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 researched, and written in a very grasping way.Although the title…

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The Germans in Normandy

By Richard Hargreaves Here’s a book that will interest D-Day and other WW2 ‘aficionados’. Whereas most history is written by the conquerors, it is always refreshing to read books written by and about ‘the other side’.This book reads a little like Cornelius Ryan’s famous The Longest Day. It is comprised…

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The LRDG in Action 40-43

by Brendan O’Carroll Brendan O’Carroll has put together an excellent and interesting book in the Images of War series, covering the Long Range Desert Group’s exploits and equipment during the period from 1940-1943. It is one of the many special activities that were carried out by small groups of armed…

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Fighting in the Sky

By John Fairley This Pen & Sword book is indeed a little different from the books I normally read. My main interest is World War 2, globally, in all its facets. This book however is about military aviation, over various periods and hence in other battles than just WW2. What’s more,…

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From Arromanches to the Elbe

by Charles More Marcus Cunliffe and the 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1944–1945 Marcus Cunliffe was an officer of the 144th Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps when it landed in Normandy back in June 1944. His notes and diaries are kept in the George Washington University in Washington DC…

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Excellent book on the Battle of the Bulge

The Americans and Germans at Bastogne (Hardback)First-Hand Accounts from the Commandersby Gary Sterne Now here’s a book to my heart !! Not only is its subject about one of the iconic battles in Europe during the Second World War, but also it is chockful of maps and situational sketches. AND…

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Duel Under the Stars

The Memoir of a Luftwaffe Night Pilot in World War II by Wilhelm Johnen Another one of my favorite World War 2 books, because it is written relatively shortly after the war, in 1956, by someone who was one of the actively involved participants. In this case, a young German…

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