It’s National Poetry Day, and we’re celebrating by introducing you to wartime poets! From the Great War through World War II, take a look at these collections of poetry and stories about poets from the home front to the frontlines of battle.
Living with Hitler: Accounts of Hitler’s Household Staff, from Greenhill Books, presents a unique portrait of the man behind the monster known as Adolf Hitler.
Mary Ellis, an elite airwoman during World War II, died Tuesday at the age of 101 on the Isle of Wight.
On this day in 1944, some 156,000 Allied troops stormed the Normandy beaches and turned the tide of the Second World War. D-Day and the battles that followed led to the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s grasp, and less than one year later the war in Europe was over and Allied victory was … More Discovering D-Day
On May 8, 1945, the Allied Forces accepted the terms of surrender from Nazi Germany’s armed forces. The unconditional details of the surrender meant that World War II was officially won. Hitler was no more, and the Allies emerged victorious. That is why this day is forever known for the Victory in Europe, or VE Day. … More Celebrate VE Day With One of Our Great Books
Happy Valentine’s Day! What better way to celebrate than with a special excerpt from Cindy Hval’s War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation? From blind dates to whirlwind romances to long separations, War Bonds highlights stories of couples who met or married during WWII. During history’s greatest war it was no time to start a relationship. But … More [Excerpt] War Bonds: Love Stories from the Greatest Generation
Today on the blog, we have another wonderful interview with one of our authors! Rob Morris has answered a few questions about his background, his writing career, and his new book, Prisoner of the Swiss, which was adapted from the memoirs of Daniel Culler, a World War II airman and POW.
Today on the Casemate Blog, author John Antal was kind enough to answer some questions for us. Get to know the author of 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution & 7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day, and learn about his military service, his favorite books, the inspiration behind his newest book, and more! … More An Interview with John Antal, author of “7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day”
By John Antal General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander Allied Forces Europe, talks to paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, on the evening of June 5, 1944. In a few short hours these Soldiers would be parachuting into Nazi occupied France and engaged in one of the most desperate and decisive battles … More [Guest Post] The Day of Days: Why D-Day Still Matters
Peter Margaritis is the co-author of our newest book: Twenty-Two on Peleliu. This book tells the wild, true story of George Peto’s life growing up during the Great Depression, to his military service with the “Old Breed” Marines in World War II, to his life after the war, in his own words. … More Meet Peter Margaritis, co-author of “Twenty-Two on Peleliu”