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Condition Red

by Frederick J. Bell

“Condition Red” was an expression that we used to indicate the imminence of any type of engagement. Aboard the G it was a colloquialism that served to express the conviction that the next few hours or days...


Fortress Rabaul: The Battle for the Southwest Pacific, January 1942-April 1943

by Bruce Gamble

For most of World War II, the mention of Japan's island stronghold sent shudders through thousands of Allied airmen. Some called it "Fortress Rabaul," an apt name for the headquarters of the Imperial Japanese...


Defeat in the West

by Milton Shulman

Milton Shulman (1913 – 2004) was a Canadian author, film and theatre critic.

After the phoney war period Shulman signed up for the Canadian army, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Canadian Armoured...


Dunkirk

by Lieutenant Colonel Ewan Butler & Major J. S. Bradford

After being forced back to Dunkirk by the Germans in May/June 1940 the British Expeditionary Force in France had to be evacuated from Dunkirk by all types of ships and vessels, this the story told by a both...


Summary of Lilac Girls: by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Includes Analysis

 

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Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined...


Panzer Lehr Division 1944-45

by Fred Steinhardt

The Panzer Lehr Division was one of the most élite German armoured formations in existence in early 1944. Its baptism of fire was in the deadly Normandy bocage. Although suffering heavy losses in Normandy,...


Nothing Friendly in the Vicinity ...: My Patrols on the Submarine USS Guardfish During WWII

by Claude C. Conner

As chronicled in Silent Victory, Clay Blair's monumental history of United States submarine operations in World War II, the submarine war against Japan was a relatively little known war-within-a-war. It was...


Fighters Under Construction in World War Two

by Graham Simons

There has been bookshelf after bookshelf of books compiled, written and published about British aircraft, the Royal Air Force and the activities of its pilots during World War Two. Tales of derring do, bravery...


The RAF Regiment at War

by Kingsley Oliver

Born out of necessity in the dark days of the War, the RAF Regiment found itself in the thick of the action supporting the vital operations in all theaters. This comprehensive record of their operations gives...


Confounding the Reich: The RAF's Secret War of Electronic Countermeasures in WWII

by Martin Bowman

On 23 November 1943, 100 (Bomber Support) Group of RAF Bomber Command was formed. The object was to consolidate the various squadrons and units that had been fighting a secret war of electronics and radar countermeasures,...


Surviving Fighter Aircraft of World War Two: Fighters

by Don Berliner

This is a guide to the existing WWII aircraft to be found in aviation museums throughout the world. Each DPS contains a colour photo of an example of the aircraft as viewed in an aviation museum, examples of...


Operation Plunder Rhine Crossing: The British & Canadian Operations

by Tim Saunders

By late March 1945, Second British Army and Ninth US Army were poised to carry out an assault crossing of the Rhine. In the British part of the operations, Montgomery's best assault divisions were assembled...


Spying for Hitler: The Welsh Double-Cross

by John Humphries

The true, action-packed account of how a bogus Welsh nationalist infiltrated German Military Intelligence during the Second World War.


Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World...


The Good Man of Nanking: The Diaries of John Rabe

by John Rabe

The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge.  It is also the moving...


Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II

by Jay A. Stout

During the air battles that destroyed Nazi Germany’s ability to wage war, one bomb group was especially distinguished.

The Hell’s Angels.

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States was in no way prepared...


Chasing Gold: The Incredible Story of How the Nazis Stole Europe's Bullion

by George M. Taber

From the bestselling author of Judgment of Paris comes the story of the integral role that gold played in World War II, from its influence on the Nazi war machine to the ultimate triumph by the Allies and the...


A Salute to One Of the Few: The Life of Flying Officer Peter Cape Beauchamp St John RAF

by Simon St John Beer

In a quiet churchyard in Amersham is the grave of an airman who lost his life fighting in the skies over southern England in October 1940. The author happened to come across this grave in 1998 and after some...


A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945

by Vasily Grossman

When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in...


An Extraordinary Italian Imprisonment: The Brutal Truth of Campo 21, 1942-3

by Brian Lett

This book tells the story of prisoner of war camp PG 21, at Chieti, Italy, between August 1942 and September 1943. It was grossly overcrowded, with little running water, no proper sanitation, and in winter no...