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World War II

  • Hero or Deserter?by Roger Maynard

    Penguin Random House Australia 2017; US$ 25.20

    Major-General Gordon Bennett played a decisive role in the defence of Malaya and Singapore in World War II. A colourful character, known to sport a straw hat with a rainbow scarf tied around it, his officers found him at times abrasive and cocky, but he was also known as an outstanding commander. He is, however, best remembered for his escape by boat... more...

  • Bolt Action: Campaign: New Guineaby Warlord Games

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.99

    In 1942, Japanese forces invaded the island of New Guinea and started a bitter, three-year campaign against allied Australian and American forces. Fought in dense jungles and across rugged mountaintops, the grueling fight pushed men to their very limits and forced commanders to adopt new strategies and tactics for the harsh island terrain. Filled with... more...

  • British Battle Tanksby David Fletcher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 13.99

    Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war, they battled valiantly against an opponent well versed in the arts of armoured... more...

  • Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warriorby Gareth Williams; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    In the two centuries before the Norman invasion of England, Anglo-Saxon and Viking forces clashed repeatedly in bloody battles across the country. Repeated Viking victories in the 9th century led to their settlement in the north of the country, but the tide of war ebbed and flowed until the final Anglo-Saxon victory before the Norman Conquest. Using... more...

  • The Vél d'Hiv Raidby Maurice Rajsfus; Levi Laub; Michel Warschawski

    DoppelHouse Press 2017; US$ 14.99

    A micro-history of anti-Semitism, xenophobia, police brutality, and terror. more...

  • Resistance and Collaboration in Hitler's Empireby Vesna Drapac; Gareth Pritchard

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 23.50

    This new study provides a concise, accessible introduction to occupied Europe, providing an overview of the history and historiography of resistance and collaboration. Focusing on examples from France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union, the authors challenge existing methodologies and contribute to on-going key debates about Nazi Europe. more...

  • Fighter Acesby John Sadler; Rosie Serdville

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Just over a decade after the first successful powered flight, fearless pioneers were flying over the battlefields of France in flimsy biplanes. As more aircraft took to the skies, their pilots began to develop tactics to take down enemy... more...

  • Tanksby Oscar E. Gilbert; Romain Cansiere

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Today tanks are synonymous with the modern army; imposing, essential pieces of high-technology equipment, seemingly impregnable. But how did the tank come into being, and how did it develop and influence conflict in the 20th and 21st centuries?... more...

  • Sharpshootersby Gary Yee

    Casemate 2017; US$ 3.71

    The Casemate Short History Series presents readable and entertaining introductions to military history topics. Throughout history, the best marksmen in any military force have been employed as marksmen or sharpshooters, and equipped with the best available weapons. The German states made the first serious use of sharpshooters on the battlefield... more...

  • The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969–1975by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.28

    This book is the first comprehensive study of the setting up and early development of the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS), or the alliance’s environmental programme. This expansion of allied cooperation is an interesting indicator of transatlantic relations during an era of transition and under the impact of Richard Nixon... more...