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World War II (1939-1945)

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  • World War IIby Lisa Zamosky

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    In 1939, another war that would encompass the world began in Europe. World War II began as a conflict of beliefs concerning government among countries in Europe. The United States stayed on the sidelines, unwilling to become involved in the war until Japan attacked a Pacific Fleet of the United States Navy at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. more...

  • Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europeby Robert Citino; Steven Mercatante

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 64.00

    Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe challenges this conventional wisdom in highlighting how the re-establishment of the traditional German art of war—updated to accommodate new weapons systems—paved the way for Germany to forge a considerable military edge over its much larger potential rivals by playing to its... more...

  • The Battle of Matapan 1941by Mark Simmons

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    In March 1941, the Royal navy scored one of the greatest one-sided victories against the Italian Fleet the Regia Marina at Matapan. It brought to an end six months of remarkable success for the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean. When France fell and Italy declared war on Britain, Admiral Dudley Pound had wanted to evacuate the Mediterranean altogether... more...

  • Pogue's Warby Forrest C. Pogue

    The University Press of Kentucky 2001; US$ 19.95

    " With a foreword by Stephen Ambrose and a preface by Franklin D. Anderson Forrest Pogue (1912-1996) was undoubtedly one of the greatest World War II combat historians. Born and educated in Kentucky, he is perhaps best known for his definitive four-volume biography of General George C. Marshall. But, as Pogue's War makes clear, he was also a pioneer... more...

  • Escape from Hong Kongby Tim Luard

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 38.00

    On 25 December 1941, the day of Hong Kong’s surrender to the Japanese, Admiral Chan Chak – the Chinese government’s chief agent in Hong Kong – and more than 60 Chinese, British and Danish intelligence, naval and marine personnel made a dramatic escape from the invading army. They travelled on five small motor torpedo boats –... more...

  • The Besiegedby Caroline Walton

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Besieged is a beautifully observed account of one of the defining moments of twentieth-century history: the Siege of Leningrad. The Siege began in September 1941, when German forces severed the last connection to the city, and was to last for 872 days, during which the dying population suffered horrors almost beyond the powers of description. more...

  • Hitler’s Last Armyby Robin Quinn

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    400,000 GERMAN TROOPS ON BRITISH SOIL!In 1940, when Adolf Hitler planned to invade Britain, his greatest wish was to read a headline like this. Yet, five years later, there really were 400,000 German servicemen in the UK – not as conquerors but as prisoners of war. They were, in every sense, Hitler’s Last Army.Using exclusive interviews with former... more...

  • Tragedy at Dieppeby Mark Zuehlke

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.99

    With its trademark "you are there" style, Mark Zuehlke's tenth Canadian Battle Series volume tells the story of the 1942 Dieppe raid. Nicknamed "The Poor Man's Monte Carlo," Dieppe had no strategic importance, but with the Soviet Union thrown on the ropes by German invasion and America having just entered the war, Britain was under intense pressure... more...

  • World War Twoby Sue Graves

    RISING STARS UK LTD 2008; US$ 6.99

    World War II is a fascinating but complicated subject - this book breaks it into manageable bit-size chunks with interesting facts and illustrations.The Snapshots series of colourful and visually appealing titles is designed to engage 9 to 14 year old reluctant readers. With their bold design and familiar subject matter – from battles to Batman... more...