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Shot Down: The Secret Diary of One POW's Long March to Freedom

by Alex Kerr

Alex Kerr's Wellington, a twin-engine bomber, was shot down over Germany in 1941. At first hospitalised with hopes of repatriation, he unexpectedly found himself a prisoner in a German POW camp. Throughout those...

Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

by Peter Hayes

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.

Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation...

Detours: A Memoir of a Railroad Man

by Gail F. Menitzer

Learn about Gail F. Meintzer's philosophies from lessons learned the hard way, as he took the long road less traveled on the iron highway.

Travel with Gail F. Meintzer as he journeys with the railroad system...

How Churchill Saved Civilization: The Epic Story of 13 Years That Almost Destroyed the Civilized World

by John Harte

How Churchill Saved Civilization resolves the lingering mysteries surrounding the causes of the Second World War, and what transpired during the war to bring its end result. It proposes answers to such questions...

Shadow Warriors of World War II: The Daring Women of the OSS and SOE

by Gordon Thomas & Greg Lewis

In a dramatically different tale of espionage and conspiracy in World War II, Shadow Warriors of World War II unveils the history of the courageous women who volunteered to work behind enemy lines. Sent into...

Hitler's Stormtroopers: The SA, The Nazis' Brownshirts, 1922 - 1945

by Jean-Denis Lepage

The Sturm Abteilung der NSDAP (SA, assault battalion of the Nazi party) – created in August 1920 – were squads of strong arms intended to protect the Nazis’ meetings, to provoke disturbance, to break up...

Hemingway at War: Ernest Hemingway's Adventures as a World War II Correspondent

by Terry Mort

From Omaha Beach on D-Day and the French Resistance to the tragedy of Huertgen Forest and the Liberation of Paris, this is the story of Ernest Hemingway's adventures in journalism during World War II. In the...

What Was World War II? Who Won World War II? What Was the Great Patriotic War? : SHORT STORY # 13.  Nonfiction series #1 - # 60.

by Alla P Gakuba

Adolf Hitler’s raise to power in Germany in 1930s was a threat to the 20th century civilization.

In 1930s, to pull Germany from a deep depression and mass unemployment, Hitler started drumming up his doctrine....

What Were the Happiest Years of Your Life? Or, What Is Happiness? : SHORT STORY #7. Nonfiction series #1- #60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

Life is full of surprises, both big and small unexpected stressful events. They are occurring many times a day and every day. These events challenge people’s knowledge, creativity, and skills and test their...

Churchill's Last Wartime Secret: The 1943 German Raid Airbrushed from History

by Adrian Searle

Its been a State secret for more than seventy years. The official line in the UK has always been that it never happened but this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil...

Intelligence Images from the Eastern Front

by Roy M Stanley

Despite the Luftwaffe being ordered to destroy millions of aerial photos in 1945, the Allies found no less than twenty tons of photos in eleven locations, including a hoard in a Bavarian barn.  These together...

Anders Lassen VC, MC of the SAS

by Mike Langley

The story of Anders Lassen is one of the most amazing and heroic of the Second World War – indeed in the history of the British armed services. He was awarded no less than three Military Crosses and the SAS...

The RAF Air-Sea Rescue Service in the Second World War

by Norman Franks

When the Second World War began in 1939 it was thought that it would be fought along the same lines as the First World War, with the Allied air forces operating from both Britain and France. With the fall of...

Air Battle for Burma: Allied Pilots' Fight for Supremacy

by Bryn Evans

After a long series of crushing defeats by the apparently unstoppable Japanese air and ground forces, the eventual fight back and victory in Burma was achieved as a result of the exercise of unprecedented combined...

Hitler's Arctic War: The German Campaigns in Norway, Finland and the USSR 1940-1945

by Chris Mann & Christer Jrgensen

'In the past the German General Staff had taken no interest in the military history of wars in the north and east of Europe. Nobody had ever taken into account the possibility that some day German divisions...

Under a Blood Red Sun: The remarkable story of PT boats in the Philippines and the rescue of General MacArthur

by John J. Domagalski

During the opening days of World War II in the Pacific, a small group of American sailors in the Philippines were propelled into the forefront of the fighting. They were manned with six small wooden torpedo...

Seven Days of Infamy

by Nicholas Best

December 7, 1941: One of those rare days in world history that people remember exactly where they were, what they were doing, and how they felt when they heard the news.

Marlene Dietrich, Clark Gable, and James...

LIFE Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later: The Attach - The Aftermath - The Legacy

by The Editors of Life

LIFE commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich

by Richard Weikart

For a man whom history can never forget, Adolf Hitler remains a persistent mystery on one front—his religious faith. Atheists tend to insist Hitler was a devout Christian. Christians counter that he was an...

The Flying Man: Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation

by Richard Byers

Hugo Junkers (1859–1935) was a German engineer and aircraft designer generally credited as the pioneer of all-metal airplanes. His company, Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke AG, more commonly referred to...