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REVIEW: The Lusitania Sinking – Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors

Book Review of The Lusitania Sinking – Eyewitness Accounts from Survivors by Anthony Richards, Pen and Sword Publishing. This book provides a detailed account of the tragedy that was the sinking of the Lusitania. A commercial civilian cruise liner sunk off the coast of southern Ireland en route to its home port Liverpool, from New …

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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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REVIEW: The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War by Colin Campbell

Book Review of The 51st (Highland) Division in the Great War – An Engine of Destruction, by Colin Campbell. The 51st Highland Division was officially formed in 1908 in a reorganization of the Territorial Army, as a collation of all the kilted Highland regiments. Over the years that followed, until its deactivation in 1967, the …

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Images of War - Final days of the Reich

REVIEW: Images of War – Final Days of the Reich by Ian Baxter

The Final Days of the Reich is the latest in the popular Images of War series by Ian Baxter. Drawing on rare and previously unpublished photographs accompanied by in-depth captions and text, this book is a compelling account of the final weeks of the Nazis’ struggle for survival against overwhelming odds. Each photograph fully captures …

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Book Breaking the Fortress Line

REVIEW: Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 by Clayton Donnell

< p style=”text-align: justify;”>Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German …

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REVIEW: The Church Lads’ Brigade in the Great War by Jean Morris

REVIEW: The premise for this particular book is an interesting one; rather than a straightforward battalion history, the book is based on a page from ‘The Brigade’, the magazine of the Church Lads’ Brigade battalion, dated August 1917. This page shows pictures of eight men from the battalion who had been wounded, including the author’s …

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Waffen-SS in Combat - Bob Carruthers

REVIEW: Images of War – The Waffen-SS In Combat by Bob Carruthers

This is the photographic history of the Waffen-SS in combat on all fronts. The short six year history of the Waffen SS spanned triumph and disaster, and their story can be traced through these powerful images, which clearly document the reality of combat from 1940 to 1945. These rare images span the combat history of …

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REVIEW: Ypres 1914: Langemarck by Jack Sheldon & Nigel Cave

These three Battleground Europe books on Ypres 1914 mark the centenary of the final major battle of the 1914 campaign on the Western Front. Although fought over a relatively small area and short time span, the fighting was even more than usually chaotic and the stakes were extremely high. Authors Nigel Cave and Jack Sheldon …

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