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  • Carlson's Marine Raiders - Makin Island 1942by Gordon L. Rottman; Johnny Shumate

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    After the Guadalcanal landings, Admiral Nimitz wanted to distract Japanese attention by launching an amphibious raid elswhere. Foreshadowing Bloody Tarawa, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and countless other landings in the face of intense Japanese resistance, the Makin Raid taught the Marines a great deal. Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork... more...

  • Behind the Linesby Russell Miller

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    This is the story of special operations in the second world war as it has never been told before-directly by those who took part. Compiled from interviews, diaries, letters and contemporaneous first-person accounts-many unpublished until now-this oral history follows the adventures of the courageous men and women who volunteered for service with... more...

  • German Infantryman vs Soviet Riflemanby David Campbell

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps and archive photographs, this study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance and subsequent reputations of six representative German and Soviet infantry battalions pitched into three pivotal actions that determined the course of the Barbarossa campaign at the height of... more...

  • MP 38 and MP 40 Submachine Gunsby Alejandro De Quesada

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    Nazi Germany's MP 38 and MP 40 submachine guns are among World War II's most iconic weapons, but it is often forgotten that they continued in use all over the world for many decades after 1945, even being seen during the fighting in Libya in 2011. Widely issued to Fallschirmjäger (parachute infantry) owing to their portability and folding stocks, the... more...

  • Guernicaby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    How and why the cultural and religious capital of the Basque people was reduced to rubble by the Nazi Condor Legion air force. The first?and only?book to have interviewed all survivors of the blitzkrieg and those who launched it. more...

  • Enola Gayby Gordon Thomas; Max Morgan-Witts

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99

    The most important event of World War Two. The bombing of Hiroshima is told for the first time from first-hand sources. Myth and reality are finally separated from the planning of the mission to that moment over Hiroshima when the atomic age was born. more...

  • Patton's Air Forceby David N. Spires

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    From the time the Third Army became operational on August 1, 1944, until the guns fell silent on May 8, 1945, Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's troops covered more ground and took more enemy prisoners than any other Allied army in northwest Europe. Brig. Gen. Otto P. Weyland's XIX Tactical Air Command (TAC) provided air support every step of the way. Their... more...

  • Axis Midget Submarinesby Mark Stille; Paul Wright

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian... more...

  • A Very Private Diaryby Mary Morris

    Orion 2014; US$ 28.18

    The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War. more...

  • A Very Private Diaryby Mary Morris

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    The newly discovered diary of a wartime nurse - a fascinating, dramatic and unique insight into the experiences of a young nurse in the Second World War. more...