Secret Casualties of World War Two by Simon Webb

Secret Casualties of World War Two by Simon Webb

Secret Casualties of World War Two by Simon Webb* – Uncovering the Civilian Deaths from Friendly Fire is a fascinating book, so worth reading. Webb gives quotes from primary sources, including some newspapers articles. He examines bomb-shelters and the Anti-Aircraft guns used at the time.…

Total Undersea War by Aaron Stephan Hamilton

Total Undersea War by Aaron Stephan Hamilton

Total Undersea War by Aaron Stephan Hamilton*, with the subtitle The Evolutionary Role of the Snorkel in Donitz’s U-Boat Fleet 1944-1945, is a book about U-boats. At ~350 pages (excluding the appendix and bibliography) this is a very detailed book on U-boats developed in the…

Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington

When it comes to war, and especially WW2, I think of food shortages and mass destruction, but I did not consider how much life changed. Women’s Lives and Clothes in WW2 by Lucy Adlington* deals with a less thought-off aspect of everyday life during wartime:…

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson

WW2 From Above by Julian Thompson* gives an aerial view of the battle sites. The satellite images are annotated with details of the battle and the forces involved are marked on the image too. It is similar to a battle map, but made on a…

The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland

The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland

I have to admit that I was not sure what rating to give to The Battle of the Atlantic by Bernard Ireland*. It is a good history book, with plenty of facts and details. At the same time, it is quite dry. In the end…

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland

RAF: The Official Story by James Holland* is a very interesting book. It covers the whole history of the RAF, since before its birth in 1918. The Royal Air Force is the oldest air force in the world and it has a fascinating story. I…