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World War II (1939-1945)

  • 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 Battle of the Fieldsby Brian Short

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to many who maintain a deep interest in the British countryside and its past, and to those who continue to share a fascination for the Second World War, in particular the 'home front'. more...

  • Kampfgruppe Peiperby David Cooke

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Kampfgruppe Peiper formed the spearhead of the German drive on the Meuse during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944 and fought one of the most famous actions of the Second World War. Its story is told, day-by-day, using contemporary accounts. A wealth of maps and contemporary and modern photographs allow the reader to follow the course of the action,... more...

  • The Great Polar Fraudby Anthony Galvin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans?Frederick Cook and Robert Peary?each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed... more...

  • Hitler's Europe Ablazeby Philip Cooke; Ben H. Shepherd

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Local resistance to German-led Axis occupation occurred throughout the European continent during World War II, taking a wide range of forms?noncooperation and disinformation, sabotage and espionage, and armed opposition and full-scale partisan warfare. It is a key element in the experience and the national memory of those who found themselves under... 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...

  • The Purge of the Thirtieth Divisionby Henry Russell; Lawrence M. Kaplan

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    The Purge of the Thirtieth Division by Major General Henry Dozier Russell is the only known written work by any of the eighteen National Guard division commanders mobilized in1940 and 1941. It chronicles from a National Guard perspective many of the challenges and growing pains experienced by the Army in the critical months leading up to its entry... more...

  • The Last Enemyby Richard Hillary

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 0.99

    This is the true story of Second World War fighter pilot, Richard Hillary.After being shot down in September 1940, Hillary spent several months in hospital, undergoing numerous operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. Originally published in 1942, just months before he died in a second crash, The Last Enemy recounts the struggles... more...

  • North Carolina and World War IIby Anita Price Davis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    North Carolina did more than its part during World War II. This Southern state trained more troops than any other state in the nation. Can one still find the military posts and shipyards, the cemeteries and memorials, the convalescent units and R&R facilities today? This volume describes in detail both the state's 20-plus military sites and the... more...

  • Forgotten Heroes of World War IIby Thomas E. Simmons

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    World War II was the defining event of the twentieth century. For everyone it was a time of confusion, fear, destruction, and death on a scale never before seen. Much has been written of the generals, campaigns, and battles of the war, but it was young, ordinary American kids who held our freedom in their hands as they fought for liberty across the... more...