Monte Cassino

From the Images of War series from Pen & Sword Books By Jeffrey Plowman The sub-title of this book makes it more interesting than that; Armoured forces in the battle for the Gustav Line. Yet another excellent book in the Pen & Sword Publishing Images of War series, filled with…

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Back from Sicily

Nina and I spent 2 weeks on the Island of Sicily, tracing ancient Greek history of 2400 years ago, and tracing Operation Husky. The latter is a tad more recent, taking place from July 9th, 1943 and the subsequent 38 days. although I planned everything meticulously things went wrong of…

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Fiddling with domain names

Since I host this site on one of my Siteground hosting plans, I set it up before having the proper domain name. When I ultimately changed it over to WW2Traces.com, I kept seeing the wrong URL in my browser (and so did you). I couldn’t figure out what was wrong,…

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More work done

In between a gazillion other activities (no wonder I need naps in the afternoon!) I have been working on the website again. Now added the first ‘ clickable pictures’ on the front page and in the side column, taking you to special pages on the website.Via the links you can…

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Trip to Sicily

Updates have been scarce lately. Mainly because I am hard at work preparing our upcoming (first ever !) trip to Sicily. The results of some of the research are already visible on the Italian map. The plan is to spend the night in Salerno (where yet another allied landing took…

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Features planned

When you look down the front page, you see 6 parts of a photo with ‘Special features’ written above them. Here we’ll have separate pictures, each depicting a special feature and taking you to another part of the site.Special Features I am thinking of now are My Own Favorites, Publishers,…

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Post #2

Yay, progress. Am in the process of tinkering with fonts, colors and general look and feel of the site. Have added a few test maps as well. Just brows over the menu items and then on the sub-items to find the Google maps. When in the map, click on the…

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The first post

There always has to be a first post. In the News posts (basically the Blog) I’ll be updating you on what I am doing, what I need, new ideas, new additions, etc. I will be occupied mostly with finding spots and putting them on the map, so don’t expect a…

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In Action with Destroyers

Monday, July 23, 2018 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 Navy Commander, J.A.J. Dennis, DSC, RN….

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Code Name MULBERRY

Code Name Mulberry By Guy Hartcup 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 has always tickled my imagination. My all-time favorite book about that…

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