Battle of Britain 1940, The Finest Hour’s Human Cost

The author has been building a formidable and acclaimed portfolio of WWII aviation history and this volume addresses the human cost. The Battle of Britain halted the German expansion, but it did so much more, it defeated Germany because the German plan for World Domination depended on a very fast victory before British and American industry could out produce that of Germany. Most Highly Recommended

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Total Undersea War, The Evolutionary Role Of The Snorkel In Donitz’s U-Boat Fleet 1944-1945

This is a very important book, aiding the understanding of how U-Boats evolved into submarines, most WWII U-Boats really being submersible torpedo boats. The term ‘submarine’ has been misused since the first primitive submersible vessels. The snorkel offered the opportunity for a submarine to remain underwater from the start of the voyage to the return to home port. Purists will say that snorkel equipped U-Boats were still not real submarines but, in tactical terms, the snorkel made the submarine. Most Highly Recommended

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Churchill’s Admiral in Two World Wars, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge & Dover

This book should be widely read because it explains exactly why the quality of RN officers made the Royal Navy dominant in two World Wars. One of the mysteries of military history is why so few can name senior naval officers, who made significant contributions to the war effort, but know the names of land forces commanders who often made rather less effective contributions. Most Highly Recommended

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The Americans and Germans at Bastogne. First-Hand Accounts Of The Commanders Who Fought

Recently declassified interviews shed fresh light on Hitler’s last great gamble with the Ardennes Offensive. The Battle of the Bulge has attracted considerable attention from historians but fresh insight is provided by the first-hand accounts of the commanders who fought it out in the snow Highly Recommended

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