World War 2 recommended reading

May 2011
13,945
Navan, Ireland
#2
Read this recently nice easy overview of the Battle for (and after) Crete.

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Kirialax

Ad Honorem
Dec 2009
4,816
Blachernai
#3
For the Pacific War, this is a great book: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Against-Sun-American-Japan/dp/0394741013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320009522&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Eagle Against the Sun: The American War With Japan (9780394741017): Ronald Spector: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51-r1S-NK4L.@@AMEPARAM@@51-r1S-NK4L[/ame]
 

Belloc

Ad Honorem
Mar 2010
5,418
USA
#4
Never realised Beevor wrote a book about Crete.

I found this useful concerning the Greek theatre, from the Time Life Series:
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Jul 2011
5,938
Belgium
#6
I personally loved both books on which "the pacific" were based:




Another book I liked a lot is "The Blitz", by Juliet Gardiner. It talks about the bombings on London, from the Civilian viewpoint.