Operation Chowhound: The Most Risky, Most Glorious US Bomber Mission of WWII

By Stephen Dando-Collins

Beginning with a loopy plan hatched via a suspect prince, and a fair crazier reliance at the note of the Nazis, Operation Chowhound used to be devised. among may well 1 and should eight, 1945, 2,268 army devices flown by means of the USAAF, dropped nutrients to 3.5 million ravenous Dutch civilians in German-occupied Holland.

It took uncooked braveness to fly on Operation Chowhound, as American aircrews by no means knew whilst the German AAA could open fireplace on them or if Luftwaffe warring parties could bounce them. Flying at four hundred toes, slightly above the tree tops, with weapons pointed without delay at them, they might don't have any likelihood to bail out if their B-17s have been hit―and but, over 8 days, 120,000 German troops stored their notice, and not fired at the American bombers. As they flew, thankful Dutch civilians spelled out "Thanks Boys" within the tulip fields less than. Many americans who flew in Operation Chowhound may declare it was once the simplest factor they did within the conflict.

In this gripping narrative, writer Stephen Dando-Collins takes the reader into the rooms the place Operation Chowhound used to be born, into the airplane flying the challenge, and onto the floor within the Netherlands with the civilians who so desperately wanted support. James Bond writer Ian Fleming, Hollywood actress Audrey Hepburn, in addition to Roosevelt, Eisenhower, and Churchill all play an element during this tale, making a compelling, narrative read.

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Weaver (Time's Tapestry, Book 4)

By Stephen Baxter

Retail ePub ~ e-book four of four within the sequence Time's Tapestry: another historical past Epic

The concluding quantity of the acclaimed Time's Tapestry series.

In the early days of WWII, the Nazis have a mystery plan, a long way grander than just subjugating an enemy. and 3 individuals are stuck up in a conspiracy that threatens the cloth of the tapestry of time.

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George S. Patton: The Background, Strategies, Tactics and Battlefield Experiences of the Greatest Commanders of History

By Steven J. Zaloga

Osprey Command sequence #3

George S. Patton, Jr. used to be the long-lasting American box commander of global struggle II, and is largely considered as the united states Army's most interesting practitioner of mechanized struggle. Having chased bandits within the Mexican border conflict of 1917, he led the 1st US tank devices in global battle I. After the Kasserine move debacle in North Africa in 1943, he redeemed the USA Army's attractiveness with victories in Tunisia and in a while Sicily in July 1943. yet Patton's maximum popularity might come a yr later through the breakout from Normandy, the conflict of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine. Patton's exploits are defined and analyzed the following during this new learn of 1 of finest and arguable figures in American army historical past.

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1st Infantry Division Big Red One

The oldest constantly serving department within the U.S. military, the first Infantry department, known as the "Big purple One" end result of the pink numeral "1" at the uniform shoulder patch, was once the 1st usual military department equipped in June 1917 to struggle in France with the Allied armies. greater than 28,000 men-including squaddies with very general names like George C. Marshall, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. and Lesley J. McNair-served with the department in global conflict I. the large pink One was once redesignated on 15 might 1942 as an infantry department of approximately 15,000 males. It was once chosen for participation in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, touchdown in Algeria on eight November 1942. It then fought via Sicily, leaving the theatre to coach for the invasion. It used to be a part of the forces that landed on D-Day after which fought with contrast via Europe. 1st Infantry Division's conflict honors are Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, the Bulge, Germany. Postwar, the department served in Europe, Vietnam, wilderness safeguard, barren region hurricane and Bosnia. it really is presently dependent in Germany.

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World War II in 500 Photographs

By Time-Life Books

Global warfare II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering fight over nationwide sovereignty and person rights. It was once additionally the most expensive conflict in background by way of human existence, with hundreds of thousands perishing in wrestle, in focus camps, and less than the rubble of beaten towns. This gripping and epic conflict is introduced powerfully to lifestyles on each web page of Time-Life Books' international conflict II in 500 Photographs. From the Nazis' early upward thrust to energy to Victory over Japan Day, this crucial advisor brings you to front strains of the battle that modified our international.

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Pegasus Bridge - Benouville D-Day 1944

By Will Fowler

The evening earlier than D-Day, gentle infantry and a detachment of Royal Engineers landed by means of gliders at Pegasus Bridge, which spanned the Caen Canal. fast overwhelming the guards, they controlled to carry the bridge and support hinder German reinforcements from achieving the British touchdown shorelines. Will Fowler offers an in depth blow-by-blow account of this vintage wartime raid.

Review

"Zaloga covers the making plans, the execution and the good fortune of the raid rather well. it's seen that the writer has long past to nice lengths to analyze Pegasus Bridge, its significance in the course of D-day, the making plans and execution of the raid to seize the bridge and offers a really good written and actual background of the raid. someone attracted to D-day, British airborne troops and the raid to seize Pegasus Bridge will locate this booklet very informative and interesting." -Randy Harvey, version Shipwrights

About the Author

Will Fowler has labored in journalism and publishing given that 1972, reporting for eu, American, Asian and Arabic magazines from Europe, america, the center East, China and SE Asia. between his greater than 30 released books is MAA 133 conflict for the Falklands: Land Forces. A TA soldier for 30 years, he used to be commissioned from the ranks in 4th Bn Royal eco-friendly Jackets, and volunteered for Operation 'Granby' within the Gulf, 1990-91. In 1993 he graduated from the French military reserve employees officials direction on the �cole Militaire, Paris. Will is married and lives in Romsey, Hampshire.

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The Complete Navarone

By Alistair MacLean

The weapons of Navarone and its 3 sequels, within which an analogous characters are despatched on different wartime missions, jointly in a single quantity for the 1st time to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the unique film.

THE weapons OF NAVARONE
Mallory, Miller and Andrea are united right into a lethally potent workforce. Their undertaking: to silence the impregnable weapons set within the tall cliffs of Navarone. On their good fortune or failure rests some of the most serious offensives of the second one global War.

FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
Almost earlier than the final echoes of the well-known weapons have died away, the 3 Navarone heroes are parachuted into war-torn Yugoslavia to rescue a department of partisans and fulfil a mystery project, so lethal that it has to be hidden even from their very own allies.

STORM strength FROM NAVARONE
The surviving commandos are despatched on a deadly trip throughout the Pyrenees to disable the best danger to the upcoming D-Day landings: the 'Werwolf' U-boats. yet their Basque publications claim it venture very unlikely - D-Day is under six days away.

THUNDERBOLT FROM NAVARONE
Summoned again to Naval HQ, Mallory, Miller and Andrea are given a last project: to reconnoitre the Greek island of Kynthos and damage the German amenities constructing the deadly V3 weapon. A rocket specialist is to accompany them - yet can he be relied on to not flip the operation right into a suicide mission?

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D-Days in the Pacific

By Donald L. Miller

Even if most folk affiliate the time period D-Day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it's army code for the start of any offensive operation. within the Pacific theater in the course of global warfare II there have been multiple hundred D-Days. The largest—and last—was the invasion of Okinawa on April 1, 1945, which introduced jointly the most important invasion fleet ever assembled, some distance greater than that engaged within the Normandy invasion.

D-Days within the Pacific tells the epic tale of the crusade waged by way of American forces to win again the Pacific islands from Japan. according to eyewitness debts by way of the opponents, it covers the total Pacific fight from the assault on Pearl Harbor to the losing of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Pacific struggle used to be mostly a seaborne offensive fought over significant distances. the various amphibious attacks on Japanese-held islands have been one of the such a lot savagely fought battles in American heritage: Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, New Guinea, Peleliu, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, Okinawa.

Generously illustrated with pictures and maps, D-Days within the Pacific is the best one-volume account of this great fight.

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Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II

By Belton Y. Cooper

“Cooper observed extra of the warfare than such a lot junior officials, and he writes approximately it larger than virtually somebody. . . . His tales are shiny, enlightening, filled with life—and of soreness, sorrow, horror, and triumph.”
—STEPHEN E. AMBROSE
From his Foreword

“In a down-to-earth variety, Death Traps tells the compelling tale of 1 man’s project to the recognized third Armored department that spearheaded the yankee increase from Normandy into Germany. Cooper served as an ordnance officer with the ahead parts and was once answerable for coordinating the restoration and service of broken American tanks. This used to be a perilous activity that regularly required him to commute on my own via enemy territory, and the writer remembers his carrier with delight, downplaying his position within the significant attempt that saved the yank forces good outfitted and provided. . . . [Readers] might be left with an indelible effect of the significance of the help troops and the way established wrestle forces have been on them.”
Library Journal

“[DEATH TRAPS] FILLS A severe hole IN WW2 LITERATURE. . . . IT’S a really exact AND important WORK.”
—G.I. Journal

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Hitler's Enforcers: Leaders of the German Machine 1939-1945 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

By James Lucas

Kesselring, Manstein, version, Rommel, and others of reduce rank yet equivalent skill: what the most important function did those 15 males play within the Nazi army hierarchy, in strategic making plans, and at the battlefield? From the pen of a number one author on German forces comes a useful contribution to our examine of struggle. by way of identifying figures who every one had an additional measurement, a distinct quality--administrative ability, motivational skill, tactical wisdom, originality of thought--Lucas illuminates the workings of command, regulate, army constitution, and soldiering.

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