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Into Enemy Arms: The Remarkable True Story of a German Girl's Struggle Against Nazism, and Her Daring Escape With the Allied Airman She Loved

by Michael Hingston

Ditha Bruncel's detailed memory of living in Germany during the Second World War provides a rare, first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggle against Nazi oppression, when even small acts of defiance or...


Wolfpack Warriors: The Story of World War II's Most Successful Fighter Outfit

by Roger Freeman

In the later years of the Second World War Germany was subjected to a tremendous onslaught by the bomber commands of both the RAF and USAAF, as well as being assaulted by land. For these twin strategies to succeed...


The Spitfire Smiths: A Unique Story of Brothers in Arms

by Rod Smith

In late 2001 Rod Smith died tragically at his own hand, leaving behind a part-written autobiography and many notes. At the request of his family, his friend, the historian Christopher Shores, took on the task...


To Hell and Back: Experiences of Bomber Command at War

by Mel Rolfe

Following Looking into Hell, published in 1995, Mel Rolfe has researched another twenty stories of gallantry in World War Two.


Hell on Earth: Dramatic First Hand Experiences of Bomber Command at War

by Mel Rolfe

A collection of 20 true stories of bravery, survival, and good and bad luck, involving bomber command during World War II. The following extracts illustrate the drama in this book. 'It is believed that when...


Gunning for the Enemy: Wallace McIntosh  DFC and BAR, DFM

by Mel Rolfe

When the Bank of Scotland recently carried out a survey asking people to name Great Scots, 'Wallace McIntosh - War Hero' was chosen among such illustrious names as John Logie Baird, David Livingstone and Robert...


Tales of My Time

by Raymond Baxter

Raymond Baxter, WW2 fighter pilot, postwar radio and TV commentator at major events from motor races to great State occasions, was later the famous presenter of television's Tomorrow's World. Here he tells his...


Torpedo Leader

by Gibbs (Wing Commander) (DSO DFC & bar)

Written during the war without benefit of hindsight, this is a remarkable and valuable account. A very personal story, its lucid, exciting and readable narrative describes firstly the author's frustrations as...


D-Day Plus One: Shot Down and on the Run in France

by Frank "Dutch" Holland

The day after D-Day, the most momentous day of the Second World War, Frank Holland was an RAF pilot whose Typhoon aircraft had just been hit by German antiaircraft fire during a low flying attack on a marshaling...


Fortnight of Infamy: The Collapse of Allied Airpower West of Pearl Harbor

by John Burton

While America was preoccupied with the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, an even greater tragedy was unfolding across Southeast Asia. From Wake Island to Burma, the Empire of Japan opened the largest front in the history...


From Omaha Beach to Dawson's Ridge: The Combat Journal of Captain Joe Dawson

by Cole C. Kingseed

An infantry company commander in the U.S. Army's heralded 1st Infantry Division, Capt. Joseph Turner Dawson led his men through some of the most brutal battles of World War II. From the invasion of North Africa...


Gators of Neptune: Naval Amphibious Planning for the Normandy Invasion

by Christopher D. Yung

A research analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses offers a rare historical account of the Royal and U.S. Navies' involvement in one of the greatest amphibious assaults of modern history. It is a story of...


War Plan Orange: The U.S. Strategy to Defeat Japan, 1897-1945

by Edward S. Miller

Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange--the U.S. Navy's strategy to defeat Japan, forumulated over the forty...


Unconditional Democracy: Education and Politics in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

by Toshio Nishi

The difficult mission of a regime change: Toshio Nishi gives an account of how America converted the Japanese mindset from war to peace following World War II.


Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era

by Neil A. Wynn

The Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt-Truman Era examines significant individuals, organizations, and events in American political, economic, social, and cultural history between 1933 and 1953. This was...


In the Highest Traditions of the Royal Navy: The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO

by Matthew B Wills

On 10 December 1941, the Royal Navy battleship HMS Prince of Wales was sunk by Japanese bombers in the South China Sea. Amongst the several hundred men who went down with her was her Captain, John Leach, who...


This is War!: The Diaries and Journalism of Anthony Cotterell, 1940-1944

by Jennie Gray

Anthony Cotterell was a brilliant journalist, conscripted into the British Army in 1940. After the publication of his best-selling book on his time as a conscript, he became an official Army jouranlist, flying...


Silent Strategists: Harding, Denby, and the U.S. Navy's Trans-Pacific Offensive, World War II

by Manley R. Irwin

This book argues that President Warren Harding and his secretary of navy, Edwin Denby exercised unusual foresight in preparing the navy for a war against Japan. This revised edition adds new evidence from original...


No Ordinary Men: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, Resisters Against Hitler in Church and State

by Fritz Stern & Elisabeth Sifton

During the twelve years of Hitler’s Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary...


Command of Honor: General Lucian Truscott's Path to Victory in World War II

by H. Paul Jeffers

The inspiring true story of General Lucian Truscott, one of the greatest combat commanders of World War II.

General Lucian K. Truscott was an American military giant: tough, resourceful, and devoted to the men...