Tag Archives: World War II

Deal Me In 2015: Week 5 “The Encirclement” by Tamas Dobozy

Finally, I drew a spade (still waiting on clubs!) and this leads me to my first story in Tamas Dobozy’s Siege 13 book, “The Encirclement”. Deal Me In is sponsored by Jay at Bibliophilopolis. You can find the general guidelines … Continue reading

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“Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Account” by WIlliam E. Dyess

“Bataan Death March: A Survivor’s Account” is the true story of William E. Dyess’ survival of the Japanese POW camps. It covers action Dyess sees right before capture by the Japanese, the march to the first POW camp and subsequent marches to … Continue reading

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Factual Friday (Special Sunday Edition)

USS Arizona Memorial (photo courtesy Wikipedia) Today, Sunday, December 7, 2014 marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Over 2,500 military personnel and civilians lost their lives that day and while their souls went to rest, … Continue reading

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“Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand

This book takes the reader through the life of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic athlete and WWII veteran who survived being a prisoner of Japanese POW camps. It is 398 pages and a bit of a tear jerker as well. The book covers the … Continue reading

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“The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw

“The Bedford Boys” by Alex Kershaw is a story about the town of Bedford, Virginia and the men in their National Guard unit who were activated to the Army during World War II. This town suffered more loss of life … Continue reading

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“Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The Disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II” by Jeffrey R. Cox

As many of you know, the part of World War II I’m the weakest on is the Pacific War campaign. I’ve purchased several books on this topic in hopes to rectify this weakness. A friend of mine actually turned me … Continue reading

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Factual Friday – D-Day Edition

“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our … Continue reading

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