The Revolts of Eunus & Salvius, 136-132 & 105-100 BC, Rome’s Sicilian Slave Wars

Marxists may recently have been attempting to use more recent slavery for political advantage, but slavery is as ancient as humans and even though Britain did so much at such great national cost in the early 19th Century to abolish slavery, it is still a curse of the world and an essential part of Islam. The Romans depended very heavily on the use of slaves. They were a commodity, and engine of expansion and, although some were treated very well and freed, a great many were not. Very Highly Recommended

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Battle of Britain 1940, The Finest Hour’s Human Cost

The author has been building a formidable and acclaimed portfolio of WWII aviation history and this volume addresses the human cost. The Battle of Britain halted the German expansion, but it did so much more, it defeated Germany because the German plan for World Domination depended on a very fast victory before British and American industry could out produce that of Germany. Most Highly Recommended

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Total Undersea War, The Evolutionary Role Of The Snorkel In Donitz’s U-Boat Fleet 1944-1945

This is a very important book, aiding the understanding of how U-Boats evolved into submarines, most WWII U-Boats really being submersible torpedo boats. The term ‘submarine’ has been misused since the first primitive submersible vessels. The snorkel offered the opportunity for a submarine to remain underwater from the start of the voyage to the return to home port. Purists will say that snorkel equipped U-Boats were still not real submarines but, in tactical terms, the snorkel made the submarine. Most Highly Recommended

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Churchill’s Admiral in Two World Wars, Admiral of the Fleet Lord Keyes of Zeebrugge & Dover

This book should be widely read because it explains exactly why the quality of RN officers made the Royal Navy dominant in two World Wars. One of the mysteries of military history is why so few can name senior naval officers, who made significant contributions to the war effort, but know the names of land forces commanders who often made rather less effective contributions. Most Highly Recommended

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