Tag: ww2

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: The Century Trilogy

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to come across The Century Trilogy while perusing the Barnes & Noble website. The trilogy is written by Ken Follett and currently has 2 of the 3 books published. The second book, “Winter of the World”…