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Sent By The Iron Sky Extract

In Military History, Featured
'Sent by the Iron Sky' by Ian Gardner is the fully illustrated story of the men of Third Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in World War II from their entrance to the war on D-Day to their heroic defence of Bastogne and occupation of Berchtesgaden at the war’s end.Continue Reading

Guadalcanal 1942–43

In Military History, Featured
On the blog today, Mark Stille, looks at some of the myths that occurred during the campaign for Guadalcanal, the subject of his latest book, 'Guadalcanal 1942–43'.Continue Reading

The Third Reich is Listening

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On the blog today, Christian Jennings, author of 'The Third Reich is Listening', looks at some of the declassified archive material related to German wartime cryptography.Continue Reading
On the blog today, Donald Nijboer, author of German Flak Defences vs Allied Heavy Bombers briefly looks at the role flak played during the second half of World War II.Continue Reading

Operation Market Garden Extract

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In September 1944, Field Marshal Montgomery planned to capture key bridges that would be the required conquests for the final push into Germany, perhaps ending the war in Europe by Christmas. Operation Market-Garden was launched on 17th September to fulfil that aim, and continued till 25 September 1944, when the remaining forces retreated.  This extract, taken from CAM 317: Operation Market-Garden 1944 (3) by Ken Ford, recounts the XXX Crops experience on 25 September 1944, exactly 75 years ago today. Continue Reading
On the blog today, Chris Goss, author of Dornier Do 17 Units of World War 2, gives a brief overview of his book.Continue Reading
Undaunted: Normandy is the new deck-building game of World War II combat from David Thompson and Trevor Benjamin. On the blog today, David gives a fascinating insight into the development of the game, looking at the decisions they made when modeling the Rifle Platoon.Continue Reading

Operation 'Accolade'

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In today's blog post, Anthony Rogers looks at Operation Accolade and the process of researching and writing his book Kos and Leros 1943.Continue Reading
Today on the blog, we are joined by David Rigby, whose upcoming new book Wade McClusky and the Battle of Midway examines the difference Wade McClusky's made in the Battle of Midway. Continue Reading
In today’s post, Brian Lane Herder, author of new campaign title The Aleutians 1942–43, reveals the story of the incredible and incorrigible USAAF Colonel William O.“Eric” Eareckson, the highly decorated and larger-than-life bomber commander of the Eleventh Air Force during their World War II posting in the Aleutian Islands.Continue Reading

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