“AUTHORS ON DECK” –NEPTUNE: THE ALLIED INVASION OF EUROPE AND THE D-DAY LANDINGS

In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, the United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly presents Craig Symonds. Award-winning author, Symonds, will present his newly released book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (Oxford University Press, 2014). Symonds details Operation Neptune, the massive naval operation that

Neptune : The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings, by Craig Symonds –

On Thursday, May 29, the Maryland Historical Society maritime committee will host Craig Symonds, who will be speaking on his new book, Neptune: The Allied Invasion off Europe and the D-Day Landings. Symonds, an emeritus professor of history at the Naval Academy, is both an excellent scholar and a gifted speaker.  The venue is the Maryland

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BOOK REVIEW – Cracking Hitler’s Atlantic Wall: The Story of Landing Craft Infantry Group 34

By Captain Lindsay R. Henry USNR (Ret.) and Captain Thomas E. Henry USNR (Ret.) (2009) Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart This self-published book consists of two separate accounts concerning Captain Lindsay Henry’s service in World War II. The first 80 pages contain an account by Captain Lindsay Henry of his naval service from 1941 to

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BOOK REVIEW – Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day

Written and Illustrated by Wayne Vansant. Zenith Press, Minneapolis, MN. (2012) Reviewed by John R. Satterfield, DBA. Scholars, writers, history buffs, movie producers and participants have minutely explored D-Day and the Normandy campaign. Thanks to thousands of books, articles and dramatic and documentary films, we are able to trace the activities and experiences of nearly

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BOOK REVIEW – Normandy Crucible: The Decisive Battle that Shaped World War II in Europe

By John Prados, NAK Caliber Division of New American Library, New York, NY (2011) Reviewed by Captain Roger F. Jones, USN (Ret.) One of the meanings of the word “crucible” is “severe test,” and the Allied invasion of France in WW II was certainly every bit of that for each side. Prados draws on both