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The European Campaign: Its Origins and Conduct (Enlarged Edition) By Samuel J. Newland et al.
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The authors begin with an examination of prewar planning for various contingencies, then move to the origins of “Germany first” in American war planning. They then focus on the concept,... More > favored by both George C. Marshall and Dwight D. Eisenhower, that the United States and its Allies had to conduct a cross-channel attack and undertake an offensive aimed at the heartland of Germany. Following this background contained in the initial chapters, the remainder of the book provides a comprehensive discussion outlining how the European Campaign was was carried out. The authors conclude that American political leaders and war planners established logical and achievable objectives for the nation’s military forces. However during the campaign’s execution, American military leaders were slow to put into practice what would later be called operational level warfare. For comparison, the authors include an appendix covering German efforts at war planning in the tumultuous 1920s and 1930s.< Less
Bruce Quarrie's Tank Battles in Miniature Vol 3 A Wargamer’s Guide to the North-West European Campaign 1944-1945 By John Curry & Bruce Quarrie
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Bruce Quarrie (1947-2004) was a prolific author and military historian. He wrote over forty titles, mostly on the Second World War, and edited many more. Len Deighton described him as "one of... More > our most meticulous and well-informed historians”. This outstanding work was a detailed introduction to the campaigns to the Western Front 1944-45. The book includes ready-to-use wargaming rules to allow the reader to take command; perhaps of an amphibious Sherman tank landing on a Normandy beach or a King Tiger during the Battle of the Bulge. Specially written for the wargamer, it has a detailed guide to the German and Allied armies in 1944-45, complete with weapon and vehicle data and section such diverse subjects as airborne landings and naval gunfire support. Bruce Quarrie’s classic book on wargaming the Western Front has been reproduced by the History of Wargaming Project as part of the Tank Battles in Miniature Series. www.wargaming.co< Less
One of Thousands: A Navigator in the European Air War By Frederick Fooy
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Jules “Julie” Lasner volunteered for service after the United States entered World War II, and he was trained as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Lasner flew twenty-seven missions... More > over occupied Europe during the final phases of a strategic bombing campaign against Germany, dodging the Luftwaffe’s anti-aircraft defenses in the cold, wintry skies. Based on interviews with Lasner as well as his wartime correspondence, this book offers a glimpse into his experiences as a member of the 8th Air Force. Along with thousands of others, he pounded the Third Reich around the clock in a four-engine bomber over the last eight months of the war. This account offers an insider’s look into the state of the German air defenses as well as some of the effects of the strategic bomb offensive. Lasner’s story shows that one person’s experiences and decisions affect many people, and it also reveals how he was affected by total war. Go beyond the statistics that so often dehumanize conflict with One of Thousands.< Less
One of Thousands: A Navigator In the European Air War By Frederick Fooy
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Jules “Julie” Lasner volunteered for service after the United States entered World War II, and he was trained as a navigator in a B-17 Flying Fortress. Lasner flew twenty-seven missions... More > over occupied Europe during the final phases of a strategic bombing campaign against Germany, dodging the Luftwaffe’s anti-aircraft defenses in the cold, wintry skies. Based on interviews with Lasner as well as his wartime correspondence, this book offers a glimpse into his experiences as a member of the 8th Air Force. Along with thousands of others, he pounded the Third Reich around the clock in a four-engine bomber over the last eight months of the war. This account offers an insider’s look into the state of the German air defenses as well as some of the effects of the strategic bomb offensive. Lasner’s story shows that one person’s experiences and decisions affect many people, and it also reveals how he was affected by total war. Go beyond the statistics that so often dehumanize conflict with One of Thousands.< Less
Mission Accomplished: The Story of the Campaigns of the Seventh Corps, United States Army In the War Against Germany, 1944-1945 By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. New edition of a unit history originally published in 1945 in Germany, compiled from the official history of the VII Corps, summarizing the events which... More > occurred during its participation in the defeat of Germany, from its creation in late 1940, through training in the States and, later, England, landing in Normandy at Utah Beach and fighting across France and into Germany, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, the Rose Pocket, to the end of the war. Includes an appendix listing all of the units which served with the VII Corps in the ETO. Contents: Foreword: Lt. Gen. J. Lawton Collins, U.S. Army. Introduction. Preparation for D-Day. Invasion! South Out of Normandy. The Race Across France. On Into Germany. Slow and Steady. The Battle of the Bulge. Rhineland Reoccupied 1945. The Rose Pocket. Wehrmacht Kaput. Appendix 1: Statistical Summary. Appendix 2: Troop List. 31 photos, 9 maps, 2 illustrations.< Less
Medvedev’s Plan: Giving Russia A Voice But Not A Veto In A New European Security System [Enlarged Edition] By Richard J. Krickus & Strategic Studies Institute
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The author addresses the question of how to give Russia a voice but not a veto in a new European security system and provides some provocative recommendations. Most specifically, he proposes that the... More > time has come to provide Russia with a NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) and agrees that those who argue against it remain mired in a Cold War mindset that is out of sync with today’s strategic realities. Ultimately, a campaign to include Russia in NATO may fail but at the very least, the endeavor deserves serious consideration he believes. He also provides compelling reasons why U.S. defense analysts must consider several future outcomes for Russia. In addition to being the only state that is capable of devastating the United States in a nuclear exchange, most of the world’s population and resources exist on the borders of its massive territory. Its future then, will shape the global strategic environment for decades to come.< Less
Understanding World War 2 Combat Infantrymen In the European Theater: Testing the Sufficiency of Army Research Branch Surveys and Infantry Combatant Recollections Against the Insights of Credible War Correspondents, Combat Photographers, Army Cartoonists By Peter Karsten
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Merriam Press World War 2 History Series. Most scholarship on the American role in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) during World War II has addressed the issues of strategy, campaign... More > outcomes, command leadership, and logistical support. Other research efforts have provided insights into the experiences of the individual combatants. Karsten offers a better grasp of these latter efforts, utilizing evidence that has been underutilized. What he asks in this unique work is whether the media (journalists, broadcasters, combat photographers, cartoonists and artists) in the ETO during WWII significantly improved our understanding of the world of the American infantryman there. 57 illustrations.< Less
The Gallic Wars By Julius Caesar
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The Gallic Wars is one of the earliest examples of a military science manual, detailing arms technology, tactical maneuvers, battlefield politics, espionage, intelligence and even the role played by... More > luck in ground and sea campaigns. This new 2017 edition of The Gallic Wars from Enhanced Media Publishing features modern American English spelling and punctuation.< Less
Letters from Ralph: A Soldier Writes Home During World War II By Lee and Bonnie Meier
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Ralph J. Mouw, a native of Orange City, Iowa, never forgot his roots – even when he was halfway across the world during World War II. In this collection of letters, you’ll find a... More > firsthand account of what life was like during the war at home and overseas. Although letters were heavily censored during the war years, the editors have added comments to place them in context. The letters are amazing for many reasons, including how calm and composed Ralph always sounded even when fighting was fierce. As a captain of a field artillery unit, he was in constant combat status from Utah Beach in Normandy to the Greater Reich. You’ll be thrilled with this primary account from a soldier who participated in numerous firsts: Ralph was a member of the first American heavy artillery unit to come ashore in Normandy, and his unit was the first to fire during critical battles. Despite the bloodshed, faith and love shine through the turmoil in Letters from Ralph.< Less
Letters from Ralph: A Soldier Writes Home During World War II By Lee and Bonnie Meier
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Ralph J. Mouw, a native of Orange City, Iowa, never forgot his roots – even when he was halfway across the world during World War II. He joined the Army just before the war started and... More > continued his service until after the war ended. During all that time, he faithfully wrote home. In this collection of letters, you’ll find a firsthand account of what life was like during the war at home and overseas. Although letters were heavily censored during the war years, the editors have added comments to place them in context. The letters are amazing for many reasons, including how calm and composed Ralph always sounded even when fighting was fierce. As a captain of a field artillery unit, he was in constant combat status from Utah Beach in Normandy to the Greater Reich.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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