Reviews

Pegasus Bridge: A Pocket Guide by author Neil Barber

Published by Sabrestorm, available from Casemate Publishers Neil Barber’s guide of the sites around Pegasus Bridge is a gem. A fifty-two page long, 4” x 5.7” paperback, the book will truly fit in all except the smallest pockets but comes packed with graphics and black and white photographs. The book lays out a short walking …

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Operation Colossus by author Lawrence Patterson

Published by Greenhill Press, available from Casemate Publishers Lawrence Patterson’s book detailing Operation Colossus, the British airborne raid against the Italian aqueduct providing fresh water to the Apulia region of southern Italy, is far more than a combat history despite being an excellent example of the genre. Patterson details the policy, organizational and doctrinal decisions …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover up?

REVIEW: Hitler’s invasion of East Anglia 1940; An Historical cover-up? An interesting book about the planning on both sides of the war of the German Invasion of England. The German plan of operation was called Sea Lion. History tells us that many countries have tried to invade England but only one was successful. I won’t …

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REVIEW: Special Forces Berlin- Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite 1956-1990

An excellent history of “Det A”. A Special Forces unit with about 100 personnel stationed in Berlin which at that time was in the middle of East Germany! This unit and its personnel were considered legend over the years in the Special Forces community in the US and Europe. Shortly after World War II and …

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REVIEW: The Frontline Fugitives: Book IV: SS Werewolves and Criminals

Another great historical fiction genre of book that carries us back the end of World War 1. In this series called “The Frontline Fugitives, this particular book has the main characters hunting down Werewolves, Straggler SS teams that were conducting hit and run tactics in Germany towards the end of the war. A compelling story …

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An interview with “Moon” Mullins, the author of The Commander’s Voice

Published on Amazon in April of 2020, The History of the 82nd Signal Battalion World War I and World War II: The Commander’s Voice is the story of the original signal company of the 82nd Airborne Division, as well as its precursor, the 307th Field Signal Battalion and the 82nd Airborne Signal Company in the …

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REVIEW: Lost Honour, Betrayed Loyalty- The Memoir of a Waffen SS Soldier on the Eastern Front

Frontline Publishing  Herbert Maeger was a young Belgium young man going about his business when he was arrested and blackmailed for something his mother said about the German leadership. Arrested by the Gestapo he was pressed into service for the SS in 1941. Herbert was assigned to the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (German for “Adolf …

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REVIEW: Division Leclerc – The Leclerc Column and Free French 2nd Armored Division, 1940-1946

A superb short book covering the General Leclerc led Free French Forces as well as the 2nd Armored Division development, battles, and engagements during the WWII period 1940 through 1946. Leclerc was considered the second most important figure in France at the time second only to Charles De Gaulle. Leclerc’s leadership of the Free French …

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REVIEW: Tango 1-1 – 9th Infantry Division LRRPs in the Vietnam Delta

An excellent book that covers 9th Infantry Division LRRPS deployments and missions by his team during the Vietnam War. The author Jim Thayer does an outstanding job of covering all the things that make being a LRRP soldier into focus, the long deployments, the difficult missions, weapons and equipment modifications, special uniforms, and the learned …

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