Title: Fatal Decisions: Errors and Blunders in World War II
Binding: Hard Back
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Size: 9" x 5 1/2"
Publisher: Shrewsbury Airlife Publishing 1999
ISBN Number: 1840371048 / 9781840371048
Seller ID: 009444
Binding is dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine; 242 pages including the index. "In the heat of battle it is all too easy for the fighting man to become disorientated, confused or to misread a tactical situation. This is true of any fighting unit operating in the air, on the land or at sea. By today's standards, communication facilities in World War II were primitive, unreliable and prone to enemy interception. It is these major factors which are generally at the root of the incidents of war that are included in this book. What, in hindsight, may now look like an hilarious blunder, was probably a matter of life or death and caused by a decision taken under the stress and pressure of combat. This is not a book about the major wartime errors made by politicians or generals, for those have already been analysed by historians many times over. This is a book about some of the lesser-known incidents involving airmen, sailors and soldiers from both the Allied and Axis forces, men and women who, three years before the war may have been at school, working in a bank or farming the land. Some stories will make you smile; some will make you cry."
History War WWII
Price = 8.00 GBP
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