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World War II (1939-1945)

  • Wings of Goldby Wesley Phillips Newton; Robert R. Rea

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Wings of Gold  makes a unique contribution to the history of naval aviation. The book sets out the day-to-day experiences and reactions of a cadet who went through the aviation training program at its peak during World War II. An emphasis on training is missing in almost all books dealing with that conflict; in this book, it is the focus. In... more...

  • Military Economics, Culture and Logistics in the Burma Campaign, 1942-1945by Graham Dunlop

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Following the fall of Burma to the Japanese in May 1942, reopening and expanding the link from India to China through Burma became the allied force's principal war aim in South-East Asia. This book argues that the campaign's development was driven more by what was logistictically possible than by pure strategic intent. more...

  • Setting France Ablazeby Peter Jacobs

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.98

    During the summer of 1940, as Britain was fighting alone for its survival, the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, instructed the newly formed and clandestine Special Operations Executive to "set Europe ablaze." From that moment on the S.O.E. took its own war to Nazi-occupied Europe by conducting a mix of espionage, sabotage and reconnaissance... more...

  • Operation Long Jumpby Bill Yenne

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    In the middle of World War II, Nazi military intelligence discovered a seemingly easy way to win the war for Adolf Hitler. The three heads of the Allied forcesFranklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalinwere planning to meet in Tehran in October, 1943. Under Hitler's personal direction, the Nazis launched Operation Long Jump,? an intricate... more...

  • Mighty by Sacrificeby James L. Noles

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The high cost of the Allied air offensive during World War II. On August 29, 1944, the 15th U.S. Army Air Force unleashed 500 bombers against oil and rail targets throughout central Europe. It dispatched the 20th Squadron of the 2nd Bombardment Group on what they regarded as an easy assignment: attack the Privoser Oil Refinery and associated railroad... more...

  • Arbeit als Hoffnungby Joachim Tauber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In the ghettos of Lithuania an urban infrastructure developed based on the needs of Jewish conscription and forced labor for German occupation forces and the Lithuanian administration. Using the example of the ghettos in Vilnius, Kaunas, and ?iauliai, the author reveals for the first time the ways to which Jewish labor conscription was... more...

  • Armoured Campaign in Normandy June-August 1944by Stephen Napier

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Beginning with the D-day landings, this is a frank appraisal of the planned use and actual results of the deployment of armour by both German and Allied commanders in the major tank battles of the campaign including Epsom, Goodwood, Cobra and Totalize. 'Tiger!' is a critique of how Montgomery's plans to seize territory and break out failed in the face... more...

  • A Tour of the Bulge Battlefieldsby William C. C. Cavanagh; Karl Cavanagh

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 13.99

    No other conflict has sparked the imagination or interest of so many people worldwide as World War Two. Most Americans are patriotic, their interest in World War Two having been stimulated by such movies as ''Saving Private Ryan''. Hundreds of thousands are the descendants of men who saw service in the Battle of the Bulge. This battle... more...

  • The Battle for Burma 1943-1945by John Grehan; Martin Mace

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50

    Despatches in this volume include that on operations in Burma and North-East India between November 1943 and June 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard; the despatch on operations in Assam and Burma between June 1944 June and November 1944, by General Sir George J. Giffard, Commander-in-Chief; the despatch on Naval operations in the Ramree Island... more...

  • Five Days in Augustby Michael D. Gordin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb?s revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the... more...