Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II: Little-Known Tales about the Second World War (Paperback)

Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II: Little-Known Tales about the Second World War Cover Image
$16.99
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


Here are overlooked or forgotten tales from the world's greatest conflict. These are stories of courage, daring, and stupidity, some of which would challenge the imaginations of Hollywood scriptwriters.

Some of the many true tales that author Donald Aines recounts include:

• He would never be cast as a dashing war hero, but a cast member of "The Addams Family"  television show volunteered for one of the most dangerous jobs the Army Air Force had to offer.
• The US Navy's deadliest submarine claimed an unexpected victim with its last torpedo, and led to one of the war's most harrowing tales of survival.
• Bob Hoover's escape from a German stalag would have made a great movie.
• British commando "Mad Jack" Churchill earned his nickname, arming himself to fight a 20th century war with a 15th century attitude and weapons.
• The Germans and Japanese wasted precious resources developing weapons more dangerous to the users than their enemies.
• The GI who stole the voices of his victims, and other Allied and Axis serial killers.

Within the pages of Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II,the reality of war trumps fiction.
 

About the Author


Don Aines is the son of a WWII veteran and career U.S. Army officer, as well as a self-proclaimed World War II buff. He covers Washington County Circuit and District Courts for Herald-Mail Media. Aines resides in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Praise For…


"Don Aines has brought forth a tour de force that will appeal to students of World War II and American history in general. This book is about more than World War II; it captures the social and military history of America in the mid-20h century. Strange and Obscure Stories of World War II features a fascinating cast of characters from Romano Mussolini to the Hollywood stars, such as Jackie Coogan, who left the comfort of the soundstage to serve their country in combat." 

Ted Alexander, Author of The Battle of Antietam: The Bloodiest Day and retired Antietam National Battlefield Historian
Product Details
ISBN: 9781510746855
ISBN-10: 1510746854
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 216

 

 

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month - a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. 

Reading is fun and has many benefits, regardless of your age. It's a key component of education and professional development. It also has immediate and long-lasting health benefits such as increased cognitive function, memory, vocabulary, empathy and decreased levels of stress. 

Stop in, call in, or order online for books to help you read every day!

 

Masks must be worn in store by everyone over the age of three, except for Poppy.

We offer many ameneties!

-Free gift wrapping.

-Contact-Free Shopping: Order and pay over the phone and pick up in our entryway.

-Online shopping: Your order ships directly to any U.S. address.

-Gift Certificates (We will mail too!)

 

 

Click the Pictures for our Staff Picks...

 Robin's Picks

 

                             

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diana's Picks