IoW: The Battle for Arnhem 44-45

by Anthony Tucker-Jones Although the title should have omitted 1945 in my opinion, this is another very interesting book in the Images of War series. There is plenty of explaining text and drawn situation maps to make it more than just a picture book! I read a book written by…

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Mortar Gunner on the Eastern Front

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 The Memoir of Dr Hans Rehfeldt – Volume I: From the Moscow Winter Offensive to Operation Zitadelle Written from the diary of a young German soldier in World War 2, this book is an extremely gripping account of what those young men went through. Never mind…

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The D-Day Landings

By Philip Warner True, this is not a new book. It was first published back in 1980. But the time of writing makes it all the more interesting, because back in 1980 there were still many survivors of the Normandy landings and subsequent battles and it is THEIR stories that…

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The Battle of Okinawa 1945

The Pacific War’s Last Invasion by John Diamond Pen & Sword’s series Images of War is one of my favorite book ranges for photos of WW2. And Jon Diamond’s ‘The Battle Of Okinawa 1945’ is one of the better books in the series. It goes beyond the general format of…

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Kent at War 39-45

by Mark Khan Here’s an interesting book for a slightly different reason than usual; it doesn’t so much cover a certain campaign or battle, or a unit, no, it is about all the me and women taking part in the war from one specific region. Kent in England. Obviously this…

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Book reviews added

Ever since I started this website my attention to WW2 subjects had to be shared with some of my other sites. I am now trying to bundle everything WW2 related HERE. So my new BOOK REVIEWS will be posted here in future, and I am in the process of porting…

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Tank Destroyers

Achilles and M10 Another excellent book in the Tank Craft series, Tank Destroyer, Achilles and M10. The subtitle is British Army anti-tank units, Western Europe 1944-1945, and the book focuses mainly on the British version of the American M10 in the last part of the war. Personally I was familiar…

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Luftwaffe Kitbag

The full title of this book is ‘The Luftwaffe Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot’s Kitbag’ – Uniforms and equipment from the summer of 1940 and the human stories behind them – by Mark Hillier This book is like getting a little museum in your home! You know when you go…

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D-Day Cover-up at Pointe du Hoc

by Gary Sterne The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1st May – 10th June 1944 This is a very special book. Actually it is part 2 in the series and I don’t have Part 1, but that didn’t bother me, really. The book is written with…

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Fallschirmjäger: German Paratroopers 1937-1941

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Francois Cochet Since I have by now quite a collection of the Image of War series of books, I was looking forward to this one, covering a subject and especially a time I am interested in. Unfortunately, not every book in the series is…

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