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PACIFIC WAR STORIES: in the words of those who survived

by Rex Smith & Gerald Meehl

The most extensive collection published to date of first-person oral histories on so many diverse aspects of the war in the Pacific—told in gripping, eyewitness accounts by more than seventy veterans from all...


Jungle Ace

by John R. Bruning

The life of a unique warrior: a daredevil ace and a top air commander


Shattered Sword

by Jonathan Parshall & Anthony Tully

Told from the Japanese perspective, using largely Japanese sources, with new interpretations of the Imperial Navy's actions.


Hitler's Prisoners

by Erich Friedrich & Renate Vanegas

A rare look at Hitler's "other victims" - non-Jewish Germans caught in the trap of Nazi terror


D-Day with the Screaming Eagles

by George Koskimaki

Many professional historians have recorded the actions of D-Day but here is an account of the airborne actions as described by the actual men themselves in eyewitness detail. Participants range from division...


Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War Against Japan, 1941-1945

by Christopher Thorne

An analysis of American and British policies and interactions with the Far East during World War II. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

by Harry Yeide

He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial...


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...


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...


Craftsmen of the Army: The Story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Vol II 1969-1992

by J M Kneen & D J Sutton

This book tells the story of the Royal Electrical and mechanical Engineers from 1969 to 1992. During this period the army underwent extensive re-organisation and the REME had to adapt and innovate in order to...


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...


What They Didn't Teach You About World War II

by Mike Wright

Filled with little known facts about the war, stories of soldiers and their daily lives, anecdotes and stories.


The Fleet the Gods Forgot: The U.S. Asiatic Fleet in World War II

by Walter G. Winslow

The heroic story of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet at the outbreak of World War II and their disastrous encounter with vastly superior Japanese forces.


Legacy of Despair

by John Stubblefield

Begat by Brokenness......their Imprint on Society was an Ugly Scar. Inspired by actual events, Legacy of Despair chronicles the troubles and triumphs tied to the icy fingers of the Great Depression. No one is...


Renegades

by Adrian Weale

At the end of the Second World War, nearly 200 British citizens were under investigation for assisting Nazi Germany. Some have remained notorious, such as William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) and John Amery who went...


Strange Defeat

by Marc Bloch

A renowned historian and Resistance fighter - later executed by the Nazis - analyzes at first hand why France fell in 1940. Marc Bloch wrote Strange Defeat during the three months following the fall of France,...


The Secrets of Q Central: How Leighton Buzzard Shortened the Second World War

by Leighton Buzzard Archaeology and History

Leighton Buzzard had the biggest telephone exchange in the world 1939-45, handling all telephone and teleprinter communications for the war in Britain, Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Because of this,...


The Battles of World War II: Everything You Need to Know Series

by Christopher Catherwood

The Second World War is without parallel in human history. The sheer carnage is staggering, with some estimating over 80 million people died as a result of the conflict. Catherwood brings an objective, informative...


Survivors of Stalingrad: Eyewitness Accounts from the 6th Army, 1942-43

by Reinhold Busch

In November 1942 - in a devastating counter-attack from outside the city - Soviet forces smashed the German siege and encircled Stalingrad, trapping some 290,000 soldiers of the 6th Army inside. For almost three...


The War in Italy 1943-1944

by John Grehan & Martin Mace

Despatches in this volume include that on the Conquest of Sicily from 10 July 1942 to 17 August 1943 by Field-Marshall Viscount Alexander of Tunis; the despatch on the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, by Admiral...