Know Your History: Scipio Africanus

Scipio Africanus

 

Although there a myriad of books on the Second Punic War, The Ghost of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic  was an awesome read.

 

This Book Will Give You Nightmares – Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (2004)

This Book Will Give You Nightmares – Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (2004)

 

I read this book several years ago while going through my “Major Leaders of WW2” Biography challenge and although it was a LONG read, it was extremely well researched.

Stalin was in my opinion ten times the monster that Hitler is made out to be by modern historians. Dig into the history and find out for yourself.

 

Three Must Read WW2 Trilogies

The Liberation Trilogy

Rick Atkinson

 

 

The Pacific War Trilogy

Ian Toll

 

 

The History of the Third Reich Trilogy

Richard J. Evans

 

The Philippine Resistance – How WW2’s Forgotten Guerrilla Movement Helped Bring Down Japan

“Guerrillas endured pervasive exhaustion, disease, and malnourishment. They engaged in irregular warfare, espionage, prison raids and sabotage.” By James Kelly Morningstar WHAT IF I told you that one of the most important campaigns of World… The post The Philippine Resistance – How WW2’s Forgotten Guerrilla Movement Helped Bring Down Japan appeared first on MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II Book Review

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Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II

By Ikuhiko Hata and Yasuho Izawa, Translated by Don Cyril Gorham

Hardcover in dustjacket, 432 pages, appendices, and index. Illustrated with photographs throughout.

Published by Naval Institute Press November 1989

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0-87021-3156

ISBN-13: 978-0-87021-3151

Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 10.3 inches

Even today, it is comparatively difficult to find detailed information about Japanese military units in the Second World War. The Pacific Theater was vast, the ocean or jungles swallowed up entire units with their ultimate fates being inferred only after the war by comparison with Allied records. Most original wartime records and photographs were ordered destroyed by the Japanese government, whether officially held or in private collections. This periodically results in the re-discovery of some lost detail of interest of historians and modelers, such as the recent revelation of the shape of the stern of the battleship…

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