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100 Events That Shaped World War II

100 Events That Shaped World War II

by Peter Darman

One Hundred Events That Shaped World War II

The bloodiest conflict in human history was not decided by the actions of an enlightened few. Instead, it played out as countless acts of heroism, on battlefields across the p...
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All Hell Let Loose : The World at War 1939-1945

All Hell Let Loose : The World at War 1939-1945

by Max Hastings

All Hell Let Loose : The World at War 1939-1945

A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war u...
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Barbed Wire University

Barbed Wire University

by Midge Gillis

Barbed Wire University

Feature films have created the stereotype of the Second World War prisoner of war. He is the spruce, stiff-upper-lipped Alec Guinness in The Bridge on the River Kwai, or Steve McQueen's cunning an...
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Blood Tears And Folly

Blood Tears And Folly

by Len Deighton

Blood Tears And Folly : An Objective Look At World War II

Drawing on the author's deep understanding of military life and the strengths and frailties of politicians and generals, this is a myth-puncturing analysis of th...
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Britain's War Machine

Britain's War Machine

by David Edgerton

Britain's War Machine

This title was selected for "Guardian" books of the year. The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. David Edgerton's bold, co...
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British Cultural Memory And The Second World War

British Cultural Memory And The Second World War

by Lucy Noakes & Juliette Pattiso

British Cultural Memory And The Second World War

Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a w...
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Catalina Over Arctic Oceans : Anti-Submarine and Rescue Flying in World War Two

Catalina Over Arctic Oceans : Anti-Submarine and Rescue Flying in World War Two

by John French

Catalina Over Arctic Oceans : Anti-Submarine and Rescue Flying in World War Two

John French first took up flying in 1937 with the University of London Air Squadron, and this move was to signal the start of a long and va...
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Citizen Sailors : The Royal Navy In the Second World War

Citizen Sailors : The Royal Navy In the Second World War

by Glyn Prysor

Citizen Sailors : The Royal Navy In the Second World War

"She's hit! My God, we've got her." All over the ship a cheer went up, audible above the gunfire. I had risen half standing in my seat as the wild thrill took hol...
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Commando Pocket Book 1940-45

Commando Pocket Book 1940-45

by Christopher Westhorp

Commando Pocket Book 1940-45

The Commandos were created by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a 'butcher and bolt' raiding unit to destroy vital targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this 'special service' were all ...
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Deserter

Deserter

by Charles Glass

Deserter : A Hidden History of the Second World War

A poet, a gangster and an agent of the Resistance; 'Deserter' details three astonishing lives shaped by the decision to flee during WWII. During the Second World War, ...
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Fighting For Britain : African Soldiers in the Second World War

Fighting For Britain : African Soldiers in the Second World War

by David Killingray

Fighting For Britain : African Soldiers in the Second World War

During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Af...
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Lancaster : The Second  World War's Greatest Bomber

Lancaster : The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

by Leo McKinstry

Lancaster : The Second World War's Greatest Bomber

The Spitfire and the Lancaster were the two RAF weapons of victory in the Second World War, but the glamour of the fighter has tended to overshadow the performance of ...
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Moral Combat : A History of World War II

Moral Combat : A History of World War II

by Michael Burleigh

Moral Combat : A History of World War II

A clear, chronological narrative exploring many of the ethical dilemmas posed for real people during and after the Second World War. Literature on the Second World War is volumin...
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Murder, Mutiny And The Military : British Court Maryial Cases 1940-1966

Murder, Mutiny And The Military : British Court Maryial Cases 1940-1966

by Gerry Rubin

Murder, Mutiny And the Military : British Court Martial Cases 1940-1966

Gerry Rubin describes and analyses over twenty court martial cases involving British and colonial forces between 1940 and 1966. Focusing on cases o...
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Sisters: Heroic True-Life stories from the Nurses of World War Two

Sisters: Heroic True-Life stories from the Nurses of World War Two

by Barbara Mortimer

Sisters: Heroic True-Life stories from the Nurses of World War Two
On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany.

Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school,...
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The Motherland Calls : Britain's Black Servicemen and Women 1939-45

The Motherland Calls : Britain's Black Servicemen and Women 1939-45

by Stephen Bourne

The Motherland Calls

Very little attention has been given to the thousands of black British, Caribbean and West African servicemen and -women who supported the British war effort from 1939–45. Black volunteers from ac...
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The Storm Of War : A New History of the Second World War

The Storm Of War : A New History of the Second World War

by Andrew Roberts

The Storm Of War : A New History of the Second World War

On 2 August 1944, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by ridiculing the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has...
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War Report

War Report

by Desmond Hawkins

War Report : The extraordinary Eyewitness Accounts that Revolutionised Journalism.
BBC Dispatches from The Front Line 1944-1945

War Report, the landmark BBC radio program, first broadcast after the nine o-clock news on ...
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World War II Plans That Never Happened

World War II Plans That Never Happened

by Michael Kerrigan

World War II Plans That Never Happened

A Nazi scheme to capture the Pope, an IRA plan to invade Northern Ireland, a British plan to attack the Soviet Union after the defeat of Hitler or a Japanese seizure of the Panama...
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