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- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 14.58
Percy Toplis was WW1?s most guarded secret, the ringleader of the Etaples mutiny. In 1917 British, New Zealand and Australian troops stationed at the Étaples Training Camp in northern France protested against the inhuman conditions. The mutineers commandeered the camp?s weapons and marched into Étaples, holding the town for three days, attacking... more...
- NewSouth 2015; US$ 39.99
The story of Changi, told by those who lived through it.In the tradition of The Anzac Book comes this fascinating collection of accounts of life in the notorious Changi prison camp. Changi is synonymous with suffering, hardship and the Australian prisoner-of-war experience in WWII. It is also a story of ingenuity, resourcefulness and survival. Containing... more...
- Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95
In World War I the 30th Infantry Division earned more Medals of Honor than any other American division. In World War II it spent more consecutive days in combat than almost any other outfit. Recruited mainly from the Carolinas and Georgia and Tennessee, they were one of the hardest-fighting units the U.S. ever fielded in Europe. What was it about these... more...
- Casemate 2015; US$ 19.95
There were no mission limits for a pilot in the Pacific during World War II; unlike in Europe, you flew until it was time to go home. So it was for James "Jug" Curran, all the way from New Guinea to the Philippines with the 348th Fighter Group, the first P-47 Thunderbolt outfit in the Pacific. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Curran volunteered... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78
R J Mitchell was virtually self-taught; surprisingly, almost all his other 24 aircraft were slow-flying seaplanes. How a lad from the land-locked Midlands, apprenticed to a locomotive works, came to be responsible for the Spitfire is a great tale in itself. This detailed book tells us how Mitchell learned his trade - from 1916, contributing to the... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17
More than 4,000 Clare men took part in the Great War and about 600 of them were killed, with many hundreds more injured physically and mentally by the conflict. Their experience of the Great War in different theatres of war from the Western Front to Gallipoli is revisited, and includes first hand testimony through letters send home to friends and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99
In a compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp weaves together two accounts of a family?s eventual escape from Occupied Europe. One, a memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and his mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal... more...
- Sky Pony Press 2015; US$ 14.99
The Fact Atlas series offers an age-appropriate overview of the historic and world-changing events of World War II, covering everything from the rise of Hitler and Nazism to the tragedy of the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Readers will be introduced to key players—political and military leaders like Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt... more...
- Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57
Written by the Oxford historian Henrietta Leyser, Bede's England is a gazetteer to the remaining Anglo-Saxon ruins in England, many of them from the time of the Venerable Bede. For those who have bought Simon Jenkins' 100 Best Churches and now want something different, this is an invaluable window onto the world of the author of the Ecclesiastical... more...