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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Plymouth in the Great Warby Derek Tait

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one... more...

  • From Deptford to Antarcticaby Pete Wilkinson

    Fledgling Press 2014; US$ 11.65

    Pete Wilkinson grew up in Deptford, south London, in the 50s. Somehow he got to grammar school and was spat out of the education system in 1962 with a few GCE 'O' levels and no idea of what to do with his life. The 60s rock 'n' roll scene, motor scooters and free love offered a mild distraction but, as a general malcontent, he drifted from job to... more...

  • The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflictby Innes McCartney

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney surveyed and recorded these wrecks, discovering that... more...

  • Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World Warby King-fai Tam; Timothy Y. Tsu; Sandra Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war is remembered in both countries, including the demonisation... more...

  • Not in Vainby Leon C. Standifer

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    Growing up in a small college town in central Mississippi in the 1930s, Leon C. Standifer knew little of the trauma of war. But by the time he was nineteen, World War II had made war a reality for him. Standifer volunteered for and was accepted by a special army program that would send him to college for technical training; he somtimes hoped and sometimes... more...

  • Splinter Fleetby Theodore Treadwell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable? work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys... more...

  • Iwoby Richard Wheeler

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, resulting in the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, is documented with a personal touch; the author himself was a member of that company. It is a searing and unique account of that battle, told from the perspective of both the gallant U.S. Marines who invaded the island and the brave... more...

  • Fu-goby Ross Coen

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 28.95

    Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland,... more...

  • The Battles of World War IIby Christopher Catherwood

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 5.82

    The Second World War is without parallel in human history. The sheer carnage is staggering, with some estimating over 80 million people died as a result of the conflict. Catherwood brings an objective, informative voice to the vast detail on the subject of the war?s key battles, allowing you appreciate how it shaped the world we live in today.... more...

  • The Secrets of Q Centralby Leighton Buzzard Archaeology and History Society

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    Leighton Buzzard had the biggest telephone exchange in the world 1939-45, handling all telephone and teleprinter communications for the war in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Because of this, Group 60, which controlled all the radar for the Battle of Britain, was centred in the town. Five miles away Bletchley Park was set up to monitor... more...