ww2

  1. NSP

    Reference Image Stuart Light Tanks

    Stuart MkIV M3A1:- Stuart MkVI M5A1:-
  2. NSP

    Reference Image WW2 Scout/Armoured Cars and Derivatives (incl. Inter-War).

    For all WW2/Inter-war scout and armoured cars, plus the R/C tankette weapons (as there's not much point having a "Goliath" thread, as far as I can see). Daimler Dingo:-
  3. daz

    Reference Image Douglas SBD Dauntless

    Well, since so many are being build, such as the one by @Simmerit. we might as well have an SBD thread :) Atlantic colour scheme A-24 version
  4. daz

    Reference Image Guns and Tows - for all WW2 artillery and their towing vehicles

    At @SPROCKET321 request, a thread dedicated to all field artillery and their towing vehicles
  5. seaweed

    How Carriers Fought

    Focusing on the big Pacific carrier battles of WW2, the author wanted to find out how they were fought, why particular methods and strategies were used, and whether the parties (particularly the USN) could have done better. He couldn't find a book that told him those things, so set about writing...
  6. seaweed

    Henry Harwood

    At last we have a proper biography of Admiral Sir Henry Harwood (1888-1950), who in 1939 drove the Nazi pocket battleship Graf Spee to an ignominious grave, the climax of over three years spent in Latin American waters studying just the raider problem he came to face - and in making himself...
  7. Stumpy4154

    Waffen SS Armour in Normandy

    I looked forward to reviewing this book as it is a topic about which I have a large interest (alongside the battle at Arnhem) as well as potentially getting some ideas for my modelling dioramas. On receiving it I had a quick skim through to gauge the contents and to see if it was going to be a...
  8. P

    Regimental marching songs and hymns

    Hello to you all. I’m looking for the Second World War regimental marching songs and/or hymns of the following infantry regiments: - Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire LI - Highland Light Infantry Is there anyone who could help me please? Thanks in advance :)
  9. Themanwho

    US Marine Corps in the Second World War

    The old cliché of “A picture paints a thousand words” still holds true. If you are interested in looking at the hardware of amphibious warfare, or want to see what the men who carried out their herculean tasks looked like (without getting bogged down in pages of text), then this book is for you...
  10. D

    Kursk 1943

    The author has written a very well researched and enjoyable book. This reviewer previously knew little of the war on the Eastern Front and is now much more knowledgeable about it. Kursk was one of the decisive battles and was the beginning of the end to the war in the east. The author has not...
  11. Captain_Crusty

    Gunfire! British Artillery in World War II

    Stig Moberg served for many years as a Reservist artillery officer in Sweden. In the early 2000s he was prompted to choose the Royal Artillery in World War Two as the subject of a book after discovering how many archives were available in the UK. He published the book in Swedish originally and...
  12. Auld-Yin

    The Japanese Battleship ISE by Carlo Cestra

    There have been quite a few books which are aimed at the modelling fraternity reviewed on Arrse recently and this is another. Seaweed reviewed two from this particular series from Kagero Books, Destroyer Shimakaze and Schnellboot S-38 & S-100. I will deal with this book but I don’t have a lot...
  13. Auld-Yin

    Brazilians at War

    Brazil is not one of the major players in WW2 and does not feature in any Hollywood or Elstree Studio lists. They were however an important player in that they, along with the United States, patrolled the waters off their coasts which were a hunting ground for German and Italian submarines...
  14. CanteenCowboy

    The Battle of The Dnepr

    This book is a combination of two reports compiled by the Red Army General Staff's Military-Historical Directorate, which was charged with collecting and analysing their War experiences. It is clearly of its time, and shows even though it's written within a year of the end of the War the Cold...
  15. CanteenCowboy

    Eagles over Husky

    The debut from this young academic is based on his Master's Thesis, its an excellent book covering a critical period in the Allied campaign in the Mediterranean theatre and it's strategic aims and direction. Although this book is primarily concerned with the higher direction of the Allied War...
  16. seaweed

    Destroyer Shimakaze

    The Japanese destroyer Shimakaze (operational Spring 1943 - November 1944) was a one-off development of the Kaguro class, but longer, with a heavier torpedo armament and higher speed (nearly 41 knots), achieved through boiler power roughly equivalent to a British cruiser. Indeed her armament...
  17. seaweed

    Cruiser Maya

    The last of the last class of IJN cruisers, the heavy cruiser Maya was twice modernised for an AA role in 1944 - and is shown here in her final configuration. There is an excellent analysis of the effectiveness (and otherwise) of these improvements. The 700 crew listed in Jane's seems to have...
  18. Themanwho

    Horrocks – The General Who Led From The Front

    Written by Philip Warner, this is possibly the most engaging biography I’ve ever read - something I don’t say lightly. This excellent book charts the careers of Lieutenant General Sir Brian Horrocks, from Subaltern in the Great War, through various inter war “interesting” posts (including...
  19. seaweed

    The Battling Bastards of Bataan

    The main part of this short book is a brief comic-strip account of the fighting retreat from contact of the US and Philippine Armies to eventual surrender in Bataan and Corregidor. Wertz appears coherently and correctly to summarise the action (which included the last cavalry charge in US Army...
  20. W

    A Most Enigmatic War: R.V Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939 - 1945

    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages What feats he did that day: Shakespeare might have been writing of R.V. Jones’s wartime memoirs. “Most Secret War”, published in 1978 when Jones was sixty-seven, made an instant celebrity of its author; hitherto largely...
  21. seaweed

    Prisoner of the Samurai

    James Gee was a marine on board USS Houston when she was sunk by the Japanese in the Battle of Sunda Strait on 28th February 1942. Unknown to his family he survived as a PoW and on liberation his story was recorded by his psychiatric nurse, Rosalie Smith. Her daughter Allyson Smith has now...
  22. seaweed

    In Action with Destroyers

    Alec Dennis joined Dartmouth as a cadet in 1931 and in 1939 was hauled off his sub lieutenants' courses to join the destroyer HMS Griffin, under the exemplary leadership of Lt Cdr Johnny Lee-Barber, under whom he progressed from sub lieutenant under training, to navigating officer, and then to...
  23. CanteenCowboy

    The Accidental President

    When I saw that I'd won a prize in Auld Yin's latest Pot Luck book competition (yes read it and weep losers, I won, muwah ha ha ha...), I was looking forward to getting some light reading and a pleasant diversion from my normal fare. To say I was disappointed when this hefty tome crashed on to...
  24. overopensights

    Panzer Regiment No 1 1935-45

    This is a large ‘picture book’ size 250 x 300mm but only about 15mm thick, it has some very interesting never before seen photographs. Each photograph has a full lengthy description in German and then another caption below in English; there are well over a hundred and fifty good images. The...
  25. Zhopa

    Frantic 7

    Operation FRANTIC was the overall name for shuttle bombing missions carried out by the 8th and 15th US Air Forces between their bases in the UK and Italy and outstations in the USSR. The operation was conceived not only to extend the striking range of US aircraft by flying directly on to the...
  26. CanteenCowboy

    First Kills

    The author is the son of the subject Polish Fighter Pilot Wladslaw Gnys, and has written a biography of his father after researching through the archives of the Polish Air Force, the French Air Force and finally the RAF all of which his father served in during WW 2. The biography draws heavily...
  27. Z

    S.O.E. CD1 The Life and Times of Sir Frank Nelson

    Available to pre-order now at > Home < The biography of Sir Frank Nelson KCMG, the first Chief of the Special Operations Executive. Mike Palmer's book is the foundation of a British Heritage 'Blue Plaque' submission to acknowledge the work of Sir Frank Nelson, a name forgotten in history.
  28. I

    And in other Para News

    This sad milestone was reached Spalding’s last man of Arnhem dies
  29. dropshortjock

    Replacement Medals - WW2

    Could anyone please let me know of a dealer/company with a good reputation to buy replica medals from? I'm looking to purchase replicas of my grandfather's medals for my mother, I've seen some dealers on Amazon but if any fellow ARRSERS could recommend someone I'd be grateful! Medals to be...
  30. seaweed

    Hitler's (and Speer's) subterranean weapons empire

    A 2004 film resurrected on Quest, 1st episode was last night (Sunday 21.2.2016 at 2200) The Reich Underground: Terror From Below | Quest TV A vast and chilling monument to German ghastliness and the thousands of slave labourers murdered to build it.
  31. guzzijon

    Code-breakers BBC2 Now

    Sorry for late notice- started 9pm- about breaking Lorenz. Excellent but my brain hurts- these people were way beyond phenomenal, thank god for them.
  32. guzzijon

    The Spitfire: Britain's Flying Past - BBC2 tonight 9pm

    Just a heads up. I hadn't seen this advertised, with John Sergeant.

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