Mulberry harbor film

Here is the link to an awesome bit of film about the Mulberry harbor in Normandy, June 1944. Found it in the digital archives of the IWM and hadn’t seen it before. Click on the URL to watch it! https://film.iwmcollections.org.uk/record/4066

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Anzio – article from IWM

Here’s an excellent article on the Landings at Anzio in 1944, aimed at breaking the German’s opposition at Montecassino by attacking from the rear….. https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/anzio-the-invasion-that-almost-failed

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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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The Indispensible LST

Here’s a great article on the LST’s, one of my pet subjects of WW2, taken from the Navy Times website. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/06/06/the-unloved-unlovely-yet-indispensable-lst/

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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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The Rimini Enclave

“….On May 15, 1945 the British of the Eighth Army created Enklave Rimini , an area that stretched from Cervia to Riccione which was  the largest long-lasting Italian concentration camp of the defeated of the Second World War which contained 150,000 prisoners…..” Interesting article about the Italian Campaign….. read it here.

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