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- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 39.99
During the First World War in Melbourne and communities throughout Victoria, schoolchildren knitted socks for the troops serving in Gallipoli, the Middle East, and on the Western Front. Their families set up Red Cross branches to support the 91,000 Victorian servicemen and women overseas. Victoria at War records the achievements of the state?s soldiers,... more...
- University of New South Wales Press 2014; US$ 24.99
The author of the bestselling Darwin Spitfires casts a forensic eye over the role that Allied air forces played ?or failed to play?in crucial World War II campaigns in New Guinea. This is the story of the early battles of the southwest Pacific theatre?the Coral Sea, Kokoda, Milne Bay, Guadalcanal?presented as a single air campaign that began with... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
This book explores the geographies of the Holocaust at every scale of human experience, from the European continent to the experiences of individual human bodies. Built on six innovative case studies, it brings together historians and geographers to interrogate the places and spaces of the genocide. The cases encompass the landscapes of particular... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged with, they could suffer the ultimate penalty, to be Shot at Dawn. A handful of men serving in Welsh regiments absconded and despite mitigating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95
This book, first published in 1963, discusses the events of the Paris Peace Conference- the meeting of Allied victors following the end of World War I to set peace terms. Lord Hankey discusses the political and military terms and issues, as well as those of individual countries. This book is ideal for students of modern history. more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
By December 1914, it had become clear to even the most optimistic observer that the war would not be over by Christmas. That month brought the first enemy-inflicted deaths of the war, when German warships bombarded three North East coastal towns; meanwhile, the recently invented aeroplane was being put to deadly use in raids over the South East. In... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
Carshalton in Surrey was ineradicably affected by the First World War. Over 1,900 local men enlisted to fight and 243 of them lost their lives and are commemorated on the war memorial. As the centenary of the war approaches, it is more important than ever that these men are not forgotten. Drawing on over four years of research, this book brings together... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17
The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building and forced fifty thousand people from their homes in an Arctic winter. Some Norwegians escpaed the excavation, with whole communities sheltering... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
A treasure trove filled with fascinating anecdotes about the tiny ripples that have caused big waves in history, Hitler?s Secret Jewish Psychic will cure you of two misconceptions: the first being that history is relentlessly boring and the second that significant historical events are caused by significant and great causes. Here you?ll unearth... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 65.63
How and where did returning Nuer refugees make their 'homes' in southern Sudan? How were gender relations and identity redefined as a result of war, displacement and return to post-war communities? And how were those displaced able to recreate a sense of home, community and nation? During the civil wars in Southern Sudan (1983-2005) many of the... more...