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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Escape from Hong Kongby Tim Luard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 38.00

    On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong’s surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak – the Chinese government’s chief agent in Hong Kong – and more than 60 Chinese, British and Danish intelligence, naval and marine personnel made a dramatic escape from the invading army. They travelled on five small motor torpedo boats –... more...

  • The Besiegedby Caroline Walton

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 7.29

    The Besieged is a beautifully observed account of one of the defining moments of twentieth-century history: the Siege of Leningrad. The Siege began in September 1941, when German forces severed the last connection to the city, and was to last for 872 days, during which the dying population suffered horrors almost beyond the powers of description. more...

  • Hitler's Last Armyby Robin Quinn

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Adolf Hitler would have given anything to see such headlines in 1940. Five years later, half a million German soldiers, sailors and airmen did find themselves in the UK - but as prisoners of the British government. Using recently declassified documents, this book reveals how Britain - in defiance of the Geneva Convention - went on to detain these... more...

  • Tragedy at Dieppeby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.99

    With its trademark "you are there" style, Mark Zuehlke's tenth Canadian Battle Series volume tells the story of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed "The Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance, but with the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure... more...

  • Ausbeutung, Vernichtung, Öffentlichkeitby Institut für Zeitgeschichte; Norbert Frei; Sybille Steinbacher; Bernd C. Wagner

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 123.50

    This volume contains contributions on selected aspects of camp policy in the 'Third Reich'. Aided by the opening of Eastern European archives, new questions and research perspectives have been presented, ranging from the structure of the 'society of prisoners' and the conditions of the policy of systematic extermination in the occupied... more...

  • Soldat und Kriegserlebnisby Rolf Düsterberg

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 123.50

    The study examines 216 memoirs on the Second World War by former German combatants, published mostly in West Germany between 1945 and 1961. The aim is to describe the attitudes identifiable in them on subjects such as National Socialism and military action. The inquiry reveals regularities in the selection and processing of perception... more...

  • World War Twoby Sue Graves

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    World War II is a fascinating but complicated subject - this book breaks it into manageable bit-size chunks with interesting facts and illustrations.The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman... more...

  • Standort- und Kommandanturbefehle des Konzentrationslagers Auschwitz 1940-1945by Institut für Zeitgeschichte; Norbert Frei; Thomas Grotum; Jan Parcer; Sybille Steinbacher; Bernd C. Wagner

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 168.43

    This volume documents the internal orders given by SS camp commanders to the guards of Auschwitz. Issued as hectographs, very few orders survived, scattered through German, Polish and Russian archives and have been largely disregarded by researchers until now. However, the sheer abundance of detail they offer renders them both an impressive... more...

  • Striking Backby Niall Cherry

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 25.00

    As the events of the Second World War fade into the distance it is important that the activities of a small band of brothers are not overlooked. In the dark days following Dunkirk in 1940 these men volunteered for what was euphemistically termed 'Special Service'. Often given very little idea of what they were letting themselves in for, they... more...