Fatal Decisions: Errors and Blunders in World War II

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Communications during WWII were primitive on all sides compared to today. This led to many misjudgments on the battlefields, in the air, and at sea. Stories presented are sometimes humorous but mostly tragic.
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Overview

Communications during WWII were primitive on all sides compared to today. This led to many misjudgments on the battlefields, in the air, and at sea. Stories presented are sometimes humorous but mostly tragic.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785813668
  • Publisher: Castle Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Triton on Target 1
Athenia Torpedoed 8
The Battle of Barking Creek 13
The Hero of Scapa Flow 19
Incident at Venlo 25
White Bombs 39
'It's one of ours!' 43
The Sinking of the Glorious 53
Luftwaffe over Freiburg 60
Foraging 64
Mail from the Wehrmacht 65
Scrap 70
The Deputy Fuhrer has Landed 75
His Majesty's U-boat 87
A Reward of 100,000 Reichsmarks 91
A Heavy and Far-reaching Defeat 94
A Practically Virgin Copy 106
Junkers Galore 112
'Are you afraid?' 117
Stukas in Fog 120
Cain Disabled 123
The Petrol Thief 124
The Big Three 125
Bubbi 127
Bari's Dark Secret 130
Off Target 132
Attack on Oregon 132
The Wailing of the Sirens 135
Bomber Disasters 136
Swiss Intrigue 141
The Turkey Shoot 143
Trail to Poltava 144
A Flakless Paris 144
Stripped of their Pride 145
The Bodenplatte Aftermath 147
Invasion of Sumatra 147
Running Rackets 148
The Home Guard 149
Don't Wake the Fuhrer 154
Tanks All At Sea 155
Low Tide at Tarawa 157
Hanawa's Counter-stroke 163
The Sicilian Pillbox 165
Razing Royan 167
The SOE in Holland 168
The Submariners' Lot 176
Get Rommel 180
Blume in the Devil's Garden 190
Rommel's Wanderings 192
Cobra Attack 193
Hard Liquor 193
Indianapolis 194
Birmania Explodes 194
The Slippery Brockmann 197
The Unfit Ranks 199
Beaufighter Downed 205
Hans Martin's Tale 206
Ralf's Tale 209
The Despair of Sqn Ldr Briggs 211
The Stalingrad Fiasco 216
The Turncoat Claye 228
Polish Justice 229
The Poor Bloody Infantry 230
Hurricanes on Salisbury Plain 231
Friendly Fire 233
The Irish Rogues 234
A Call to Arms 234
The Luftwaffe Reborn 235
Operation 'Gisela' 235
Bibliography 237
Index 239
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