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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M7 Priest

(Images of War series) by David Doyle Admittedly I never looked into the history of artillery much, but maybe that will change after reading this book. I actually acquired it because I am a fan of the M4 Sherman in all its forms, and the M7 was based on its…

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The Americans on D-Day & in Normandy

By Brooke S. Blades – Images of War series This particular book in the Images of War series is by Brooke S. Blades and like all others in the series filled with photographs from wartime archives. I love the books for three reasons…. First of all for the photographs of…

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6th SS Mountain Division Nord

By Ian Baxter Images of War series 6th SS Mountain Division Nord at war 1941-1945 Another excellent book in the Images at War series. As a scale modeler I really appreciate these books, even though the images are – logically – only in black and white. This particular book is…

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