Friday, October 4, 2013
What If the Allies Had Fallen
The second part of my order from Amazon arrived a few days after the first. If the Allies Had Fallen was originally published as “What If? Strategic Alternatives of WWII”, but has been republished, given a new title, and cover art.
The title “If the Allies Had Fallen” and very provocative cover art, have very little to do with the content of the book. The text offers 60 alternative what if scenarios for WWII. I have just finished reading one that asked “What if Japan had made a second attack on Pearl Harbor and had attacked the navy’s oil reserves? Couldn’t they have further crippled the Pacific fleet?
The book covers all the major offensives throughout the war on both fronts. My hopes for the text are that book will give me ideas for alternative war gamming strategies.