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Blood from a Stone

by Richard Hammer & Yaron Svoray

The search for the Life Diamonds--the subject of the compelling documentary produced by the History Channel.

They were known as Life Diamonds--rough uncut diamonds of high quality bought by Jews in Eastern Europe...


Hidden Children: The Secret Survivors of the Holocaust

by Jane Marks

They hid wherever they could for as long as it took the Allies to win the war -- Jewish children, frightened, alone, often separated from their families. For months, even years, they faced the constant danger...


What the Citizen Should Know About Our Arms and Weapons: A Guide to Weapons from the 1940s

by James E. Hicks

Originally published in 1941, this book of military ordnance was written in order to bring information to the non-military public during the time of uncertainty that marked the beginnings of the United States’...


On the Devil's Tail: In Combat with the Waffen-SS on the Eastern Front 1945, and with the French in Indochina 1951-54

by Paul Martelli & Vittorino dal Cengio

This is the riveting true story of Paul Martelli, a fifteen-year-old German-Italian, who fought in Pomerania, on the Eastern Front, in 1945 as a member of the 33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Charlemagne"...


Blood and Steel 2: The Wehrmacht Archive: Retreat to the Reich, September to December 1944

by Donald E. Graves

Overwhelmed by the strength of the Allied air and ground forces, following the D-Day landings and subsequent bitter fighting in Normandy, the Germans were compelled to abandon their efforts to hold France and...


The Heavy Bomber Offensive of WWII

by Martin Bowman

This book contains fourteen stirring accounts, each conveying an authentic sense of what it was really like to fly as a member of air-crew during the various bombing operations of the Second World War. The storytellers...


The Shelburne Escape Line: SecretRescues of Allied Aviators by the French Underground, the British Royal Navy and London's MI-9

by Reanne Hemingway-Dou Hemingway-Douglass & Don Douglass

Six decades after the end of World War II, new stories about the conflict continue to emerge. One of these is the subject of this book. Written by an American, Réanne Hemingway-Douglass, and published in the...


Hitler's Violent Youth: How Trench Warfare and Street Fighting Moulded Hitler

by Bob Carruthers

This is the fascinating story of how the events which befell Hitler between 1889 and 1924 influenced his political outlook and heralded the formation of the Sturm Abteilung - the notorious SA. Drawing extensively...


Channel Islands Invaded: The German Attack on the British Isles in 1940 Told Through Eye-Witness Accounts, Newspapers Reports, Parliamentary Debates,

by Simon Hamon

In the summer of 1940 the British Isles stood isolated and alone facing the might of a seemingly unstoppable German war machine. Never before had the United Kingdom been in a state of such uncertainty and possible...


The Cost of Courage

by Charles Kaiser

This heroic true story of the three youngest children of a bourgeois Catholic family who worked together in the French Resistance is told by an American writer who has known and admired the family for five decades  In...


Hirohito's War: The Pacific War, 1941-1945

by Francis Pike

Hirohito's War offers an original interpretation of the Pacific War, balancing the existing Western-centric view with attention to the Japanese perspective on the conflict. Francis Pike offers many challenges...


Secrets of a German POW: The Capture and Interrogation of Hauptmann Herbert Cleff

by Brian Brinkworth

This is the riveting and extraordinary story of Kapitan Herbert Cleff, presented here for the first time by Brian Brinkworth. Cleff, an Officer on the staff of General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, attached to the...


In Enemy Hands: South Africa¿s POWs in World War II

by Karen Horn

‘To all intents and purposes I am as sexless as a block of wood. To eat is the extreme fundamental of living.’ – South African POW, 1942Books on World War II abound, yet there are remarkably few publications...


The E-Boat Threat

by Bryan Cooper

One of the major lessons of World War II was the importance of coastal waters. It was not widely recognised beforehand just how vital the control of such waters would become, both in defending essential convoys...


At Hitler's Side: The Memoirs of Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant

by Nicolaus von Below

This is the personal account of a Luftwaffe aide always at Hitler's side from 1937 until the last days in Berlin, now published for the first time in English. Nicolaus von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when...


War on the Eastern Front: The German Soldier in Russia 1941-1945

by James Lucas

Dawn on Sunday 22 June 1941 saw the opening onslaughts of Operation Barbarossa as German forces stormed forward into the Soviet Union. Few of them were to survive the five long years of bitter struggle.

A...


What the RAF Airman Took to War

by Bill Howard

Between July and October 1940, in what became known as the Battle of Britain, a nation held its breath while the pilots of the Royal Air Force battled Hitler's Luftwaffe in the skies above England. Many lost...


Women of Valor

by Ellen Hampton

Women of Valor tells the extraordinary story of the Rochambelles, the only women's unit to serve on the front lines of World War II. Some of them had been proper young ladies stranded abroad by the German invasion...


Tin Sky

by Ben Pastor

Ukraine 1943: the Germans regroup after Stalingrad. A Wehrmacht officer investigates the death of two Russian generals held as POWs.


American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II

by Jonathan W. Jordan

From New York Times bestselling author Jonathan W. Jordan—author of Brothers, Rivals, Victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, the team...