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by DrG
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Books from the Japanese perspective
Replies: 11
Views: 2825

Re: Books from the Japanese perspective

I have read the Italian edition of these books of personal accounts by Japanese men, I suggest them: - Yoshida Mitsuru - Requiem for Battleship Yamato ; - Kumiko Kakehashi - Letters from Iwo Jima . These history books, instead, while written by American authors, provide deep information also from a ...
by DrG
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: New book about the naval war in the Mediterranean
Replies: 1
Views: 771

New book about the naval war in the Mediterranean

Vincent P. O'Hara has just published, for the Naval Institute Press , his new book about WW2 naval history: Struggle for the Middle Sea . The author of this book has made extensive use not only of British and American sources, but also of Italian, French and German, and provides a global perspectiv...
by DrG
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: New book by Enrico Cernuschi
Replies: 0
Views: 584

New book by Enrico Cernuschi

Recently I have read a book by one of our fellow members of this forum, Enrico Cernuschi. The title is: "Vincere, vinceremo... e se avessimo vinto?", Gianni Iuculano Editore, 2005, 13,50 Euro, 159 pages. It can be bought directly from the publisher: http://www.iuculanoeditore.it/ or from many other ...
by DrG
Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Italy Prepares to Return Prized Ethiopian Obelisk
Replies: 9
Views: 1920

The affair of the Axum obelisk should be closed since the end of the 1950's, given that the Negus Neghesti had made a verbal agreement with duke Amedeo d'Aosta (nephiew of the omonimous governor of Italian East Africa in WW2 and son of his brother Aimone di Spoleto, the appointed king of Croatia), i...
by DrG
Wed Dec 29, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Japanese Peace Feelers, 1942-1945
Replies: 8
Views: 2225

Given that in July 1945 Gen. Onodera (Japanese attaché in Sweden) arranged a meeting with Prince Carl Bernadotte to talk about the Japanese offers for surrender, maybe that same man was the link for other negotiations also in previous dates. If so, information can be found only in his wife's memorie...
by DrG
Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Curious question here...
Replies: 38
Views: 4505

Interesting debate indeed.
I can add just a couple of links about the point of view of Mr. Irving on the so-called "Hitler's Last Testament" and the Swiss lawyer François Genoud (thier, it seems, author):
http://www.fpp.co.uk/Hitler/docs/Testam ... enoud.html
http://www.fpp.co.uk/Hitler/Genoud/.
by DrG
Mon Aug 09, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Sicily again, the other side of the hill
Replies: 9
Views: 1336

While the number of 2,062 British soldiers killed is the same provided by prof. Santoni in his article "Dalla Sicilia al continente" (Storia Militare n.100; by the way, Dr. Cernuschi, your article about the 25 July was really interesting), whose sources are "US Army in World War II, Sicily and the s...
by DrG
Tue May 18, 2004 3:25 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: CRETE 1941 WHAT IF
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

Re: CRETE 1941 WHAT IF

The Germans used their airborne troops also in other smaller operation as well. To much to mention all but forinstance Leros or the Ardennes... You are right; here there is a list of airborne operations (all on a small scale after Crete) made by the Fallschirmjaeger: http://www.eagle19.freeserve.co...
by DrG
Sun May 02, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: CRETE 1941 WHAT IF
Replies: 11
Views: 1883

In "Hitler's War" (pages 502-503), David Irving gives this account of the reasons that stopped the attack on Malta: There, on June 15, Admiral Raeder drove up to the Berghof to press the case for the attack on Malta. In May, parachute general Kurt Student had briefed Hitler on the British fortificat...
by DrG
Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The Campaign for Crete
Replies: 20
Views: 2986

Mario Cervi, in his "Storia della Guerra di Grecia" (translated in English as "Mussolini's hollow legions") gives these figures for Greek casualties:
13,408 dead
42,485 wounded
but he doesn't give the numbers of missing and prisoners, nor of ill and frostbitten soldiers.
by DrG
Fri Mar 26, 2004 12:08 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if the Suez was reached?
Replies: 50
Views: 5181

Enrico Cernuschi wrote:The fact that the Corpo d'armata Alpino remained on the Don line until 17 th Jan. 1943 is an other matter.
Yes, I was thinking about the Alpine Army Corps that was part of the 8th Army, thank you for the explaination.
by DrG
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if the Suez was reached?
Replies: 50
Views: 5181

Once the allies take French North Africa and Malta back, the supply situation for the axis is worse then it was before the fall of Suez and Malta. I don't see connections between the occupation of French N.Africa (unless they occupied also Tunisia, but it would have been occupied by fresh Axis unit...
by DrG
Thu Mar 25, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if the Suez was reached?
Replies: 50
Views: 5181

I completely agree with Enrico Cernuschi.
Enrico Cernuschi wrote:The Italian 8th Army endured since 11 Dec. until 17th.
Just a correction: the ARMIR (8th Army) endured untill 17th....January 1943. (Dr. Cernuschi had forgotten to write the month)
by DrG
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: What if the Suez was reached?
Replies: 50
Views: 5181

Kuwait was a British protectorate untill 1961. Two other sources of oil were Baharain and Qatar, both British protectorates untill 1971. About the role of Malta, it's often a bit overrated in my opinion (see the graphic of the supplies that reached Libya almost at the bottom of this article: http://...
by DrG
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Italian Parachute Assaults
Replies: 19
Views: 7528

There was the air drop on Cefalonia: http://www.geocities.com/kumbayaaa/itroyparadropkephalonia1941.html . Then the large commando operation made by the ADRA (Arditi Distruttori Regia Aeronautica) made by 14 squads of 10 men each started in the night of 13-14 June 1943: http://bunker.altervista.org/...
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