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Author: Bob Duncan
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Title: Historic Photos of World War II: North Africa to Germany
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Publisher: Turner (September 1, 2007)
Pages: 205

Historic Photos of World War II: North Africa to Germany by Bob Duncan



World War II was a conflict that split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing sides, the Allies and the Axis. Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of more 60 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in history. From the rise of Hitler to the collapse of Nazi Germany, this is a story of the liberation of Western Europe. With a World War II was a conflict that split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing sides, the Allies and the Axis. Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of more 60 million people,.

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The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). The campaign was fought between the Allies, many of whom had colonial interests in Africa dating from the late 19th century, and the Axis Powers

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Following the fall of France, the fighting in World War II in Europe shifted to the sands of North Africa. Here is a brief summary of the fighting in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. On June 15, Wavell sought to regain the momentum in North Africa and launched Operation Battleaxe. Designed to push the German Afrika Korps out of Eastern Cyrenaica and relieve the besieged British troops at Tobruk, the operation was a total failure as Wavell's attacks were broken on the German defenses. As in World War I, Germany initiated a maritime war against Britain using U-boats (submarines) shortly after hostilities began in 1939. Following the sinking of the liner Athenia on Sep. 3, 1939, the Royal Navy implemented a convoy system for merchant shipping.

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World War II was a conflict that split a majority of the world's nations into two opposing sides, the Allies and the Axis. Spanning much of the globe, World War II resulted in the deaths of more 60 million people, making it the deadliest conflict in history. From the rise of Hitler to the collapse of Nazi Germany, this is a story of the liberation of Western Europe. With approximately 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, Historic Photos of World War II North Africa to Germany shows dramatic shots of these historical events in stunning black and white photography and is a must have for any American history buff!
Reviews: 2
Paxondano
I had the unfortunate experience of thumbing through this often-inaccurately captioned photo book at my local Waldenbooks recently, and was appalled by the many, many mistakes in identifying just who and what the reader was looking at in those historic WWII photographs.

One of many examples: a well-known photograph of General Tony McAuliffe (the artillery commander of the 101st Airborne Division, who would utter the immortal response "Nuts!" to the German surrender demand at Bastogne) addressing pilots and crewmen of C-47 aircraft about to deliver the 101st to Holland, is disconcertingly miscaptioned as: "General 'Slim Jim' Gavin of the 82nd Airborne Division addressing pilots and crewmen about to drop them into Normandy" -- wrong man, wrong division, wrong mission!

Another caption identifies a "paratrooper" with a folding-stock carbine wearing "jump boots" at a town water pump in Normandy -- the only problem being that the man is actually an 82nd Airborne Division glider infantryman -- not a paratrooper -- who's wearing standard canvas leggings over field boots.

There are, of course, accurate captions in the book, but the errors are so multitudinous and egregious (too many to count) they make a mockery of the end-flap profile of the author, described as a historical "expert" who is (with incredible gall) seeking someone to sponsor a free trip to visit the battlefields of Europe for him, where he will supposedly "expound at length" on...what? An inability to properly vet and accurately identify many of the captions in a photo book he "authored?"

The photos in the book -- many of them expanded to their original, full size -- are excellent, but if you really want to know what you're looking at, be sure you have a real expert with you when paging through it.

Better yet (and better for the author's reputation), hopefully a second edition will be published with accurate corrections to the many, many miscaptioned pictures.
Kieel
I am from the generation whose fathers fought, flew, marched, and steamed their ships through the Second World War. The war was very much a topic of conversation as I grew up (as was Korea) and the many images of those years were everywhere. While there are many movies whose scenes fill-in the spaces the real pictures used to take, I believe that the images from Hollywood, television, and all other fictions should be kept apart and inferior to the read images.

This book is a wonderful collection of a couple hundred photos with great captions that explain what it is you are looking at. Bob Duncan has provided just enough text to help us without getting in the way of the images. The book is grouped in three sections and each has a page of prefatory material.

Some of the images, such as the Frenchman crying at the fall of France, were quite famous at one time. Others deserve to become prominent. I don't recall seeing Patton pinning the Silver Star on Private Ernest A. Jenkins before. It is one that should be front and center in the stories told about Patton to balance out those costly slapping incidents.

The aerial images are stunning and you will do well to have a magnifying glass on hand to see the parachutes and gliders abandoned on the ground. We see the soldiers and airmen on their way into battle, during the fighting, and after it. It is a very nice mixture of photos from Italy and from Normandy into Germany. You should have this on your shelf and go through it with every young person you know. This is a time that has to be remembered through more than just the fictions some people want to sell us. It was real and the reality has to be told to others and passed on in order to be remembered.

Reviewed by Craig Matteson, Ann Arbor, MI