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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Fu-goby Ross Coen

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 28.95

    Near the end of World War II, in an attempt to attack the United States mainland, Japan launched its fu-go campaign, deploying thousands of high-altitude hydrogen balloons armed with incendiary and high-explosive bombs designed to follow the westerly winds of the upper atmosphere and drift to the west coast of North America. After reaching the mainland,... more...

  • Plymouth in the Great Warby Derek Tait

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    The story of Plymouth in the First World War has never been fully covered although the town played a key role in the deployment of troops to Northern Europe as well as supplying ships and vital munitions. By August 1914, the British War office had moved 120,000 men into the town. Plymouth became the principal base for military operations and was one... more...

  • Splinter Fleetby Theodore Treadwell

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Hastily built at the onset of World War II to stop German U-boats from taking their toll on Allied shipping, the 110-foot wooden subchasers were the smallest commissioned warships in the U.S. Navy yet they saw as much action as ships ten times their size. In every theater of war these “expendable? work-horses of the fleet escorted countless convoys... more...

  • Iwoby Richard Wheeler

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    The story of one of the bloodiest battles in history, resulting in the raising of the American flag on Mt. Suribachi, is documented with a personal touch; the author himself was a member of that company. It is a searing and unique account of that battle, told from the perspective of both the gallant U.S. Marines who invaded the island and the brave... more...

  • Operation Thunderclap and the Black Marchby Richard Allison

    Casemate 2014; US$ 20.99

    In February 1945, the Allies launched Operation Thunderclap, a series of maximum efforts against cities in eastern Germany, partly to pave the way for the Red Army that would soon be overrunning that territory. These deep-penetration raids would tax the bomber crews immensely, as well as bring new devastation to cities yet untouched by U.S. airpower.Two... more...

  • The Secrets of the Anzacs: the untold story of venereal disease in the Australian army, 1914 - 1919by Raden Dunbar

    Scribe Publications 2014;

    Here is a truly astonishing statistic: during World War I, about 60,000 soldiers in the Australian army were treated by army doctors in Egypt, Europe, and Australia for venereal diseases ? almost the same number of diggers who were killed during the war. This silent, secret scourge took hold in Cairo in 1914, and continued until 1919 when survivors... more...

  • American Airman in the Belgian Resistanceby Jerome W. Sheridan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    In May of 1944, American airman Gerald E. Sorensen was shot down over Nazi occupied Belgium. The Belgian Resistance recovered Sorensen and sheltered him in the home of the Abeels family. Friendship between Sorensen and the Abeels blossomed and they came to consider each other as family. The Abeels were active in the Resistance and Sorensen ultimately... more...

  • Gender, Home & Identityby Katarzyna Grabska

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63

    How and where did returning Nuer refugees make their 'homes' in southern Sudan? How were gender relations and identity redefined as a result of war, displacement and return to post-war communities? And how were those displaced able to recreate a sense of home, community and nation? During the civil wars in Southern Sudan (1983-2005) many of the... more...

  • The Little Book of the End of the Worldby Ken Mooney

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Whether it's a mighty battle between ancient gods, the Second Coming of a Biblical saviour, or a pesky Millennial computer virus, we've always wondered how the world would end. And whether we'd be (un)lucky enough to see it. This book explores some of the theories about the end of days, looking from religion to science and everything in between. Some... more...

  • Fire and Iceby Vincent Hunt

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building and forced fifty thousand people from their homes in an Arctic winter. Some Norwegians escpaed the excavation, with whole communities sheltering... more...