Wartime Poetry

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. 

Discovering D-Day

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

“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…”

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the devastating Pearl Harbor attack near Honolulu, HI. The surprise attack by Japanese forces began before 8am on a Sunday morning, and ended with the deaths of more than 2,400 American soldiers and civilians. The next day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt addressed the US Congress: “Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a … More “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy…”

An Interview with John Antal, author of “7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day”

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”

[Guest Post] The Day of Days: Why D-Day Still Matters

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

Meet Peter Margaritis, co-author of “Twenty-Two on Peleliu”

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”

An Interview with Martin King

Martin King is an Emmy Award winning British military historian, lecturer, and prolific author of World War II history. He has traced the individual histories of veterans for almost 20 years. Here, he speaks about his early life, his writing career, and his newest book, Warriors of the 106th.