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This Is The Army WWII Play Photo Collection Online

The State Archives of North Carolina’s Military Collection is excited to announce the availability online of 416 original photographs documenting the international tour of American songwriter Irving Berlin’s traveling U.S. Army play This Is The Army was performed from October 1943 through October 1945 during World War II.

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Cyr on Bowden, "Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam"

While I agree that Prof. Moise has undervalued the impact of Tet, and most specifically Cronkite's NY broadcast, which really opened the spigot of "advocacy journalism", I have to question the use of the phrase "madman bombing" and the secondary wording of "North Vietnam refused to enter negotiations". Was the bombing of Germany and Japan that clearly contributed to, and in the case of Japan, clinched that war's end, "madman bombing"?

Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Cyr on Bowden, "Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam"

Prof. Moise's statement is quite inaccurate on the impact of Tet.

While it remains historically true the anti-war movement and questioning the war in Vietnam by members of Congress were in visible prominence by 1968, Tet's impact on the politico-military situation was most strongly felt in the Nation's Capitol by the Govt. at that time.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Thomas Helling
Reviewer: 
Justin Barr

Barr on Helling, 'Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War: Doctors and Damage Control for American Wounded, 1941-1945'

Thomas Helling. Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War: Doctors and Damage Control for American Wounded, 1941-1945. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. 476 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6421-7.

Reviewed by Justin Barr (University of Virginia) Published on H-War (July, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Barry W. Cunliffe
Reviewer: 
John Higgins

Higgins on Cunliffe, 'Britain Begins'

Barry W. Cunliffe. Britain Begins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 568 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-967945-4.

Reviewed by John Higgins (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Published on H-War (July, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=43681

Author: 
Rolf-Dieter Müller
Reviewer: 
Mark Montesclaros

Montesclaros on Müller, 'Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945'

Rolf-Dieter Müller. Hitler's Wehrmacht, 1935-1945. Translated by Janet W. Ancker: University Press of Kentucky, 2016. 248 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6804-3.

Reviewed by Mark Montesclaros (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Gordon Satellite Campus) Published on H-War (July, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Renee Christine Romano, Claire Bond Potter, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sean P. Harvey

Harvey on Romano and Potter, 'Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past'

Renee Christine Romano, Claire Bond Potter, eds. Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical Is Restaging America's Past. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2018. 396 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-9029-5.

Reviewed by Sean P. Harvey (Seton Hall University) Published on H-War (July, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)

Author: 
Angus Britts
Reviewer: 
Joseph Fonseca

Fonseca on Britts, 'Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42'

Angus Britts. Neglected Skies: The Demise of British Naval Power in the Far East, 1922-42. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2017. 272 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-68247-157-9.

Reviewed by Joseph Fonseca (University of Calgary) Published on H-War (July, 2018) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)