The True Story of Torpedo Squadron Eight This is an excellent look at a pivotal period from an unusual perspective. I’ve read several unit histories. Often they are a bit dull, except presumably to those with a close connection to … Continue reading
The Japanese aircraft industry produced some excellent high performance fighters towards the end of the war. The N1K was generally considered the very best among the naval types. Join me for a look at fighter that Allied pilots were thankful … Continue reading
Talk about an unexpected treasure, I think this book has been sitting in my “to read” pile for five years. I do have a large pile, and I regularly buy books that look like they might be interesting and just … Continue reading
Or Dunkirk Part II I’m still resisting the idea movie reviews will ever be a regular feature of this site, but after watching this December’s Darkest Hour I did feel something needed to be said. Especially since I commented on Dunkirk this last summer. This movie … Continue reading
The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to close World War Two have been steeped in controversy ever since. The bombs were the product of the “Manhattan Project” that started in 1942 under Major General Leslie Groves. This was a … Continue reading
A Brief Commentary by a History Nerd I’m sure most readers of this site are well aware of this summer’s rare treat, an epic summer blockbuster done as a serious take on a historic event. I’ve been very excited to … Continue reading
The attack on Pearl Harbor is already coming to be one of my most visited topics! But I had to share a few words about this excellent book.