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Duxford and the Big Wings 1940-45: RAF and USAAF Fighter Pilots at War

by Martin W. Bowman

A pulsating account of the young RAF and American fighter boys who flew Spitfires, Hurricanes, Thunderbolts and Mustangs during 1940-45. It is unique in that the story is told using first person accounts from...


The Do-Or-Die Men: The 1st Marine Raider Battalion at Guadalcanal

by George W. Smith

The gripping true account of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion -- from its formation and training to its heroic baptism under fire in the battles of Tulagi and Guadalcanal.

No campaign in World War II was undertaken...


Howard Kippenberger: Dauntless Spirit

by Denis Mclean

Thoughtful and meaty biography of Sir Howard Kippenberger - New Zealand war hero and all-round 'good bloke'.Sir Howard Kippenberger is widely acknowledged as the ideal of a New Zealand citizen-soldier and our...


BEYOND COURAGE: Air Sea Rescue by Walrus Squadrons in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian Seas 1942-1945

by Norman Franks

This new book covers the adventures of 283, 284, 293 and 294 Walrus Squadrons, operating from North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Sardinia. The pilots, like their counterparts in England, knew of the dangers of...


Churchill and His Airmen

by Vincent Orange

Winston Churchill probably had more impact on 20th Century British military history than any other person and especially during World War II. Yet of all the many volumes since that war which deal with his relationships...


Helluva Town: The Story of New York City During World War II

by Richard Goldstein

In the stirring signature number from the 1944 Broadway musical On the Town, three sailors on a 24-hour search for love in wartime Manhattan sing, "New York, New York, a helluva town."

The Navy boys’ race...


Access to History: Germany The Third Reich 1933-1945 (AQA) [Third Edition]

by Geoff Layton

The third edition of this best-selling title has been revised to reflect the needs of the current specifications. The title charts the emergence of Nazism to Hitler's consolidation of power in 1933-4. It analyses...


Fighting Hitler's Jets: The Extraordinary Story of the American Airmen Who Beat the Luftwaffe and Defeated Nazi Germany

by Robert F. Dorr

Fighting Hitler's Jets brings together in a single, character-driven narrative two groups of men at war: on one side, American fighter pilots and others who battled the secret "wonder weapons" with which Adolf...


D-Days in the Pacific

by Donald L. Miller

Although most people associate the term D-Day with the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944, it is military code for the beginning of any offensive operation. In the Pacific theater during World War II there were...


Lionel

by Louis Marlio

The exceptional circumstances of Lionel Mosséri's short but remarkable life and military career are described by his stepfather, Louis Marlio, in the Preface to letters which Lionel wrote home to his family....


The Death of Hitler: The Full Story with New Evidence from Secret Russian Archives

by Ada Petrova & Peter Watson

“Revealing and well-written. . . . A significant book.”—Houston Chronicle It is one of the most enduring mysteries of the twentieth century: how, exactly, Adolf Hitler died and what happened to his remains....


Rosie the Rubber Worker: Women Workers in Akron's Rubber Factories during World War II

by Kathleen L. Endres

In this richly illustrated book Kathleen L. Endres examines the lives of women working in the rubber industry in World War II.Endres points out that women were not new to the factories of Akron. Years before...


A Dark Song of Blood

by Ben Pastor

Rome, 1944, the last days of Nazi occupation. A German officer investigates three murders in a city drenched in violence.


Dogfight: The Battle of Britain

by Adam Claasen & Glyn Harper

Dogfight' tells the story of Australians and New Zealanders in one of World War II's defining and most memorable campaigns. The ensuing conflict of Luftwaffe and RAF aircraft in the long summer of 1940 became...


Tin Can Sailor: Life Aboard the USS Sterett, 1939-1945

by Charles R. Calhoun

More than eight hundred sailors served aboard the Sterett during her hazardous and demanding duties in World War II. This is the story of those men and their beloved ship, recorded by a junior officer who served...


Swift, Silent, and Deadly: Marine Amphibious Reconnaissance in the Pacific, 1942-1945

by Bruce Meyers

An experienced reconnaissance Marine officer, Bruce Meyers paints a colorful and accurate picture of the special recon landings that preceded every major amphibious operation in the Pacific War. Credited with...


Cruise of the Lanikai: Incitement to War

by Kemp Tolley

In early December 1941 in the Philippines, a young Navy ensign named Kemp Tolley was given his first ship command, an old 76-foot schooner that had once served as a movie prop in John Ford's "The Hurricane."...


London 1945

by Maureen Waller

London at the outset of World War II in 1939 was the greatest city in the world, the heart of the British Empire. By 1945, it was a drab and exhausted city, beginning the long haul back to recovery.

The defiant...


Britain, Germany and the Battle of the Atlantic: A Comparative Study

by Dennis Haslop

The length, scale and intensity of the Battle of the Atlantic led the British and German navies to make substantial changes to their organisation, strategy and tactics. In this book, Dennis Haslop examines the...


War in the Wilderness: The Chindits in Burma 1943-1944

by Tony Redding

All royalties from sales of this book are donated to Friends of the Chindits. War in the Wilderness offers the disturbing and harrowing first-hand accounts of no less than 50 veterans of Major-General Orde Wingate's...