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The Battle for Singapore: The True Story of the Greatest Catastrophe of World War II

by Peter Thompson

The Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 is a military disaster of enduring fascination. For the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the island, Peter Thompson tells the explosive story of the Malayan campaign,...


Stolen Childhoods: The Untold Story of the Children Interned by the Japanese in the Second World War

by Nicola Tyrer

When the Japanese entered the war in 1941, some 20,000 British civilians in the European colonies in Asia were rounded up and marched off to concentration camps where they were to remain for three long years....


To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

by Stephen E. Ambrose

In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's...


The Mystery of Maddy Heisler

by Daniel Lillford

As a young man in the midst of World War II, Jacob fell in love with an older woman and began a rapturous affair, until she seemingly vanished. As strange things start to happen around him, a familiar young...


One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore

by Tommy LaMore & Dan Baker

Escaping certain death - not once but several times - lies at the core of the riveting real-life story of an American soldier during World War II. In One Man's War: The WWII Saga of Tommy LaMore, a B-17 pilot...


Fighting for Britain: African Soldiers in the Second World War

by David Killingray & Martin Plaut

During the Second World War over half-a-million African troops served with the British Army as combatants and non-combatants in campaigns in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, Italy and Burma - the largest...


Proceed to Peshawar: The Story of a U.S. Navy Intelligence Mission on the Afghan Border, 1943

by George J. Hill

This is a story of adventure in the Hindu Kush Mountains, and of a previously untold Military and Naval Intelligence Mission along about 800 miles of the Durand Line in World War II. The American officers passed...


The Man Who Never Was: World War II's Boldest Counterintelligence Operation

by Ewen Montagu

As plans got under way for the Allied invasion of Sicily in June 1943, British counter-intelligence agent Ewen Montagu masterminded a scheme to mislead the Germans into thinking the next landing would occur...


No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

by Hiroo Onoda

In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine...


Dam Busters: The True Story of the Inventors and Airmen Who Led the Devastating Raid to Smash the German Dams in 1943

by James Holland

The night of 16 May, 1943. Nineteen specially adapted Lancaster bombers take off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, each with a huge 9000lb cylindrical bomb strapped underneath it. Their mission: to destroy...


The Spellmount Guide to London in the Second World War

by James Beardon

During the lead up to and over the course of the Second World War, London was a city transformed as it simultaneously became the front line and the command centre of Allied operations. The scale and speed of...


Death on the Don: The Destruction of Germany's Allies on the Eastern Front, 1941-1944

by Jonathan Trigg

Nazi Germany's assault on the Soviet Union in the summer of 1941, Operation Barbarossa, was the largest invasion in history. Almost 3.5 million men smashed into Stalin's Red Army, reaching the gates of Leningrad,...


A Death in San Pietro: The Untold Story of Ernie Pyle, John Huston, and the Fight for Purple Heart Valley

by Tim Brady

A Death in San Pietro chronicles the quietly heroic and beloved Captain Waskow and his company as they make their way into battle. Waskow’s 36th (“Texas”) Division would ultimately succeed in driving the...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie

The full untold story of how one of history’s bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city’s...


Alliance of Enemies

by Agostino von Hassell, Sigrid MacRae & Simone Ameskamp

Alliance of Enemies tells the thrilling history of the secret World War II relationship between Nazi Germany’s espionage service, the Abwehr, and the American OSS, predecessor of the CIA. The actors in...


The Rice Paddy Navy: U.S. Sailors Undercover in China

by Linda Kush

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Navy knew it would need vital information from the Pacific. Nationalist China was particularly well-suited to provide vital information about the Japanese...


Hitler's Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45

by Chris McNab

At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through the air forces of Poland and Western Europe in 1939 and 1940,...


US Army Paratrooper in the Pacific Theater, 1943-45

by Gordon Rottman

The two major Army units that operated in the Pacific – the 11th Airborne Division and the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) launched small-scale operations on extremely difficult, if not, outright...


Defiant, Blenheim and Havoc Aces

by Andrew Thomas & Chris Davey

The World War 1 concept of the two-seat fighter persisted during the interwar period, with the RAF's biplane Demons being replaced by the twin-engined Blenheim IF - a fighter derivative of the light bomber then...


USN Destroyer vs IJN Destroyer: The Pacific 1943

by Mark Stille

This book will cover the fierce night naval battles fought after Guadalcanal between the US Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during late 1943 as the Allies advanced slowly up the Solomons Islands toward the...