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World War II

  • Island of Barbed Wireby Connery Chappell

    Robert Hale 2017; US$ 9.99

    At the start of the Second World War there were estimated to be 75,000 'enemy aliens' living in Britain, each a potential security risk. To screen these, Enemy Alien Tribunals were set up, with the first tribunal judging only 569 cases serious enough to warrant internment. The Isle of man was chosen as somewhere secure enough to hold them. But when... more...

  • Cassel and Hazebrouck 1940by Jerry Murland

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 12.57

    This is the first detailed account of the rearguard action that took place between 25 and 29 May 1940 at Cassel and Hazebrouck on the western perimeter of the Dunkirk Corridor. By 25 May the decision to evacuate the BEF via Dunkirk had already been taken, Lord Gort, commanding the BEF in France, had given instructions to Lieutenant General Sir Ronald... more...

  • Panzer IIIby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 12.57

    The Panzerkampfwagen III Panzer III was one of the German army's principal tanks of the Second World War, yet its history is often overlooked in comparison to its more famous successors the Panzer IV, Panther and Tiger. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this volume in the Images of War series, provides a visual account of the tank in over 150 wartime photographs... more...

  • Star-Spangled Spitfiresby Tony Holmes

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 12.57

    Through the medium of period photography, Star-Spangled Spitfires chronicles the combat operations of the USAAF units equipped with the iconic Supermarine fighter whilst employed in both the European and Mediterranean theaters of war, from the summer of 1942 right up to the end of the conflict. Only a handful of British combat aircraft wore the stars... more...

  • Post-War Childhoodby Simon Webb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.67

    Many British baby boomers are very nostalgic about a supposed golden age; a vanished world when children were generally freer, happier and healthier than they are now. They wandered about all day; only returning home at teatime when they were hungry. Nobody worried about health and safety or 'stranger danger' in those days and no serious harm ever... more...

  • Veteransby Sasha Maslov

    Princeton Architectural Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    Ichiro Sudan trained to be a kamikaze. Roscoe Brown was a commander in the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military aviators. Charin Singh, a farmer from Delhi, spent seven years as a Japanese prisoner of war and was not sent home until four years after the war ended. Uli John lost an arm serving in the German army but ultimately befriended... more...

  • Dictators (Collins Gem)by Sean Callery

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 5.19

    Revolutionaries, despots and tyrants ? over 40 of the most totalitarian leaders in the world. This ebook has been made from the 2007 edition. more...

  • Shooting History: A Personal Journeyby Jon Snow

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 10.39

    The compelling autobiography of one of the great and most committed newsmen of our time: full, frank, and occasionally very funny, Jon Snow?s memoirs are as revealing about the great and the not-so-good as about his own passionate involvement in the reporting of world affairs. more...

  • Hunting the Hangmanby Howard Linskey

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    TWO MEN. . . ONE MISSION. . . TO KILL THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART Bestselling author Howard Linskey's fifteen year fascination with the assassination attempt on Reinhard Heydrich, the architect of the holocaust, has produced a meticulously researched, historically accurate thriller with a plot that echoes The Day of the Jackal and The Eagle... more...

  • Scorched Earthby Sue Rosen

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    Hidden for 75 years, the top secret government documents outlining preparations for the event of a Japanese invasion of Australia in 1942 have finally been discovered. They reveal an extraordinarily comprehensive plan to thwart Japanese troops, and a population that would go to great lengths to avoid being enslaved. more...