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  • The Wooden Horseby Eric Williams; Gregory A. Freeman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    An epic adventure—the most brilliant escape and evasion from the Nazis ever written. Eric Williams, a Royal Air Force bomber captain, was shot down over Germany in 1942 and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III, the infamous German POW camp. Digging an underground tunnel hidden beneath a wooden vaulting horse, he managed to escape after ten months and,... more...

  • The Story of the 6th Battalion, the Durham Light Infantryby Ralph Bignell Ainsworth

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Military history buffs will appreciate this detailed account of the Durham Light Infantry, a prominent regiment of the British Army that fought bravely in every major battle in World War I. Focusing specifically on the DLI's activities in France, it presents a detailed reckoning of the regiment's movements, tactics, defeats, and triumphs. more...

  • A Padre in Franceby George A. Birmingham

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    With the memoir A Padre in France, Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay (who used the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham") takes a break from the humorous political satires that were his typical stock in trade. Still, Hannay's characteristic wit and lighthearted take on life shine through in this firsthand account of his stint as a chaplain... more...

  • Stories of the Shipsby Lewis R. Freeman

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    A journalist with insatiable wanderlust, Lewis R. Freeman spent decades traveling the globe as a war correspondent and as a special embed with the U.S. Navy Fleet. This collection of nautical tales includes some events that Freeman witnessed firsthand and some yarns recounted to him by sailors during his travels. more...

  • Battle Story Passchendaele 1917by Chris McNab

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Battle of Passchendaele is perhaps one of the most iconic of the First World War, coming to symbolise the mud and blood of the battlefield like no other. Fought for over 3 months under some of the worst conditions of the war, fighting became bogged down in a quagmire that made it almost impossible for any gains to be made. In this Battle Story,... 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...

  • Washington in the Great Warby Peter Welsh

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Washington were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. A record of the growing disillusion of the people, their... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Give Us This Dayby Helena Wisniewska Brow

    Victoria University Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In June 1944, when 14-year-old Stefan Wisniewski stood by his mother?s dusty Tehran grave, he knew his world was about to change again, forever. Give Us This Day: A Memoir of Family and Exile explores the story of one of the 732 Polish child survivors of wartime Soviet deportation offered unlikely refuge in New Zealand. Seventy years later, and... more...