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Marching to the Sound of Gunfire: North-West Europe 1944-1945

by Patrick Delaforce

In this exciting and revealing book, scores of British soldiers tell their amazing stories of life - and death - in the front line of the Allies' advance from Normandy to Hitler's Germany. In eleven months of...


1918 The Last Act

by Barrie Pitt

By 1918, after three years of war, Europe was weary of the stalemate and the terrible slaughter on the Western Front. The Russian Front had collapsed but the United States had abandoned her neutral stance and...


JG26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe

by Donald Caldwell

Jagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more...


Freely I Served: The Memoir of the Commander, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944

by Major-General Stanislaw Sosabowski

Freely I Served is the gripping memoir of Stanislaw Sosabowski who became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War.

After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I,...


Burma Railway Man: Secret Letters from a Japanese Pow

by Charles Steel

Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the...


Naval Battles of the First World War

by Geoffrey Bennett

With the Call to action stations in August 1914, the Royal Navy faced its greatest test since the time of Nelson.

This classic history of the Great War at sea combines graphic and stirring accounts of all...


In the Teeth of the Wind: Memoirs of the Royal Navy Air Service in the First World War

by Squadron Leader C P O Bartlette DSC

So rapid have been the advances in the science of aeronautics since the end of the First World War that it requires a considerable feat of imagination to cast one's mind back over the comparatively short period...


History of the Glider Pilot Regiment

by Claude Smith

The Glider Pilot Regiment, having been raised as the first element of the new Army Air Corps in 1942 and disbanded in 1957, can probably claim the dubious distinction of having been the smallest and shortest-lived...


Bloody Red Tabs: General Officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918

by Frank Davies & Graham Maddocks

Long before that ghastly and quite unnecessary slogging match in the mud which we now call the First World War had dragged to its blood-soaked conclusion the belief that most of the senior officers had spent...


Seaford and Eastbourne in the Great War

by Kevin Gordon

How the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families...


The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (Updated and Expanded)

by Avi Shlaim

“Fascinating. . . . Shlaim presents compelling evidence for a revaluation of traditional Israeli history.”—New York Times Book Review For this newly expanded edition, Avi Shlaim has added four chapters...


History of Technology, Volume 32

by Ian Inkster

This volume provide an overview of current research in the history of Italian technology in the long run, from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. The contributors focus on different aspects of Italian...


Queer Beirut

by Sofian Merabet

Gender and sexual identity formation is an ongoing anthropological conversation in both Middle Eastern studies and urban studies, but the story of gay and lesbian identity in the Middle East is only just beginning...


The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History

by Anthony N. Penna

The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History, Second Edition, presents a multidisciplinary global history of Earth from its origins to the present day.

  • Provides a comprehensive, global, multidisciplinary...


Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen executed by the British Army in the First World War

by Robert King

Amid the carnage of the battles of the First World War a small number of Welsh soldiers made the fateful decision to abscond from their units: under the Army Act, if found guilty of the offences they were charged...


Pyramids and Fleshpots: The Egyptian, Senussi and Eastern Mediterranean Campaigns, 1914-16

by Stuart Hadaway

Personnel serving in Egypt in the Great War often complained that the popular impression of the campaigns, still widely held, was that it was a sideshow, with troops enjoying a holiday among the pyramids and...


Fire and Ice: The Nazis' Scorched Earth Campaign in Norway

by Vincent Hunt

The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building...


Happy and Glorious: The Revolution of 1688

by Michael I Wilson

The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is a story of intrigue, plot and counter-plot, religious rivalry and nationalist fervour. It tells of a stubborn and bigoted king (James VII & II) in conflict with this subjects...


The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock

by Lucy Worsley

From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder—and reveals why we are so fascinated...


Death in Disguise: The Amazing True Story of the Chelsea Murders

by Gary Powell

Victorian Chelsea was a thriving commercial and residential development, known for its grand houses and pleasant garden squares. Violent crime was unheard of in this leafy suburb. The double murder of an elderly...