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Gunner's Tales and Memories of WW2 By Caroline J Eddleston
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This book is unique collection of real life tales re-told by the "Gunner's" in their own words. The book includes un-published diaries written during the war, whilst the men were on... More > campaign. These brave soldiers could have been court-martialled had they been caught writing them. The author Caroline J. Eddleston wrote this book in collaboration with the Lowestoft Royal Artillery Association. Caroline also writes for the Military Historical Society of Great Britain and she won the Lummis Cup in 2008, the first woman to have ever been presented with this prestigious award in the 20 years of its inception.< Less
Our Story Part 1 WW2 - Java By Graham and Bartha Hill
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This is the story of Prof and Mrs Graham and Bartha Hill from their time during the second world war until the time they went on the mission field in Java Indonesia. It is a book written for their... More > children and grandchildren and reflects God's grace in their lives.< Less
The 53rd Welsh Division in WW2 By C. N. Barclay
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The 53rd (Welsh) Division was a Territorial unit which first saw service during the Great War of 1914-1918, during the campaign in Egypt and Palestine. It didn't see active service in the Second... More > World War until being landed on the Normandy Beaches late in June 1944, as one of the reinforcing units after the main Normandy Landings. The Division then fought in the break out of the Normandy Beachhead, through occupied France and Belgium into Holland, and crossed the Rhine into Germany in 1945. This book is an amalgamation of the original 1955 published Divisional History, and of the 1945 published 'Team Spirit', both of which are now out of print.< Less
An Informal History of the 697th Field Artillery Battalion By Major Hermon E. Smith
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Merriam Press Military Reprint MR28 (First Reprint Edition, 2015). The 697th Field Artillery Battalion not only has a history stemming from the oldest battery in the U.S. Army, but it also has the... More > distinction of being the first 240mm howitzer battalion formed for World War II. To carry on this proud history the 697th Field Artillery was the first 240mm howitzer outfit to enter combat in World War II, when it was committed under the aegis of the Fifth Army at Cassino, Italy, on 30 January 1944. From that time until 8 May 1945 when "Peace through Victory" was secured, the battalion remained in combat to become the last 240mm howitzer battalion to continue actively in battle in the European Theater. Contents: Historical Background; Italy; France and Germany; Peace; Appendices: Campaigns, Battalion Soft Ball Team, List of Awards, Commendations, Roster of Officers, Headquarters Battery, Medical Detachment, A Battery, B Battery, C Battery, Service Battery. 34 photos and illustrations, 2 maps.< Less
The History of the 43rd Infantry Division, 1941-1945 By Joseph E. Zimmer
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Merriam Press Military Monograph 23. First published in 1945, this brand-new edition is the story of the U.S. Army’s 43rd “Winged Victory” Division whose memorable record in World... More > War II will stand forever as an inspiration to all freedom-loving Americans. It is the story of valiant men who dedicated their lives to preserve all in life that is precious and coveted. The 43rd Infantry Division was organized following World War I, and was made up of National Guard troops from the New England States—Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Connecticut. Many of the organizations, particularly the Infantry Regiments and the Field Artillery Battalions had World War I records, and some had histories dating back to the days of the Revolutionary War. The 43rd saw duty and combat in such places as New Zealand, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, the Russells, New Georgia, Munda, Arundel, New Guinea, invasion of Lingayen, the Shimbu Line, and Ipo Dam, as well as the surrender and occupation.< Less
The untold history of Greek collaboration with Nazi Germany (1941-1944) By Markos Vallianatos
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This book explores Greek collaboration with the Nazis during the Axis occupation of Greece in the Second World War, a topic that continues to be one of the biggest taboos in Greek society. It tells... More > the mostly unknown story of the Greek quislings, an heterogeneous amalgam of fascists, germanophiles, anti-Semites, criminals and opportunists, but also of genuine patriots and ordinary citizens. It provides a clear picture on the Axis-held puppet governments in Athens and the court of radical Greek Nazi political organizations that supported them. It also examines specific aspects of collaboration, from the issuing of German-sponsored propaganda to the creation of paramilitary units to fight along the Wehrmacht, from the intrigues within the collaborationist government to the questionable economic profiteering of some locals. The book explains why so many Greeks chose to ally themselves with the enemy instead of choosing Resistance and reveals the most occult secrets of Greece.< Less
A15 Cruiser Mk.VI Crusader Tank A Technical History By P.M. Knight
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There can be few tanks that have proved as controversial in their deployment as the Crusader, a tank that was invested with high hopes on its entry into service in 1941. This book investigates in... More > unprecedented detail the issues that impinged on its service life. Drawing extensively on original archive sources, a new perspective is drawn on both the employment of the tank itself, and on British tank development of the era. The complex story that unfolds encompasses many interwoven and sometimes contradictory threads, allowing the author to reach both perceptive and surprising conclusions.< Less
The Military Life of General Golfball’s Family By Remy Lacey
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In history, some people have always wonder about the possibility of the other side wining major wars and revolutions in both US and Global history such as the First World War, Second World War, and... More > Cold War…< Less
The quest for Harry Pattrin, GI By Rik Willemse
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One of the escape routes to the South for Allied airmen, downed in the Netherlands during WW2, led via the caves of Mt. St. Peter in Maastricht. A maze, consisting of some 22,000 passages, a 165... More > miles long. This story describes the war-time experiences of one of them and his comrades.< Less
The quest for Harry Pattrin, GI By Rik Willemse
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One of the escape routes to the South for Allied airmen, downed in the Netherlands during WW2, led via the caves of Mt. St. Peter in Maastricht. A maze, consisting of some 22,000 passages, a 165... More > miles long. This story describes the war-time experiences of one of them and his comrades.< Less