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Steve Mercatante
on: Aug 28 2015 - 7:19pm

On December 16, 1944 the Battle of the Bulge, or Operation Herbstnebel (Autumn Mist), began. It remains the largest battle the U.S. Army has participated in outside of the U.S. Civil War, and hundreds of books have been penned about it. But it is a German commando operation during the Nazi offensive that has created one of the Second World War's more intriguing mysteries. One that remains unsolved to this day.

In the fall of 1944 Adolf Hitler asked Otto Skorzeny to create a special unit to

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Steve Mercatante
on: Aug 1 2015 - 7:48pm

Good news, I finally convinced my publisher to lower the price of my book for my readers! It's now on sale for $14.97 (plus S&H) which is 50% off the original softcover price of $29.95. This is a special offer for visitors to Globe at War and twitter followers only!

Why Germany Nearly Won has sold well in its various editions - doubtlessly thanks to the many positive reader reviews, professional reviews, and endorsements it has garnered. For that I am grateful.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jul 24 2015 - 5:50pm

Just added four new pictures to our WWII gallery. These are of the Second World War era USN Great Lakes Training Carriers USS Sable (pictured) and USS Wolverine plus some shots of aircraft operating off their flight decks.

You can go to the gallery using the links at the top of the page or here. Enjoy, and don't forget to click on the pictures you are interested in to read the accompanying descriptions.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jun 28 2015 - 3:24pm

Stephen Barratt's two-volume set Zhitomir-Berdichev (sold separately) should go down as the definitive look from the German side of the hill at the critically important combat operations on Army Group South's left flank during the lead up to the far more famous Battle of the Korsun Pocket.

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Steve Mercatante
on: May 25 2015 - 12:57pm

When we think of the U.S. Marine Corps and World War II we all too often think of grand amphibious assaults at places like Tarawa or Iwo Jima. Rarely do we consider that the U.S. Marine Corps was, and is, more than a bunch of highly trained light infantry. So on this year's Memorial Day I would like to remind our readers of a few of the U.S. Marine Corps stunning Second World War aviation accomplishments.

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Steve Mercatante
on: May 5 2015 - 9:35pm

The Third Reich's last week is often described as a lightly contested race between the Allied and Soviet armies to see who could secure the most territory. The reality was anything but so simple. What many Americans don't appreciate is that the vicious fighting characterizing the Nazi-Soviet conflict continued well past the official end of the war.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Apr 10 2015 - 5:08pm

I am happy to report Why Germany Nearly Won has landed another positive review. This time it comes from Historyofwar.org.

The website's well regarded Second World War historians (website editor Peter Antill has authored three World War II books with Osprey, and his co-editors also have solid credentials) endorsed my work as seen in the following excerpt from their full review:

"Mercatante's main argument is that quality was more important than quantity when attempting to explain the course of

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jan 27 2015 - 10:37pm

Today, Tuesday January 27th, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It has been 70 years since the Red Army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945.

Auschwitz is actually more than just one camp. At its peak it included a network of dozens of camps all built and operated during World War II by Hitler's Third Reich in Silesia in occupied Poland. Auschwitz I and nearby Auschwitz II-Birkenau were the two main camps.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Dec 20 2014 - 2:40pm

Our latest review is published. Take Budapest! The Struggle for Hungary Autumn 1944 is a book any enthusiast of armored warfare should enjoy. Check out the review here.
 

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Steve Mercatante
on: Nov 12 2014 - 2:11am

Known as "America's Flagship" and one of the fastest ships in the Navy (in spite of her 82,538 ton full load displacement), the USS Constellation (CV-64) was a Kitty Hawk Class Supercarrier whose crews served in some of the most important US military engagements of the Cold War era and the decade that followed. Commissioned on October 27, 1961 and decommissioned on August 6, 2003 the "Connie" (as she was known by her crews) is probably best known for her service during the Vietnam War.

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