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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Hitler's Last Witness: the memoirs of Hitler's bodyguardby Rochus Misch; Roger Moorhouse

    Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99

    After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler?s Schutzstaffel (SS) bodyguard. There he served until the war?s end as Hitler?s bodyguard, courier, orderly, and, finally, chief of communications. On the Berghof terrace, he watched Eva Braun organise parties; he observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert... more...

  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • The Fleet the Gods Forgotby Walter G. Winslow

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese forces. more...

  • Inside the Wireby Ian M C Hollingsbee

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with Prisoners of War in the Second World War. But what of those caught on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of PoW camps and hostels, and many Italian and German prisoners spent the war years here. This book explores the role of the camps, their prisoners and workers,... more...

  • The World's Warby David Olusoga

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57

    A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns... more...

  • Zwischen Neutralität und Propaganda ? Französisch-Dolmetscher im Nationalsozialismusby Kristina Werner

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 39.08

    Welches Ziel verfolgt ein totalitäres Regime bei der Weiterbildung von Dolmetschern? Die von der Reichsfachschaft für das Dolmetscherwesen herausgegebenen Lehrmaterialien geben Aufschluss, auf welche Weise versucht wurde, die Sprach- und Kulturmittler mit nationalsozialistischer Propaganda zu indoktrinieren. In diesem Buch werden die französischen... more...

  • The Fall of France 1940by Andrew Shennan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    Offering a fresh critical perspective on this momentous event, Andrew Shennan examines both the continuities and discontinuities that resulted from the events of 1940. The main focus is on the French experience of the war, but this experience is framed within the larger context of France's - and Europe's - protracted mid-twentieth century crisis. more...

  • World War 1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    Images of WWI in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war - the battle for control of the sea. In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain?s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged... more...

  • The French at War, 1934-1944by Nicholas Atkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    The years 1934 to 1944 remain the most contentious and dramatic decade in modern French history. Covering the Occupation, the Vichy regime, the Resistance and collaboration, Nick Atkin provides an important introduction to this key period. Accessible and concise, the book offers a wide-ranging synthesis of key themes and events. Looking ahead to the... more...

  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... more...