Agent of the EmpireMycroft Holmes is more than a simple agent of Her Majesty’s government—his immense mind calculates and guides the entire political and economic agenda of the British Empire. Paterson Guthrie, Mycroft’s secretary, accompanies his employer to secret negotiations with the…
Never had there been a war on the scale of World War II—a global conflict so widespread and involving so many different military organizations from such a diverse pool of combatant countries that the consequences of every decision, both the brilliant and the bad, were multiplied one hundredfold. Bill Fawcett, popular chronicler of monumental military mistakes and truly boneheaded battlefield blunders now looks closely at the historic errors that ultimately determined the course of post-WWII history.
A cornucopia of catastrophic missteps, including:
An unprepared Poland is caught napping as the Nazis storm in virtually unopposed
Germany misses a golden opportunity to take Britain out of the war at Dunkirk
Russia plays Goliath to Finland's David
Four valuable months are wasted as Allied forces sit trapped on the beaches of Anzio
Germany squanders its costly development of jet power
The secret 1942 battle Marshal Zhukov lost, along with half a million soldiers
Battles lost that should have been won, including Moscow, Stalingrad, and D-Day
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