Category: WWII

40 Recommended WWII Films (Non-English)

  Last week we brought you the 40 Recommended WWII Films in English as picked by the authors of the Facebook Second World War Club. This week, as promised, we're sharing with you our picks for non-English WWII films. (I really don't want to call these "foreign films" because I have no idea who is reading this blog post, as far as the readers go, these movies might not be foreign at all. By the way, I can't believe I forgot to mention Band of Brothers last week. Granted, Band of Brothers is not a movie but a TV series. But it is hands-down the best TV series I've ever watched. If you're are WWII history buff, you really should not miss it. Go ahead and and rent it or buy it now. You won't regret it. Anyway, here goes with our list of non-English WWII films. As last week, the films are listed in reverse chronological order and are recommendations by authors of our Club. The commentary, however, are purely my opinions. Past Life (2016 Israeli) We’re recommending this film because it is in theater now. It’s not epic in scale like Dunkirk, but it might interest you if you wish to see something more intimate. Synopsis: Two sisters, the daughters of Holocaust survivors, investigate the mystery of their difficult father’s experiences in Poland during World War II. Land of Mine (2015 Danish) Battle for Sevastopol (2015 Russian) While American Sniper Chris Kyle got the full-on Hollywood treatment (and…

More Podcast & Interview

Today is the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Last month, I joined a group of WWII fiction authors and published the short stories anthology Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of December 1941. We were delighted that the Self-Publishing Roundtable Podcast elected to feature us in their episode this week and interviewed several of our authors including myself. You can tune in to hear what we have to say about our stories. My part of the interview starts at the 54 minute mark. This time, I shared a lot of tidbits and details about "Christmas Eve in the City of Dreams" and Rose of Anzio, plus the next novel I'm writing. Hope you all enjoy it.     Today, I'm also the featured author interviewed on the website This is Writing. Click on my avatar below if you want to find out more "behind the scenes" of my stories. My Online Interview    


Stories of WWII: December 1941 On December 7th 1941, a pivotal event took place that changed the face of World War II. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. By December 11th, the United States was at war with the Axis Powers in the Pacific and European theaters. World War II raged for almost another four years, but the entry of the world’s greatest economy into the conflict profoundly influenced its course. (more…)