Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The Luftwaffe Against England

By Christopher Miskimon

IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THE NECESSARY CONDITIONS FOR THE FINAL CONQUEST of England … I therefore order the Luftwaffe to overpower the English air force with all forces at its command, in the shortest possible time.” Read more

GIs manhandle a 57mm anti-tank guns into position during the Battle of the Bulge.

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With Third Army Across Europe

By Christopher Miskimon

Corporal Frank Sisson spent eight freezing hours in a truck, riding through France toward Belgium. A day earlier, Frank and his fellow GIs of the 667th Field Artillery Battalion, 10th Armored Division lay comfortably billeted in a French town, warm and relatively safe. Read more

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Witness to Okinawa

By Christopher Miskimon

On April 1, 1945, Major Arthur Shaw leaned against the railing of an attack transport ship and stared into the distance at the island of Okinawa. Read more

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Midway Air Hero Remembered

The carriers weren’t there.

Lieutenant Commander Wade McClusky looked out over the Pacific Ocean from the cockpit of his Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber and saw nothing. Read more

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Pathfinders Pave the Way

By Christopher Miskimon

Captain Frank Lillyman drifted down toward a French field in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944. Frank was a pathfinder, one of the paratroopers assigned to prepare the way for the main airborne drop on D-Day. Read more

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Memoir of a Red Army Tanker

By Christopher Miskimon

Just after 6 am on July 5, 1943, Vasiliy Krysov spotted the enemy. Six tanks moved slowly toward him and the SU-122 self-propelled gun he commanded. Read more

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The American Heavy Tank

By Christopher Miskimon

A black Opel automobile raced through the streets of Cologne, Germany, on March 6, 1945. The driver, 40-year-old Michael Delling, was making a run for it. Read more

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Slogging into the Reich

By Christopher Miskimon

Lieutenant William Paul Chapman’s fellow soldiers were tank hunting on the afternoon of August 11, 1944. The Battle of Mortain was raging around them, a counterattack by a German armored spearhead against the growing and inexorable advance of the Allied armies out of the Normandy beachhead. Read more