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Now available from Midland
28 February 2007

Meyer, Ingolf. Luftwaffe Advanced Aircraft Projects to 1945, volume 2: Fighters and Ground Attack Aircraft, Lippisch to Zeppelin. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2006


This day in history
28 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 28 February 1942, Japanese forces landed on Java and opened the final chapter in their conquest of the East Indies.


Jerboa
28 February 2007

Via the postal service we received today printed "Supplement #108" from our old friends at Jerboa-Redcap Books in New Jersey with six pages of new and used naval, military, and aviation books for sale.


Now available from Vanwell
27 February 2007

Douglas, W.A.B., Roger Sarty, and Michael Whitby et al. Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy, volume II, part 2: A Blue Water Navy. St Catharines, ONT: Vanwell Publishing Ltd, 2007


This day in history
27 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 27 February 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea destroyed Allied seapower in Southeast Asia and opened the way for the Japanese conquest of Java.


Now available from Osprey
26 February 2007

Sayen, John. US Army Infantry Divisions 1944-45. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Ford, Ken. The Rhine Crossings 1945. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007


Book reviews
25 February 2007

Tolischus, Michael. Organization and Structure of the Armed Forces of World War 2, part 1, volume 2: German Infantry Divisions and Volkssturm, 1944-1945. Berlin: Epaminondas Publications, 2006

Zaloga, Steven J. US Field Artillery of World War II. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Green, Brett. Gotterdammerung: Luftwaffe Wrecks and Relics, number 1. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2006

Mueller, Peter. Heinkel He 162 Volksjaeger: Last-Ditch Effort by the Luftwaffe. Andelfingen, Switzerland: History Facts, 2006

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Now available from S & S
24 February 2007

Fenby, Jonathan. Alliance: The Inside Story of How Roosevelt, Stalin and Churchill Won One War and Began Another. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007


In memoriam
24 February 2007

Thomas Curtis—a veteran of the US 10th Mountain Division who won two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, and a Silver Star during the Italian campaign—died on 17 February in California at the age of 81.


Now available from OUP
23 February 2007

Hoare, Marko Attila. Genocide and Resistance in Hitler's Bosnia: The Partisans and the Chetniks, 1941-1943. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006


In memoriam
23 February 2007

Lothar-Guenther Buchheim—a war correspondent and photographer for the German Navy who in the post-war years wrote fiction and non-fiction about the U-boat campaign, including the novel Das Boot which became a popular film—died on 22 February in Germany at the age of 89.


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
22 February 2007

Wragg, David. Sink the French: At War with an Ally, 1940. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in March 2007


Now available from Stackpole
21 February 2007

Bradford, George. World War II AFV Plans: American Armored Fighting Vehicles. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007


Forthcoming from Viking
20 February 2007

Tooze, Adam. The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy. Forthcoming from Viking in March 2007


Now available from Military Press
19 February 2007

Niehorster, Leo. United States Armed Forces Order of Battle, 7 December 1941, volume 3: US Navy, US Marine Corps, and US Coast Guard. Milton Keynes, UK: The Military Press, 2007


This day in history
19 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 February 1942, the Japanese offensive continued with landings on Bali, the Battle of Badoeng Strait, and carrier-based air attacks on Darwin.


Book review
18 February 2007

Cull, Brian with Nicola Malizia and Frederick Galea. Spitfires over Sicily: The Crucial Role of the Malta Spitfires in the Battle of Sicily, January - August 1943. London: Grub Street, 2000

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In memoriam
18 February 2007

Maurice Papon—a Vichy official who ordered the arrest of French Jews and their deportation to German death camps, later becoming a high-ranking Cabinet minister in post-war French governments but eventually convicted of crimes against humanity for his wartime role—died on 17 February in France at the age of 96.


In memoriam
18 February 2007

Retired Col. Thell Fisher—who served as a USMC officer in combat on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan—died on 8 February in California at the age of 89.


Now available from Osprey
17 February 2007

Bull, Stephen. World War II Jungle Warfare Tactics. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007

Stanaway, John. 475th Fighter Group. Botley, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2007


Forthcoming from Kansas
16 February 2007

Wheeler, James Scott. The Big Red One: America's Legendary 1st Division from World War I to Desert Storm. Forthcoming from University Press of Kansas in October 2007


News from Joe Balkoski
15 February 2007

Author Joe Balkoski sends word of his latest projects:

"I have just completed a detailed history of the 29th Infantry Division's involvement in the siege of Brest, August 21 - September 19, 1944. It may appear as a US Army publication, but there is a chance it will be published commercially. I am currently working on a history of the 29th Division during the fall campaign in western Germany, September 29 - December 8, 1944."


This day in history
15 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 15 February 1942, General Percival surrendered Singapore and his remaining troops to General Yamashita and the Japanese 25th Army.


Scholars
14 February 2007

Into our hands today came the new "History" book catalog for Winter 2007 from Scholar's Bookshelf.


Self-Publisher
13 February 2007

We've added another self-publisher, Michael Tolischus, and his book, Organization and Structure of the Armed Forces of World War 2, 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 Annapolis
12 February 2007

Naval Institute Press has announced a line-up of heavyweight titles for release over the next three or four months. Check our NIP page for complete details.


This day in history
12 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 12 February 1942, the German battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gnesienau made the "Channel Dash."


Book review
11 February 2007

Wilson Jr, Joe. The 784th Tank Battalion in World War II: History of an African American Armored Unit in Europe. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc, 2007

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Now available from Classic
10 February 2007

Green, Brett. Gotterdammerung: Luftwaffe Wrecks and Relics, number 1. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2006


In memoriam
10 February 2007

Hank Bauer—a veteran of the 1st Marine Raider Regiment and 4th Marine Regiment who took part in operations on New Georgia, Emirau, Guam, and Okinawa and later played and managed in Major League Baseball—died on 9 February in Kansas at the age of 84.


News from Victory Books
9 February 2007

Victory tells us they have new aviation titles from Dilip Sarkar and Andrew Long due in May.


Now available from Sutton
8 February 2007

Wragg, David. Royal Air Force Handbook, 1939-1945. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2007


Now available from Classic
8 February 2007

Hooton, E.R. Luftwaffe at War Luftwaffe at War, volume 1: Gathering Storm, 1933-1939. Hinckley, UK: Classic Publications, 2007


This day in history
8 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 8 February 1942, the Japanese 5th and 18th Divisions crossed from the mainland in the night and attacked defenses of Singapore.


Forthcoming from Zenith
7 February 2007

Tuohy, William. America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II. Forthcoming from Zenith in May 2007


News from Osprey
6 February 2007

Check out the fresh releases and newly scheduled titles listed on our page for Osprey, including Steve Zaloga's US Field Artillery of World War II .


Now available from Stackpole
5 February 2007

Sweet, John Joseph Timothy. Iron Arm: The Mechanization of Mussolini's Army, 1920-1940. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007

Watson, Bruce Allen. Exit Rommel: The Tunisian Campaign, 1942-1943. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007


In memoriam
5 February 2007

Norman Spitzer—an American pilot who served on Oahu at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor and later flew cargo aircraft over the Hump—died on 14 January in California at the age of 88.


News from Helion
3 February 2007

Helion & Company has released In the Fire of the Eastern Front: The Experiences of a Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteer on the Eastern Front, 1941-45 by Hendrick C. Verton and announced several upcoming titles for publication within the next few months.


This day in history
3 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 3 February 1942, Japanese aircraft attacked Port Moresby for the first time, bringing the war close to the Australian mainland.


Now available from Zenith
2 February 2007

Camp, Dick. Iwo Jima Recon: The U.S. Navy at War, February 17, 1945. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007


Forthcoming from Indiana
2 February 2007

Goldberg, Harold J. D-Day in the Pacific: The Battle of Saipan. Forthcoming from Indiana University Press in May 2007


Forthcoming from TAMU
1 February 2007

Crew, Thomas E. Combat Loaded: Across the Pacific on the USS Tate. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in February 2007

Fitzharris, Joseph C. Patton's Fighting Bridge Builders: Company B, 1303rd Engineer General Service Regiment. Forthcoming from Texas A&M University Press in February 2007


This day in history
1 February 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 1 February 1942, USN task forces launched carrier-based air strikes against targets in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands.

 

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