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

 

Jocko Reads From two WW2 Classics

Two of the most influential books ever written about combat in the Pacific Theater of Operations in WW2 were written by Marines.

Lt. Commander Jocko Willink, US Navy SEAL (Ret.) reads excerpts from these books below.

 

 

From With The Old Breed by Eugene Sledge

 

The Poem Battle of the Tenaru

(From Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie)

 

 

From Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie

Know Your WW2 History: Assault on Tulagi – Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2

“The Marine landings had caught the crack Japanese soldiers completely flat-footed. They were hardly prepared to defend their posts, let alone the island.” By Carole Engle Avriett SHORTLY BEFORE 3 a.m. on Aug. 7, 1942… The post Assault on Tulagi — Inside the U.S. Marine Raiders’ First Operation of WW2 appeared first on MilitaryHistoryNow.com.

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Pacific Profiles Book Review

WW2 Military History Reference Books.

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Pacific Profiles Volume One: Japanese Army Fighters New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944

By Michael Claringbould

Softcover, 104 pages, index, photographs, and 85 color profiles

Published by Avonmore Books, December 2020

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0648665917

ISBN-13: 978-0648665915

Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches

At the close of the Pacific War the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were directed to destroy their records and photographs, including logbooks and snapshots kept by the individual service members. This order, coupled with the language barrier, has long frustrated historians and modelers researching the Japanese military. The result is few publications in English on the subject, and even many Japanese language sources lack the depth and detail seen in their foreign counterparts.

The author has stepped squarely into this void. An Australian who spent several years in New Guinea, Michael Claringbould had the opportunity to examine many of the aircraft wrecks there and recorded…

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Know Your WW2 History: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream

Barbarossa: Suvorov’s Revisionism Goes Mainstream

 

As an amateur Military Historian  I would have to read the books mentioned before I gave my opinion on this Revisionist thesis.

The article however is fascinating and brings up some great questions, especially in light of the rise of Communism in the 21st Century.