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- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 70.00
In October 1946, Colonel Presley Rixey arrived by destroyer at Chichi Jima to repatriate 22,000 Japanese who had been bypassed during the war in the Pacific. While waiting for a Marine battalion to arrive, the colonel met daily with a Japanese commission assigned to assist him. When asked what had happened to American prisoners on the island, the Japanese... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00
On the morning of June 6, 1944, the largest and most powerful armada of warships the world had ever seen left southern England bound for the beaches of Normandy. The thousands of American, British, Canadian, Polish, and Norwegian soldiers on board had one mission: invade France and liberate it from the occupation by Nazi Germany. Over the course of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00
The Art of Commemoration focuses on a particular historical event that illustrates how nations define their own identities and establish mutual relations in their discourse: the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944 and its Commemoration in 1994. This Commemoration was an innovative and unique form of transnational communication because it brought together... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 8.99
One of Britain?s most acclaimed historians presents the experiences and ramifications of the last day of World War II in Europe May 8, 1945, 23:30 hours: With war still raging in the Pacific, peace comes at last to Europe as the German High Command in Berlin signs the final instrument of surrender. After five years and eight months, the war in... more...
- Campus Verlag 2011; US$ 34.78
Hauptbeschreibung Viel wurde in den letzten 20 Jahren über die Schuld der Wehrmacht und ihrer Soldaten an den NS-Kriegsverbrechen geschrieben. Ute Mank hat neun von ihnen intensiv befragt und ihnen zugehört, ohne sie zu konfrontieren oder zu belehren. Aus diesem Erinnerungsmaterial hat sie die verborgenen und verleugneten Ebenen des Themas herausgefiltert:... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 46.00
Writing the Heavenly Frontier celebrates the early voices of the air as it examines the sky as a metaphorical and political landscape. While flight histories usually focus on the physical dangers of early aviation, this book introduces the figurative liabilities of ascension. Early pilot-writers not only grappled with an unwieldy machine, they also... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 12.95
Laurence Wilmot's Second World War memoir is a rare thing: a first-hand account of front-line battle by an army officer who is a resolute non-combatant. And it is paradoxes such as this that also make Wilmot's book a unique and compelling document. Wilmot, as an Anglican chaplain, is a priest dressed as a warrior, a man of peace in battle fatigues.... more...
- The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57
Thanks to Thomas Keneally's book Schindler's Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler's List, we have become more aware of the fact that, in the midst of Hitler's extermination of the Jews, courage and humanity could still overcome evil. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 20.95
When the revolutionary Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter first appeared in the skies over northwest Europe in mid-1944, it represented one of the greatest challenges to Allied air superiority. The first group to solely fly jet fighters, Jagdgeschwader 7 was tasked with wrestling back command of the skies. Put almost immediately into action, despite... more...