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The Politics of War Memory in Japan: Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

by Kamila Szczepanska

Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country's imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional...

South Pacific Cauldron: World War II's Great Forgotten Battlegrounds

by Alan Rems

The war in the South Pacific in its entirety has remained remarkably neglected by historians. This is the first comprehensive narrative history covering all land, sea and air operations in the theater to the...

The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941¿1942

by Nigel Hamilton

A dramatic, eye-opening account of how FDR took personal charge of the military direction of World War II.

Soviet Submachine Guns of World War II: PPD-40, PPSh-41 and PPS

by Chris McNab & Steve Noon

The Russian PPD-40, PPSh-41, and PPS family of SMGs were a key part of Soviet infantry assault doctrine in World War II and beyond.

Featuring expert analysis and an array of specially commissioned full-color...

Morane-Saulnier MS.406 Aces

by Kari Stenman & Chris Davey

French World War II fighter design was cut short by the fall of France, but the MS.406 also saw service in Vichy French colonies and Finland.

The MS.406 was an important aircraft not only because it was built...

The Cover-Up at Omaha Beach: D-Day, the Us Rangers, and the Untold Story of Maisy Battery

by Gary Sterne

The Rangers’ mission was clear. They were to lead the assault on Omaha Beach and break out inland. Simultaneously, other Ranger units would scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc to destroy the ostensibly huge...

Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters 1861 - 1914

by Douglas Scott

As a young officer in the prestigious 21st Lancers (motto 'Death or Glory') Douglas Haig played a leading role in Kitchener's bold expedition which ended in the defeat of the Khalifa of Sudan at Omdurman. He...

Churchill and the Admirals

by Stephen Roskill

Winston Churchill enjoyed two stints as First Lord of the Admiralty, at the start of the First World War and at the start of the Second. He retained close interest in naval matters, especially as the defeat...

Cawnpore & Lucknow: A Tale of Two Sieges- Indian Mutiny

by Donald Richards

Following the May 1857 uprising by sepoys in Meerut and Delhi, the whole future of the British Raj was in the balance. Nowhere was this better demonstrated than at Lucknow and Cawnpore. At the latter a garrison...

The Burma Air Campaign: 1941-1945

by Michael Pearson

The scene is set with an overview of the respective states of the RAF and Japanese Airforce, and an explanation of how the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) came to be in China. There is a concise...

Conflict in the Crimea: British Redcoats on Russian Soil

by Donald Richards

The author relies to a great extent on contemporary accounts of a large number of British men - and women - who were unwittingly caught up in this appalling war. As well as surviving the efforts of their determined...


by R E Urquhart

Major-General Urquhart commanded the 1st British Airborne Division in Operation Market Garden, the greatest airbone assault of World War II, the struggle to capture Arnhem and win control of the bridge across...

Earl Bathurst and British Empire

by Neville Thompson

Earl Bathurst arguably exerted greater influence on the establishment and consolidation of the British Empire than any other single individual. In writing this highly authoritative work, Professor Thompson had...

Despatches From The Crimea

by William Russell

William Russell's despatches to The Times revolutionised war reporting, and hence the public's perception of war. Each piece was written with a bludgeoning honesty, a refusal to compromise and with the meticulous...

Alarm Starboard!: A Remarkable True Story of the War at Sea

by Geoffrey Brooke

The Author's naval war experiences make the most exciting reading. After being mined on the battleship Nelson in 1939, he served on the Prince of Wales, during the Bismarck action, witnessing the sinking of...

The Deceivers: Allied Military Deception in the Second World War

by Thaddeus Holt

In World War II, the Allies employed unprecedented methods and practiced the most successful military deception ever seen, meticulously feeding misinformation to Axis intelligence to lead Axis commanders into...

The New York Times Book of World War II 1939-1945: The Coverage from the Battlefield to the Home Front

by The New York Times, Richard Overy & Tom Brokaw

The New York Times printed more words on World War II than any other newspaper and had more than 160 correspondents worldwide reporting on the war. Now, for the first time, The New York Times Complete World...

Brothers, Rivals, Victors: Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley and the Partnership that Drove the Allied Conquest i n Europe

by Jonathan W. Jordan

Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, General George S. Patton, and General Omar N. Bradley engineered the Allied conquest that shattered Hitler's hold over Europe. But they also shared intricate connections...

D-Day Illustrated Edition: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Now illustrated with an extraordinary collection of over 125 photos, Stephen E. Ambrose’s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II’s most pivotal battle, June 6, 1944, the day that changed the course...

Voices from D-Day: Eyewitness Accounts from the Battle for Normandy

by Jon E. Lewis

Voices From D-Day features classic accounts by soldiers such as Rommel and Bradley, together with frontline reports by some of the world’s finest authors and war correspondents, including Ernest Hemingway...