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Best books about WWII?

mr.loverman

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I feel I need to educate myself about WWII. Any recommendations?
 

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not from me(other than maybe This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen - though it's a bit tangential to the topic), so I would also be curious to see what others would recommend
 

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I feel I need to educate myself about WWII. Any recommendations?
That's a big question. Do you mean causes and politics? Do you mean the details of campaigns and military history? Are you more interested in the war in Europe, the Middle East And Africa, or the Pacific War? Or everything?
 

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Start w/ this....

Then watch this...
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And finish off with this...
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Throw in a couple episodes of McHale's Navy and you will be pretty well-versed
 

romafan

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Seriously though, Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy is a good start for European theater from US perspective...

Big subject with lots of literature. I don't know of any single definitive volume...
 

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If you want to read about combat operations in Africa & Europe from a US perspective, I second Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy.

(p.s. I've been waiting years for this...)
 

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Secret Mission to the Philippines: The Story of "Spyron" & the AmericanFilipino Guerrillas of World War II
The Interrogator: The Story of Hanns Joachim Scharff, Master Interrogator of the Luftwaffe
The Watery Maze: The Story of Combined Operations
The Double-Cross System
Ten Commando
The Coast Watchers: Behind Enemy Lines The Men Who Saved the Pacific
War by Stealth: Australians and the Allied Intelligence Bureau 1942-1945
(source from 2019 reading list specialist intelligence skills and the wider profession of arms )
 

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If you want to read about combat operations in Africa & Europe from a US perspective, I second Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy.

(p.s. I've been waiting years for this...)
It's here!
 

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