Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, June 6, 1944

Skyhorse Publishing #ad - June 6, is one of the most famous dates in world history, as David Howarth shows, and, 1944, a defining date in countless personal histories. An “unforgettable .  .  . The scope of howarth’s vision—focusing on england and france, and hedgerow, beach, on divisions and squads—makes Dawn of D-Day a franker portrayal than any other turning points of the war on the Western Front, on sky, and the greatest amphibious operation in history.

Instead, we see d-day through the eyes of the men on the ground as Howarth weaves together the larger story of the beginning of the battle of Normandy with the stories of the beachhead itself. In this intimate chronicle, the 7, 000 vessels, and 750, 000 aircraft, 12, 000 men committed on D-Day are taken for granted.

Dawn of D-Day: These Men Were There, June 6, 1944 #ad - . Magnificently stirring” account of the Normandy Landings—stories of the men in the first wave of the Allied Invasion The New York Times.


The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach

Dutton Caliber #ad - From the author of fire and fortitude, a white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach—acclaimed historian John C. The result is history at its finest, the unforgettable story of the Big Red One’s nineteen hours of hell—and their ultimate triumph—on June 6, 1944.

Nicknamed the big red one, 1st division had fought from North Africa to Sicily, earning a reputation as stalwart warriors on the front lines and rabble-rousers in the rear. Along the way, suffering nearly a fifty percent casualty rate; highlights officers such as Brigadier General Willard Wyman and Colonel George Taylor, McManus explores the Gap Assault Team engineers who dealt with the extensive mines and obstacles, who led the way to victory; and punctures scores of myths surrounding this long-misunderstood battle.

The Dead and Those About to Die: D-Day: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach #ad - Yet on d-day, these jaded combat veterans melded with fresh-faced replacements to accomplish one of the most challenging and deadly missions ever. The dead and those about to Die draws on a rich array of new or recently unearthed sources, including interviews with veterans. Mcmanus has written a gripping history that will stand as the last word on this titanic World War II battle.

. As the men hit the beach, and sergeant phil streczyk, courageous heroes emerged: men such as sergeant raymond strojny, a former sportswriter, who grabbed a bazooka and engaged in a death duel with a fortified German antitank gun; T/5 Joe Pinder, a former minor-league pitcher who braved enemy fire to save a vital radio; Lieutenant John Spalding, soldiers cut down by the dozens, a truck driver, their equipment destroyed or washed away, who together demolished a German strong point overlooking Easy Red, where hundreds of Americans had landed.


The Gestapo: A History of Horror

Skyhorse #ad - This is a probing look at the gestapo and the fanatics and megalomaniacs who made it such a successful and heinous organization—Barbie, Himmler, Eichmann, Heydrich, Müller. The gestapo's notorious reign led to the murder of millions. From 1933 to 1945, the gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror.

The gestapo: a history of horror draws upon delarue's interviews with ex-Gestapo agents to deliver a multi-layered history of the force whose work included killing student resisters, establishing Aryan eugenic unions, and implementing the Final Solution. The gestapo is an important documentation of what they did and how they did it.

The Gestapo: A History of Horror #ad - Jacques delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art.


Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II

Presidio Press #ad - And the wait and the book have both been worth it. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the forward elements and was responsible for coordinating the recovery and repair of damaged American tanks. His stories are vivid, horror, sorrow, enlightening, full of life—and of pain, and triumph. Stephen E.

Weigley, author of eisenhower’s lieutenants“Cooper saw more of the war than most junior officers, and he writes about it better than almost anyone. Highly recommended. Robert A. Journal. Ambrose, from his foreword  “in a down-to-earth style, death Traps tells the compelling story of one man’s assignment to the famous 3rd Armored Division that spearheaded the American advance from Normandy into Germany.

Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II #ad - Readers will be left with an indelible impression of the importance of the support troops and how dependent combat forces were on them. Library journal “as an alumnus of the 3rd, I eagerly awaited this book’s coming out since I heard of its release. Lynn, the stars and stripes “this detailed story will become a classic of WWII history and required reading for anyone interested in armored warfare.


To War with the 4th

Casemate Publishers #ad - The men of the “ivy” division faced German artillery, fell in the hundreds, yet won the day. From normandy to the battle of the Bulge, no other American division suffered more casualties in the European theater, and no other division accomplished as much. From the great war to the war on Terror, the US 4th Infantry Division has always been there.

To war with the 4th recounts a hundred years of combat, beginning with their first battle on September 14th, 1918. On d-day of world war ii, the 4th division landed at Utah Beach and kept fighting across Europe until Germany surrendered. In may 2009, they fought in Iraq at the height of Operation Enduring Freedom.

To War with the 4th #ad - In vietnam, they executed dangerous “search and destroy” missions and fought major engagements, including thirty-three consecutive days of close-quarters combat during the Battle of Dak To. Through firsthand interviews with veterans across the decades, and the expert analysis of the authors, the role of one of America’s mainstay divisions is illuminated in these pages.

The 4th infantry brigade combat Team deployed to Afghanistan for a year-long combat mission  in the birthplace of the Taliban. A century of valor among one of the finest infantry divisions ever to serve, vividly chronicled through extensive research and interviews with veterans.


Assault from the Sky: Marine Corps Helicopter Operations in Vietnam

Casemate Publishers #ad - The entire story of the war is depicted through the prism of marine helicopter operations, from the first deployments to support the Army of the Republic of Vietnam against the Viet Cong through the rapid US buildup to stop the North Vietnamese Army, until the final withdrawal from our Embassy. But by 1967, the combat was raging across South Vietnam, with confrontational battles against the NVA on a scale comparable to the great campaigns of WWII.

The author of this book, a vietnam veteran and purple heart recipient who has also worked at the USMC History Division and National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, uses his experiences as a company commander to bring the story to life by weaving personal accounts, after-action reports, and official documents into a compellingly readable narrative of service and sacrifice by Marine pilots and crewmen.

Assault from the Sky: Marine Corps Helicopter Operations in Vietnam #ad - In 1968, the marines were forced to fight on all sides, when the Communists launched their mammoth counteroffensive, with the helicopter giving them the additional dimension that proved decisive in repelling the enemy. He brings the reader artfully through the fog of war with clarity” 20th Century Aviation Magazine.

Superlative research. Leatherneck. Vietnam has often been called our “first helicopter war, the US Marine Corps, ” and indeed, as well as Army, had to feel its way forward during the initial combats. Action-packed .  .


The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II

Harper Perennial #ad - Theirs was a courage that presumed to take on a fearfully powerful foe with few defenses. The gripping narrative of Eye of the Needle. Both come together in this enthralling true story of World War II resistance fighters and the airmen they saved. As war raged against hitler's Germany, an increasing number of Allied fliers were shot down onmissions against Nazi targets in occupied Europe.

The romance of Casablanca. If caught, the airmen faced imprisonment, but their helpers would be tortured and killed. Based on interviews with the survivors and in-depth archival research, The Freedom Line is the story of a group of friends who chose to act on their own out of a deep respect for liberty and human dignity.

Armed with guile and spirit, the selfless civilian fighters of the Comet Line had risked their lives to create this underground railroad, they had saved hundreds of Americans, and by this time in the war, British, Australians and other Allied airmen. Led by an elegant young belgian woman, an army veteran who became the group's leader after dédée was captured; Micheline Dumont, code-named Lily, Dédée de Jongh, who wore bobby sox to appear as a teenage girl; and Florentino, when necessary, the tough Basque guide who, the group included Jean-François Nothomb, carried exhausted refugees on his back over the mountains to save them from the Nazis.

The Freedom Line: The Brave Men and Women Who Rescued Allied Airmen from the Nazis During World War II #ad - Wounded, a group of tenacious young women and men from Belgium, he was rescued by operatives of the Comet Line, disoriented and scared, France and Spain who joined forces to recover Allied aircrews and take them to safety. And on christmas eve 1943, he and a group of fellow Americans faced unexpected danger and tragedy on the border between France and Spain.

The road to safety was a treacherous journey by train, by bicycle and on foot that stretched hundreds of miles across occupied France to the Pyrenees Mountains at the Spanish border.


How Carriers Fought: Carrier Operations in World War II

Casemate Publishers #ad - How carriers fought analyzes these tactics, exploring which worked best in theory and in practice. A world of tactical dehydration and amphetamine pills is explored, as well as the measures pilots used to reduce their risk of death in the event of being hit. An in-depth analysis of aircraft carrier battles in WWII and the evolution of carrier operations—from technology and strategy to life among the crew.

Starting with a discussion of the tools and building blocks of carrier operations, historian Lars Celander then provides an analysis of various carrier battles to demonstrate how strategy and operations developed during the war. How carriers fought examines the evolution of carrier operations with a special focus on the conflict in the Pacific between the US Navy and the imperial Japanese fleet.

How Carriers Fought: Carrier Operations in World War II #ad - Every aspect of carrier warfare is covered, from navigation and communication technology to life inside the cockpit. First built in 1921, the aircraft carrier brought a new dimension to military strategy as the United States entered World War II. The major carrier battles of the war are considered, from Coral Sea and Leyte Gulf to the Battle of Midway, where the Japanese decided to divide their forces while the Americans concentrated theirs.


Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War

HarperCollins e-books #ad - In one soldier's memory of a mission that transformed the world—and in a son's last attempt to grasp his father's ingrained sense of honor and duty—lies a powerful tribute to the ordinary heroes of an extraordinary time in American life. What greene came away with is found history and found poetry—a profoundly moving work that offers a vividly new perspective on responsibility, empathy, and love.

All but anonymous even in his own city, Greene's father would point out to him, carefully maintaining his privacy, this man, had "won the war. He was Paul Tibbets. When bob greene went home to central ohio to be with his dying father, it set off a chain of events that led him to knowing his dad in a way he never had before—thanks to a quiet man who lived just a few miles away, a man who had changed the history of the world.

Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War #ad - Greene's father—a soldier with an infantry division in World War II—often spoke of seeing the man around town. What developed was an unlikely friendship that allowed Greene to discover things about his father, and his father's generation of soldiers, that he never fully understood before. It is an exploration of and response to the concept of duty as it once was and always should be: quiet and from the heart.

On every page you can hear the whisper of a generation and its children bidding each other farewell. Duty is the story of three lives connected by history, and blood; indeed, proximity, it is many stories, intimate and achingly personal as well as deeply historic.


Prisoner of the Samurai: Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway

Casemate #ad - His account covers the sinking of the Houston, his rescue by a Japanese ship, and his experiences in Japanese camps over the next three years. Initially a prisoner in java forced to load and unload enemy ships, he was then transferred to Burma where he worked on the "death railway, then in Batavia, " living on the banks of the River Kwai.

Many were encouraged to write down their experiences as part of their therapy. One, pfc, james gee, usMC did a particularly detailed job. Those who survived the hard labor and harsh conditions there would be sent onto Thailand, then Singapore before arriving in Japan in 1945, spending the last few months of the war working in coal mines just 40 miles outside Nagasaki.

Prisoner of the Samurai: Surviving the Sinking of the USS Houston and the Death Railway #ad - Now rediscovered, James's story can be told to a new generation. During world War II, Lt. Rosalie worked his accounts into a manuscript, which following her sudden death, languished in an attic for over thirty years. Rosalie Hamric was an R. N. Serving as charge nurse in the Psychiatric Ward of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Hospital.

At the end of the war, a group of liberated prisoners of war from Southeast Asia, survivors of the sinking of the USS Houston in 1942, was sent to the ward for treatment.


Arnhem: Ten Days in The Cauldron

Agora Books #ad - In the 75 years since, the courage and resilience of the civilians caught up in confrontation, tactics have been analysed and blame has been placed, but the heart of Arnhem’s story lies in the selflessness and bravery of those troops that fought, and the pure determination to fight for their lives and their freedom.

A really good read. Stuart crawford, uk land defence Journal'a fascinating and satisfying account that contributes to the historical record of an epic and memorable battle. It was a bridge too far and perhaps the whole plan was doomed to failure from the start, didn’t we?’17 September 1944: 30, 000 airborne soldiers prepare to drop 64 miles behind enemy lines into Nazi-occupied Holland; tens of thousands of ground troops race down Hell’s Highway in tanks and armoured cars, but we had to try, trucks and half-tracks to link up with them.

Arnhem: Ten Days in The Cauldron #ad - Based on first-hand interviews, and diaries, military records, we witness the confusion and mayhem of war – from the horrific and devastating to the surreal and mundane. Ten days later, over 15, 6, 000 of these soldiers have died, 000 have been taken prisoner. Operation market garden was the daring plan to stage a coup de main in occupied territory, gain control of those bridges, and obtain a direct route into Hitler’s Germany.

But, the operation failed and the allied forces suffered a brutal military defeat. But most of all, we witness the self-sacrifice and valour of the men who gave their lives to liberate strangers in a foreign country. Praise for arnhem: ten days in the cauldron'reminiscent of stephen ambrose at his best' — Dr Harry Bennett, and sometimes more detached, Military Historian'a trench level perspective to those other accounts written from more senior, point of view .