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  • Hitler's Shadow Warby Donald M. McKale

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    In Hitler's Shadow War , WWII scholar Donald McKale contends that Hitler's persecution and murder of the Jews, Slavs, and other groups was his primary effort during the war, not the conquest of Europe. According to McKale, Hitler and the Nazi leadership used the military campaigns of the war as a cover for a genocidal program that centered around... more...

  • The Fighting Fourthby Robert Dunning

    The History Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    Covering the legendary Lofoten and Dieppe raids, the D-Day landings and the capture of Flushing, James Dunning recounts the history of No. 4 Commando, an elite wartime special service unit, from formation in 1940 to disbandment five years later. The author, himself, a 'Fighting Fourth' veteran, describes how 500 volunteers, despite initial problems,... more...

  • Evaderby Derek Shuff

    The History Press 2010; US$ 5.99

    In 1941 air gunner Sergeant Jack Newton’s Wellington is hit by flak on his first bombing raid over Germany. Miraculously, the skipper makes an emergency landing on a German-occupied Belgian airfield, narrowly avoiding Antwerp Cathedral. Having torched the plane, the crew give the unsuspecting Germans the slip and are hidden by the Resistance.... more...

  • Companion to the British Army 1939-45by George Forty

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    To encapsulate the British Army in one book is no easy task, but here, George Forty presents it as it was during the Second World War. When war was declared in 1939, the British Army was very much the 'Cinderella' of the three armed services, with a total strength of around 865,000 men. However, just four years later when the Allies invaded north-west... more...

  • Companion to the Red Army 1939-45by Steven J Zaloga; Leland S Ness

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    Stalin's Red Army entered the Second World War as a relatively untried fighting force.  In 1941, with the launch of Operation 'Barbarossa', it joined the battle with Hitler's army, the most powerful in history.  After a desperate war of attrition over four years, the Red Army defeated the Nazis on the Eastern Front and won lasting fame and glory in... more...

  • Cheer Up, Mate!by Alan Weeks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Cheer Up, Mate! is a compilation of comical tales and anecdotes from World War Two. Between 1939 and 1945 the world witnessed what is generally agreed to be the most horrific war in history. Millions died and millions more were physically or psychologically wounded by the conflict. Yet amidst the pain and devastation, people were not only able to survive,... more...

  • In the Shadow of Arnhemby Ken Tout

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Battle of Arnhem in September 1944 has been much publicised, with its extraordinary parachute drop and gallant defence by Frost's few men of the bridge at Arnhem. Although the campaign came close to success, its relative failure left the Allies trapped within a thirty-mile stretch of road. The Arnhem debacle saw vast stretches of Holland to the... more...

  • Secret Fleetsby Lynne Cairns

    Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 12.95

    Contrary to what many Australians believe, during 1942 Japanese submarines were active in Australian waters and Japanese spy planes made surveillance flights over our major cities. With enemy submarines patrolling off the Western Australian coast, Fremantle became an important international submarine base, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. During... more...

  • The Great Powers, Imperialism and the German Problem 1865-1925by John Lowe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This is a lucid and well-structured text dealing with key issues in international affairs from the period of German unification to the aftermath of World War I. It: * Provides excellent explanation and analysis of the central issues * Clarifies a notoriously complex period of international history * Updates traditional books in this field of... more...

  • Bougainville, 1943-1945by Harry A. Gailey

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    " The 1943 invasion of Bougainville, largest and northernmost of the Solomon Islands, and the naval battles during the campaign for the island, contributed heavily to the defeat of the Japanese in the Pacific War. Here Harry Gailey presents the definitive account of the long and bitter fighting that took place on that now all-but-forgotten island.... more...