H-War Content

Re: #AirWarVietnam – Contested Skies: A Brief Guide to the Historiography of the Air War in Vietnam

I would like to make another comment about the so-called air-war in Vietnam . That is the introduction of choppers into Vietnam . I recalled the morning in very late 61 or early 62 when the boat load of UH-21's arrived from San Diego to the VN Navy base at the foot of Hai Ba Trung . About 20 of Us sat on the roof of the Phouc Loc Tho building across the street from the 33 Brewery on Hai Ba Trung , and another 30- or so gathyer at the Majestic Hotel to watch these choppers trying to start up ,and take off and fly the 10 k's to Tan Son Nhut .

Re: Protecting the Faithful – Knights of Malta

Interestingly, the Maltese help service had a clinic staffed by five nurses at An Hoa in South Viet Nam during the war, providing medical help of various kinds to the local villagers, and that included wounded VC who were brought to them. I happened to meet two of their nurses at the An Hoa airfield, spoke with them in my limited German, and was invited to see their clinic. Which I did, and saw an operation in progress in which they were removing a Marine bullet from one of the local VC.

Weisbrot: Cuba on Nuclear War Knife Edge for 13 Days---1962

Following the Cuban Missile Crises, and as presented in this Weibrot volume Review about the Atomic War knife edge lived upon by the US and USSR , Roger Hilsman brought forward his volume To Move A Nation, about his time serving the Kennedy Administration. He comments thusly, in the display page from his book, about the advantages the Communist USSR attempted to gain with its IRBMs and MRBMs during October of 1962.

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H-War Book Reviews

Author: 
Margaret D. Sankey
Reviewer: 
Heather M. Stur

Stur on Sankey, 'Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide'

Margaret D. Sankey. Women and War in the 21st Century: A Country-by-Country Guide. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2018. xxxiii + 319 pp. $61.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4408-5765-2; $61.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4408-5766-9.

Reviewed by Heather M. Stur (University of Southern Mississippi) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Seth Offenbach (Bronx Community College, The City University of New York)

Author: 
Lizzie Oliver
Reviewer: 
Rong (Aries) Li

Li on Oliver, 'Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory'

Lizzie Oliver. Prisoners of the Sumatra Railway: Narratives of History and Memory. War, Culture and Society Series. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. Illustrations. 192 pp. $102.60 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-350-02414-4; $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-02412-0.

Reviewed by Rong (Aries) Li (Rutgers University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Amita Das, Aditya Das
Reviewer: 
Greg Mole

Mole on Das and Das, 'Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13'

Amita Das, Aditya Das. Defending British India against Napoleon: The Foreign Policy of Governor-General Lord Minto, 1807-13. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2016. 288 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-129-0.

Reviewed by Greg Mole (University of Memphis) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Ernesto Bassi
Reviewer: 
Jamie Goodall

Goodall on Bassi, 'An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World'

Ernesto Bassi. An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World. Durham: Duke University Press, 2017. 360 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-6240-1; $104.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-6220-3.

Reviewed by Jamie Goodall (Stevenson University) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)

Author: 
Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
Reviewer: 
Jon Ault

Ault on Adkins and Adkins, 'Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History'

Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History. New York: Viking, 2018. xxvi + 449 pp. Illustrations. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7352-2162-8.

Reviewed by Jon Ault (Independent Scholar) Published on H-War (June, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air University)