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Hitler's Malta Option: A Comparison of the Invasion of Crete (Operation Merkur) and the Proposed Invasion of Malta (Operation Hercules)

by Stephen L.W. Kavanagh

In 1941, after the conquest of Yugoslavia and Greece, senior German military leaders were considering two airborne operations, one for the invasion of Crete and the other for the invasion of Malta. The invasion...


Flyboys: A True Story of Courage

by James Bradley

The classic New York Times bestselling story of heroism and sacrifice--by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.

This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden...


Bombs Away!: The World War II Bombing Campaigns over Europe

by John R. Bruning

Bombs Away! covers strategic bombing in Europe during World War II, that is, all aerial bombardment of a strategic nature which took place between 1939 and 1945. In addition to American (U.S. Army Air Forces)...


Defiant Courage: A WWII Epic of Escape and Endurance

by Tore Haug, Astrid Karlsen Scott & Harald Zwart

The incredible true story of one man’s escape from Nazis in Norway.

“I remember reading We Die Alone in 1970 and I could never forget it. Then when we went to Norway to do a docudrama, people told us again...


When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

by Ronald C. Rosbottom

The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris

On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation....


The First Day on the Somme

by Martin Middlebrook

After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the...


Bismarck: The Epic Chase

by James Crossley

When the German Battleship Bismarck was commissioned in 1940 she was one of the fastest and most powerful ships afloat. To the Royal Navy and the security of Allied shipping in the Atlantic she posed an enormous...


Charging Against Napoleon: Diaries & Letters of Three Hussars

by Eric Hunt

By means of the personal diaries and letters of three officers in the 18th Hussars, the reader traces the progress of this famous cavalry Regiment through the gruelling years of campaigning in Portugal, Spain...


British Admirals of the Fleet: 1734-1995

by T A Heathcote

A companion volume to the same author's "The British Field Marshals 1736-1997", this book outlines the lives of the 115 officers who held the rank of Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Navy from 1734, when it...


Britain's Greatest Aircraft

by Robert Jackson

During the last century the British aircraft industry created and produced many outstanding aeroplanes. These aircraft were world leaders in advanced technology, utilizing inventions by British engineers and...


Ancient Weapons in Britain

by Logan Thompson

Few accounts of ancient warfare have looked at how the weapons were made and how they were actually used in combat. Logan Thompson's pioneering survey traces the evolution of weapons in Britain across 3000 years,...


The Bloody Triangle: The Defeat of Soviet Armor in the Ukraine, June 1941

by Victor Kamenir

It was a tank battle exceeded in size and significance only by the famous defeat of Germany's Panzer force near Kursk in 1943.  And yet, little is known about this weeklong clash of more than two thousand Soviet...


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...


Darkest Hour: The True Story of Lark Force at Rabaul - Australia's Worst Military Disaster of World War II

by Bruce Gamble

January 23, 1942, New Britain. It was 2:30 a.m., the darkest hour of the day and, for the defenders of this Southwest Pacific island, soon to be the war's darkest hour. Fifteen hundred men and six nurses, Lark...


Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

by David Harrell, Edgar USMC Harrell & Oliver North

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by Japanese torpedoes, leaving over 900 men stranded in the Pacific for five agonizing days and nights. This is one man's story of courage, ingenuity, and faith...


Panzer killers: Anti-tank Warfare on the Eastern Front

by Artern Drabkin

From the cold and hunger of the Leningrad front to the clinging mud of the Korsun operation, from the gates of Moscow in 1941 to Vienna and Berlin in 1945, the recollections of these anti-tank gunners cover...


BattleFire!: Combat Stories from World War II

by Arthur L. Kelly

" Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: High on the bridge of the USS West Virginia Sfc. Lee Ebner was looking forward to the end of his watch and a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast. But the two low-flying planes...


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...


The Role of the Soviet Union in the Second World War: A Re-examination

by Boris Sokolov

This book investigates several controversial issues regarding the role of the Soviet Union and the performance of the Soviet government and Red Army, to which the author provides some provocative answers. The...


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...