Many WW2 books only chronicle battles, missions and war statistics. The recently published book, A FORTRESS AND A LEGACY, is truly different and early reviews indicate it is not just different, but distinguished and deliciously spellbinding. The author gives an overview of the book in an interview on Knoxville station, WBIR-TV, in the clip that…

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1933
Assassination attempt on Hitler. Karl Lutter tries to blow up Hitler, but betrayal thwarts the attempt. The first Nazi Concentration Camp opens in Oranienburg, outside of Berin.
1938
Nazi Germany takes Austria. Munich Conference. Nevile Chamberlain appeasement.
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1939
First flight of the B-24 bomber takes place.

1940
President Roosevelt quoted saying, “the Axis not merely admits, but proclaims that there can be no ultimate peace between their philosophy of government and our philosophy of government.”
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1939
The first barricades are erected around the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland.

1940
Greece repels the Italian invasion and invades Albania, an Italian colony. Nazi attacks on Coventry. Romania enters the war with the Axis powers.
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1939
Assassination attempt is made on Hitler by the Polish Army in Charles de Gaulles Square. The bomb failed to explode.
1940
Heavy bomber raids continue against cities at night. During the day fighter-bombers fly nuisance raids against coastal towns, airfields and other military targets.
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1940
Poland surrenders to Germany.
1941
The first Moscow Conference of World War II, involving, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, is held. Averell Herriman, representing the U.S. and Lord Beaverbrook, representing the U.K., met with Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union, to give assurances that both the U.S. and the U.K. would aid and support the Soviet Union in the common fight against Nazi Germany.
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