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Japan's World War II Legacy: Interviews with Japanese Veterans

Hiroko Sherwin

Feb 2016

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Storm Over Leyte: The Philippine Invasion and the Destruction of the Japanese Navy

John Prados

July 2016

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As Allied ships prepared for the invasion of the Philippine island of Leyte, every available warship, submarine and airplane was placed on alert while Japanese admiral Kurita Takeo stalked Admiral William F. Halsey’s unwitting American armada. It was the beginning of the epic Battle of Leyte Gulf—the greatest naval battle in history.

In Storm Over Leyte, acclaimed historian John Prados gives readers an unprecedented look at both sides of this titanic naval clash, demonstrating that, despite the Americans’ overwhelming superiority in firepower and supplies, the Japanese achieved their goal, inflicting grave damage on U.S. forces. And for the first time, readers will have access to the naval intelligence reports that influenced key strategic decisions on both sides.

Drawing upon a wealth of untapped sources—U.S. and Japanese military records, diaries, declassified intelligence reports and postwar interrogation transcripts—Prados offers up a masterful narrative of naval conflict on an epic scale.
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The Survivors of the Kurland Pocket 1944-1945

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The Survivors of the Kurland Pocket 1944-1945 July 2015

Richard Wade
American Military University

Printed Hardcover Edition and Paperback Softcover.

A cutting edge work of new scholarship and historical detail this study offers an in-depth examination of the Kurland battles from both a strategic and tactical viewpoint. Wade’s Eastern Front expertise and research has developed a solid narrative, chronology and breakdown of the individual battles while exploring the technical military science behind the combat and providing a gripping account and a compelling historical work of research.
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New Isaev book.

Isaev, the author of "Tomb of the Panzerwaffe," has a new book coming out in English from Helion titled "Dubno 1941."

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Matev book

Matev has a book coming out from Helion titled "Red Wind Over the Balkans."

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Tigers in Combat III

Schneider has a new one from Helion..."Tigers in Combat III"

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Totenkopf II

Yerger's Totenkopf II from Helion is on Amazon.com.

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Norwegian WSS

New Helion book: "Norwegian Volunteers of the Waffen SS" by Brenden and Natedal.

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"After Stalingrad" memoir.

The German soldier Adalbert Holl, who had his Stalingrad memoir, "An Infantryman in Stalingrad," published by Jason Mark, now has his POW memoir, "After Stalingrad," being published by Pen and Sword.

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Magyar Warriors: The History of the Royal Hungarian Armed Forces, 1919-1945 Volume 2

By Denes Bernad & Charles Kliment

Helion

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The Hungarian armed forces (known as the Honvedseg) were built up from the 1920s, their expansion gaining momentum once Hungary became free of the strict post-First World War Trianon treaty limitations in August 1938. Politically, Hungary was looking for a strong ally, who would help it to recover at least some of the territories containing sizable Magyar ethnic populations that had been lost after the First World War. Initially, in the mid-1930s, Italy gave political assistance and supplied military materiel; then on the eve of the Second World War Germany also lent some support. In November 1938, Hungary managed to peacefully recover a chunk of its former territory from Czechoslovakia, followed by the Sub-Carpathian area during a brief border war in March 1939, and then the northern part of Transylvania from Rumania in August 1940. Later, in April 1941, the Bachka region and parts of Baranya were also taken back from the dismembered Yugoslavia, in a swift military action. The rub is that Hungary was sucked into the cauldron of the Eastern Front, and soon the Honveds (Hungarian soldiers) found themselves deep in Soviet territory, outgunned and outnumbered by the Red Army. Later on, from August 1944, the beleaguered Honvedseg had to fight in defense of its own territory. Alongside tiny Croatia, Hungary remained the last German ally up to the bitter end, and paid the price accordingly. This comprehensive reference, to be published in three volumes the fruit of over twenty years of meticulous research strives to provide a complete picture of the Hungarian armed forces between the years 1919 and 1945. Volume 1 (published in 2015) presents a brief history of the Magyars up until the end of the Second World War, as well as the building of the armed forces, and details the armored formations and their equipment. Volume 2 covers in great details the activity of the air force (Chapter 4), the river flotilla (Chapter 5), as well as the combat operations of the Honvedseg (Chapter 6). The final volume will contain type sheets of every weapon and vehicle used by the Army, as well as all aircraft types in service with the Air Force. The discussed topics are described in great details, and illustrated with over 500 photographs, several maps and many tables."
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Stalin's Favorite: The Combat History of the 2nd Guards Tank Army from Kursk to Berlin: Volume 2: From Lublin to Berlin, July 1944-May 1945

By Igor Nebolsin

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The author Igor Nebolsin continues with his detailed chronology of the 2nd Guards Tank Army s combat operations. This volume includes the hard fighting outside of Warsaw in the summer of 1944; the 2nd Belorussian Front s winter offensive in the Vistula Oder operation and the ensuing combat in Pomerania; and the final assault on Berlin, when the 2nd Guards Tank Army enveloped the German capital from the north and entered the city from north and west, fighting its way to the Tiergarten Park in the heart of Berlin. The author also briefly discusses the 2nd Guards Tank Army s subsequent history as part of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, its eventual disbanding in 1997, and its reconstitution four years later on 4 September 2001. As with the first volume, the author s study is based upon the Army s operational documents from the Central Archives of the Russian Defense Ministry and recollections of its veterans, and received the active cooperation of Major-General Anatoly Shvebig, who was formerly a deputy commander of the 2nd Guards Tank Army s 12th Guards Tank Corps. It includes objective after-action reports from the Army s commander General Bogdanov and its subordinate formation commanders. Of note in this volume are General Bogdanov s recommendations for a tank army s table of organization and equipment and its proper use in combat operations, written shortly after the war ended. Illustrated with numerous images and supplemented with detailed tables, this volume completes the exhaustive study of the 2nd Guards Tank Army, Stalin s favorite.""
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Steel Wall at Arnhem: The Destruction of 4 Parachute Brigade 19 September 1944

David Truesdale

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Everything Worked Like Clockwork...: The Mechanization of British Regular and Household Cavalry 1918-1942

Roger Salmon

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The mechanization of British and Household Cavalry regiments took place between the two World Wars and on into 1942. This book describes the process by which many horsed cavalrymen were retrained to operate and fight in Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) and the experiences of some of the men and regiments involved. Extensive use has been made of regimental and War Office archives, and particularly from the Imperial War Museum s sound archives - the oral testimonies of soldiers who had experienced this huge change. A small number of veterans are, or were, still living and were interviewed by the author for this work. The reason given for the delay in cavalry mechanization - cited in some military histories and much influenced by the writings of Sir Basil Liddell Hart - was the reluctance by the cavalrymen to part with their horses and their technophobic attitude. This book tests the accuracy of this assertion, together with what was the availability of suitable and sufficient armored fighting vehicles to replace the cavalry s horses. Of special interest is the examination of the historical papers of the tank manufacturers Vickers, held at the Cambridge University Library, regarding tank development and production. This story of mechanizing the cavalry has been set against the backdrop of the social, economic and political climate of the 1920s and 1930s, and the pressure on politicians of the wider franchise and public opinion. In researching this aspect, the Britain by Mass Observation archives - held at the University of Sussex - have been most illuminating. The interwar impact on cavalry mechanization; the role of the British Army in general; disarmament; and rearmament are described - again with illustrations from oral testimonies
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Air Wars 1920-1939: The Development and Evolution of Fighter Tactics

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Su-152: And Related Vehicles



The T-34 Goes to War

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In 2012, the company that created World of Tanks, the phenominal world-wide massive, multi-player online game, started publishing a series of books in Russian that utilized Soviet documents and archival materials that had never before been seen by outsiders or published in any language about the design, procurement, development, manufacturing, and combat employment of Soviet armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) during World War Two (the Great Patriotic War to Russians). Now these remarkable books are being published in English with the obvious aphorism The Russian View. More than 100 photos, illustrations, tables, and diagrams tell the story about the development and operational deployment of the legendary T-34 tank.
Never played the game so can't speak to that aspect but this could be a good series if it delivers on its promises. The price isn't too bad and translations of Russian work are always welcome in fleshing out the literature.
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