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World War II (1939-1945)

  • 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$ 39.55

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Female Tommiesby Elisabeth Shipton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place... more...

  • Der Nationalsozialismus und die Antikeby Johann Chapoutot; Walther Fekl

    Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2014; US$ 44.76

    »Wir haben keine Vergangenheit«, räsonierte Hitler über die verzweifelten Versuche der SS-Archäologen, die in den Wäldern Germaniens nach den Vorfahren der Deutschen gruben und lediglich Scherben zu Tage förderten. Die Vergangenheit einer Rasse, so Hitler, auf welche die Deutschen stolz sein könnten, befand sich deshalb in Griechenland und in Rom.... more...

  • Invasion!by Martin Marix Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This terrifying alternative reality is actually based on historical facts.  The book follows the real course of events up to1 September, including the planning in Britain and Germany, and the aerial war. The fictional story then supposes that the Germans halted their advance in France along the Seine and the Aisne after the fall of Paris and that... more...

  • They Fought Aloneby Maurice Buckmaster; Mick Smith

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘Set Europe ablaze.? The order came from Churchill himself. The result was the Special Operations Executive – the SOE. Established in 1941 with the aim of supplying Occupied France with a steady stram of highly trained resistance agents, this clandestine Second World War network grew to become a cricual part of the Allied arsenal. Ingeniously engineering... more...

  • Spitfire Girlby Jackie Moggridge

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 1.44

    'We had returned to a different world. We had taken off in peace at nine-thirty and landed in war at noon.' Jackie Moggridge was just nineteen when World War Two broke out. Determined to do her bit, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary. Ferrying aircraft from factory to frontline was dangerous work, but there was also fun, friendship and even... more...