Dirty Little Secrets of World War II: Military Information No One Told You...
"Dirty Little Secrets of World War II" exposes the dark,
irreverent, misunderstood, and often tragicomic aspects of military
operations during World War II, many of them virtually unknown even
to military buffs. Like its successful predecessor, "Dirty
Little Secrets," Dunnigan and Nofi's new book vividly
brings to life all theaters and participants of the war.
Revelations include: - The real death count for the war, and why it
has never been previously released. - The "new age"
general who refused to smoke or drink, who lived on a
vitamin-enriched diet, who opposed animal experimentation, and who
regularly consulted his astrologer. - How equipment developed for
the war led to such modern high-tech innovations as "smart
bombs," electronic warfare, and nuclear missles. - The
lackadaisical relationship between Germany and Japan throughout the
war. - Tricky bits of information about the lingering effects of
the war -- like the thousands of live shells and mines that are
still buried in Europe and off the East Coast of America.