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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1939
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the National Defense Act, which authorizes a $300 million budget and 6,000 airplanes for the Army Air Corps and increases AAC personnel to 3,203 officers and 45,000 enlisted personnel.
1940
Hallifax writes in his diary that Mussolini is “more bark than bite.”
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1938
Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.
1939
France and Great Britain agree to support Poland in the event that Germany threatens to invade.
1941
Yugoslavia signs Tripartite Pact, becoming part of the Axis Powers.
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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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1940
Work begins on a new concentration camp in Poland near Oswiecim (Auschwitz).
1941
Bismark sister ship, the Tirpitz, is commissioned.
1945
Second flag raised by Marines on Mount Suribachi. 8th Air Force attacks Hamburg, Germany.
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1933
Assassination attempt on Hitler. Ludwich Assner, ex-Nazi, sends Hitler a poisoned letter.

1941
Erwin Rommel appointed commander of the Africa Corps.

1942
B-25s take off from Hornet in a test for the bombing of Japan. Japanese troops land on Singapore Island.
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