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  • First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
    First Light (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Wellum

    Two months before the outbreak of WWII, 17-year-old Geoffrey Wellum becomes a fighter pilot with the RAF. Desperate to get in the air, he makes it through basic training to become the youngest Spitfire pilot in the prestigious 92 Squadron. Thrust into combat immediately, Wellum finds himself caught up in terrifying dogfights with German Me 109s.

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  • Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby
    Love and War in the Apennines (English, Paperback) Eric Newby

    Hailed as Newby's 'masterpiece', `Love and War in the Apennines' is the gripping real-life story of Newby's imprisonment and escape from an Italian prison camp during World War II.

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  • Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean
    Eastern Approaches (English, Paperback) Fitzroy Maclean

    After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Fitztroy Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. This book presents his adventures in the Western Desert and later fighting alongside Tito's partisans in Yugoslavia.

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  • The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes
    The Shortest History of Germany (English, Paperback) James Hawes $10.43 $11.97
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  • The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
    The Stepney Doorstep Society (English, Paperback) Kate Thompson

    The unsung and remarkable stories of the women who held London's East End together during not one, but two world wars....

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  • Dresden by Victor Gregg
    Dresden (English, Paperback) Victor Gregg

    In Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut fictionalised his time as a prisoner of war in Dresden in 1945. Vonnegut was imprisoned in a cellar while the firestorm raged through the city, wiping out generations of innocent lives. Victor Gregg remained above ground throughout the firebombing. This is his true eyewitness account of that week in February 1945....

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  • Der Tiger: Vol. 3 by Volker Ruff
    Der Tiger: Vol. 3 (Hardback) Volker Ruff $29.11 $35.94
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  • Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, The Last Battles in the West, 1945 by Dennis Oliver
    Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, The Last Battles in the West, 1945 (English, Paperback) Dennis Oliver

    Detailed design and operational history of the Tiger I and Tiger II tanks operated by the German army during the last battles on the Western Front.

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  • Japan 1944-45 by Mark Lardas
    Japan 1944-45 (English, Paperback) Mark Lardas, Paul Wright

    A fully illustrated study into one of the most important and yet controversial air campaigns in history, the bombing campaign to cripple Japan from the air and end World War II.

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  • Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel
    Five Chimneys (English, Paperback) Olga Lengyel

    Olga Lengyel tells, frankly and without compromise, one of the most horrifying stories of all time. This true, documented chronicle is the intimate, day-to-day record of a beautiful woman who survived the nightmare of Auschwitz and Birchenau. This book is a necessary reminder of one of the ugliest chapters in the history of human civilization. It was a shocking experience. It is a shocking book.

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  • SOE Manual by Special Operations Executive
    SOE Manual (English, Hardback) Special Operations Executive

    The actual course given to all secret agents in SOE before working behind enemy lines. It includes everything you needed to know to go undercover - from documents, cover stories and how to live off the land to how to get through an interrogation.

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  • Northrop Flying Wings by Peter E. Davies
    Northrop Flying Wings (English, Paperback) Peter E. Davies, Adam Tooby

    Fully illustrated study of the most radical US bomber prototypes of their era, Northrop's XB-35 and YB-49, which pioneered the "flying wing" concept 50 years before the B-2 stealth bomber made it a reality.

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  • Sturmgeschutz III & Sturmhaubitze 42 by Vyacheslav Kozitsyn
    Sturmgeschutz III & Sturmhaubitze 42 (English, Paperback) Vyacheslav Kozitsyn

    The first book in an exciting new series from Panzerwrecks; the Ostfront Warfare Series by Vyacheslav Kozitsyn, who examines the German armored vehicles and campaigns on the Eastern Front.

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  • Battle of Normandy - Michelin Historical Map 102
    Battle of Normandy - Michelin Historical Map 102 (English, Sheet map)

    Historic WWII reproduction map. A detailed map of Normandy at a scale of 1:200,000 showing the main sites of the summer 1944 battle. This map is an antique-feeling reproduction of the map originally published by Michelin in 1947. The main map includes place names and features special icons denoting battle dates and parachute drops, as well as an inset showing the broader movements of the military forces.

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  • Panzers on the Vistula by Schaufler, Hans
    Panzers on the Vistula (English, Hardback) Schaufler, Hans

    A graphic first-hand account of the German retreat from Latvia to East Prussia in 1945.

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  • Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles by Tom Cole
    Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles (English, Paperback) Tom Cole

    Step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers including M3 Grank Mk1, Cromwell Mk 1V, Royal Marine Centaur and Sherman M4A1 and Crab.

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  • The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
    The Rape of Nanking (English, Paperback) Iris Chang

    "In December 1937, in what was then the capital of China, one of the most brutal massacres in the long annals of wartime barbarity occurred. The Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking (Na"

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  • Death March Escape by Hersch, Jacob J
    Death March Escape (English, Hardback) Hersch, Jacob J

    A harrowing tale of escape, evasion and survival: Dave Hersch is the only Nazi concentration camp survivor known to have escaped from two death marches.

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  • China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 by Rana Mitter
    China's War with Japan, 1937-1945 (English, Paperback) Rana Mitter

    Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity. This book focuses on this incident.

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  • A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron by Danny Burt
    A Battle of Britain Spitfire Squadron (English, Hardback) Danny Burt

    More than 100 hundred pictures, many never published before, have been drawn together by the author in this exceptionally detailed squadron account.

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