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July 9, 2015

SIGNAL: The Life Magazine of Nazi Germany

posted by author and historian Charles McCain http://charlesmccain.com/2015/07/signal-the-life-magazine-of-nazi-germany-2/ 1 August 1943, a helpful German soldier showing a copy of Signal in Greek to an orthodox resident of the ancient monastic state...

May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of Uboat.net The words...

April 15, 2015

World War 2 Ordinary marbles which led to World War Two’s Dambusters to go on sale for £600

posted by author and historian Charles McCain  www.charlesmccain.com   A World War Two RAF Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft, complete with Guy Gibson’s serial number of AJG from 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron,...

March 25, 2015

Spanish Diplomats Use Diplomatic Pouch To Make Money

  posted by author Charles McCain     www.charlesmccain.com   Spanish Fascist dictator France exchanging a warm handshake with the Fuhrer circa 1942. 9 Diplomats Remit Entire Salaries To Their...

February 24, 2011

WWII: A Fascinating period of History

 The early days of World War II when England stood alone makes for very interesting reading and is a lot of fun for a historical fiction writer to explore.  That’s what Those Who Dare is–historical fiction, which means it’s all true except for the parts I made up.

January 5, 2011

Our CBS Radio News Man in Berlin Endures an Air Raid

One of the best sources of information about daily life in the Third Reich is “Assignment to Berlin” by Harry Flannery, CBS Radio Correspondent sent to Berlin.

November 24, 2010

We Are Trying To Sink Your Ship: (However, If You Shoot Us Down, Kindly Rescue Us From Drowning)

One of the anomalies of World War Two at sea was how often ships picked up the surviving crewmen of enemy planes which had just tried to sink them but...

November 12, 2010

A Good Dog Story From World War Two

I love dogs. Years back when I lived in a house in Florida, I had two wonderful golden retrievers who were my constant companions. One of the most endearing qualities...

November 3, 2010

An Alphabet Soup of Confusion: Torpedo Craft in World War Two

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] PT Boats, MTBs, E-Boats, S-Boots, Torpedo boats all blend together as generic terms for some type of small, fast torpedo craft. US Navy Patrol Torpedo boats were...

October 20, 2010

The Last 20 Days of the Third Reich Wonderfully Explained. Review of Germania: A Novel by Brendan McNally.

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] Germania: A Novel, by Brendan McNally (Four stars), is a wonderful farce which skewers the vainglorious pomposity of the last days of the Reich. The murderous Nazi...

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