In these brilliant essays, some of our finest military historians reveal little-known facts and events from WWII. W.A.B. Douglas exposes the Nazi's armed landing on North American soil. William H. Whyte gives a riveting account of patrolling Guadalcanal as a junior Marine officer. George Feifer follows Goebbels' race to complete one last movie before the fall of the Reich. William Manchester revisits the Battle of Britain and a myriad of "what-ifs" that might have changed that outcome. For the first time, we see the battle of Tarawa from the Japanese side - and learn how the Saipan suicides were cruelly exploited as propaganda. We feel the fear that the Nazis will succeed in developing a superweapon. And we hear the secret a Royal Navy sub-lieutenant held close for 45 years.
Includes:Undaunted by Odds by William ManchesterThe Turning Points of Tarawa by Joseph H. AlexanderThe Day the Hornet Sank by Alvin KernanThe Last Picture Show by George FeiferBeachhead Labrador by W.A.B. DouglasGott Mit Whom? by David Balme, as told to John McCormickPatrolling Guadalcanal by William H. WhytePeppermint and Alsos by Ferenc M. SzaszThe Myth of the Saipan Suicides by Haruko Taya Cook
Edited by Robert Cowley, editor of the What If? series.
©2001 American Historical Publications Inc.; (P)2001 HighBridge Company