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Forthcoming from Stackpole
31 August 2007

Wood, James A. Army of the West: The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B, May-October 1944. Forthcoming from Stackpole Books in October 2007


Now available from HarperCollins
30 August 2007

Korda, Michael. Ike: An American Hero. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc, 2007


In memoriam
30 August 2007

Attilio Chiappari—signalman aboard USS Antares who notified USS Ward of a Japanese midget submarine attempting to enter Pearl Harbor just before the Japanese air attack—died in California on 25 August at the age of 91. Ordered by his skipper not to alert Pearl Harbor of the submarine sighting, Chiappari in later life often lamented that he had not disobeyed the order. "It might have made a difference," he said in a 1992 newspaper interview about the lost opportunity to warn the naval base.


This day in history
30 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 30 August 1942, Panzer Army Afrika began attacking British 8th Army in the Battle of Alam Halfa.


Forthcoming from Praeger
29 August 2007

Barbier, Mary Kathryn. D-Day Deception: Operation Fortitude and the Normandy Invasion. Forthcoming from Praeger Security International in November 2007


News from Ken Joyce
28 August 2007

Author Ken Joyce kindly let us know his new Into the Maelstrom: The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion is now available from Service Publications.


Now available from Midland
27 August 2007

Hooton, E.R. Luftwaffe at War Luftwaffe at War, volume 2: Blitzkreig in the West, 1939-1940. Hinckley, UK: Midland Publishing Limited, 2007


Forthcoming from Routledge
25 August 2007

Jones, Kevin. Intelligence, Command and Military Operations: The Eighth Army Campaign in Italy, 1943-45. Forthcoming from Routledge in March 2008


This day in history
25 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 25 August 1942, at the conclusion of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons the Japanese reinforcement convoy bound for Guadalcanal was forced to turn back while in New Guinea Japanese forces landed near Rabi along Milne Bay.


Now available from Fedorowicz
24 August 2007

Trojca, Waldemar. Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger Ausf. B Konigstiger: Technical and Operational History. Winnipeg: J. J. Fedorowicz Publishing Inc, 2007


This day in history
24 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 24 August 1942, German 6th Army began attacking into the northern suburbs of Stalingrad.


Now available from Berkley
23 August 2007

Johnson, Forest B. Phantom Warrior: The Heroic True Story of Pvt. John McKinney's One-Man Stand against the Japanese in World War II. New York: Berkley, 2007


This day in history
23 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 23 August 1942, the overture to the Battle of Stalingrad occurred when the 16th Panzer Division pushed to the banks of the Volga along the edge of the northern suburbs while Luftflotte 4 conducted massive air attacks against the city.


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
22 August 2007

Lilly, J. Robert. Taken by Force: Rape and American GIs in Europe during WWII. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
22 August 2007

Ross, Hamish. Freedom in the Air: A Czech Flyer and His Aircrew Dog. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in October 2007


Now available from Zenith
21 August 2007

Yeide, Harry and Mark Stout. First to the Rhine: The 6th Army Group in World War II. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007


News from Greg Urwin
20 August 2007

Author Greg Urwin tells us he is now "...more than halfway finished with writing the sequel to Facing Fearful Odds. This new book, Victory in Defeat: The Wake Island Defenders as Prisoners of War, 1941-1945, explains how so many of the Americans captured on Wake Island on December 23, 1941, managed to survive nearly four years of hellish confinement in Japanese prison camps."


Book review
19 August 2007

Gretzyngier, Robert. Poles in Defence of Britain: A Day-by-Day Chronology of Polish Day and Night Fighter Operations, July 1940 - June 1941. London: Grub Street, 2001

Read our review


This day in history
19 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 August 1942, Canadian 2nd Infantry Division and No. 3 and 4 Commandos conducted Operation Jubilee, the unsuccessful amphibious raid against Dieppe.


Now available from H and L
18 August 2007

Schmidt, Ulf. Karl Brandt: The Nazi Doctor: Medicine and Power in the Third Reich. London: Hambledon and London, 2007


In memoriam
18 August 2007

Harry L. Gershon—a veteran of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 82nd Airborne Division who jumped into Normandy on D-Day and fought in the Battle of the Bulge—died in California on 2 August at the age of 85.


Forthcoming from Knopf
17 August 2007

Ward, Geoffrey C. and Ken Burns. The War: An Intimate History, 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf in September 2007


This day in history
17 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 17 August 1942, elements of the USMC 2nd Raider Battalion under LtCol Evans Carlson, landed by USN submarines Nautilus and Argonaut, conducted a raid on Japanese-held Makin in the Gilbert Islands.


Forthcoming from Tauris
16 August 2007

Bearman, Henrietta et al. Out of Austria: The Austrian Centre in London in World War II. Forthcoming from I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd in December 2007


News from Lawrence Paterson
15 August 2007

Author Lawrence Paterson sends word that his latest book, U-Boat Combat Missions ("primarily first person accounts of personnel aboard the boats"), is now available and he's hard at work on his next title, Doenitz's Last Gamble ("about the inshore campaign in British waters in 1944/45").


In memoriam
15 August 2007

Waffen-SS officer Heinz Barth—convicted in 1983 for his role in the 1944 massacre of the inhabitants of the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane and sentenced to life in prison—reportedly died in Germany within the last few days at the age of 86.


What we're reading
14 August 2007

We've updated our Recommended Reading page with our choices for some of the books we've been enjoying recently.


News from Osprey
13 August 2007

Osprey Publishing has released Operation Barbarossa by Robert Kirchubel and Hitler's War on Russia by Charles Winchester, and has also announced several new WWII titles for publication during September and October. Check our Osprey page for details.


Book review
12 August 2007

Lorant, Jean-Yves and Richard Goyat. Jagdgeschwader 300: A Chronicle of a Fighter Geschwader in the Battle for Germany, volume 2: September 1944 - May 1945. Hamilton, MT: Eagle Editions, Ltd, 2005

Read our review


This day in history
12 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 12 August 1942, in Moscow Churchill explained to Stalin there would be no Second Front in 1942, while in the Mediterranean Axis air and naval forces clobbered the Allied Pedestal convoy en route to Malta.


Now available from Leaping Horseman
11 August 2007

Wuster, Wigand. An Artilleryman in Stalingrad. Sydney: Leaping Horseman Books, 2007


Forthcoming from Minnesota
10 August 2007

Saylor, Thomas. Long Hard Road: American POWs during World War II. Forthcoming from Minnesota Historical Society Press in November 2007


Now available from Potomac
9 August 2007

Crawford, Steve. The U.S. Marine Corps in World War II: The Stories behind the Photos. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007

Crawford, Steve. The U.S. Army in World War II: The Stories behind the Photos. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2007


Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre
8 August 2007

Zuehlke, Mark. Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Sheldt Estuary Campaign: September 13 - November 6, 1944. Forthcoming from Douglas & McIntyre in November 2007


Now available from Palgrave Macmillan
8 August 2007

Knapp, Andrew (editor). The Uncertain Foundation: France at the Liberation 1944-47. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishing Company, 2007


Forthcoming from Routledge
7 August 2007

Swann, Sebastien. Japan's Imperial Dilemma in China: The Tientsin Incident, 1939-1940. Forthcoming from RoutledgeCurzon in April 2008


This day in history
7 August 2007

Sixty-five years ago today, on 7 August 1942, US Marines landed on Guadalcanal and other islands in the Solomons, opening a counter-offensive that would for the first time compel hitherto triumphant Japanese forces to permanently retreat from conquered ground.


News from Canada
6 August 2007

The folks in St Catherines, Ontario have announced some newly published titles and several more due within the next couple of months. Check our Vanwell page for details.


Forthcoming from Pen and Sword
4 August 2007

Granin, Daniil Alexandrovich. Leningrad Under Siege. Forthcoming from Pen and Sword Books Ltd in November 2007


Now available from Zenith
3 August 2007

Hammel, Eric. Guadalcanal: The U.S. Marines in World War II: A Pictorial Tribute. St Paul, MN: Zenith Press, 2007


Now available from Schiffer
2 August 2007

Coil, Spencer Anthony and Clemens Ellmauthaler. The German Wehrmacht on All Fronts, 1939-1945: Images from Private Photo Albums, volume 1: Nebelwerfer, Panzer, Flak, Funker, Gebirgsjaeger. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2007


Now available from Penguin
1 August 2007

Jeffers, H. Paul. Onward We Charge: The Heroic Story of Darby's Rangers in World War II. New York: Penguin (USA) / NAL, 2007

 

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