Summary Book Review The Canadians at War 1939/45 by Reader's Digest Association (Canada):
Download or read book The Canadians at War 1939/45 written by Reader's Digest Association (Canada) and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 687 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Hampshire at War, 1939–45 by Murray Rowlands:
Download or read book Hampshire at War, 1939–45 written by Murray Rowlands and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2018-03-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hampshire at War 1939-45 looks at the pivotal role Hampshire played during the Second World War, including principal details of the genesis for D-Day and how the Battle for Britain happened on a day by day basis. The author highlights the peoples experience of total war from the blitz in Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton, along with raids throughout the county, not to mention the role played by the Royal Navy at sea and in the dockyards. As well as saluting the role of civilians who created and built Spitfires and Hurricanes, the book places a rightful spotlight on the role Hampshire's women played in the final victory.Hampshires major effort towards final victory arose from the towns and hamlets of the county. Training for the secret war and espionage took place in Beaulieu and the training for the Cockleshell Heroes took place around Southsea. Hampshires war involved the arrival of men and women from all over the world, but in particular from Canada and America with important cultural changes for everyone living there. When invasion threatened in 1940, a defence of Britain had to be organised and Hampshire's coast was particularly vulnerable. Details of how German troops would be resisted after landings in the Solent and along Hampshires coast are also explored.Hampshire at War 1939 - 1945 traces the progress of evacuating its children from vulnerable cities such as Southampton and Portsmouth, and records the experiences of the children themselves. But most importantly, Murray Rowlands provides the experience of living through the Second World War, as it happened.
Summary Book Review The Canadians at War 1939/45 by Reader's Digest Association (Canada):
Download or read book The Canadians at War 1939/45 written by Reader's Digest Association (Canada) and published by . This book was released on 1971 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Canadians at War, 1939/45 by Reader's Digest Association (Canada):
Download or read book The Canadians at War, 1939/45 written by Reader's Digest Association (Canada) and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of stories about the Canadians in WW II.
Summary Book Review Warwick at War 1939–45 by Graham Sutherland:
Download or read book Warwick at War 1939–45 written by Graham Sutherland and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2020-03-20 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When the Second World War broke out, Warwick already had public air raid shelters planned, gas masks were being distributed, and there was even a power struggle when Warwickshire County Council took control of the Air Raid Wardens from the police. Although Warwick was not a prime target for the Luftwaffe, nearby Coventry was and minor blackout regulations were rigorously enforced. St Mary`s Church was believed to have been used as a marker for the Luftwaffe, and when Coventry was attacked in November 1940, the flames could be seen from Warwick. Afterwards, refugees soon began arriving from the stricken city. Visiting American and Canadian troops were welcomed in their thousands, although other temporarily stationed service personnel were not always so popular, as their arrival coincided with a shortage of other local young men in the town and bigamy cases were not unknown. Meanwhile, rationing brought its own problems; the stealing of both petrol and ration coupons was not unheard of, while the shortage of petrol resulted in a rise in offences involving the use of bicycles, usually by service personnel. By late 1944, it was apparent the Allies had won the war and the Home Guard was stood down. Indeed, the celebrations for VE Day had been prepared long before victory was declared.
Summary Book Review Brighton at War 1939–45 by Douglas d’Enno:
Download or read book Brighton at War 1939–45 written by Douglas d’Enno and published by Pen and Sword Military. This book was released on 2021-12-31 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long before war was declared on 3 September 1939, Brighton had steadily and carefully prepared for the coming conflict by building shelters, organising defence and rescue services, and providing the population with advice of its own or from government sources. These precautions stood the town in good stead when the first bombs fell on it in mid-1940 and during the many subsequent attacks. The resort did not, admittedly, suffer as grievously as some others on the South Coast, yet civilian casualties totalled nearly 1,000, of whom over 200 were killed, 357 were seriously injured and 433 slightly injured. This is not the first book to reveal the toll of the bombs locally, but it is the first to describe, in parallel, day-to-day events and societal responses during the nearly six years of conflict. As elsewhere, restrictions often made life arduous for residents. Yet despite the hardship, the town’s citizens even marshalled sufficient resources to ‘adopt’ two battleships and generously saved towards assisting with other wartime causes, such as help to our ally, Russia. The hospitality trade and resort-related services suffered greatly during the periods when the defence ban on entering the town was enforced. In many respects, however, life went on largely as before, particularly in the spheres of entertainment, leisure and some sports. Douglas d’Enno, an authority on the history of Brighton and environs, shows in meticulous detail, in absorbing text and numerous pictures, how life in wartime Brighton was a struggle for many, but never dull.
Summary Book Review The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945 by Vincent OÕHara:
Download or read book The German Fleet at War, 1939-1945 written by Vincent OÕHara and published by Naval Institute Press. This book was released on 2013-07-10 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The German Fleet at War relates the little-known history of the Kriegsmarine's surface fleet with a focus on the sixty-nine surface naval battles fought by Germany's major warships against the large warships of the British, French, American, Polish, Soviet, Norwegian and Greek navies. It emphasizes operational details but also paints a broad overview of the naval war. The book addresses the lack of information about the specifics of naval engagements in World War II and provides a database of naval engagements for comparison and analysis, but unlike most reference works, it has a continuous narrative and a theme. The result is a unique overview of the German and Allied navies at war that provides new appreciation of their activities and accomplishments.
Summary Book Review Britain at War 1939-1945 by Brian Williams:
Download or read book Britain at War 1939-1945 written by Brian Williams and published by Jarrold Publishing. This book was released on 2005-04 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a salute to those who fought in the forces and on many fronts, recalling days of hardship and loss, but also the forging of life-long friendships and community spirit for which World War II will always be remembered. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel, specially more titles in this series. More titles in the History of Britain Series Ancient Britain Invaders in Britian Elizabethan England Kings & Queens Maritime Britain Medieval England Romans in Britain Tudor England Victorian Britain
Summary Book Review Europe at War 1939-1945 by Norman Davies:
Download or read book Europe at War 1939-1945 written by Norman Davies and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The conventional narrative of the Second World War is well known: after six years of brutal fighting on land, sea and in the air, the Allied Powers prevailed and the Nazi regime was defeated. But as in so many things, the truth is somewhat different. Bringing a fresh eye to bear on a story we think we know, Norman Davies.Davies forces us to look again at those six years and to discard the usual narrative of Allied good versus Nazi evil, reminding us that the war in Europe was dominated by two evil monsters - Hitler and Stalin - whose fight for supremacy consumed the best people in Germany and in the USSR . The outcome of the war was at best ambiguous, the victory of the West was only partial, its moral reputation severely tarnished and, for the greater part of the continent of Europe, ‘liberation’ was only the beginning of more than fifty years of totalitarian oppression. ‘Davies writes with real knowledge and passion.’ Michael Burleigh, Evening Standard ‘Punchy and compelling' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph
Summary Book Review Stafford at War, 1939–1945 by Nick Thomas:
Download or read book Stafford at War, 1939–1945 written by Nick Thomas and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2009-06-18 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stafford at War is a vivid many-sided portrait of a county town during one of the extraordinary periods in English history. In his wide-ranging narrative Nick Thomas looks at the impact of the Second World War on the townspeople - how it affected their daily lives, their work, their families. And he recalls the contribution Stafford made to the war effort at home and abroad. The story he tells gives a fascinating insight into wartime life and it is a moving record of the sacrifices made by local people. His detailed and fully illustrated account will be fascinating reading for everyone who knows Stafford and wants to find out about its history.
Summary Book Review Reader's Digest the Canadians at War 1939-45 by Reader's Digest Association:
Download or read book Reader's Digest the Canadians at War 1939-45 written by Reader's Digest Association and published by . This book was released on 1986-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review RAF Bomber Command at War 1939–1945 by Craig Armstrong:
Download or read book RAF Bomber Command at War 1939–1945 written by Craig Armstrong and published by Pen and Sword Aviation. This book was released on 2021-04-28 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Royal Air Force had placed a great deal of faith in its force of bombers, Bomber Command, in the event of a future war. The belief in the ability of formations of bombers flying in daylight and unescorted, protecting themselves from enemy fighter attack, informed early tactics but led to bloody losses. Hampered by government restrictions on targets, by late 1941 Bomber Command was in crisis. As a result, and coupled the growing dire war situation, a new and forceful commander, Sir Arthur Harris, was appointed and new strategies allowed Bomber Command to broaden its attacks despite some opposition. The result was the area bombing strategy which focussed attacks upon enemy held towns and cities. This Main Offensive period lasted throughout 1943-1944 and saw both victories and defeats. It was also the period that saw a limited number of precision attacks; on Augsburg, Peenemunde and, most famously, the Ruhr dams. Bomber Command also aided in tactical and strategic support for the invasion of Europe and the subsequent fight to push inland. New technological developments allowed Bomber Command to hit V-Weapons sites and to focus more on precision bombing, but Harris remained determined to hit German towns and cities whenever possible, while the Command's growing power allowed it to rain devastation upon its targets, culminating at Dresden. Much has been written about Bomber Command, but this book focusses largely on those who took part in the raids and on public attitudes towards the campaign in Britain. Using accounts from national and local archives, newspapers and existing historiography, the book seeks to shed light on untold stories from Bomber Command’s war.
Summary Book Review Intrepid Warriors by Bernd Horn:
Download or read book Intrepid Warriors written by Bernd Horn and published by Dundurn. This book was released on 2007-11-15 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Command and leadership are very personal endeavours. The manner in which an individual commands others and exercises leadership speaks more to the character and personality of the individual in question than it does to the concept of command or leadership in and of themselves. Intrepid Warriors takes an intimate look at a number of Canada’s finest military commanders and leaders during the crucible of war. Collectively, the chapters in this volume offer invaluable insights into different command and leadership approaches, behaviours, and styles. They also reinforce the timeless truth that the character and presence of courageous leaders are critical to military outcomes, particularly during times of ambiguity, uncertainty, and chaos.
Summary Book Review The Canadians at War 1939-1945 Vol. II. by Reader's Digest:
Download or read book The Canadians at War 1939-1945 Vol. II. written by Reader's Digest and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 687 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Ortona written by Mark Zuehlke and published by D & M Publishers. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A masterful retelling one of the major victories of Canadian troops over the German army’s elite division during WWII. In one blood-soaked, furious week of fighting, from December 20 to December 27, 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division took the town of Ortona, Italy, from elite German paratroopers ordered to hold the medieval port town at all costs. Infantrymen serving in the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and the Seaforth Highlanders, supported by tankers of the Three Rivers Regiment, moved from house to house in hand-to-hand combat amid heavy shelling and wrested the town from the grip of the fierce German defenders. Getting into Ortona had been a battle of its own. Ortona, the pearl of the Adriatic, stands on a promontory impregnable from three sides, with seacliffs on the north and east, and a deep ravine on the west. The Canadian infantrymen, drawn from virtually every corner of Canada, attacked from the south under the command of Major-General Chris Vokes, fighting across narrow gullies, mud-choked vineyards and olive groves, into the narrow streets of Ortona itself. When the vicious battle was over, 2605 Canadians were dead or wounded. But the town that had become known as "Little Stalingrad" was now in Allied hands.
Summary Book Review The Navy at War, 1939-1945 by Stephen Wentworth Roskill:
Download or read book The Navy at War, 1939-1945 written by Stephen Wentworth Roskill and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: