RF-8 Crusader Units over Cuba and Vietnam This book reviews some unexplored episodes of the US Air Force history in which the RF-8 Crusader aircraft units showed their skills, namely the flight operations over Cuba and Vietnam. RF-8 Crusader history Although the Crusader was built first and foremost as a Navy interceptor, as has […]
Japan at War 1931-45: As the Cherry Blossom Falls David McCormack, the author, is a graduated with first class honours in Contemporary Military and International History. He has been a regular contributor of Japan based historical articles to the International Academic Forum’s Eye Magazine and a series of eight articles entitled Japan at War […]
Japanese Air Wings in the Pacific Theater WW2 There are several good sources and materials on the Pacific War. However, there are not so many books and guides exclusively dedicated to the Japanese Air Squadrons and airplanes used by the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army during the World War II in the […]
Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor ? The questions “Why did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor” is often formulated and it is quite a political issue with deep grounds. In an unilateral decision, the U.S. decided to cease oil exports to Japan in July 1941. This was in part a reaction on the ongoing Japanese […]
Recently, Professor yoshiro Miwa has published a new book on the Japan’s Economic Planning and Mobilization in Wartime, 1930s-1940s. This book is interesting because describe in detail not only the war mobilization and strategic plans but also the budget and economic situation that led to the Pacific War. One of the weakest points of Japanese […]
Here I write down some of the books written by the Shizuo Fukui, which include rich photographic material taken during WW2 and before. I think most of them are still available but few are already out of stock. However, some used copies seems to be left. If you are interested in the history of the […]
I finally got the Photography Masterpiece Collection by Shizuo Fukui. I’m not sure if it is the same edition as the one sold in Amazon, but I attach below some pics of the cover. I will review these in more detail, but besides the impressive photography quality in high resolution, it includes tons of data […]
This section will be devoted to review books on the scope of the site. See the first review here entitled “Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble”.