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Luzon 1945 The Final Liberation of the Philippines

Published: May 17th, 2017     
Luzon 1945 The Final Liberation of the Philippines
Author: Clayton K.S. Chun; Illustrations: Giuseppe Rava
Reviewed by: Phillip Cavender, IPMS# 50085
Company: Osprey Publishing

Note: This book is also available in two other formats, eBook (Pub) and eBook (PDF) both priced at $12.99

Mention the phrase Luzon 1945 and what immediately comes to mind is Gen. Douglas MacArthur's pledge to return to the Philippines after his defeat in 1942.

Osprey Publishing in their Military History Series and Clayton K.S. Chun, along with illustrations by Giuseppe Rava, have published an excellent book on Luzon 1945, The final liberation of the Philippines. Clayton K. S. Chun, Ph.D., is on the faculty at the U.S. Army War College and served in the U.S. Air Force, has published several books in the fields of economics, national security and military history. What you get is a softcover book covering 96 pages with high resolution black and white glossy, detailed historical photos. Twenty illustrated maps and images in color are also included. The book is divided into ten sections.

Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger

Published: May 12th, 2017     
Northrop Grumman F-5 Tiger
Author: Andy Evans
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: SAM Publications

Andy Evans is currently the Group Editor for the SAM magazines Scale Military Modeller International and Model Aircraft Monthly. Andy has authored at least 12 books, including Crowood's Bae/McDonnell Douglas Harrier (1998), Crowood's Panavia Tornado (1999), Cassell's Combat Search & Rescue (1999)Warpaint Books' Sepecat Jaguar (2006), SAM's The British Aerospace Sea Harrier (2007), SAM's The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Part 1 (2007), Dalrymple & Verdun's The Nimrod (2007), SAM's The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Part 2 (2008), SAM's The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Part 3 (2008), SAM's The Grumman F-14 Tomcat (2008), SAM's The Bae (Hawker Siddeley) RAF Harrier (2010).

Combat Edge-War Fighters in Detail: US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler

Published: May 8th, 2017     
Combat Edge-War Fighters in Detail: US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler
Author: Text and Artwork- Andy Evans
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Company: SAM Publications

This second book in the new Combat Edge series from SAM Publications deals with the US Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler. The book has a beautiful cover shot in glossy relief of a Prowler coming right at you.  The book covers the history and development of the Prowler, its operational history as well as a walk around and beautiful color profiles. Lastly, there are three unbelievable builds of the Prowler. More on these later.

The chapters included in the book are:

The SS Division Wiking in the Caucasus 1942-1943

Published: May 4th, 2017     
The SS Division Wiking in the Caucasus 1942-1943
Author: Massimiliano Afiero
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus, IPMS# 35035
Company: Mushroom Model Publications

Massimiliano Afiero was born in Afragola (Naples Province) in 1969. Massimiliano is a computer programmer and teacher, but has long been a serious historian of World War II. He has been extremely active in writing articles for many history magazines in his native Italian, Spanish, and English. You can also find him as an active participant in many military history websites. Massimiliano has personally interviewed many Waffen-SS veterans and has published their experiences in World War II. He published his first book, 'Hitler's Foreign Volunteers', in September 2001, and has now amassed 33 published books. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the magazine SGM (Second World War), Ritterkreuz, The European Volunteer, Fronti Warning, and The Axis Forces. You can find his website at http://www.maxafiero.it/main.htm

This tome was originally published in November 2015 by the Associazione culturale Ritterkreuz as "La SS-Division Wiking nel Caucaso 1942-1943 and has now been brought by MMP to us in the English language instead of the original Italian. This 'War Fronts' special original edition was 100 pages in length.