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by Kenneth Macksey

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ISBN:
1853673129
Author:
Kenneth Macksey
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Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Greenhill Books (May 1998)
Pages:
224 pages
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In this compelling book, ten military historians focus upon what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course

In this compelling book, ten military historians focus upon what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course. There is a striking conviction about these self-contained scenarios. Technical innovations and weapon capabilities retain practicability, with later technology excluded. Real people behave in character.

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Overall The Hitler Decisions is a good book for those interested in alternate history, especially concentrated around World War II. Yet, there are some drawbacks with the relatively short length average of each piece that hurt. Yet, there are some drawbacks with the relatively short length average of each piece that hurt some of the scenarios along with stylistic choices. I have read a few other books that are along this same line of "What if" and I must say that this book has been the most enjoyable.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. How would the course of World War II have been changed if Churchill had persuaded the Americans to concentrate on attacking the 'soft underbelly' of Europe instead of Northern France? In this compelling book, ten acclaimed military historians explore what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course. Each scenario is based on real situations and are within the bounds of what could genuinely have occurred.

Macksey K. (E. London: Greenhill Books, 1995. Sea-War 1939-43 - Howarth Through the Soft Underbelly: January 1942 - December 1945 - Jackson Operation GREENBRIER: Defusing the German Bomb - Gill The Jet Fighter Menace: 1943 - Price Operation ARMAGEDDON: Devastation of the Cities, 1943 - Messenger British Normandy: The German Controversy - Kilvert-Jones.

The Hitler Options book. Overall The Hitler Decisions is a good book for those interested in alternate history, especially concentrated around World War II.

Kenneth John Macksey MC (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the . The Hitler Options: Alternate Decisions of World War II. Great Britain: Greenhill Books.

Kenneth John Macksey MC (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served during the Second World War (earning a Military Cross under the command of Percy Hobart). ISBN 978-1-84832-780-1. Why the Germans lose at war: the myth of German military superiority. London: Greenhill Books.

How would the course of World War II have been changed if Churchill had persuaded the Americans to concentrate .

How would the course of World War II have been changed if Churchill had persuaded the Americans to concentrate on attacking the ˜soft underbelly of Europe instead of Northern France? In this compelling book, ten acclaimed military historians explore what might have happened if at ten crucial turning-points of the war Hitler had taken a different direction, or how he would have reacted if the Allies had changed course. With vivid and realistic descriptions of the ensuing campaigns and battles, The Hitler Options is a gripping, thought-provoking and, at times, disturbing look at what could have been.

Kenneth Macksey served in WWII under the command of Percy Hobart, later writing the authoritative biography of that leader. Amongst many other books, Macksey wrote two volumes of alternate history, one dealing with the (successful) invasion of England by Germany in 1940 (Operation Sea Lion); the other describing a NATO-Warsaw Pact clash in the late 1980s. Get this torrent PLAY/STREAM TORRENT.

Greenhill Books, London, 1995. World War II History. Hitler's War ~ Germany's Key Strategic Decisions 1940- Hc/Dj. Hardcover, Dustjacket.

Ten scenarios that might have changed the course of the war Detailed examinations by ten leading military historians Now for the first time in paperback A thought-provoking study of what might have been. British Army Review In this compelling book, ten internationally acclaimed military authors present the greatest maybes of World War II. Based on crucial turning points of the war, these dramatic possibilities develop from choices Hitler could realistically have made; they fall well within the bounds of what might actually have occurred, and are projected only from factual situations and the options available. Real people behave in character, and projected technological innovations are all plausible. The resulting scenarios will grip the reader and graphically illustrate the role of chance in history, showing how major consequences can result from minor changes in the course of events.
  • Ber
The book provided thoughtful alternatives to what really happened. I liked it and would recommend it. A very interesting read.
  • Fenritaur
Not much new here, but still worth the money if you get it cheap!
Interesting tid-bits of history to show how far we have fallen because our government chose to inflate our money at our expense!
  • Larosa
Interesting alternatives to what actually happened. It's scary how close Hitler could have come to winning WW II.
  • Anyshoun
Provocative concept but dumbed-down...written for an 8th graders. If you are a WW2 buff...don't bother.
  • Skyway
Nothing new. A series of articles. Many of them a little far fetched. Kind of a ho-hum book.
  • fetish
on the front ! 2 good , one Medium and 3 mediocre stories , decide yourdelf if you buy the Book !
  • Tygolar
Within the realm of alternate history literature and scenarios, World War II is particularly prominent for fiction authors and historians to ponder on. In The Hitler Options: Alternate Decisions of WWII, ten military historians—which included book editor Kenneth Macksey—looked at scenarios which could have changed the course of the war towards the Third Reich and its Axis partners against the Allies or that the Allies could have decided to the detriment of the Nazis.

The scenarios ranged from the decision to invade England soon after the end of the Battle of France to the Axis securing the Mediterranean before turning to the Soviet Union to linking up with the Japanese to focusing on a jet fighter instead of a jet bomber. While eight of the scenario focused on decisions benefiting the Nazis, two focused on decisions the Western Allies could have made to fight the war differently. The two Allied focused scenarios, “Through the Soft Underbelly” and “Operation ARMAGGEDON”, were among best written in the book along with the Nazi focused “Operation SPINX”, “Operation WOTAN”, and “Operation GREENBRIER”.

While the five other scenarios were just as interesting, the style the author chose to write them undermined their overall effectiveness to some degree especially when compared those scenarios cited above as. Then ten scenarios came up a total of 216 pages, which came out to just barely 20 pages per scenario when excluding maps used for each. This short length for each scenario to be developed in my opinion hurt some of the less impressive scenarios and could have added depth to some of the best as well.

Overall The Hitler Decisions is a good book for those interested in alternate history, especially concentrated around World War II. Yet, there are some drawbacks with the relatively short length average of each piece that hurt some of the scenarios along with stylistic choices.
I have read a few other books that are along this same line of "What if" and I must say that this book has been the most enjoyable. The author / editor (in this case) has asked 10 military historians to work with him to take 10 parts of the war and work out what would have happened if some decisions by either the Axis or the Allies would have been different. The author gives us a good overview of the overall situation in he war at the time of the decision, and a very good case as to what would have happened if just one or two key decisions were different. This is a different handling of the subject then others have done, the normal for this type of book is to just take decisions that were made and completely change them for no regard for if that was even possible. Almost fitting the decision in so that the author can put together a nice fiction story.
What is so interesting is that this could have happened and in some cases almost did happen. The authors use the same players that were involved, the same weapons and resources. It is all put together in a very organized and believable way. The historical detail is well chosen and comprehensive, if you are a general reader this may be a bit much, but then again you probably would not pick this book up. The most interesting parts for me were the invasion of the UK, the changes to the Russian campaign and the change in the D-Day landing location. The author did a good job of completing out the scenarios to what very well may have happened. This is a well written and thought out book that is enjoyable and exciting to read.