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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Memorials in Berlin and Buenos Airesby Brigitte Sion

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book examines the conflicting performances that take place at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and the Memorial to the Victims of State Terror in Buenos Aires. Sion offers an interdisciplinary model for analyzing sites of memory, their purpose, failure and success, and their part in a transnational circuit of remembrance practices. more...

  • From Boiled Beef to Chicken Tikkaby Janet Macdonald

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 22.99

    Janet Macdonald, author of the acclaimed Feeding Nelson's Navy, now turns her attention to food in the British Army over the past two centuries. Napoleon's remark 'an army marches on its stomach' has become an over-used cliche. It is a simple statement and undoubtedly true, but like many such simple statements, the actuality of what... more...

  • Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants 1933-1945by Ian Baxter

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 13.99

    Using many rare and unpublished images this book identifies and delves into the characters of the notorious men who were instrumental in one of the greatest crimes against humanity in World history.

Through words and pictures the chilling truth emerges. In many respects these monsters were all too normal. Rudolf Hess, the Commandant of... more...

  • Coastal Command's Air War Against the German U-Boatsby Norman Franks

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    This book summarises the story of how RAF Coastal Command overcame the German U-boat danger during the Second World War and how the escalation of the U-boat war promoted the development of anti-submarine warfare, leading to victory over this menace in the Atlantic. At the start of the war, RAF Coastal Command had virtually no real chance of either... more...

  • Hurricane Squadron Aceby Nick Thomas

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Air Commodore Peter Malam 'Pete' Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC, and Bar (1917-2008) was one of the most heroic and highly praised pilots of the Second World War. Decorated extensively, he secured a total of 16 'kills' over the course of the conflict, with 10 of these occurring during the Battle of Britain. Pivotal moments in his career include... more...

  • The Battles of World War IIby Christopher Catherwood

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 5.82

    The Second World War is without parallel in human history. The sheer carnage is staggering, with some estimating over 80 million people died as a result of the conflict. Catherwood brings an objective, informative voice to the vast detail on the subject of the war?s key battles, allowing you appreciate how it shaped the world we live in today.... more...

  • The Battle of the Fieldsby Brian Short

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book will appeal not only to historians and geographers, but to many who maintain a deep interest in the British countryside and its past, and to those who continue to share a fascination for the Second World War, in particular the 'home front'. more...

  • Kampfgruppe Peiperby David Cooke

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    Kampfgruppe Peiper formed the spearhead of the German drive on the Meuse during the Ardennes Offensive in December 1944 and fought one of the most famous actions of the Second World War. Its story is told, day-by-day, using contemporary accounts. A wealth of maps and contemporary and modern photographs allow the reader to follow the course of the action,... more...

  • The Great Polar Fraudby Anthony Galvin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    In 1910 Roald Amundsen set off from Oslo toward the North Pole but soon received word that two Americans?Frederick Cook and Robert Peary?each claimed to have reached the Pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen famously went south. For years Cook and Peary tried to convince the world of their claims. Finally the National Geographic Society endorsed... more...

  • Hitler's Europe Ablazeby Philip Cooke; Ben H. Shepherd

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Local resistance to German-led Axis occupation occurred throughout the European continent during World War II, taking a wide range of forms?noncooperation and disinformation, sabotage and espionage, and armed opposition and full-scale partisan warfare. It is a key element in the experience and the national memory of those who found themselves under... more...