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World War II (1939-1945)

  • World War IIby Stuart A. P. Murray

    Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The Fact Atlas series offers an age-appropriate overview of the historic and world-changing events of World War II, covering everything from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the tragedy of the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Readers will be introduced to key players—political and military leaders like Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt... more...

  • Bedaby Henrietta Leyser

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Written by the Oxford historian Henrietta Leyser, Bede's England is a gazetteer to the remaining Anglo-Saxon ruins in England, many of them from the time of the Venerable Bede. For those who have bought Simon Jenkins' 100 Best Churches and now want something different, this is an invaluable window onto the world of the author of the Ecclesiastical... more...

  • The Squadron That Died Twice - The story of No. 82 Squadron RAF, which in 1940 lost 23 out of 24 aircraft in two bombing raidsby Gordon Thorburn

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 14.57

    Apart from the quiet chatter of a few mechanics, who were checking that one aircraft was too badly damaged ever to fly again, there was a shocked silence over the aerodrome as everyone there tried to understand the impossible. Twelve twin-engined bombers of 82 Squadron RAF had set out on a fi ne May morning in 1940, from Watton, Norfolk, in a brave... more...

  • Wendell Fertig and His Guerrilla Forces in the Philippinesby Kent Holmes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Creating a guerrilla movement to fight the Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1942-1945) presented Colonel Wendell Fertig with some formidable challenges. Unlike the other islands in the archipelago, Mindanao had a large Moslem (Moro) population. By using Moro and American leadership he was able to bring the Moro people into the movement. Fertig... more...

  • After Thisby Alice Nelson

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist Alice Nelson provides the introductory essay for After This, a powerful collection of narratives by fourteen Holocaust survivors. Alice worked closely with local survivors and their families to present each individual?s record of those terrible years – stories like that of Rosa Levy, whose tale of... more...

  • The Mermaid and the Messerschmittby Rulka Langer

    Aquila Polonica 2015; US$ 12.99

    Rare eyewitness account of early, chaotic days of WWII - Nazi German invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw and first months of Occupation - written by a young working mother. Langer's eye for detail and lively storytelling bring to life, from her unique vantage, the opening chapter of the titanic struggle between good and evil which ultimately engulfed... more...

  • Secret Wings of World War IIby Lance Cole

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    There are many myths and legends surrounding the advanced German aeronautical technology of the Second World War. There are also facts and proven events. Yet within these stories and behind these facts lie conspiracy theories, mistaken assumptions and denials that seem to contradict the evidence. So what really happened? How far ahead were the German... more...

  • Channel Islands Invadedby Simon Hamon

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 18.99

    In the summer of 1940 the British Isles stood isolated and alone facing the might of a seemingly unstoppable German war machine. Never before had the United Kingdom been in a state of such uncertainty and possible peril. Fortunately the full breadth of the English Channel held back Hitler's armies, and his ambition. Not so for the Channel Islands... more...

  • Daring Raids of World War Twoby Peter Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    The Second World War saw a host of heroic raids enacted across the various theatres, all delivered valiantly in a variety of ways by British combatants; on land, by sea and from the air. Daring exploits such as the raid on Rommel, the endeavours of the Cockleshell Heroes and the Dam Busters have become legendary in the annals of warfare. All feature... more...

  • Suicide Squadsby Richard O'Neill

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 11.65

    In a detailed exploration of the hazardous 'Special Attack' weapons and forces of World War II, Suicide Squads examines the role of explosive motorboats, midget submarines, human torpedoes and kamikaze aircraft. In addition to weapon development, Richard O'Neil describes the actions themselves including Pearl Harbour, the raid on Sydney Harbour and... more...