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Historiography

  • Behind the Frontby Craig Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Uncovers the vital relationships between British troops and local inhabitants in France and Belgium during the First World War. more...

  • The Last Gentleman of the SASby John Randall; M J Trow

    Mainstream Publishing 2014; US$ 26.18

    In 1945, John Randall was the first Allied officer to enter Bergen-Belsen - the concentration camp that would reveal the horrors of the Holocaust to the world. Now in his 90s, Randall was one of that league of extraordinary gentlemen handpicked for suicidally dangerous missions behind enemy lines in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany throughout... more...

  • Military Leadership Lessons of the Charleston Campaign, 1861-1865by Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    This is an exploration of the Charleston Campaign in the Civil War through the lens of leadership. Part One, "Understanding Charleston," contains a discussion of leadership, a campaign overview, and a brief introduction to the key participants. Part Two, "Leadership Vignettes," includes 21 scenarios that span the actions of the... more...

  • Soldier 4346057by Douglas Hudson

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 9.49

    This book is in the form of a diary of military service kept from 3 September 1939 to release in spring 1946. It is a true and accurate account. There is not one word of fiction. Douglas Hudson wrote about how he felt at the time, and what he saw in not quite six and a half years. There are inevitable gaps when there was either nothing of importance... more...

  • Behind Japanese Linesby Richard Dunlop

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    In early 1942, with World War II going badly, President Roosevelt turned to General William “Wild Bill? Donovan, now known historically as the “Father of Central Intelligence,? with orders to form a special unit whose primary mission was to prepare for the eventual reopening of the Burma Road linking Burma and China by performing guerilla operations... more...

  • And the band played onby Robert Holden

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ‘ At last we know how the Great War sounded. ’Professor Peter Stanley, joint winner of the 2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian HistoryImagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century, when playing the piano, singing, performing or reciting poetry were all staples of family life.When the men of this young nation... more...

  • Verdunby Paul Jankowski

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    At seven o'clock in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next ten hours, twelve hundred German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad. As the barrage lifted, German... more...

  • The Man Who Never Wasby Ewen Montagu

    Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur in Greece. The innovative plot was so successful that the Germans moved some of their forces away from Sicily, and two weeks into the real invasion... more...

  • We Were Brothers In Armsby Frank Clark

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 11.99

    We Were Brothers in Arms is an attempt to understand the experience of battle during WW2 through the personal experiences of the ordinary soldier. We Were Brothers in Arms is a compelling account of the last months of war told through eye witness accounts, some never before published. more...

  • The Warsaw Undergroundby Jan Rosinski; Richard Hile

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 35.00

    The German invasion of Poland in September 1939 abruptly ended author Jan Rosinski's student life, and propelled him into an activist if not leadership role in the Polish resistance organization, the Armia Krajowa or AK. In short order he became a talented forger of Nazi documents, especially travel papers that allowed many refugees to escape the... more...