You've reached a page on rml3.com, a site dedicated to some of my hobbies including: Astronomy, Historical Fiction, and Web Site Design. Since the layout of this site is based on CSS, the site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards; however, it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
Europe, 1939: the rumblings of war grow to a terrible roar. In America the Henry clan - Navy to the bone - finds itself drawn into the very center of the maelstrom: the father at the right hand of Roosevelt, his oldest son flying over the Pacific, his youngest falling in love in Europe. From conference table to battlefield, from the rise of the Reich to the horror of Pearl Harbor, this is America's great World War II novel, Pulitzer Prize-winner Herman Wouk's classic epic of monumental events - and human courage and passions.
Click on thumbnail images to get a full size maps.
Below is a brief timeline of events in The Winds of War. A much more extensive timeline of WWII can be found at this site: WWII Timeline
|1939 SEP||German Alliances|
|Germany and Italy sign "Pact of Steel" pledging mutual support.|
|Germany and Russia sign a 10 year non-aggression pact.|
|Germany Invades Poland|
|England and France declare war on Germany when Hitler refuses to withdraw from Poland.|
|Russia Invades Poland|
|Germany and Russia agree to divide Poland|
|Map showing division of Poland|
|Russia Invades Finland|
|Germany Invades Norway|
|1940 MAY||Germany Invades France|
|German Luftwaffe's Air Attacks on Britain|
|1941||Italy and England in North Africa|
|Italy in Greece|
|Germany destroys Yugoslavia|
|Sinking of the Bismark|
|Germany Attacks Russia|
This is the third book I have read by Herman Wouk. It is an excellent book, but after three, they all start to sound alike. The events of course are different, and the characters, though similar, do have their own distinguishing personalities, but the overall feel of the The Winds of War is too much like The Hope and The Glory for me to really enjoy it. Unlike some people who can't get enough of one author, I need a change of pace now and then. I think I'll wait awhile before reading War and Remembrance. Overall, I highly recommend all of Herman Wouk's books; I'll let you decide how much you can take at one time though.
If you have read The Winds of War and would like to have your comments included on this page, please send me your comments through feedback.