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SOE's Mastermind: The Authorised Biography of Major General Sir Colin Gubbins KCMG, DSO, MC

by Brian Lett

For those with even a passing interest in the Second World War, the name Colin Gubbins is synonymous with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). This is not surprising as from its creation in late 1940 at Prime...


Irena's Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

One of Kirkus Reviews' Ten Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of Fall 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler—the “female...


Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness

by Craig Nelson

Published in time for the 75th anniversary, a gripping and definitive account of the event that changed twentieth-century America—Pearl Harbor—based on years of research and new information uncovered by...


Konev's Golgotha: Operation Typhoon Strikes the Soviet Western Front, October 1941

by Michael Filippenkov

This book is a historical study of the events of October 1941 in the Viaz'ma pocket, based on documents found in the Russian Federation's Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense, the German Bundesarchiv,...


The Battle for Crimea 1941-1944: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

by Anthony Tucker-Jones

The selection of over 150 rare wartime photographs in this volume in Pen & Sword’s Images of War series offers a graphic visual record of the dramatic and bloody battles fought for the Crimea during the Second...


The Battle of the River Plate: The First Naval Battle of the Second World War 

by Gordon Landsborough

At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket...


Surviving the Death Railway: A POW's Memoir and Letters from Home

by Hilary Custance Green 

The ordeals of the POWs put to slave labour by their Japanese masters on the ‘Burma Railway’ have been well documented yet never cease to shock. It is impossible not to be horrified and moved by their stoic...


America First - The Battle Against Intervention 1940-1941

by Wayne Cole

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


The Last Enemy

by Richard Hillary

This early work by Richard Hillary was originally published in 1942 and we are now republishing it. 'The Last Enemy' is a work in which the author writes about his experiences as a Supermarine Spitfire pilot...


Lives of Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: Untold Tales of Men of Jewish Descent Who Fought for the Third Reich

by Bryan Mark Rigg

They were foot soldiers and officers. They served in the regular army and the Waffen-SS. And, remarkably, they were also Jewish, at least as defined by Hitler's infamous race laws. Pursuing the thread he first...


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Konflikt ’47

by Warlord Games, Clockwork Goblin & Jon Cave

Konflikt '47 is set in a world very much like ours. In fact, its history is indistinguishable from our own until 1943 when the Manhattan Project's test of a prototype nuclear device opened a rift in the fabric...


Sturmartillerie

by Thomas Anderson

The Sturmartillerie was a key part of Germany's armoured arsenal throughout World War II. Its armoured assault guns were designed to support the artillery on the battlefield, largely using the purpose-built...


Fw 200 Condor Units of World War 2

by Chris Goss, Chris Davey & Mark Postlethwaite

The Fw 200 Condor first made an appearance over Norway in April 1940, flying with the unit that eventually become synonymous with it – Kampfgeschwader 40. As the war in the west progressed, and German forces...


River Plate 1939

by Angus Konstam & Tony Bryan

Days before the outbreak of World War II a handful of German commerce raiders put out to sea to prey on Allied merchantmen. Amongst them was the Panzerschiff ('armoured ship') Graf Spee, a formidable warship...


BT Fast Tank

by Steven J. Zaloga & Henry Morshead

When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its...


The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis

by Elizabeth Letts

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II

 

In the chaotic last days of the...


Double Ace

by Robert Coram

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia, with an oversize personality used dogged determination to achieve his...


Operation Market Garden: The Campaign for the Low Countries, Autumn 1944: Seventy Years On

by John Buckley & Peter Preston-Hough

In September 1944 the Western Allies mounted an audacious attempt to seize a crossing over the Rhine into Germany in a bid to end the Second World War quickly. Yet despite the deployment of thousands of American,...


The Clarity of Hindsight: The Words and Deeds of the Era

by Cap Parlier

To explain the British attack on the French fleet at anchor in the harbor at Mers-el-Kébir [3.July.1940], Sir Winston Churchill said, “What matters are events, not words.”  His uncharacteristic humility...