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- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
The latest volume in the series covering the VCs won in theatres of war away from the Western Front and Gallipoli. The book opens with the stories of four VC-winners who took part in the prolonged struggles to drive the Germans out of Africa. It goes on to document the acts of heroism performed by 14 men from mid-1917 in Palestine, as the British... more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 23.99
Edmund Blunden moved among the ghosts of the Great War every day of his long life, having survived the battles of Ypres and the Somme. His classic prose memoir, Undertones of War , and his early edition of Wilfred Owen?s poems were just two examples of the ways in which he sought to convey his war experience and to keep faith with his comrades in... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 27.69
The greatest airborne operation in history commenced on 17 September 1944. Nine days later nearly four out of five of the British 1st Airborne Division and their Polish comrades would be killed, wounded or captured as Germany secured her last great battlefield victory of the war. The ferocious and gallant actions in Arnhem and Oosterbeek have fascinated... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94
Stalag VIII-B, Colditz, these names are synonymous with Prisoners of War in the Second World War. But what of those caught on British soil? Where did they go? Gloucestershire was home to a wealth of PoW camps and hostels, and many Italian and German prisoners spent the war years here. This book explores the role of the camps, their prisoners and workers,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78
The words of Unknown Warriors resonate as powerfully today as when first written. It offers a very personal glimpse into the hidden world of the military field hospital where patients struggled with pain and trauma and nurses fought to save lives and preserve emotional integrity. The book's author was one of a select number of fully trained professional... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
Once a Hussar is a vivid account of the wartime experiences of Ray Ellis, a gunner who in later life recorded this well-written, candid, and perceptive memoir of the conflict he knew as a young man seventy years ago. As an impressionable teenager, filled with national pride, he was eager to join the army and fight for his country. He enlisted in... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Military history buffs will appreciate this detailed account of the Durham Light Infantry, a prominent regiment of the British Army that fought bravely in every major battle in World War I. Focusing specifically on the DLI's activities in France, it presents a detailed reckoning of the regiment's movements, tactics, defeats, and triumphs. more...
- Scribe Publications 2014; US$ 24.99
After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler?s Schutzstaffel (SS) bodyguard. There he served until the war?s end as Hitler?s bodyguard, courier, orderly, and, finally, chief of communications. On the Berghof terrace, he watched Eva Braun organise parties; he observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
With the memoir A Padre in France, Irish clergyman James Owen Hannay (who used the pseudonym "George A. Birmingham") takes a break from the humorous political satires that were his typical stock in trade. Still, Hannay's characteristic wit and lighthearted take on life shine through in this firsthand account of his stint as a chaplain... more...