1957 thriller/war story. The island of Navarone, off the Turkish
coast, contains a set of naval guns in a rock fortress that can't be
effectively bombed, surrounded by a massive occupation force. Two
sabotage missions have failed, one by boat, one by parachute. It's
time for the third.
1955 thriller/war story, MacLean's first novel. Ulysses, a
heavily-modified Dido-class cruiser, has been worked nearly to death
on the Arctic convoys, but in spite of that, and of an arguable mutiny
among the men, she's sent out for one more run.
1962 war, dir. Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki and others:
The tale of the D-Day invasion in 1944, with a literal cast of thousands.
2009 war story, second in Holland's Sergeant Jack Tanner series. In
May of 1940, Tanner is in a training company on the south coast, but
will soon be going to France with the BEF. But an old nemesis from his
days in India has shown up again.
2008 war story, first in Holland's Sergeant Jack Tanner series. In
April of 1940, British forces in Norway make a fighting retreat in the
face of the oncoming German invasion. Jack Tanner, of the King's Own
Yorkshire Rangers, must also deal with poor officers, being cut off
from friendly troops, and a civilian who has to be smuggled out of the
2015, 12 episodes:
Schoolgirls with the spirit of WWII Japanese fighting ships take on an
1971 collection of earlier fiction; various stories of action during
the Second World War.
The players in my Second World War campaign
have gathered various information about the interaction of atomic
power and magic. Here's a quick summary of what they think they know.
In a tale that begins with the Italian armistice of 1943, the
reluctant soldier Angelo bounces around war-torn Italy, serially
drafted into one army after another. He is a very poor soldier. If
only he had the dono di coraggio.
Late in the Second World War, the crew of a midget submarine gets into
trouble off the Italian coast.
One of the desiderata of an air defence system is to put defending
fighters close to the high-value targets. That way they don't get
decoyed away by diversionary attacks, giving the enemy bombers a clear
run, because they're dedicated to protecting a specific target; nor do
they need massive endurance (adding to weight), if they don't need to
make long-distance flights.
Kershaw examines ten choices made during the years 1940-1941 that, in
his opinion, substantially affected the course of the Second World
Sub-Lieutenant Clive Royce is assigned to a Motor Torpedo Boat working
off the east coast of England during the Second World War.
This is the scenario I mentioned when reviewing Fire on the Waters:
Force Z plus Hood vs the Japanese invasion fleet. I played it with
Mongoose's Victory at Sea, but this version is generic; it should
work with any WWII naval/air game.
This is the story of the well-known deception operation in the Second
World War: dropping a dead fake courier into the sea near Spain, in
the hope that his deceptive paperwork would be taken seriously by the
Germans and misdirect them as to the location of Allied landings in
I've been looking around for a WWII naval combat system that felt
right to me, and I think I've found it.
1965, dir. Michael Anderson, George Peppard, Sophia Loren:
This is a highly-fictionalised account, a triple-stranded story of the
German V-weapon development programme, the British efforts (the actual
Crossbow) to work out what was going on and develop countermeasures,
and as part of that a mission to insert agents into the rocket
development and construction programmes.