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Steve Mercatante
on: Jul 31 2013 - 2:31pm

The Telegraph is reporting on how, following the September 1938 Nazi initiated dismemberment of Czechoslovakia, the Bank of England transferred to Germany Czech gold held in its vaults. This gold, valued at 5.6 million pounds, was sent to the Reichsbank in spite of the fact Czech assets had been frozen in response to what was essentially an invasion of Czechoslovakia enabled by British and French efforts to avoid outright war via acquiescing to Hitler's demands.

The actual transfer of the

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jul 22 2013 - 6:07pm

The first operational deployment of the USS Freedom (LCS-1) remains an ongoing disaster. The latest snafu occurred while the Freedom was operating off the coast of Singapore. There, and on July 20th, the Freedom temporarily lost propulsive power.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jul 10 2013 - 6:47pm

Now it may seem like all we have been publishing lately are notices about the great reviews garnered by Globe at War editor Steven Mercatante's book Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe. However, we do have more great content to come, it's just that lately the reviews have been coming in at a rapid pace. And so here we are again.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jul 3 2013 - 4:13pm

The August 2013 Issue of WW II History Magazine is now available, and includes for its readers a recommendation of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe.

Each month the magazine reviews recent books, and on page 71 of the current issue WWII History praises Why Germany Nearly Won as "an intriguing book that will surely be of great interest to students of World War II. It offers a fresh analysis of why Germany was beaten and poses reasons why it should have won."

 

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jun 24 2013 - 4:30pm

The June 2013 Issue of Britain at War Magazine has ) has recommended the UK edition of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe as an item of interest for its readers. Each month the magazine's "Reconnaissance Report" singles out the latest books, DVDs, and other items that would be of interest to its readers.

For those of you who don't know Britain at War is the UK's best selling military history magazine.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jun 21 2013 - 8:24pm

The Michigan War Studies Review (MiWSR) has just published my latest book review. This is my second review for MiWSR (an online scholarly journal affiliated with the Michigan War Studies Group) and it is of Matthew Brzezinski's Isaac's Army: A Story of Courage and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland.

My first review for MiWSR was of Nathan N. Prefer's The Battle for Tinian: Vital Stepping Stone in America's War Against Japan. I was able to recommend the book, and enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jun 18 2013 - 12:19am

The British Army Rumour Service (a blog and web community for those with an interest in the British Army) has just published it's review and endorsement of the UK edition of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe.

The review praises Why Germany Nearly Won as "a good read." The research that went into the book is also commended with the review stating that "the author has no end of numbers to back up his position and has obviously studied the subject in some

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Steve Mercatante
on: Jun 6 2013 - 2:23pm

Today is the anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in history; codenamed Operation Overlord by the Allies, but universally known since as "D-Day". Exactly 69 years ago approximately 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the coast of Nazi occupied Normandy, France thus beginning the Second World War's final act. Though thousands of Allied soldiers, mostly U.S.

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Steve Mercatante
on: May 23 2013 - 4:51pm

In the U.S. the upcoming Memorial Day weekend is very much in our thoughts, with visions in our heads of impending parades, barbeque's, time spent with family, and general relaxation. However, we at The Globe at War would also like to remind everyone of the true purpose of Memorial Day; that being taking the time to honor the sacrifices made by our fellow citizens during times of war.

To that end the following table lists the total number of military deaths suffered by this nation's armed

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Steve Mercatante
on: May 9 2013 - 3:03pm

By Bryan J Dickerson*

There are several important milestone events in the life of a warship. Of particular importance are those proceedings surrounding the ship's launching and retirement from active service. Such events include the keel laying, launching, commissioning, decommissioning, and final disposition of the ship. On 23 May 2013 one of history's most powerful warships, the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62), will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its commissioning.  

USS New Jersey is

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