Tag Archives: World War II

“Little Boy” and “Fat Man”

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

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Dunkirk

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

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Countdown to Pearl Harbor by Steve Twomey

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.

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Sd.Kfz. 250/3

This light armored half-track saw service from early 1941 to the end of the War. Join me for a brief look at this German fighting vehicle.

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Republic P-47D Thunderbolt

In the last year or so of World War II camouflage was not really a big concern for Allied forces any longer.  That, combined with more time and resources led to many young men going to extreme lengths with the … Continue reading

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Radical Integrity: The Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Michael Van Dyke

In some ways this book is tangential to the military history I usually read.  Yet the epic of World War II influenced, shaped or ruined people from all walks of life.  In that sense it isn’t too far afield to … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor by Craig Nelson

So far on this site I’ve posted less than a dozen book reviews, yet I find myself now revisiting the Pearl Harbor raid.  No doubt this is an important and complicated event! Join with me for a second look at … Continue reading

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