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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • Blood Red Snowby Gunter Koschorrek

    Frontline Books 2011; US$ 12.99

    Günter Koschorrek wrote his illicit diary on any scraps of paper he could lay his hands on, storing them with his mother on infrequent trips home on leave. The diary went missing, and it was not until he was reunited with his daughter in America some forty years later that it came to light and became Blood Red Snow.The author’s excitement... more...

  • Shattered Swordby Jonathan Parshall; Anthony Tully; John B. Lundstrom

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 26.95 US$ 22.91

    Many consider the Battle of Midway to have turned the tide of the Pacific War. It is without question one of the most famous battles in history. Now, for the first time since Gordon W. Prange’s bestselling Miracle at Midway , Jonathan Parshall and Anthony Tully offer a new interpretation of this great naval engagement. Unlike previous accounts, ... more...

  • Spy Princessby Shrabani Basu

    The History Press 2011; US$ 12.49

    This is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, a descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan (the Tiger of Mysore), who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life, from her birth in Moscow - where her father was a Sufi preacher - to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only... more...

  • Hello Darling!by Siobhan O'Brien

    Allen & Unwin 2006; US$ 34.53

    The definitive biography of one of Australia's best loved stars of stage and screen, the fabulous and inimitable Jeanne Little. more...

  • In the Shadow of the Rising Sunby Mary Thomas

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.19

    When Mary Thomas left the shores of England for Singapore in December 1939 to live a leisurely life of an Englishwoman in a colonial outpost, she did not expect to soon find her circumstances greatly changed. After the Japanese bombs fell on 8 December 1941, Mary chose not to rush for the first boat out of Singapore and instead stayed on to serve in... more...

  • A Lucky Childby Thomas Buergenthal

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 6.65

    Thomas Buergenthal is unique. Liberated from the death camps of Auschwitz at the age of eleven, in adulthood he became a judge at the International Court in The Hague. In his honest and heartfelt memoirs, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey - from the horrors of Nazism to an investigation of modern day genocide. Aged ten Thomas Buergenthal... more...

  • Saint Praftuby Murray Anderson

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 6.86

    Part 1 of 'Saint Praftu' describes the author's early childhood in India, his wartime service in the RAF, and twenty years of civil flying in Burma, India and Nepal. At one period during the War, he belonged to the select group of pilots who undertook the hazardous operation of flying Lysanders to France at night during the moon periods, to land and... more...

  • Prison Break - True Stories of the World's Greatest Escapesby Paul Buck

    John Blake Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    In the folklore of World War II, the memory of those heroes who staged 'Great Escapes' from POW camps still endures. But what of the other side of the coin: the villains and jack-the-lads who painstakingly plan their escapes and await their moment at great personal risk? For the first time, Prison Break, tells the stories of all the most ruthless and... more...

  • Die Achillesferse Englandsby Roger Casement; Theodor Schiemann

    De Gruyter 1914; US$ 154.00

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  • Die polnische Heimatarmeeby Bernhard Chiari; Jerzy Kochanowski

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 122.25

    Die Armia Krajowa war im Zweiten Weltkrieg die zentrale Trägerin des bewaffneten Widerstandes im polnischen Untergrundstaat. Sie wurde von der polnischen Exilregierung in London gelenkt und 1944 von der Roten Armee gewaltsam aufgelöst. Der Sammelband bietet eine umfassende Darstellung der polnischen Heimatarmee seit 1939 und des schwierigen Umganges... more...