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…

Cover Reveal: “Eternal Flame”

Ok, by now, you all know I'm not a frequent blogger. I update once in a blue moon when I have news to announce. But that's all right. What I really like doing is not to write blogs, but to write stories that you all love to read. And today, I'm super excited to announce my upcoming new release, Eternal Flame. This is a stand alone story spun out of the Rose of Anzio series. I'm planning to submit this story to Amazon's Kindle Scout program this week, so will have more details about that soon. In the mean time, here's a peak at what's to come.   Eternal Flame ~ A Rose of Anzio Story ~ by Alexa Kang *  *  * "Last night, I loved you a lifetime and more." 16-year-old Julia Olsen’s world is falling apart. Her quarterback boyfriend broke up with her. Her family’s new home under renovation is a mess. Her high school counselor won't stop harping on about her grades. A time-traveling WW2 soldier crashing into her room is the last thing she needs. In 1944, 18-year-old Edmond Ferris answered the draft and headed to war in France. A chance discovery brought him home to Chicago…in 1989! He's back in his own room, except a strange girl is living in it. She drives a Japanese car and she listens to Milli Vanilli, a German band.  Is their encounter an error in time or a will of fate?  Find out in this timeless tale of two…

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. http://selfpublishingroundtable.com/sprt-171-pearl-harbor-and-more-stories-of-wwii-december-1941/     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    

On Anthony and Jesse

WARNING: This blog post contains spoiler of Book 4 - Remembrance. Jesse Garland is no doubt the most memorable character in the Rose of Anzio. I know because many readers have written to me about him. I didn't plan for him to enter this story. When I write, I don't plot or outline. I let the muse take me where it wants me to go. Jesse materialized when I was writing Book 2-Jalousie, when I had in mind to create an 18-year old solider who would be akin to a (more…)


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…)

Rose of Anzio…Concluding Thoughts

The final book of Rose of Anzio will be released this week. I cannot believe it is all coming to an end. I've never been one to make new year's resolutions, but this year, I think I have completed a personal goal for 2016. The Rose of Anzio will be finished and published. As we come to the end, I want to share with you some of my experience behind the scene. (more…)