World War II—with its multiple fronts, its massive battles, its appalling death toll, and its far-reaching consequences—continues to fascinate historians and the general public. More than 50 years after the war’s end, new details and compelling stories are still coming to light. Many are being published in MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.
Drawn from the pages of that award-winning, authoritative journal, nine vivid essays reveal little-known facts and events from both the European and Asian theaters. W. A. B. Douglas explains how the Nazis established a post in North America to obtain current weather information—an enormous advantage in battles. William H. Whyte gives an eyewitness account of patrolling Guadalcanal as a junior Marine officer. George Feifer describes Joseph Goebbels’s race to complete one final motion picture for the Reich before its fall. Other renowned historians take us from Europe to the Asian theater, bringing the war and its key events to life.
Hit movies including Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, and Enemy at the Gates, as well as bestselling books such as D-Day June 6, 1944 and Blind Man’s Bluff have sparked a revival of interest in World War II history among all ages. This second set of essays from No End Save Victory will find a large and appreciative audience eager to learn more about his most crucial of twentieth-century conflicts.
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