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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Inside the Bataan Death Marchby Kevin C. Murphy

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    For two weeks during the spring of 1942, the Bataan Death March--one of the most widely condemned atrocities of World War II--unfolded. The prevailing interpretation of this event is simple: American prisoners of war suffered cruel treatment at the hands of their Japanese captors while Filipinos, sympathetic to the Americans, looked on. Most survivors... more...

  • 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...

  • Isle of Man in the Great Warby Caroline Smith

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    In August 1914, the Isle of Man was in the middle of a very successful summer season. The tourist industry was crucial to the island, but suddenly holiday-makers left and the Steam Packet vessels that normally brought them were requisitioned. The future was uncertain for those who relied on the season and their pleas for assistance were ignored. For... more...

  • Victory in Italyby Richard Doherty

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 24.95

    While the main focus in early 1945 was on the advance to The Fatherland, 15 Army Group's 5th (US) and 8th (British) Armies were achieving remarkable results in Northern Italy.Superb generalship (Truscott - 5th Army and McCreery - 8th Army under General more...

  • Blue Diamondsby Michael Napier

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 23.99

    In the seven decades since the Second World War, 14 Squadron has operated a wide array of aircraft types (Mosquitoes, Vampires, Venoms, Hunters, Canberras, Phantoms, Jaguars and Tornados) in a fascinating variety of roles. For much of this time, the Squadron was based in Germany at the front line of the Cold War, but it also participated in the Gulf... more...

  • Give Us This Dayby Helena Wisniewska Brow

    Victoria University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother?s dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportation offered unlikely refuge in New Zealand. Seventy years later, and... more...

  • Sowjetische Kommandanturen und deutsche Verwaltung in der SBZ und frühen DDRby Jan Foitzik

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.00

    The SBZ and early East German state were subject to a chaotic set of laws derived from the Soviet occupation, Nazi era, German Bundesländer, and new East German government. This source volume helps create order from the chaos. A catalogue of occupational authorities, commanders, and key documents, most of them from Soviet archives, along... more...

  • Burning Japanby Daniel T. Schwabe

    Potomac Books Inc. 2015; US$ 29.95

    Burning Japan is an investigation of how and why the air force shifted its tactics against Japan from a precision bombing strategy to area attacks. The guiding doctrine of the 1930s and 1940s called for focused attacks on specific targets deep behind enemy lines. Eager to prove itself, the nascent Army Air Force at first lauded the indispensability... more...

  • I Worked Aloneby Lily Sergueiew; Mary Kathryn Barbier

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

    During World War II Nathalie "Lily" Sergueiew, a woman of mystery, confidently seduced the German Intelligence Service into employing her as a spy against their British enemy. Little did they know that this striking woman--who turned heads when she walked into a room with her little dog Babs--would in reality work with their enemy against... more...

  • Experiences of Japanese American Women during and after World War IIby Precious Yamaguchi

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    Experiences of Japanese American Women during and after World War II examines the experiences of Japanese American women who were in internment camps during World War II and after. Precious Yamaguchi follows these women after they were released and shows how they tried to rebuild their lives after losing everything. more...