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This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 April 1941, Iraqi forces of Rashid Ali's anti-colonialist government besieged the RAF airbase at Habbaniya.
John Kenneth Galbraitha member of the US Strategic Bombing Survey team that attempted to determine the effectiveness of the bomber offensive against Germany, and later in life a diplomat, economist, and authordied on 29 April in Massachussetts at the age of 97.
USAAF Colonel James B. Swindala veteran of The Hump, the Berlin Airlift, and later JFK's Air Force One pilotdied on 25 April in Florida at the age of 88.
Now available from Da Capo
Lucas, Jack H. with D.K. Drum. Indestructable: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima. New York: Da Capo Press, 2006
Now available from Military Press
Niehorster, Leo W. G. German World War II Organizational Series, volume 5, part III: Waffen-SS Higher Headquarters and Mechanized Formations, 4 July 1943. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2006
Forthcoming from Stackpole
Agte, Patrick. Michael Wittmann and the Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte, volume 1. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2006
Agte, Patrick. Michael Wittmann and the Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte, volume 2. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in August 2006
Now available from Sigmond
Faulkner-Brown, Harry. A Sapper at Arnhem: The Memoirs of Harry Faulkner-Brown. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2006
Forthcoming from Routledge
Elleman, Bruce. Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in May 2006
Now available from Greenhill
Skorzeny, Otto. Skorzeny's Special Missions: The Memoirs of the Most Dangerous Man in Europe. London: Greenhill Books, 2006
Now available from Stackpole
Stanton, Shelby. World War II Order of Battle: An Encyclopedic Reference to U.S. Army Ground Forces from Battalion through Division, 1939-1945. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2006
A Blue Water Navy, the second part of volume two of the official operational history of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vanwell Publishing, has been delayed until at least September.
Likewise, volume three of Black Cross, Red Star from Eagle Editions has been delayed until at least July.
Finally, the long-awaited seventh volume of Germany and the Second World War has been pushed back to next month by Oxford University Press.
"Booklist issue 99" from Naval & Military Press showed up here a few days ago with a serious assortment of books from a wide variety of publishers, including titles published by NMP.
News from Italy
Massimo Galuppo has been kind enough to inform us of the collaboration between A.G. Publishing of Bratislava, Slovakia and the Military Historical Center Cultural Association of Udine, Italy which includes (among other WWII-related items) an extensive series of Waffen-SS unit history/OB books, Kriegsgliederung der Waffen-SS, 1939-1945. For further information about these volumes, you can also contact Mr. Galuppo.
Forthcoming from Lyons
Armstrong, Alan. Preemptive Strike: The Secret Plan That Would Have Prevented the Attack on Pearl Harbor. Forthcoming from Lyons Press in June 2006
Now available from OUP
Copeland, Jack. Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-Breaking Computers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006
Now available from Fedorowicz
Restayn, Jean and Nicole Moller. Operation Citadel, a Text and Photo Album, Volume 2: The North. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2006
Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
Kallis, Aristotle A. Nazi Propaganda and the Second World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2006
Otis CaryWorld War II veteran, expert on Japan, and authordied on 14 April at the age of 84 in California.
Forthcoming from Crecy
Smith, Peter C. Fist from the Sky: The Story of Captain Takashige Egusa, the Imperial Japanese Navy's Most Illustrious Dive-Bomber Pilot. Forthcoming from Crecy Publishing Ltd in May 2006
News from Jerboa
Our friendly postal carrier delivered today "Supplement #103" from Jerboa-Redcap Books with six pages of new and used military, naval, and aviation titles for sale.
Forthcoming from Greenwood
Mitcham, Samuel W. Panzers in Winter: Hitler's Army and the Battle of the Bulge. Forthcoming from Greenwood Press and Praeger Publishers in June 2006
Captain William N. Millsa Merchant Marine officer who survived the sinking of the City of Flint by U-575 on 25 January 1943has died in California at the age of 93.
Now available from Texas
Davis, James M. (Edited by David L. Snead). In Hostile Skies: An American B-24 Pilot in World War II. Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2006
Fischer, Bernd J. Albania at War, 1939-1945. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1999
News from Sutton
We've updated our database with all the WWII-related titles scheduled for publication by Sutton before the end of the year, including new books by David Wragg, George Forty, and Gordon Williamson. Check our page for Sutton for details.
Now available from Rosenberg
Pfennigwerth, Ian. A Man of Intelligence: The Life of Captain Eric Nave, Australian Codebreaker Extraordinary. NSW, Australia: Rosenberg, 2006
Now available from Texas
Kimble, James J. Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006
If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.
News from Osprey
We've updated our Osprey page with information about all their latest releases and additions to their schedule.
Now available from Crecy
Cooper, Alan. Target Dresden. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2006
Now available from Hikoki
Sakaida, Henry, Gary Nila and Koji Takaki. I-400: Japan's Secret Air Strike Submarine: Objective Panama Canal. Crowborough, UK: Hikoki Publications, 2006
Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan
Deletant, Dennis. Hitler's Forgotten Ally: Ion Antonescu and His Regime: Romania, 1940 -1945. Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company in August 2006
Now available from CUP
Scheck, Raffael. Hitler's African Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Kempton, Chris. Locations of the Regiments and Battalions of the British Army, 1st August 1914 and 1st September 1939. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2006
Philson, Alan. The British Army 1939-1945: British Expeditionary Force Organisation and Order of Battle 10th May 1940, volume 1. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2005
Kennedy, Gary. British Army of World War Two War Establishment Tables: Northwest Europe June 1944 - May 1945, volume I: The Infantry Division. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2005
Niehorster, Leo. United States Armed Forces Order of Battle, 7 December 1941, volume 2: US Army: Air Force Combat Command and Chief of Air Corps. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2006
Rudolf Vrbaa prisoner at Auschwitz who escaped and became the first person to provide the Allies with detailed information about the exact methods of Nazi mass murder at the camp, later writing Escape from Auschwitzdied in Canada on 27 March at the age of 81.
Now available from Bantam
Moorhouse, Roger. Killing Hitler: The Plots, the Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death. New York: Bantam Books, 2006
Forthcoming from Specialty
Graff, Cory. Strike and Return: American Air Power and the Fight for Iwo Jima. Forthcoming from Specialty Press in June 2006
Now available from Penguin
Billings, Richard N. Battleground Atlantic: How the Sinking of a Single Japanese Submarine Assured the Outcome of World War II. New York: Penguin Group, 2006
Forthcoming from Flight Recorder
Kington, John A. and Franz Selinger. Wekusta: Luftwaffe Meteorological Reconnaissance Units and Operations 1938-1945. Forthcoming from Flight Recorder Publications in May 2006
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 6 April 1941, as the Luftwaffe hammered Belgrade in Operation Punishment, German 2nd Army and 12th Army invaded Yugoslavia and Greece. At the same time, in the Western Desert the Afrika Korps reached Mechili, Derna, and Msus. Meanwhile, Allied forces accepted the formal surrender of Addis Ababa.
Forthcoming from Red Kite
Lee, Andy and Mark Postlethwaite. Dambusters in Focus. Forthcoming from Red Kite in September 2006
Bailey, Mike. B-24 Liberator Groups of the Eighth Air Force in Focus. Forthcoming from Red Kite in September 2006
News from Midland
The busy folks at Midland Publishing have recently released a couple of new titles and added several more to their schedule. Check our Midland page for full details.
Forthcoming from Penguin
Wukovits, John. One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa. Forthcoming from Penguin Group (US) in August 2006
Now available from Indiana
Shively, John C. The Last Lieutenant: A Foxhole View of the Epic Battle for Iwo Jima. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006
News from Milan Vego
Author Milan Vego has alerted us that his new book, The Battle for Leyte 1944: Allied and Japanese Plans, Preparations, and Execution, is now available from Naval Institute Press.
Forthcoming from Schiffer
Beaver, Michael D. with Kelly Hicks. SS Helmets: The History, Use and Decoration of the Helmets of the Black Corps. Forthcoming from Schiffer Publishing Ltd in June 2006
Adolph Gasserwho served with the 509th Composite Group in the US Army Air Forcedied in California on 23 March at the age of 94.
Now available from Zenith
Yeide, Harry. Weapons of the Tankers: American Armor in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006
Now available from Pacific
Mohri, Tsuneyuki. Rainbow over Hell: The Death-Row Deliverance of a World War II Assassin. Nampa, Idaho: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2006
Lyman, Robert. Iraq 1941: The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah, and Baghdad. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2006
This day in history
Sixty-five years ago today, on 1 April 1941, Rashid Ali el-Gailani and his pan-Arabic, anti-imperialist supporters staged a successful coup d'etat in Baghdad, overthrowing the pro-British government and setting the stage for a military campaign in Iraq.
Forthcoming from C & R
Lyman, Robert. The First Victory: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1941. Forthcoming from Constable & Robinson in May 2006
Military History Bookshop
Catalog "Code PO for Winter 2006" arrived here in the mail today from The Military History Bookshop in Folkestone, Kent. It contains over seventy pages packed with tasty titles, including a wide range of WWII books.
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