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This day in history
30 April 2006

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 April 1941, Iraqi forces of Rashid Ali's anti-colonialist government besieged the RAF airbase at Habbaniya.

In memoriam
30 April 2006

John Kenneth Galbraith—a 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 author—died on 29 April in Massachussetts at the age of 97.

In memoriam
30 April 2006

USAAF Colonel James B. Swindal—a veteran of The Hump, the Berlin Airlift, and later JFK's Air Force One pilot—died on 25 April in Florida at the age of 88.

Now available from Da Capo
29 April 2006

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
28 April 2006

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
28 April 2006

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
27 April 2006

Faulkner-Brown, Harry. A Sapper at Arnhem: The Memoirs of Harry Faulkner-Brown. Renkum, Netherlands: R.N. Sigmond, 2006

Forthcoming from Routledge
27 April 2006

Elleman, Bruce. Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in May 2006

Now available from Greenhill
26 April 2006

Skorzeny, Otto. Skorzeny's Special Missions: The Memoirs of the Most Dangerous Man in Europe. London: Greenhill Books, 2006

Now available from Stackpole
25 April 2006

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

25 April 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.

25 April 2006

"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
24 April 2006

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
22 April 2006

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
21 April 2006

Copeland, Jack. Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park's Code-Breaking Computers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006

Now available from Fedorowicz
20 April 2006

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
19 April 2006

Kallis, Aristotle A. Nazi Propaganda and the Second World War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2006

In memoriam
18 April 2006

Otis Cary—World War II veteran, expert on Japan, and author—died on 14 April at the age of 84 in California.

Forthcoming from Crecy
18 April 2006

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
18 April 2006

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
17 April 2006

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

In memoriam
17 April 2006

Captain William N. Mills—a Merchant Marine officer who survived the sinking of the City of Flint by U-575 on 25 January 1943—has died in California at the age of 93.

Now available from Texas
17 April 2006

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

Book review
16 April 2006

Fischer, Bernd J. Albania at War, 1939-1945. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 1999

Read our review

News from Sutton
15 April 2006

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
14 April 2006

Pfennigwerth, Ian. A Man of Intelligence: The Life of Captain Eric Nave, Australian Codebreaker Extraordinary. NSW, Australia: Rosenberg, 2006

Now available from Texas
14 April 2006

Kimble, James J. Mobilizing the Home Front: War Bonds and Domestic Propaganda. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2006

13 April 2006

We've added another self-publisher, James W. Morrison, and his book, Bedford Goes to War, to our Directory of Self-Publishers.

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
12 April 2006

We've updated our Osprey page with information about all their latest releases and additions to their schedule.

Now available from Crecy
12 April 2006

Cooper, Alan. Target Dresden. Manchester, UK: Crecy Publishing Ltd, 2006

Now available from Hikoki
11 April 2006

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
11 April 2006

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
10 April 2006

Scheck, Raffael. Hitler's African Victims: The German Army Massacres of Black French Soldiers in 1940. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006

Book reviews
9 April 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

Read our review

In memoriam
8 April 2006

Rudolf Vrba—a 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 Auschwitz—died in Canada on 27 March at the age of 81.

Now available from Bantam
8 April 2006

Moorhouse, Roger. Killing Hitler: The Plots, the Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death. New York: Bantam Books, 2006

Forthcoming from Specialty
7 April 2006

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
7 April 2006

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
7 April 2006

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
6 April 2006

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
6 April 2006

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
5 April 2006

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
5 April 2006

Wukovits, John. One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa. Forthcoming from Penguin Group (US) in August 2006

Now available from Indiana
5 April 2006

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
4 April 2006

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
4 April 2006

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

In memoriam
3 April 2006

Adolph Gasser—who served with the 509th Composite Group in the US Army Air Force—died in California on 23 March at the age of 94.

Now available from Zenith
3 April 2006

Yeide, Harry. Weapons of the Tankers: American Armor in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2006

Now available from Pacific
3 April 2006

Mohri, Tsuneyuki. Rainbow over Hell: The Death-Row Deliverance of a World War II Assassin. Nampa, Idaho: Pacific Press Publishing Association, 2006

Book review
2 April 2006

Lyman, Robert. Iraq 1941: The Battles for Basra, Habbaniya, Fallujah, and Baghdad. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing Ltd, 2006

Read our review

This day in history
1 April 2006

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
1 April 2006

Lyman, Robert. The First Victory: The Struggle for Mastery in the Middle East, 1941. Forthcoming from Constable & Robinson in May 2006

Military History Bookshop
1 April 2006

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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