BOOK REVIEW – Operation Neptune

By Craig L. Symonds, Oxford University Press, New York (2014) Reviewed by Rear Admiral William J. Holland, Jr. USN (Ret.) Professor Symonds has done it again! This splendid book starts with the assertion, “During World War II, a dearth of shipping was the key logistical constraint in Allied decision making and because of it, the

“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

BOOK REVIEW – D-Day Hero Destroyer – Identified After 68 Year Search

By Ray Woods, RoseDogBooks, Pittsburgh, PA (2013). Reviewed by Charles Bogart This book might be best classified as an autobiography of Ray Woods’s service on USS O’Brien (DD 725) from 1943 to 1945.  During this period, O’Brien saw action in both Pacific and Atlantic theaters of warfare.  O’Brien was off the Normandy beachhead during the