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Casemate Publishers writes:

Here are this week's new releases.

Casemate's Nazis on the Potomac is the story of the secret interrogation of German prisoners at Fort Hunt, Virginia, during World War II.

Also from Casemate, Bloody Verrieres follows the I. SS-Panzerkorps during their clash with Anglo-Canadian forces.

The Carnage was Fearful is the newest addition to Savas Beatie's Emerging Civil War series! It explores Stonewall Jackson's involvement with the Battle of Cedar Mountain.


Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II

Nazis on the Potomac

Robert K. Sutton

Shortly after the United States entered World War II, the U.S. military realized that it had to work on exploiting any advantages it might gain on the Axis Powers. One part of these endeavors was to establish a secret facility not too close, but also not too far from the Pentagon which would interrogate and eavesdrop on the highest-level Nazi prisoners and also translate and analyze captured German war documents. That complex was established at Fort Hunt, known by the code name: PO Box 1142.

The American servicemen who interrogated German prisoners or translated captured German documents were young, bright, hardworking, and absolutely dedicated to their work. Many of them were Jews, who had escaped Nazi Germany as children — some had come to America with their parents, others had escaped alone, but their experiences and those they had been forced to leave behind meant they all had personal motivation to do whatever they could to defeat Nazi Germany. They were perfect for the difficult and complex job at hand. They never used corporal punishment in interrogations of German soldiers, but developed and deployed dozens of tricks to gain information.

9781612009872, $34.95 USD, Casemate

Bloody Verrieres: The I. SS-Panzerkorps Defence of the Verrieres-Bourguebus Ridges: Volume I: Operations Goodwood and Atlantic, 18-22 July 1944

Bloody Verrieres

Arthur W. Gullachsen

South of the Norman city of Caen, the twin features of the Verrières and Bourguebus ridges were key stepping stones for the British Second Army in late July 1944. To capture this vital ground, Allied forces would have to defeat arguably the strongest German armored formation in Normandy: the I. SS-Panzerkorps "Leibstandarte." The resulting battles of late July and early August 1944 saw powerful German defensive counterattacks south of Caen inflict tremendous casualties, regain lost ground, and at times defeat Anglo-Canadian operations in detail.

This is a detailed account of the success of I. SS-Panzerkorps' defensive operations, aimed at holding the Vèrrieres-Bourgebus ridges in late July 1944.

9781636240022, $37.95 USD, Casemate

The Carnage was Fearful: The Battle of Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862

The Carnage Was Fearful

Michael Block

In early August 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson took to the field with his Army of the Valley for one last fight — one that would also turn out to be his last independent command. Near the base of Cedar Mountain, in the midst of a blistering heat wave, outnumbered Federal infantry under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks attacked Jackson's army as it marched toward Culpeper Court House. A violent three-hour battle erupted, yielding more than 3,600 casualties. "The carnage was fearful," one observer wrote.

For years, Michael Block has been deeply involved in developing interpretation for the Cedar Mountain battlefield. The Carnage was Fearful presents the battle with the full boots-on-the-ground insight Block has earned while walking the ground and bringing its story to life.

9781611214406, $16.95 USD, Savas Beatie


The Battle for Tinian
9781636241319
Nathan N. Prefer
$22.95 USD

By Fire and Bayonet
9781915070906
Steve Brown
$42.50 USD

"Everything worked like clockwork…"
9781915070968
Roger Salmon
$45.00 USD

Cromwell's Buffoon
9781915070937
Robert Hodkinson
$47.50 USD

'Horses Worn to Mere Shadows'
9781915113030
Robert N. Watt
$59.95 USD

'With My Face To My Bitter Foes'
9781915113092
Robert N. Watt
$59.95 USD

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