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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Six Armies In Normandyby John Keegan

    Random House 2011; US$ 16.33

    The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...

  • Infernoby Max Hastings

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives?an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about... more...

  • From Tobruk to Borneoby Frank G Perversi

    Rosenberg Publishing 2004; US$ 15.99

    Frank Perversi was a Rat of Tobruk for six months and was attached to forward troops in the mighty battle at EI Alamein; in the first wave of amphibious operations at Lae and Finschhafen and in the attack on Shaggy Ridge in the Ramu Valley (all in New Guinea) and finally in the overwhelming amphibious operation at Balikpapan, Borneo. more...

  • Auschwitzby Miklos Nyiszli; Tibere Kremer; Richard Seaver; Bruno Bettelheim

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform ?scientific research? on his fellow inmates under the supervision of the infamous ?Angel of Death?: Dr. Josef Mengele. Nyiszli was named Mengele?s... more...

  • The Forgotten Highlanderby Alistair Urquhart

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 25.95

    Alistair Urquhart was a soldier in the Gordon Highlanders, captured by the Japanese in Singapore. Forced into manual labor as a POW, he survived 750 days in the jungle working as a slave on the notorious ?Death Railway? and building the Bridge on the River Kwai. Subsequently, he moved to work on a Japanese ?hellship,? his ship was torpedoed, and... more...

  • Tank Driverby J. Ted Hartman

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 19.95

    "We followed the acting company commander as his tank started up the narrow road [into Noville]. There were destroyed buildings and disabled German tanks and vehicles everywhere we looked. I was the driver of the fourth tank in the column. It was getting dark and hard to see, so I was driving with my... more...

  • D-Dayby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...

  • Operation Barbarossaby David M Glantz; David M Glantz

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    On 22 June 1941 Hilter unleashed his forces on the Soviet Union. Spearheaded by four powerful Panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the seemingly invincible Wehrmacht advanced from the Soviet Union's western borders to the immediate outskirts of Leningrad, Moscow and Rostov in the shockingly brief period of less than... more...

  • A Tragedy of Democracyby Greg Robinson

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    The confinement of some 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, often called the Japanese American internment, has been described as the worst official civil rights violation of modern U. S. history. Greg Robinson not only offers a bold new und more...

  • The Black Diggersby Robert Hall

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1997; US$ 22.00

    This book explores the war effort of Aboriginal and Islander Australians during the Second World War and the reasons their contribution has gone unrecognised for so long. This is a comprehensive account of the work black Australians during the years when their country faced the threat of invasion by the Japanese. Despite suspicion and prejudice, they... more...