other publishers.

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Book Reviews

New WW2 book review – Greece

When looking through the list of new titles I received a while ago from Pen & Sword, this book and its short description caught my eye. For one, I am not intimately familiar with that part of the second world

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Major WW2 event next year in Holland

The people from Keep Them Rolling (an organization that keeps old WW2 vehicles moving !) have planned a major event for next year, celebrating and commemorating the liberation of the east of The Netherlands back in 1945. Only a couple

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Reno Air Races – such a shame

Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposing speed sports in any way. Have been racing carts and cars myself and would have loved racing motorbikes. But racing dogs, horses, turtles or aircraft is a bit outside of my circle

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