This book is written for the World War II experts, the historians, both amateur and professional, who have a firm grasp on the facts and figures of the conflict, until now. It is filled with information that is most frequently deleted and excluded by many writers and publishers as being too esoteric, too marginal, but all included here. This book will be a valuable desk reference for the writer, historian and the casual reader who wants to know the story behind the story. This is a collection of facts, figures, data and information a half-century in the making. You will find short, informative articles on the more obscure aspects of the war in Europe as well as full magazine length pieces. In addition to the combat narrative is also the industrial, political and logistical information that made the war possible for all the nations, Allied and Axis. This book will complete your knowledge of the Second World War.
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Midwest Book Review
The European Theater Anthology of World War II is . . . filled with information about the lesser-known aspects of World War II in Europe. A basic familiarity with the events of World War II is presumed, but the text is reader-friendly and thoroughly accessible. Occasional black-and-white as well as some color illustrations enhance this repository of oft-overlooked facts, created especially for historians yet fascinating for readers of all backgrounds to browse. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library World War II collections.
Anyone who believes in God -- or any other higher power -- has to be the victim of a serious willing suspension of disbelief after reading Kenneth C. Weiler's "The European Theater Anthology of World War II (Ostfront Publications, Hanover, PA. ). To take just one number -- 55 million -- from a book subtitled "Unique, Unknown and Interesting Information for the Cognoscenti of the Second World War": It's the estimated number of dead in a war that probably could have been avoided if an art school in Vienna hadn't insisted on a high school diploma from an aspiring student from Linz named Adolf Hitler. This is the best book I've seen on the little known aspects of World War II, from the failure of the Germans to develop a strategic Air Force, to the lifesaving role of Lend-Lease Spam to the Willie and Joes of the Red Army on the Eastern Front, to the role of horses in transport: Germany relied on horses for up to 80 percent of its transport needs and the Russians relied on real horsepower too in a country with few hardsurfaced roads. In return for the untold misery of the Holocaust of Jews, Gypsies and people the Germans considered "untermenschen" we reaped the benefit of the microwave oven, among other scientific advances. Radar, vital to the air transport system, came out of World War II, as did jet engine airplanes and guided missiles. Weiler, whose "Why Normandy Was Won: Operation Bagration and the War in the East 1941-1945" (Ostfront Publications, Hanover, PA, 488 pages, photos, maps, glossary, bibliography, index, $24.95, available from the publisher or Amazon.com) wrote that "Germany lost more than 300,000 men in twenty-two divisions in just five weeks; this was a blow from which the Ostheer (the German Army in Russia) never recovered. In order to stabilize the front, the German command was forced to transfer forty-six divisions and four brigades to Byelorussia from other sectors, taking some of the pressure off the British and American troops in France." --Huntington news
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