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JG26: Top Guns of the Luftwaffe

by Donald Caldwell

Jagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more...


Freely I Served: The Memoir of the Commander, 1st Polish Independent Parachute Brigade 1941-1944

by Major-General Stanislaw Sosabowski

Freely I Served is the gripping memoir of Stanislaw Sosabowski who became one of the most senior Polish commanders during the Second World War.

After seeing service with the Austrian Army in World War I,...


Burma Railway Man: Secret Letters from a Japanese Pow

by Charles Steel

Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the...


History of the Glider Pilot Regiment

by Claude Smith

The Glider Pilot Regiment, having been raised as the first element of the new Army Air Corps in 1942 and disbanded in 1957, can probably claim the dubious distinction of having been the smallest and shortest-lived...


Whitaker's Britain

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Whitaker’s Britain draws on an extensive archive which dates back to 1868 when Joseph Whitaker first published Whitaker’s Almanack. With its combination of facts, figures and commentary on subjects as diverse...


No Victory in Valhalla: The untold story of Third Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment from Bastogne to Berchtesgaden

by Ian Gardner

Based on extensive interviews with the survivng veterans, No Victory in Valhalla relives the dramatic struggle of the famed "Screaming Eagles" paratroopers in some of the toughest fighting of World War II. Famously...


Conquistadors of the Useless: From the Alps to Annapurna

by Lionel Terray, David Roberts & Geoffrey Sutton

‘I have given my whole life to the mountains. Born at the foot of the Alps, I have been a ski champion, a professional guide, an amateur of the greatest climbs in the Alps and a member of eight expeditions...


World War II From Above: An Aerial View of the Global Conflict

by Jeremy Harwood

In World War II From Above, historian Jeremy Harwood profiles the fascinating story, unknown to many, of the battle waged by Allied and Axis spies in the skies to obtain accurate aerial intelligence during World...


The Economic Effort of War (Routledge Revivals)

by R. W. B. Clarke

The course of economic events from the start of the Second World War satisfied no-one. The housewife was exasperated by the rise in food prices, thousands of workers faced unemployment, and businessmen were...


Drop Zone Burma: Adventures in Allied Air-Supply 1943-45

by Roger Annett

Air-dropped supplies were a vital part of the Allied campaign in Burma during World War II. The transportation of munitions, food and medical supplies was undertaken in the most difficult situations, both on...


Operation Bluecoat: Breakout from Normandy

by Ian Daglish

After seven weeks of bitter fighting there was a desperate need to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. In late July 1944 Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Dempsey's Second Army moved two entire corps from the Caen...


The Spearheaders: A Personal History of Darby's Rangers

by James J. Altieri & Mir Bahmanyar

The outlook for a victory of the Allied Powers was dim in the spring of 1942. Britain was being unmercifully bombed and threatened with invasion. Rommel's forces were rampaging across North Africa toward Alexandria....


Fire and Ice: The Nazis' Scorched Earth Campaign in Norway

by Vincent Hunt

The German occupation of Norway began on 9 April 1940, and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Hitler's scorched earth policy in northern Norway in 1944 flattened every building...


The Secret King: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism

by Michael Moynihan & Stephen E. Flowers

Here are the links between the Nazi high command and a bizarre netherworld of esoteric beliefs.


Panther vs Sherman: Battle of the Bulge 1944

by Steven Zaloga & Howard Gerrard

In this book Steven J Zaloga offers a fascinating comparison of the combat performance of the two most important tanks involved in the crucial fighting of 1944, the Sherman and the Panther. Examining the design...


Gazala 1942: Rommel's greatest victory

by Ken Ford & John White

Gazala was Rommel's greatest victory in World War II (1939-1945). After a period of stalemate in the desert war, during which both the British Eighth Army and the Afrika Korps had rested and regrouped, he carried...


The Rhine Crossings 1945

by Ken Ford & Howard Gerrard

'The last great heave of war,' according to Churchill, took place with the crossing of the Rhine in 1945. No invading army had crossed this great river since Napoleon's in 1805, and the task fell to Field Marshal...


D-Day 1944 (4): Gold & Juno Beaches

by Ken Ford & Kevin Lyles

The fourth title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, was the greatest sea-borne military operation in history. At the heart...


D-Day 1944 (3): Sword Beach & the British Airborne Landings

by Ken Ford & Howard Gerrard

The third title in Osprey's survey of the D-Day landings of World War II (1939-1945). At 0016hrs on 6 June 1944 a Horsa glider ground to a halt a mere 60 yards from the Orne Canal bridge at Bénouville in Normandy....


St Nazaire 1942: The Great Commando Raid

by Ken Ford & Howard Gerrard

The raid on the port of St Nazaire in March 1942 by a sea-borne task force from British Combined Operations remains one of the most daring actions of World War II (1939-1945). The port lies at the mouth of the...