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  • The SS: A New Historyby Adrian Weale

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; Not Available

    The SS is the most historically important institution of Third Reich Germany yet it remains amongst the least well understood. The SS was at the forefront of implementing the most radical and terrible policies of Nazi Germany: the Jewish Holocaust and mass resettlement of Russia and eastern Europe; the enslavement of the working population of the whole... more...

  • Eastern Front 1941-1945by Omer Bartov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 42.00

    Based largely upon unpublished sources, Omer Bartov's study looks closely at the background of the German army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. He describes the physical hardship, the discipline and morale at the front, and analyses the social, educational and political background of the junior officers who formed the backbone of the... more...

  • Britain's War Machineby David Edgerton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    GUARDIAN BOOKS OF THE YEAR The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, compelling new history shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart... more...

  • No True Gloryby Bing West

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    "This is the face of war as only those who have fought it can describe it."?Senator John McCain Fallujah: Iraq?s most dangerous city unexpectedly emerged as the major battleground of the Iraqi insurgency. For twenty months, one American battalion after another tried to quell the violence, culminating in a bloody, full-scale assault. Victory came... more...

  • Kiev 1941by David Stahel

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    A 2011 account of one of the largest battles of World War II and its place in Germany's Eastern campaign. more...

  • British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard IIIby Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95

    From the time the Romans first set foot on England's shore in 55 BC, the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic "hillforts," Roman castra and Hadrian's Wall,... more...

  • The War of 1812by J. C. A. Stagg

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    A narrative history of the many dimensions of the War of 1812, which places the war in transatlantic perspective. more...

  • 20th Century Battlefieldsby Dan Snow; Peter Snow

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.93

    In this riveting book, political journalist Peter Snow and military historian Dan Snow bring to life the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the 20th century - from the apocalyptic terrain of the Western Front to the desert landscape of Iraq. Punctuated by powerful eyewitness testimony, their compelling and often shocking narrative highlights... more...

  • The History of the Victoria Crossby Philip A. Wilkins

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99

    An account of how the VC was won by 520 of its recipients. Brief biographical information is provided in respect of commissioned officers. A portrait photograph of the recipient is included in 392 cases; typically the subject is deicted in uniform and wearing the VC and medals. The appendices include transcripts of several official reports which relate... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of Burmaby Julian Thompson

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.14

    From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944,... more...