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The Hidden Places of World War II: The Extraordinary Sites Where History Was Made During the War That Saved Civilization

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In The Hidden Places of WWII, the author takes readers to overlooked places where WWII history was made. These are sites that were thought to be closed or locked away forever or, in some cases, thought never to exist at all, or were ignored by military historians for decades. With historical photos, contemporary photos, and written in a conversational style, the book opens ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Lyons Press
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Julie
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, own
As a WWII aficionado, I enjoy books like this that teach me new, fascinating tidbits about the war. Some chapters are anecdotal like the one detailing Jimmy Stewart’s service, or the one about an English boy who became a mascot for an American flight crew. The chapter about Bletchley Park and decoding the Enigma was intriguing, and I especially appreciated the chapter dedicated to how Chicago-based business contributed to the war effort. I now know that O’Hare’s 3-letter abbreviation (ORD) stand ...more
Nancy
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Remarkable Work of History That Reads Like a Novel
April 2, 2019
Format: Hardcover
I have devoured each and every page of this book and I am truly sorry it had to end. The author and his extensive research with visits to overlooked but essential locations to the outcome of WWII took me with him in a sense. Though admittedly an unusual reaction to most accounts of this world event, I was transfixed from so many directions. It was not just the staggering statistics or only the real time human dilem
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Terri Wangard
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Hidden Places of World War II is described as taking the reader to forgotten or overlooked sites where WWII history was made. Included are such places as the U-boat bases along the Bay of Biscay; how the USAAF air bases were constructed in east England and what they entailed; Trent Park, where the British eavesdropped on captured German generals; the Cabinet War Rooms where Churchill directed the war; Bletchley Park, where the code breakers won the war.

Many of these places are familiar to st

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Cristie Underwood
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book. There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this!
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