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Kriegsmarine U-Boats 1939-45 (2)

by Gordon Williamson & Ian Palmer

This title follows from New Vanguard 51: Kriegsmarine U-boats 1939–45 (1) and charts the continuing development of the U-boat in German service, including the evolution of the Type IX as a long range 'cruiser'...


Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East

by Stephen G. Fritz

On June 22, 1941, Germany launched the greatest land assault in history on the Soviet Union, an attack that Adolf Hitler deemed crucial to ensure German economic and political survival. As the key theater of...


Frontsoldaten: The German Soldier in World War II

by Stephen G. Fritz

" Alois Dwenger, writing from the front in May of 1942, complained that people forgot "the actions of simple soldiers….I believe that true heroism lies in bearing this dreadful everyday life." In exploring...


What They Didn't Teach You About the Civil War

by Mike Wright

Instant coffee was invented during the Civil War for use by Union troops, who hated it; holding races between lice was a popular pastime for both Johnny Reb and Billy Yank; 13% of the Confederate Army deserted...


PACIFIC WAR STORIES: in the words of those who survived

by Rex Smith & Gerald Meehl

The most extensive collection published to date of first-person oral histories on so many diverse aspects of the war in the Pacific—told in gripping, eyewitness accounts by more than seventy veterans from all...


Jungle Ace

by John R. Bruning

The life of a unique warrior: a daredevil ace and a top air commander


Shattered Sword

by Jonathan Parshall & Anthony Tully

Told from the Japanese perspective, using largely Japanese sources, with new interpretations of the Imperial Navy's actions.


Hitler's Prisoners

by Erich Friedrich & Renate Vanegas

A rare look at Hitler's "other victims" - non-Jewish Germans caught in the trap of Nazi terror


D-Day with the Screaming Eagles

by George Koskimaki

Many professional historians have recorded the actions of D-Day but here is an account of the airborne actions as described by the actual men themselves in eyewitness detail. Participants range from division...


A Train in Winter

by Caroline Moorehead

They were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives; a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, printed subversive newspapers, hid resisters, secreted...


Allies of a Kind: The United States, Britain and the War Against Japan, 1941-1945

by Christopher Thorne

An analysis of American and British policies and interactions with the Far East during World War II. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org) online version...


Fighting Patton: George S. Patton Jr. Through the Eyes of His Enemies

by Harry Yeide

He is remembered as an officer with few equals. A leader who attained legendary status while commanding corps and armies as a general during World War II. He was also well known for his eccentricity and controversial...


B-29 The Superfortress

by Mantelli - Brown - Kittel - Graf

The Boeing B 29 Superfortress will be remembered as the device to have made use of atomic weapons in war action; were, in fact, this type of aircraft that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to...


The Manner of Men: 9 PARA's Heroic D-Day Mission

by Stuart Tootal

In June 1944, an elite unit of British paratroopers was sent on a daring and highly risky behind-the-lines mission, which was deemed vital to the success of D-Day. Dropping ahead of the main Allied invasion,...


The Consise History of WWII

by Liam McCann

By 1938 a second war in Europe seemed inevitable. It had only been twenty years since the war to end all wars, and the horrors of conflict were still fresh in the mind, but that didn't stop all sides re-arming...


Victory Fever on Guadalcanal: Japan's First Land Defeat of World War II

by William H. Bartsch

Following their rampage through Southeast Asia and the Pacific in the five months after Pearl Harbor, Japanese forces moved into the Solomon Islands, intending to cut off the critical American supply line to...


Shadows in the Fog: The True Story of Major Suttill and the Prosper French Resistance Network

by Francis J Suttill

In May 1940 Francis Suttill was commissioned into the East Surrey regiment of the British Army. He was later recruited by the SOE, and after being trained during the summer of 1942, Suttill was chosen to create...


Spying for Hitler: The Welsh Double-Cross

by John Humphries

The true, action-packed account of how a bogus Welsh nationalist infiltrated German Military Intelligence during the Second World War.


B-17 - The Flying Fortress

by Mantelli - Brown - Kittel - Graf

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, which was used by the US Air Force for the duration of World War II, is perhaps the most famous device used by the Americans in the war. The B-17 was designed in 1934 as a response...


Operation Iceberg: The Invasion and Conquest of Okinawa in World War II

by Gerald Astor

Gerald Astor, author of THE MIGHTY EIGHTH, draws on the raw, first-hand accounts of marines, sailors, soldiers, and airmen under fire to recount the dramatic and gripping story of the last major battle of World...