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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Merchant Marine Survivors of World War IIby Michael Gillen

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    World War II could not have been fought and won without the U.S. Merchant Marine. Crewed by civilian seamen in peacetime and carrying much of the nation's ocean-borne commerce, the Merchant Marine is often considered the "fourth arm of defense" in wartime. As such, it provided vital logistical support for beachheads in all theaters of... more...

  • ?Flüchtling zu sein, ist (k)eine Weltanschauung?? Die politische Integration von Westdeutschen und Vertriebenen und der BHE in Nordrhein-Westfalen 1945-1955by Arno Barth

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 33.19

    ?Auf der Rückseite [unserer Fahne] aber ist um einen Eichbaum herum der Wahlspruch geschrieben, der unsere Losung bleiben soll: Ost und West ? In Treue fest? Das zitierte Credo des masurischen Gelsenkirchener Pfarrers, Otto Mückeley, kann als repräsentativ für die große Emphase zwischen West- und Ostdeutschen gelten, die in den Abstimmungskämpfen... more...

  • Real War vs. Reel Warby Suzanne Broderick

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 29.99

    In this book, World War II veterans compare their wartime experiences?as soldiers, pilots, ?code talkers,? and prisoners of war?to on-screen portrayals of the war in Hollywood films. In addition, two women?real life ?Rosie the Riveters??compare depictions of women and the home front at wartime with their experiences. more...

  • British Military Respirators and Anti-Gas Equipment of the Two World Warsby Thomas Mayer-Maguire; Brian Baker

    Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57

    Poison gas was one of the most feared weapons of its day and added a terrifying new dimension to modern warfare. In 1915, the only item a soldier had to protect himself from the harmful effects of gas was a shell dressing, soaked in his own urine and then tied around his face. By 1918, the British Army had developed a range of innovative protection... more...

  • Hello Darling!by Siobhan O'Brien

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.53

    The definitive biography of one of Australia's best loved stars of stage and screen, the fabulous and inimitable Jeanne Little. more...

  • Anne Frank TRGby Kent Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Born in Germany in 1929, Anne Frank was a teenager during World War II. Because Anne was from a Jewish family, she and her family were forced to escape the terror of the Holocaust that swept the continent. Beginning in 1942, Anne kept a diary of the difficult journey of her family. See how Anne’s family tried to escape the horror of war, and how... more...

  • NS-Raubgut, Reichstauschstelle und Preussische Staatsbibliothekby Hans Erich Bödeker; Gerd-J. Bötte

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 77.00

    The book describes the control exercised by the National Socialist state over academic libraries and analyses their collaboration, in particular in the theft of books and the identification of 'Enemies of the Reich'. In addition, it deals with aspects of the identification and restitution of books stolen and confiscated between 1933 and 1945. This... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Rising Sunby Mary Thomas

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.19

    When Mary Thomas left the shores of England for Singapore in December 1939 to live a leisurely life of an Englishwoman in a colonial outpost, she did not expect to soon find her circumstances greatly changed. After the Japanese bombs fell on 8 December 1941, Mary chose not to rush for the first boat out of Singapore and instead stayed on to serve in... more...

  • Saint Praftuby Murray Anderson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Part 1 of 'Saint Praftu' describes the author's early childhood in India, his wartime service in the RAF, and twenty years of civil flying in Burma, India and Nepal. At one period during the War, he belonged to the select group of pilots who undertook the hazardous operation of flying Lysanders to France at night during the moon periods, to land and... more...

  • Streit um die Wehrmachtby Tim Seidenschnur

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 19.12

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Wanderausstellungen des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung zu den Verbrechen der Wehrmacht in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus waren emotionale Kristallisationspunkte, an denen die Diskurse der Kriegs- und Nachkriegsgenerationen in zahlreichen Debatten sichtbar geworden sind. Das wird besonders deutlich, wenn man einen... more...