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  • Kent at War 1939 to 1945by Mark Khan

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Following on from Blitz on Kent, all aspects of life during the Second World War were experienced during in this embattled county. From the onset of the war Kent became a key part in the front line defence of Britain. Defences were built, and the Home Guard formed.

With the threat of invasion receding, the county took part in the great... more...

  • Fighting Hitler from Dunkirk to D-Dayby Jeff Haward; Neil Barber

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Fighting Hitler From Dunkirk to D-Day is the compelling story of a man belonging to a group of which there are now very few survivors. Jeff Haward MM is a pre-war Territorial Army soldier who enlisted merely for something to do in the evenings. Consequently, he fought throughout the entirety of the Second World War. Jeff is a 'Die Hard', the... more...

  • Auschwitzby Andrew Rawson

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    The camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau were an important part of the Nazis' final solution to the Jewish question. Over one million people were murdered in its gas chambers and tens of thousands of prisoners were worked to death in the nearby sub-camps. Others were held in the quarantine area before they were deported to work in the Third Reich.

This... more...

  • Bürgermeister in Deutschlandby Jörg Bogumil; Hubert Heinelt

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 54.99

    Die Bürgermeister in Deutschland sind durch die flächendeckende Einführung der Direktwahl des hauptamtlichen Bürgermeisters in den 1990er Jahren stärker in den Fokus des öffentlichen Interesses geraten. Allerdings waren empirische Studien über ihr Sozialprofil, ihr Verhalten und ihre Machtposition im kommunalen Entscheidungssystem oder ihr Verhältnis... more...

  • Desert Rats at Warby George Forty

    Air Sea Media 2014; US$ 17.99

    70 years ago, on 7 June 1944, the British 7th Armored Division landed in Normandy, halfway through a wartime journey that had started in north Africa. Formed on 16 February 1940, it adopted the Jerboa as its divisional sign—and while many units that fought in the desert call themselves by the name, 7th Armoured Division are the original... more...

  • You Can't Get Much Closer Than Thisby Jr. A. Z. Adkins; Andrew Z. Adkins

    Casemate 2015; US$ 11.99

    Andrew Z. Adkins, Jr., graduated from The Citadel in May 1943 and immediately attended the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School, where he was commissioned and sent on to the 80th Infantry Division, then undergoing its final training cycle in the California-Arizona desert. Upon reaching the division, 2d Lieutenant Adkins was assigned as an 81mm mortar... more...

  • Assault in Norwayby Thomas Gallagher

    Lyons Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Based on interviews with the commandos themselves, here are the vivid details about the planning and execution of one of the most famous raids in WWII history. more...

  • Invasion: The Conquest of Serbia, 1915by Richard DiNardo

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 60.00

    Published during the centennial of the events it considers, this book provides a comprehensive examination of one of the most interesting and influential campaigns of World War I, a campaign that was the apex of mobile warfare at the time. By the late summer of 1915, the Russian threat to Austria-Hungary had been eliminated by the Central Powers.... more...

  • The Landings at Suvla Bay, 1915by Michael J. Mortlock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00

    This work is an extensive analysis of the 1915 British landing at Suvla Bay, one of the most mismanaged and ineffective operations of World War I. Chapters examine the events that led to the landings on the Gallipoli peninsula, provide a comprehensive report on the landings themselves, and analyze the events and decisions contributing to their failure.... more...

  • Legacy of the Lancastersby Martin Bowman

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 10.99

    Young or old, everyone has heard of the Lancaster bomber. Such is the legacy handed down by this aviation icon that although it is not the most numerous aircraft ever built - two are still flying today, one in Britain and another in Canada with many proudly displayed in museums throughout the world - it is up there with the Spitfire and the Flying... more...