By W. E. B. Griffin
From Shanghai to WAke Island, the Corps was once America's first defensive line because the winds of struggle exploded into the devastating shock assault on Pearl Harbor. Now, the bestselling writer of the acclaimed BROTHERHOOD OF conflict saga brings to existence the lads of the Marine Corps--their loves and their loyalties--as they steeled themselves for conflict, and ready to make the last word sacrifice...
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Bucharest, Romania: Editions Militaires, 1991. ” Even if they did not always know how to explain the objectives of the war, I have attempted to show that the malignant atmosphere of the Drôle de Guerre in France was marked by the government’s incapacity to express clearly the allies’ tactical and strategic options. See François Cochet. ” Paris: Hachette, 2004. One has in mind Churchill’s speech to the House of Commons promising “blood, sweat and tears” until victory was achieved. In the United States, Colonel Donovan’s commission, set up after Pearl Harbor, promised Americans that “from this day on we will talk to you every day at the same hour of America’s war effort.
See Lenin. 1967–1970. Polnoe sobr. ) Moscow: 313. Cited by Jacques Rossi. Le Manuel du Goulag. Paris: Cherche-midi éditeur, 1997. 60. 51. The Code for Reeducation through Work (1924), article 75, cited by Rossi, Le Manuel du Goulag, 172. 52. The Spanish civil war was the first case of massive dehumanization of the enemy. According to the most reliable statistics given by Hugh Thomas, 40,000 executions of combatants, but also of noncombatants took place in the Nationalist zone, compared to 86,000 in the Republican zone of which 7,000 to 8,000 priests and nuns were executed in the summer of 1936 alone.
In the aftermath of the bombing raid polemics, as to the extent of loss of life, broke out immediately. The British authorities have, since the event, stuck to the figure of 35,000 victims. The Nazis first spoke of 30,000 dead, and then a few days later of 3,000,000. David Irving in The Destruction of Dresden (1963) set forth the figure of 253,000 dead. Historians have often cited the figure of 135,000 victims before bringing down the number to around 40,000. 38. Two weeks before the bombing raid, during the allied conference “Argonaut,” the Russian General Koniev, whose troops were a hundred or so kilometers from Dresden, is supposed to have asked for the bombing raid so as to prevent a counterattack on his front lines.