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The Fortunes of War by Harry Heyman

By Harry Heyman

it is a publication written via a Marine leader Scout, of his reports in the course of global warfare II. a true existence accounting of the battles of Peleliu, New Britain, Okinawa and different bloody battles the Marines First department engaged in opposed to the Imperial Forces of Japan. Mr. Heyman (the writer) used to be less than the command of the recognized conflict hero Colonel "Chesty" Puller. a really fascinating novel, choked with drama and suspense, and a warfare to finish all wars.

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Someday You Will Understand: My Father's Private World War by Nina Wolff Feld

By Nina Wolff Feld

Walter Wolff used to be the son of a Jewish service provider relatives that fled their German domestic whilst the Nazis got here to strength and took safe haven in Brussels, Belgium. at the eve of the German invasion, in may possibly 1940, the kin started its moment get away. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them in the course of the chaos of conflict in France and the hazards of dwelling clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, sooner than they ultimately boarded the infamous freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be one of the final Jewish refugees admitted to the U.S. earlier than Pearl Harbor.

Within years of his arrival within the States, Walter used to be able to take the struggle again to the Nazis as a soldier within the U.S. military. informed for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he used to be despatched first to Italy after which to Germany and Austria, the place he interrogated POWs for capability prosecution as struggle criminals at Nuremburg. while, on his travels in Europe he back to the confiscated homes of his , throwing out the occupiers and reclaiming possession. Telling the rousing tale of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and back to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff’s daughter Nina has reconstructed those occasions from kin lore and her father’s personal cache of greater than seven-hundred wartime letters and two hundred photos, which he published to her presently sooner than he died.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, sturdy Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to put up a vast variety of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our record contains biographies on recognized old figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from heritage, reminiscent of Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we've additionally released survivor tales of worldwide warfare II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of experience, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas no longer each name we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally missed and to authors whose paintings will possibly not another way discover a home.

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Honor, Courage, Faith: A Corregidor Story by Stephen Kwiecinski

By Stephen Kwiecinski

9:10 am, fortress generators, Corregidor Island, the mother or father of Manila Harbor, "The Rock": we're pulling into the North Dock. To our left is the well-known Malinta Hill and the "tail." To our correct is the "head" with lots of the batteries, together with Battery means. immediately, they're taking part in "The Stars and Stripes Forever." i'm weeping. i will be able to' support it. i will be able to slightly write this.

This is the tale of a son tracing his father’s footsteps and gaining knowledge of a real and inspirational tale of braveness, religion, and patriotism within the days of Bataan, Corregidor, and eastern POW camps in WW II. With black-and-white photos.

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Britain's Wartime Evacuees: The People, Places and Stories by Gillian Mawson

By Gillian Mawson

With the assertion of warfare in September 1939, the govt Evacuation Scheme was once applied, within which virtually one and a part million civilians, often kids, have been evacuated from the British towns proposal probably to be the ambitions of aerial bombing. the terror of invasion the subsequent yr ended in one other mass evacuation from the coastal towns.

Hundreds of hundreds of thousands of faculty youngsters, and moms with infants and babies, have been faraway from their houses and households, and despatched to reside with strangers in far-off rural parts and to completely unusual environments. a few childrens have been additionally despatched to international locations of the Commonwealth, akin to Canada and Australia. The evacuations had an important effect upon thousands of people, either those who have been evacuated and those who needed to accommodate and take care of the displaced multitude.

Over the process 8 years’ examine Gillian Mawson has interviewed 1000s of evacuees from England, Northern eire, Scotland and Wales. households have additionally allowed her entry to the testimony of these who've gave up the ghost. Coupled with the broad newspaper insurance of the day and legit records Britain’s Wartime Evacuees offers not only a entire examine of the evacuations, but additionally relates probably the most relocating and emotive tales of the second one global War.

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Blue Diamonds: The Exploits of 14 Squadron RAF 1945-2015 by Michael Napier

By Michael Napier

 In the seven a long time because the moment global struggle, 14 Squadron has operated a wide range of plane varieties (Mosquitoes, Vampires, Venoms, Hunters, Canberras, Phantoms, Jaguars and Tornados) in a desirable number of roles. for far of this time, the Squadron used to be established in Germany on the entrance line of the chilly struggle, however it additionally participated within the Gulf battle in 1991, in operations over Iraq from 1991-2009, within the Kosovo clash in 2000 and latterly in the course of the conflict in Afghanistan, to start with with the twister GR4 after which with the Shadow R1. at the present time the Squadron operates in nice secrecy in an Intelligence, Surveillance, objective Acquisition and Reconnaissance role. 

Having had entry to log-books, modern diaries, maps and pictures, in addition to oral and written bills from numerous ex-Squadron contributors, the writer has been capable of produce as entire an account as is shortly attainable of the operational background of 14 Squadron within the moment half the 20 th century and the hole years of the twenty-first.

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Surgeon at Arms: Parachuting into Arnhem with the First by Lipmann Kessel

By Lipmann Kessel

Surgeon at hands is likely one of the best and dramatic own memoirs to come back out of the second one global struggle. the writer, a healthcare professional, used to be parachuted into Arnhem with the 1st Airborne department. His expert ability was once instantaneously validated to the restrict and the modest detachment with which he describes critical operations played less than appalling stipulations could by myself be sufficient to advantage the reissue of the booklet. yet of equivalent value is the author’s account of his unceasing efforts to prevent the Germans evacuating the clinic, a fight which needs to necessarily be visible opposed to his Jewish heritage. upload to this the author’s hair-raising get away and the heroism of the Dutch Resistance and you've got all of the components of a very amazing book.

The flame of ‘Arnhem’ has in recent times been rekindled through Cornelius Ryan’s booklet and the 30th anniversary ceremonies. yet Ryan was once an historian; Kessel used to be a player; and it is just during the eyes of the contributors that the reader can truthfully determine the validity of the historian’s standpoint. Lipmann Kessel’s booklet has misplaced not anything of its freshness or its drama within the thirty years because the occasions it describes came about. Now republished after being unavailable for a few years, it warmly merits to discover a brand new new release of readers.

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The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King--The Five-Star by Walter R. Borneman

By Walter R. Borneman

How history's purely five-star admirals triumphed in global conflict II and made the U.S. the world's dominant sea power.

Only 4 males in American background were promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. those 4 males have been the easiest and the brightest the army produced, and jointly they led the U.S. military to victory in global battle II, developing the U.S. because the world's maximum fleet.

In THE ADMIRALS, award-winning historian Walter R. Borneman tells their tale in complete element for the 1st time. Drawing upon journals, send logs, and different basic assets, he brings a massive historic second to existence, exhibiting us how the 4 admirals revolutionized naval battle ceaselessly with submarines and plane companies, and the way those men-who have been either neighbors and rivals-worked jointly to make sure that the Axis fleets lay destroyed at the ocean flooring on the finish of worldwide warfare II.

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Descent into Darkness: Pearl Harbor, 1941—A Navy Diver's by Edward C. Raymer

By Edward C. Raymer

On December 7, 1941, because the nice battleships Arizona, Oklahoma, and Utah lie paralyzed and burning within the aftermath of the japanese assault on Pearl Harbor, a crack workforce of U.S. military salvage divers headed via Edward C. Raymer are hurriedly flown to Oahu from the mainland. The divers were given a Herculean job: rescue the sailors and Marines trapped lower than, and resurrect the delight of the Pacific fleet.

Now for the 1st time, the executive diver of the Pearl Harbor salvage operations, Cmdr. Edward C. Raymer, USN (Ret.), tells the total tale of the determined makes an attempt to save lots of crewmembers stuck inside of their sinking ships. Descent into Darkness is the one e-book to be had that describes the elevating and salvage operations of sunken battleships following the December seventh attack.

Once Raymer and his workforce of divers entered the interiors of the sunken shipwrecks—attempting untested and very likely lethal diving techniques—they skilled a global of overall blackness, not able to determine even the faceplates in their helmets. through memorizing the ships’ blueprints and utilizing their experience of contact, the divers groped their means thousands of toes contained in the sunken vessels to make upkeep and salvage very important conflict fabric. The divers realized easy methods to deal with such unseen hazards as falling gadgets, sharks, the eerie presence of floating human our bodies, and the consistent danger of jap assaults from above.

Though lots of those divers have been killed or heavily injured throughout the wartime salvage operations, by and large they'd nice luck acting what very unlikely jobs. between their credit, Raymer’s group raised the sunken battleships USS West Virginia, USS Nevada, USS California, After Pearl Harbor they moved directly to different an important salvage paintings off Guadalcanal and the websites of alternative nice sea battles.

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