Normandy

REVIEW: The Germans in Normandy by Richard Hargreaves

Richard Hargreaves’ thorough analysis of the German defense of Normandy through the summer of 1944 provides “the other side of the story” for readers who based their understanding of the campaign on memoirs and studies presented from the Allied point of view. The Germans in Normandy is a detailed, yet highly readable account of the …

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REVIEW: Hitler’s Paratroopers in Normandy – The German II Parachute Corps in the battle for France 1944

The author, Gilberto Villahermosa, does a great job of detailing the II Corp’s intense and focused fighting in Normandy as the allies pushed them south and east. During this period of the war the II Parachute Corps did not have an effective replacement program, had no consistent air cover, and often did not have the …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs (PART 2)

After publicizing Part 1 of Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38, here’s the second part with more aerial beach photographs. All help and information that may lead to a more specific unit, identification of personnel, aircraft and location(s) is most appreciated. The photographs are numbered to make referencing easier. I’ve split …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38

As while ago, we’ve encountered excellent low altitude aerial beach photographs taken by a P-38 “Lightning” pilot during his World War II service. Although trying to contact the author, TripleCrowner on Reddit, we’ve failed to get in touch to gain more information on his grandfather. However, we still wanted to show off these stunning aerial …

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REVIEW: Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches

Book Review of Major and Mrs. Holt’s Definitive Battlefield Guide to the D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches (75th Anniversary Edition with GPS References). Pen & Sword Books. Major and Mrs. Holt’s battlefield guide earns its of definitive. The guidebook covers six separate itineraries with mileage and time estimates, over 400 colored photographs and 21 itinerary maps …

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REVIEW: Allied Intelligence and the Cover up at Pointe Du Hoc by Gary Sterne

Book Review of Allied Intelligence and the Cover Up at Pointe Du Hoc: The History of the 2nd & 5th US Army Rangers, 1943 – 30th April 1944 by Gary Sterne (978-1526752222).  A researcher’s book that details the intelligence gathered prior to the D-Day Landings that reveal the depth of Allied Intelligence estimates that ultimately …

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The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

Upcoming War Documentary: “The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel”

“The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel” is an upcoming war documentary about a German World War 2 veteran, produced by Joseph Cahn, who has been working in the film industry for 30 years. In this documentary, German World War 2 veteran Peter Ertel tells how he barely survived the Russian Front and the Battle of …

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Nathan G. Slater Interview

WATCH: Interview with WWII Veteran Nathan G. Slater serving in Normandy & Ardennes

Nathan G. Slater was born in December of 1924 to Aaron and Ella Jane Slater. He was the 5th of 10 children (7 boys, 3 girls). His father, Aaron, was a blaster and a water well driller. His mother, Ella, was a  home maker. Nathan and four of his brother (Kenny, Roy, Russell and Aaron) served in …

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Graham and Charley in La Cambe.

Enemies during WWII, Best Friends After – Help Reunion and Documentary get Realized!

A crowdfunding campaign has launched to reunite two World War II veterans who fought against each other during the war and became as close as brothers after the war. The mission is to bring the two World War II veterans together again for a mini-documentary in Normandy, France. They fought each other in Tunisia, Africa however …

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