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WWII Articles
Operation Compass
Book Review: APc-48
Agent 110: An American Spymaster
Rudolf Hess/Tancred Borenius
Soviet Rifle Corps of WWII
The Morality of Okinawa
The First Class at RAF No. 31 Radio School
Operation Dragoon and Invasion of Southern France
Battle of Buna-Gona
The Silent Service and the Turkey Shoot
Published works on WWII OOB for land forces
Flying Tiger, Hidden Eagle
SAARF – Special Allied Airborne Recon Force
Force at la Difensa
Sabotaging Hitler’s Heavy Water
Soviet Offensive in the Arctic
The Failure of Strategic Bombing
Dutch Harbor: Unraveling of Japan’s Pacific Strategy
Ed Ramsey, 26th Cav Reg (Philippine Scouts)
US Army in Czechoslovakia '45: An Operational Overview
Strategic Culture of the IJN
Battles of Luneville: September 1944
Visual Guide to US Fleet Subs Pt 1
Lodge Act Soldier
The Fate of the Kido Butai
Air Recon in WWII
Turning East: Hitler's only option
Resupply Operations to Malta, 1942
WWII Veteran Interview
Why Arnhem?
Hell Ship - From the Philippines to Japan
The Battleship USS Oregon
US Army in Czechoslovakia '45 to '48
Jewish Resistance in WWII
Battle for Seaports
Banzai Attack on Attu
End of the Battle of the Java Sea
Texas National Guard in WWII
How Arnhem was Lost
Saga of Ormoc Bay
Silent Service of the Pacific
USS Wahoo
Polish Cavalry: A Military Myth Dispelled
Confucian Martial Culture
Operation Market Garden
Legacy of WWII Sub Veterans
Lausdell Crossroads
Kasserine Pass
Arnhem Startline
Bushido: Valor of Deceit
British Offensive Operations
Sir Winston Churchill
American Stubbornness at Rimling
The OSS in Greece
Strategy of Blitzkrieg
Breaking Seelow Heights
The Rape of Nanking
Small Battle: Big Implications
Harris Class APA's
Aerial Defense of East Indies
Why the Bulge Didn't Break
American Forces in WWII
Shadow Warriors
Battle of Surigao Strait
Panzer Brigades
Adolf Eichmann
Interview of a WWII Veteran
Failure and Destruction
Winter Warfare
Operation Rusty: The Gehlen-U.S. Army Connection
Was Hitler right to invade Russia?
Hitler, Germany's Worst General
Surface Actions of World War II
MacArthur's Failures in the Philippines
Japan's Monster Sub
Popski's Private Army
The Soviet Formula for Success
Japan's TA Operation
Hitler Youth: An Effective Organization
After Midway: The Fates of the Warships
Barbarossa: Strategic Miscalculation
The Story of a "Go Devil"
Long Range Desert Group
Island of Death
The Failure of Operation Barbarossa
The Liberation of Czechoslovakia 1945
Only the Admirals were Happy
Bicycle Blitzkrieg - Singapore
Good Grief Sir, We're in Trier!
Thermopylae, Balaklava and Kokoda
How Hitler Could Have Won
The Battle of Midway
Waffen SS - Birth of the Elite
Nomonhan and Okinawa
Der Bund Deutscher Mädel
Rulers of the World: Hitler Youth
Breakout From the Hedgerows
Memories of D-Day
Motivation of the Einsatzgruppen
Pearl Harbor and Midway
Amphibious Assaults during WWII
The 9th SS Panzer Division
The Warsaw Uprising
Sea Lion vs. Overlord
Maginot Line
Battle of Bastogne
Battle of the Barents Sea
Anzio: The Allies' Greatest Blunder
US Army in WWII
Battle of Mers-el-Kebir
Hitler's Ultra-Secret Adlerhorst
The Wilhelm Gustloff Disaster
The 88th Infantry in Italy

Larry Parker Articles
From Small Causes, Great Events Part 4
Alfred Thayer Mahan: Advocate for Seapower
From Small Causes, Great Events Part 3
From Small Causes, Great Events Part 2
Nomonhan, 1939 book review
The Fate of the Kido Butai
From Small Causes, Great Events Part 1
Urban Warfare Series
  StuIG at Stalingrad
  "A Time of Testing": Battle for Hue
  Battle of Mogadishu
Only the Admirals were Happy
What if?
Thermopylae, Balaklava and Kokoda
For Want of a Nail
Nomonhan and Okinawa
Pearl Harbor and Midway
Amphibious Assaults in WWII
Sealion vs. Overlord

Recommended Reading

Operation Sea Lion

Sea Lion vs. Overlord 
Sea Lion vs. Overlord - Bibliography and Suggested Reading
by Larry Parker 


Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn, The War in North Africa, 1942 – 19 43. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2002

Belote, James H. Typhoon of Steel . New York: Harper and Row, 1970

Bradley, Omar. A Soldier’s Story . New York: Random House, 1999

Carell, Paul. Invasion! They’re Coming! New York: Schiffer Publishers, 1995

Clausewitz, Carl von. On War . NJ: Princeton University Press, 1989

Creveld, Martin Van. Technology and War . New York: The Free Press, 1989

Delaforce, Patrick. Smashing the Atlantic Wall . London, UK: Cassell & Co., 2001

D’Este, Carlo. Decision in Normandy . New York: Dutton, 1983

Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe . New York: John Hopkins University Press, 1997

Gailey, Harry A. Peleliu 1944 . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1983

Gailery, Harry A. The War in the Pacific . Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1995

Gatchel, Theodore L. At the Water’s Edge . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996

Gray, Colin S. Seapower and Strategy . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1989

Griffith, Samuel B. Sun Tzu – The Art of War . New York: Oxford University Press, 1971

Hanson, Victor Davis. Ripples of Battle . New York: Doubleday, 2003

Hanson, Victor Davis. Carnage and Culture . New York: Doubleday, 2002

Hastings, Max. Overlord . New York: Touchstone, 1985

Jomini, Baron Antoine Henri de. The Art of War . Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992

Keegan, John. Six Armies in Normandy . New York: Penguin, 1994

Keegan, John. The Price of Admiralty . New York: Penguin, 1990

Lewis, Adrian R. Omaha Beach – A Flawed Victory . Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2001

Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of United States Naval Operations in World War II , Vol. IX, Sicily – Salerno – Anzio, January 1943 – June 1944. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1968

Potter, E. B. Sea Power . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1960

Potter, E. B. Sea Power 2nd Edition . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1981

Potter, E. B. Nimitz . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1976

Saunders, Anthony. Hitler’s Atlantic Wall . London, UK: Sutton Publishers, Ltd., 2001

Sledge, E. B. With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa . Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1996

Weigley, Russel F. The American Way of War . New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1973

Suggested Reading


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Copyright © 2005 Larry Parker 

Written by Larry Parker. If you have questions or comments on this article, please contact Larry Parker at:

About the Author:
Lieutenant Commander Larry Parker, United States Navy, served as a Surface Warfare Officer, with afloat tours onboard USS De Wert (FFG-45) as Ordnance & Fire Control Officer, USS Portland (LSD-37) as First Lieutenant, and USS Butte (AE-27) as Operations Officer. Rotations ashore included Navy Reserve Center Cheyenne, Navy & Marine Corps Reserve Center Denver and Navy Reserve Readiness Command Region 16 Minneapolis. He retired in July 2000 and taught Navy Junior ROTC until June 2011. LCDR Parker holds a Bachelor's degree in English and History from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Military Studies - Land Warfare from American Military University. In his free time LCDR Parker pursues a lifelong passion for military history. His articles are the result of extensive research and personal experience in surface warfare, fleet logistics and amphibious operations.

Published online: 02/06/2005.
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