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World War 2 War in the Air By Ronald Ledwell
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In the first weeks of the German invasion of the Soviet Union, the Russian Air Force was nearly wiped out on the ground by the Luftwaffe, leaving Stalin with very few aircraft to fend off the German... More > onslaught. The American and British allies rapidly sent fighters to help the Russians. British Hurricanes and American Airacobras were rushed into service defending Soviet airspace over the broad Russian steppe. Even a squadron of Free French pilots fought alongside their Soviet allies.< Less
World War 2: Tarawa By Ronald Ledwell
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Tarawa: The Island of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands was defended by 2,600 well trained Japanese troops. Its Commander, Rear Admiral Shibasaki, boasted that a million Marines could not take Tarawa... More > even if they had a hundred years to do it. A thousand yards off shore, a bow shaped coral reef assured that American landing craft would be unable to reach the beaches. The Marines would have to walk ashore in water up to their chins under withering fire from well sited Japanese machine guns and artillery.< Less
World War 2 Into the Balkans By Ronald Ledwell
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Into the Balkans: On the eve of Hitler's invasion of Russia, Mussolini, the Italian Dictator, decided to invade Albania, fearful that the Germans were conquering all of Europe and that there would... More > nothing left for him to conquer. So, he launched his "eight million bayonets" across the Adriatic into Albania, with an eye towards claiming all of the Balkans for Italy. The small Albanian army fought his forces to a standstill, eventually bringing the Greeks into the war against him. Hitler, furious at him, came to his rescue by subduing all of the Balkans, but this operation caused the Germans to delay the invasion of Russia and and forced them to station garrison troops in the conquered areas. A decision that would come back to haunt the Germans on the frozen stepps of Russia.< Less
World War 2: Rommel By Ronald Ledwell
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Rommel: When Hitler sent Rommel to Libya to command the Africa Korps, his purpose was to help the Italians contain and “hold the line” defensively, but Hitler underestimated... More > Rommel’s ability and his resourcefulness. Outwitting his British opponents at every turn he pushed them back to the Egyptian border, but in the process he stretched his long and tenuous supply lines, which went all the way back across the Mediterranean Sea to the Italian mainland. With the Mediterranean Sea controlled by the British Navy it was a forgone conclusion that Rommel’s forces would wither for lack of supplies and be defeated at the battle of El Alamein.< Less
World War 2 Anzio By Ronald Ledwell
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When the Allies landed at Anzio the success of an amphibious landing at that location, a beach surrounded by mountains, depended completely on the element of surprise and the swiftness with which the... More > invaders could move before the defenders reacted. Any delay could result in the occupation of the mountains by the defenders and the consequent entrapment of the invaders. General Lucas, who preferred to take time to entrench against an expected counterattack allowed the German Forces in the area to react and seize the high ground in the mountains that surrounded Anzio.< Less
World War 2 - Stalingrad By Ronald Ledwell
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On August 23rd 1942, the German Sixth army opened the siege of Stalingrad on the Volga River with a massive bombing attack from the air. It was to be an easy victory, so easy that Hitler split half... More > of the forces in the South and sent them down into the Caucasus to capture the oil fields of Baku. From the beginning, both Sixth Army and the Caucasus Army ran into trouble. The Russians adapted a scorched earth policy in the South, setting fires to the oil fields of Baku and constantly reinforcing the Russian troops defending Stalingrad. Eventually, both German Armies would be trapped and destroyed.< Less
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The War of the Worlds By H.G. Wells
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H. G. Wells wrote The War of the Worlds in 1898, when there was much speculation about life on the planet Mars. The book is considered to be one of the first science fiction novels. In the story, an... More > English gentleman narrates the events of a violent and fast paced Martian invasion. The frightening images of people fleeing from gigantic tripod machines and the prospect of life under Martian rule have served as a bottomless well of inspiration for popular culture. The novel has served as a template for many derivative or inspired works, including comics, countless books, a tv series, several films, a bestselling musical, and the famous Orson Wells broadcast. Overall, The War of the Worlds has become an early milestone in and inspiration for the invasion genre.< Less
World War 2: The Falaise Pocket By Ronald Ledwell
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FALAISE POCKET: It could be said that the Battle of the Falaise Pocket was actually the culmination of many preceding battles: The German Generals and the Allied Commanders together could never have... More > guessed the outcome of this epic battle, a turning point of World War II. The Allied encirclement of several German Armies occurred so quickly the Germans were caught without a strategy to cope, nor with any reserves to break open the relatively weak Allied encirclement. The Allies were so surprised by the magnitude of their success they were unprepared to exploit it, except for General George Patton who, if given a free hand could have ended the war in 1944.< Less