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World War II (1939-1945)

  • The Fall of the Philippinesby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    World War II began for the United States with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941, followed by the invasion of the Philippines Islands the next day. Unlike the rapid capture of Hong Kong, Wake Island and Singapore, the war in the Philippines lasted for seven months before the unprepared American and Filipino forces--cut off from supplies... more...

  • A Thunder Bird in Bomber Commandby Sean Feast

    Fighting High Publishing 2015; US$ 20.99

    Shot down and killed in April 1944, Lionel Anderson, a low flying Mosquito intruder pilot, was part way through his second tour of operations. He had survived his first tour stooging up and down the French coast in an outdated Boulton Paul Defiant to confound the German night fighter defenses and allow the Royal Air Force bombers a free run to the... more...

  • War Crimes in Japan-Occupied Indonesiaby J. Kevin Baird; Sangkot Marzuki; Mark Harrison

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 34.50

    Shortly after Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial Army invaded the Dutch East Indies, now known as Indonesia. A deceitful campaign promoting Asian brotherhood recruited and coerced young Indonesian men to support the Japanese occupation with the sinister outcome that several million of them were worked to death or summarily killed as expendable slave... more...

  • To the Bomb and Backby Sue Saffle

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Between 1939 and 1945 some 80,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden, Denmark, and elsewhere, ostensibly to protect them from danger while their nation's soldiers fought superior Soviet and German forces. This was the largest of all World War II children's transports, and although acknowledged today as "a great social-historical mistake" it has... more...

  • Marking Evilby Amos Goldberg; Haim Hazan

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 120.00

    Talking about the Holocaust has provided an international language for ethics, victimization, political claims, and constructions of collective identity. As part of a worldwide vocabulary, that language helps set the tenor of the era of globalization. This volume addresses manifestations of Holocaust-engendered global discourse by critically examining... more...

  • The Battle for Britainby Anthony J. Cumming

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The book is a short review of British air and naval power from 1909 -1940 and represents an attack upon “independent? airpower. When Bleriot became the first man to fly the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine in 1909, it seemed to mark the beginning of a fundamental decline in British attitudes towards maritime defense. Exploiting... more...

  • Breaking Teleprinter Ciphers at Bletchley Park: An edition of I.J. Good, D. Michie and G. Timmsby James A. Reeds; Whitfield Diffie; J. V. Field

    Wiley 2015; US$ 145.00

    This book is an edition of the General Report on Tunny with commentary that clarifies the often difficult language of the GRT and fitting it into a variety of contexts arising out of several separate but intersecting story lines, some only implicit in the GRT.  Explores the likely roots of the ideas entering into the Tunny cryptanalysis Includes... more...

  • Dimenticare maiby Franz Thaler; Peter Litturi; Carlo Romeo; Friedl Volgger

    Edition Raetia 2015; US$ 9.25

    Perdonare sì, dimenticare mai. Ispirato da questa massima Franz Thaler, classe 1925, racconta gli anni più bui della sua vita. Nel 1939, durante le Opzioni in Alto Adige, il padre di Thaler decide di rimanere in Italia invece di emigrare nel Terzo Reich. Da un giorno all'altro il giovane Franz si trova in balia dei maltrattamenti dei nazisti altoatesini... more...

  • Potsdamby Michael Neiberg

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    After Germany?s defeat in World War II, Europe lay in tatters. Millions of refugees were dispersed across the continent. Food and fuel were scarce. Britain was bankrupt, while Germany had been reduced to rubble. In July of 1945, Harry Truman, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin gathered in a quiet suburb of Berlin to negotiate a lasting peace: a... more...

  • Nationale Helden und jüdische Opferby Peter Hallama

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Peter Hallama ist Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Freiburg i.B. und Geschichte- und Geographie-Lehrer in Saverne (Frankreich).   Reihe Schnittstellen Studien zum östlichen und südöstlichen Europa - Band 001 more...