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  • Why? (English, Hardback) Peter Hayes

    A bold exploration of the Holocaust by a pre-eminent scholar in the field.

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  • The Last Panther - Slaughter of the Reich - The Halbe Kessel 1945 (English, Paperback) Wolfgang Faust

    While the Battle of Berlin in 1945 is widely known, the horrific story of the Halbe Kessel remains largely untold. In April 1945, victorious Soviet forces encircled 80,000 men of the German 9th Army in the Halbe area, South of Berlin, together with many thousands of German women and children. The German troops, desperate to avoid Soviet capture, battled furiously to break out towards the West,...

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  • The Fall of Hitler's Fortress City (English, Hardback) Isabel Denny

    The harrowing, tragic story of a city and a people ravaged by one of the most brutal battles of World War II.In 1945, in the face of the advancing Red Army, two and a half million people were forced out of Germany’s most easterly province, East Prussia, and in particular its capital, Königsberg. Their flight was a direct result of Hitler’s ill-fated decision to invade the Soviet Union in 1941....

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  • Killing the Rising Sun (English, CD-Audio) Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

    The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the...

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  • All the Gallant Men (English, Hardback) Donald Stratton, Ken Gire

    The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor.An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American history, All the Brave Men is a sailor’s eyewitness, moment-by-moment account of the Japanese surprise attack...

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  • No Picnic on Mount Kenya (Paperback) Felice Benuzzi

    A classic tale of derring-do: The Great Escape meets Touching the Void

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  • American Web Equipment 1910-1967 (English, Paperback) Martin J. Brayley

    Gives an illustrated overview of the webbing straps, holsters, carriers and haversacks used by American combat troops from before World War One to the Vietnam War. This book is useful for students of American uniform and equipment, modellers, re-enactors and collectors.

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  • An Iron Wind (English, Hardback) Peter Fritzsche

    From a prize-winning historian, a vivid account of German-occupied Europe during World War II that reveals civilians' struggle to understand

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  • Hitler's Last Days (Paperback) Bill O'Reilly

    By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the...

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  • The Ghost Army of World War II (English, Hardback) Rick Beyer, Elizabeth Sayles

    A cultural history detailing the story of The Ghost Army, a World War II deception unit, which used inflatable tanks and other illusions to mislead the Germans on the battlefields of Europe.

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  • The Rise and Fall of Comradeship (English, Paperback) Thomas Kuhne

    This book reveals how ideas of comradeship shaped the actions and mindsets of ordinary German soldiers across the twentieth century.

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  • Mein Kampf (English, Paperback) Adolf Hitler

    Book Description In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. In it he intended to attack the ineffectiveness of the dominant political parties in Germany which were opposed to the new National Socialists (Nazis). In November 1923, Adolf Hitler was jailed for the abortive Munich Beer Hall...

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  • Eastern Approaches (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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  • After Stalingrad (English, Hardback) Adelbert Holl, Tony Le Tissier

    An eyewitness account by a German soldier of seven years in Soviet captivity after the Battle of Stalingrad.

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  • No Picnic on Mount Kenya (English, Hardback) Felice Benuzzi

    A classic tale of derring-do: The Great Escape meets Touching the Void

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  • Japanese Tanks 1939-45 (English, Paperback) Steven Zaloga, Tony Bryan

    Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese Army widely employed tanks within the Pacific theater of war. This title details their key role in the conquests of Singapore and Malaya, as well as their later use in Burma, Saipan, and the Philippines, including in the amphibious assault of Corregidor.

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  • Ordinary Men (Paperback) Christopher R. Browning

    Takes as its basis the detailed records of one squad from the Nazis' extermination groups and explores in its composition, its actions, and the methods by which it was trained to perform acts of genocide on an industrial scale. This book introduces us to men who killed without hesitation or apparent remorse for years on end.

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  • First Light (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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  • He 162 Volksjager Units (English, Paperback) Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier

    The Volksjager was an interceptor cheaply manufactured for Germany s final stand. For aviation and World War II enthusiasts, this study explores the operational history of the He 162."

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  • Countdown to Pearl Harbor (English, Hardback) Steve Twomey

    A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor—the warnings, clues and missteps—by a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter.In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible danger, but they write it too vaguely. They think precautions are being taken, but never check to see if they...

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