Tag: world war 2

Experience: The Tragedy of Operation Tiger

While reading the book “1944” by Jay Wink, I came across the details of Operation Tiger, a large scale rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Utah Beach in Normandy held in 1944. I was surprised that this was an event not covered during my…

Experience: Japanese Surrender in WW2

“We are taught that the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war with Japan in 1945. This is not the whole truth.”

Book Review: Jackdaws

It is 1944 and the Allies are preparing for the invasion of Europe. In the occupied town of Sainte-Cecile, the French Resistance is preparing to blow up the chateau that now houses the crucial telephone exchange connecting the French telephone system to that of…

Book Review: Life After Life

This week’s Book Review takes a look at Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson, won the 2013 Costa Book Awards (Novel) and was shortlisted for the 2013 Orange Prize for Fiction and It was also selected as one of the 10 Best Books…

China vs Japan: A Story of Nationalism and Old Rivalries

Anyone following world events will have noticed that there continues to be a growing tension in East Asia. The conflict predominantly stems from the rivalry between China and Japan; a rivalry that has stretched back centuries. Recent headlines concerning the conflict are centered on…