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Now available from Erik Mombeek
30 April 2009

Mombeek, Erik. In the Skies of France: A Chronicle of JG 2 Richthofen, volume 1: 1934-1940. Linkebeek, Belgium: ASBL la Porte d'Hoves, 2009

Mombeek, Erik. Storming the Bombers: A Chronicle of JG 4, the Luftwaffe's 4th Fighter Wing, volume 1: 1942-1944. Linkebeek, Belgium: ASBL la Porte d'Hoves, 2009


Forthcoming from Zenith
29 April 2009

Bruning, John R. The Battle of the Bulge: The Photographic History of an American Triumph. Forthcoming from Zenith Press in October 2009


Now available from H&C
28 April 2009

Gaujac, Paul. US World War II Artillery. Paris: Histoire & Collections, 2009


This day in history
28 April 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 28 April 1944, during Exercise Tiger—Allied landing exercises at Lyme Bay—the German 5th and 9th S-Boat flotillas attacked eight USN LSTs escorted by the corvette Azalea and destroyer Saladin, sinking LST-507 and LST-531 with the loss of more than 600 personnel.


Now available from Rosenberg
27 April 2009

Lloyd, Stu. The Missing Years: A POW's Story from Changi to Hellfire Pass. NSW: Rosenberg Publishing, 2009


Book review
26 April 2009

Walker, Ian W. Iron Hulls, Iron Hearts. Marlborough, UK: Crowood Press, 2003

Read our review


News from Helion
25 April 2009

Duncan Rogers has kindly alerted us that Helion has added two WWII titles to its schedule for release in the next few months: Crucible of Combat: Germany's Defensive Battles in the Ukraine, 1943-44 by Rolf Hinze (due in August) and Steel Bulwark: The Last Years of the German Panzerwaffe on the Eastern Front 1943-45, a Photographic History by Ian Baxter (due in October).


Forthcoming from Hong Kong
24 April 2009

Chan, S.J. Resistance in Hong Kong: The East River Guerrillas in the Second World War and After. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in May 2009

Barman, Charles. Resist to the End: Hong Kong 1941-1945. Forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in May 2009


In memoriam
24 April 2009

Ray Nance—the last of the "Bedford Boys" who stormed Omaha Beach in 1944—died on 19 April in Bedford, Virginia at the age of 94.


Now available from Harper
23 April 2009

Parrish, Thomas. To Keep the British Isles Afloat: FDR's Men in Churchill's London, 1941. New York: Harper, 2009


Now available from Oklahoma
22 April 2009

Wilson, Marc. Hero Street, USA: The Story of Little Mexico's Fallen Soldiers. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 2009


Forthcoming from Constable
21 April 2009

Longden, Sean. T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets, 1945. Forthcoming from Constable & Robinson in September 2009


In memoriam
21 April 2009

J.G. Ballard—who as a youngster spent the war years in a Japanese camp for internees outside Shanghai and later wrote a fictionalized autobiography of his experience, Empire of the Sun—died on 19 April in the UK at the age of 78.


Now available from Amber
20 April 2009

Porter, David. The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939-1945. London: Amber Books, 2009


Book review
19 April 2009

Balkoski, Joseph. Omaha Beach: June 6, 1944. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004

Read our review


This day in history
19 April 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 19 April 1944, British 14th Army broke the siege of Kohima, but Japanese forces continued attacking and Imphal remained isolated.


Now available from Harper
18 April 2009

Ball, Simon. The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean 1935-1949. London: HarperPress, 2009


News from Osprey
17 April 2009

The gang at Osprey Publishing continues to put 'em on the schedule and crank 'em out. Check our page for Osprey for details on their latest releases and new titles due in the next few months.


Now available from Norton
16 April 2009

Dwork, Deborah and Robert J. Van Pelt. Flight from the Reich: Refugee Jews, 1933-1946. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2009


Forthcoming from Profile
15 April 2009

Holmes, Richard. Churchill's Bunker: The Secret Headquarters at the Heart of Britain's Victory. Forthcoming from Profile Books in June 2009


Now available from Overlook
14 April 2009

Moss, Norman. Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain, and the Postwar World. New York: The Overlook Press, 2009


This day in history
14 April 2009

Sixty-five years ago today, on 14 April 1944, the freighter Fort Stikine caught fire and exploded in the port of Bombay, destroying more than two dozen other vessels, wrecking the docks, and killing at least 800 people.


Now available from Random House
13 April 2009

Nelson, Anne. Red Orchestra: The Story of the Berlin Underground and the Circle of Friends Who Resisted Hitler. New York: Random House, 2009


Book review
12 April 2009

Stephan, Robert W. Stalin's Secret War: Soviet Counterintelligence against the Nazis, 1941-1945. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2004

Read our review


Forthcoming from Bantam
11 April 2009

Moffat, John. I Sank the Bismarck. Forthcoming from Bantam Press in June 2009


In memoriam
11 April 2009

Robert Swan—who as a young USN ensign was the navigator aboard the PBY Catalina that spotted the Japanese invasion fleet steaming toward Midway Island on the morning of 3 June 1942—died on 7 April in California at the age of 89.


News from Switzerland
10 April 2009

The good folks at History Facts have notified us about their latest project, a two-volume treatment of the Sturmgeschutz III, with part one due in June and part two in September.


Now available from Casemate
9 April 2009

Murphy, Robert M. No Better Place to Die: The Battle for La Fiere Bridge, Ste-Mere Eglise, June 1944. Havertown, PA: Casemate, 2009


In memoriam
9 April 2009

Sergeant Russell Dunham—veteran of the US 3rd Infantry Division and recipient of the Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Medal of Honor—died on 6 April in Missouri at the age of 89.


Forthcoming from the US Army
8 April 2009

Raines, Edgar F. Eyes of Artillery: The Origins of Modern U.S. Army Aviation in World War II. Forthcoming from Department of the Army in June 2009


Now available from History Press
7 April 2009

Edwards, Leslie. Kohima: The Furthest Battle: The Story of the Japanese Invasion of India in 1944 and the British-Indian Thermopylae. Stroud, UK: The History Press, 2009


News from Mark Yerger
6 April 2009

Mark reminds us that his German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police, volume 4: Cavalry Brigade and Cavalry Divisions is now on store shelves.


News from Grub Street
4 April 2009

From London town comes word of more than a half-dozen WWII-related titles on the schedule and due for release between now and October. Check our Grub Street page for details.


Forthcoming from Seaforth
4 April 2009

Haarr, Geirr H. The German Invasion of Norway, April 1940. Forthcoming from Seaforth Publishing in July 2009


Now available from Texas
3 April 2009

Holwitt, Joel Ira. Execute Against Japan: The U.S. Decision to Conduct Unrestricted Submarine Warfare. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2009


In memoriam
3 April 2009

Mary Kimoto Tomita—an American citizen of Japanese ancestry who became stranded in Japan at the outbreak of war and later wrote a book about her experiences, Dear Miye: Letters Home From Japan 1939-1946—died on 9 March in California at the age of 90.


Forthcoming from Da Capo
2 April 2009

Downing, David. Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-two Days That Decided World War II. Forthcoming from Da Capo Press in May 2009


Forthcoming from Ebury
2 April 2009

Bailey, Roderick. Forgotten Voices of D-Day: A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those Who Were There. Forthcoming from Ebury Press in May 2009


Now available from Amber
1 April 2009

McNab, Chris. Order of Battle: German Kriegsmarine in World War II. London: Amber Books, 2009

McNab, Chris. Order of Battle: German Luftwaffe in World War II. London: Amber Books, 2009

 

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