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Ancient history

  • The World's Warby David Olusoga

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57

    A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns... more...

  • A Hilltop on the Marneby Mildred Aldrich

    Hesperus Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    A unique civilian's eye-view of World War I, depicting, through heartfelt letters from an American woman, a fascinating before and after picture of a French community in disarray What looked impossible is evidently coming to pass . . . I silently returned to my garden and sat down. War again! This time war was close by?not war about which one... more...

  • Victoria at Warby Michael McKernan

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 39.99

    During the First World War, in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state’s... more...

  • Zwischen Neutralität und Propaganda ? Französisch-Dolmetscher im Nationalsozialismusby Kristina Werner

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 39.55

    Welches Ziel verfolgt ein totalitäres Regime bei der Weiterbildung von Dolmetschern? Die von der Reichsfachschaft für das Dolmetscherwesen herausgegebenen Lehrmaterialien geben Aufschluss, auf welche Weise versucht wurde, die Sprach- und Kulturmittler mit nationalsozialistischer Propaganda zu indoktrinieren. In diesem Buch werden die französischen... more...

  • MI5 in the Great Warby Nigel West

    Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17

    In 1921, MI5 commissioned a comprehensive, top-secret review of the organisation?s operations during the First World War. Never intended for circulation outside of the government, all seven volumes of this fascinating and unique document remained locked away in MI5?s registry … until now. Recently declassified and published here for the first time,... more...

  • World War 1 at Seaby Victoria Carolan

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.47

    Images of WWI in the popular consciousness normally involve the bloody attrition of trench warfare, the miles of mud, the shattered earth and the tangled miles of barbed wire. However there was another significant arena of war - the battle for control of the sea. In 1914 at the beginning of the war, Britain?s maritime supremacy had remained unchallenged... more...

  • Geographies of the Holocaustby Anne Kelly Knowles; Tim Cole; Alberto Giordano

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...

  • The Lost Legions of Fromellesby Peter Barton

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 14.57

    Intended as a diversion from the Somme, Fromelles was was the worst-ever military disaster in Australian history, and is recognised as one of the bloodiest and most useless battles of the First World War. With the recent discovery of a mass grave and the disinterment of many diggers, it has now entered national consciousness in the same way as Gallipoli.... more...

  • Female Tommiesby Elisabeth Shipton

    The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69

    This book tells the story of women in the First World War at the front line, under fire, and in combat. Through their diaries, letters and memoirs, meet the women who defied convention and followed their convictions to defend the less fortunate and fight for their country. Follow British Flora Sandes as she joins the Serbian Army and takes up a place... more...

  • Agent Ciceroby Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist. Bazna worked as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' material, which he sold for vast sums to the Germans. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy... more...