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ANN: Two Original Short Amateur Films From World War II from Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina

Colleagues,

The Military Collection at the State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability online of two original short amateur films from World War II. The original films are a rare look at the life of a North Carolina Air Force serviceman in the Pacific Theater during WWII.

New Articles of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-WAR list subscribers:

 

- “‘Into the Dark Cold I Go, the Rain Gently Falling’: Hawai’i Island Incarceration,” by Kelly Y. Nakamura

- “From Memory Making to Money Making? Japanese Travel Writers’ Impressions of Cross-Cultural Interaction in the Southwestern Pacific Islands Battle Sites, 1962-2007,” by Ryota Nishino

- “Surviving the Bomb in America: Silent Memories and the Rise of Cross-national Identity,” by Naoko Wake

 

Re: Hankins on Black, 'Air Power: A Global History'

Wyatt, all true but I have to wonder, in November 1972 President Nixon won reelection by a massive margin over an explicitly antiwar candidate -- I cast my absentee ballot from Thailand, voting the second and last time for a Republican candidate -- does this not represent a failure of the antiwar movement, and the willingness of the American people to stay the course for "peace with honor?" Absent Watergate (the discovery of the burglary was a freakishly random event, I maintain), would Nixon not have remained on the pinnacle of his prestige?

Re: CFP: Military Landscapes

One of the more interesting, at least to this thought, are the 5 gates entry to National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on the ground of the old Robert E. Lee home/lands.

Each of the 5 gates are named for a Union General. Wished had a picture to offer but did not take such when visiting there.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Chad R. Fulwider
Reviewer: 
Bradley Cesario

Cesario on Fulwider, 'German Propaganda and U.S. Neutrality in World War I'


Chad R. Fulwider. German Propaganda and U.S. Neutrality in World War I. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2016. 288 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2058-5.

Reviewed by Bradley Cesario (Texas A&M University)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Des Ekin
Reviewer: 
Edward Tenace

Tenace on Ekin, 'The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and the 100-Day Spanish Invasion of England'


Des Ekin. The Last Armada: Queen Elizabeth, Juan del Águila, and the 100-Day Spanish Invasion of England. New York: Pegasus Books, 2016. 420 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60598-944-0.

Reviewed by Edward Tenace (Lyon College)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
José E. Álvarez
Reviewer: 
David A. Messenger

Messenger on Álvarez, 'The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936'


José E. Álvarez. The Spanish Foreign Legion in the Spanish Civil War, 1936. Columbia: University Of Missouri Press, 2016. 307 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2083-7.

Reviewed by David A. Messenger (University of South Alabama)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Nadia Schadlow
Reviewer: 
Douglas Peifer

Peifer on Schadlow, 'War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory'


Nadia Schadlow. War and the Art of Governance: Consolidating Combat Success into Political Victory. Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017. 344 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62616-410-9; $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62616-409-3.

Reviewed by Douglas Peifer (Air University, Air War College)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey

Author: 
Mark Strecker
Reviewer: 
Bradley Cesario

Cesario on Strecker, 'Shanghaiing Sailors: A Maritime History of Forced Labor, 1849/1915'


Mark Strecker. Shanghaiing Sailors: A Maritime History of Forced Labor, 1849/1915. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2014. 260 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9451-4.

Reviewed by Bradley Cesario (Texas A&M University)
Published on H-War (August, 2017)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey