ww2

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. I

    And in other Para News

    This sad milestone was reached Spalding’s last man of Arnhem dies
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. guzzijon

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

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