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WWII Japanese Fortifications and Emplacements By CINCPAC CINCPOA
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This work was originally published on 25 April 1945. It was a late WWII U.S. compilation of works on Japanese fortifications, a field reference guide which consists entirely of annotated diagrams and... More > sketches. Included are: open emplacements (4 types); pillboxes (11); casemates (6); gun platforms (7); ready shelters (10); observation posts (4); command posts up to battalion level (5); anti-air installations (3 with 13 additional sub-diagrams); open communications trenches (1); underground passages (2 with 2 more breakout figures); revetments (5); searchlight shelters (2); and cut-and-cover personnel shelters (3). Many field work diagrams show multiple aspects of a given design. The information is sufficient model building of most or all of the examples given. (Please note that this is a high quality facsimile reproduction of the original typescript document. A half-dozen large, foldout pages have been reduced in size; they are legible but read less well than the majority of figures.)< Less
An Everyday Hero: The Memoirs of a WWII Pilot By Flying Officer Kenneth Cockram
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Ken Cockram was a fighter/bomber pilot in the famous 112 ‘Shark’ Squadron RAF during WWII. After signing-up in 1941 he was posted to Rhodesia for his pilot training and he went on to see... More > action in Sicily, Italy (at Monte Cassino) & Yugoslavia followed by air co-operation duties with No 20 AACU Unit in Egypt and the Middle East. On his return to Britain, before being demobbed, he was indirectly involved with the testing and development of what was then the still secret RADAR technology. These are his words recalling his childhood and the years leading up to the end of the 2nd World War.< Less
Where The UK Went Wrong (Post WWII): A Personal Journey, 2nd Edition, Revised By Alastair Macdonald Hart
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Born at the beginning of 1952, the Author missed World War II by less than seven years, yet the effects were still being felt all around him. Rationing and bomb sites were the norm as he grew up in a... More > once great country still reeling from the effects of the most devastating war in world history. He considers himself lucky to have been born in the UK. He also considers himself lucky to have lived through the golden years, enjoying a level of prosperity his children and children’s children will only be able to dream of. In both Where the UK Went Wrong [1945–2015] and Where the UK Went Wrong [Post WW11], second edition, the author compares the post-war commitment to social cohesion and universal prosperity with the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries’ weak, divisive, and ineffective political leadership (of all political parties) and the Darwinian ‘survival of the fittest’ society they have sought to create.< Less
Post Cards From The East By Matt Sorensen
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Three short stories by Matt Sorensen. In BANSING, a young girl nurses a wounded British agent and becomes a catalyst to bring about Iban involvement in WW-II. RITE OF PASSAGE tells of a young... More > Dyak's failure to meet a crucial test and his struggle to choose between life in his longhouse community or the larger world of an attempted Communist takeover. NIRVANA is an erotic tale with a surprise twist in which an Indian chela is reincarnated and finds that Nirvana is not quite what he expected.< Less
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Weet Je Nog Wel?! By post-war ephemera
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A Dutch comic book created after WWII, with cultural references to life after life under the German occupation.
Weet Je Nog Wel?! By post-war ephemera
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A Dutch comic book created after WWII, with cultural references to life after life under the German occupation.
Living Between Parentheses: An American Girl in Post-War Germany By Helga Epstein
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A young American journalist explores the enigma of the German personality during the years she worked with Special Services, U.S. Army, in postwar Germany 1952-54. She shares reports on a variety of... More > people and experiences. "When I was with the GIs I felt very German and when I was with German friends I felt very American."< Less
DP - Memoir of a Post-War Childhood in Displaced Persons Camps in Germany By Karlis (Charlie) Dankers
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Memoir of the author's family's flight from the Soviet invasion of Latvia during World War II and his childhood on a farm in Bavaria and in various DP camps in post-war Germany. Includes personal... More > historical narrative and select documents relating to the German and Soviet occupations of Latvia and the author's father's significant role as Director General in Latvia under the German occupation during the period of 1941-1944. Contains 120 photos within the text.< Less
Translating the Devil: Captain Llewellyn C Fletcher Canadian Army Intelligence Corps In Post War Malaysia and Singapore By Gordon D. Feir
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After the Japanese surrender in Malaya and Singapore in 1945, the British and their allies spent two years rebuilding governments and stabilizing economies. This included establishing security and... More > collecting evidence on captured Japanese military personnel for war crime trials. To assist in this task a group of Canadian servicemen in the newly formed Army Intelligence Corps were sent to assist their commonwealth colleagues in translating military documents and interrogating Japanese prisoners. Translating the Devil is a collection of memoirs and notes made by Captain Llewellyn Fletcher, Canadian Army Intelligence. They are compiled as a chronological narrative in a form that may be shared by historians, colleagues and old friends. Fletcher lived in Japan as a language instructor at Keio University between 1927 and 1931. When the Japanese invaded SE Asia he volunteered his services to the War Department in Ottawa since he could read and speak Japanese.< Less

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