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Second World War books

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Recently Published

Eastern Front in World War II Hitler's Russian War in Photographs by Will (The University of St Andrews UK) Fowler Eastern Front in World War II Hitler's Russian War in Photographs


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Panzer Operations: Germany's Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941 by Hermann Hoth Panzer Operations: Germany's Panzer Group 3 During the Invasion of Russia, 1941

This book, originally published in German in 1956, has now been translated into English, unveiling a wealth of both experiences and analysis about Operation Barbarossa, perhaps the most important military campaign of the 20th century. Hermann Hoth led Germany's 3rd...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Divided On D-Day by Edward E. Gordon, David Ramsay Divided On D-Day
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Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Philippine Sea 1944 The last great carrier battle by Mark Stille, Bounford.com The Philippine Sea 1944 The last great carrier battle
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After suffering devastating losses in the huge naval battles at Midway and the Soloman Islands, the Imperial Japanese navy attempted to counter-attack against the US forces threatening the Home Islands. Involving the US Fifth Fleet and the Japanese Mobile Fleet,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Operation Torch 1942 The invasion of French North Africa by Brian Lane Herder Operation Torch 1942 The invasion of French North Africa

Following the raid on Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt identified the European theatre as his country's priority. Their first joint operation with the British was an amphibious invasion...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

D-Day Beach Assault Troops by Gordon L. Rottman D-Day Beach Assault Troops

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, the first of over 150,000 Allied soldiers stormed five beaches in Normandy against fierce German resistance. They were specially trained and task-organized in a range of different landing teams depending on their...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Pershing vs Tiger Germany 1945 by Steven J. Zaloga Pershing vs Tiger Germany 1945

During the final battles on World War II's Western Front, the legendary German Tiger I heavy tank clashed with the brand-new M26 Pershing fielded by the United States. The Tiger I had earned a formidable reputation by the end of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

2. Panzerdivision en Normandie Tome 1 - Juin-Juillet 1944 by Frederic Deprun 2. Panzerdivision en Normandie Tome 1 - Juin-Juillet 1944

L'engagement de la 2.Panzer- Division dans le bocage normand. Premiere partie sur la reformation de l'unite dans l'attente du debarquement et sur les combats meurtriers de juin - juillet 1944. 800 photographies inedites, plus de 60 cartes, multiples temoignages, du...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Panther by Thomas Anderson Panther

The German Panther is one of the most famous, and greatest, tanks of World War II. Often considered the most elegant tank design of the war, it embodied a balance of firepower, armour protection, and mobility unmatched by any other...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Vitebsk The Fight and Destruction of the 3rd Panzer Army by Linden Lyons Vitebsk The Fight and Destruction of the 3rd Panzer Army

Written less than a decade after 3rd Panzer Army's defense of Vitebsk, Otto Heidkamper's account is published for the first time in English.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

They Thought They Were Free The Germans, 1933-45 by Milton Mayer, Richard J. Evans They Thought They Were Free The Germans, 1933-45
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When this book was first published it received some attention from the critics but none at all from the public. Nazism was finished in the bunker in Berlin and its death warrant signed on the bench at Nuremberg. That's Milton...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2017

Work Commando 311/I American Paratroopers Become Forced Laborers for the Nazis by Claire E. Swedberg Work Commando 311/I American Paratroopers Become Forced Laborers for the Nazis


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Great Battles of World War Two by Nigel Cawthorne Great Battles of World War Two


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War Northwestern Europe - from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany by Patrick Eriksson Alarmstart: The German Fighter Pilot's Experience in the Second World War Northwestern Europe - from the Battle of Britain to the Battle of Germany

The experiences of the German fighter pilots in the Second World War, based on extensive recollections of veterans as well as primary documents, and diary and flying log book extracts, with photographs from the veterans themselves, many never previously published.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Army of Steel by Nigel Cawthorne Army of Steel


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Coming Soon

The Battle for North Africa El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II by Glyn Harper The Battle for North Africa El Alamein and the Turning Point for World War II

In the early years of World War II, Germany shocked the world with a devastating blitzkrieg, rapidly conquered most of Europe, and pushed into North Africa. As the Allies scrambled to counter the Axis armies, the British Eighth Army confronted...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Farm Hall and the German Atomic Project of World War II A Dramatic History by David C. Cassidy Farm Hall and the German Atomic Project of World War II A Dramatic History

This gripping book brings back to life the events surrounding the internment of ten German Nuclear Scientists immediately after World War II. It is also an eye-witness account of the dawning of the nuclear age, with the dialogue and narrative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2017

Last of the Kriegies The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command Prisoners of War by Reg Barker, Charles Clarke, David Fraser, Albert Gunn Last of the Kriegies The Extraordinary True Life Experiences of Five Bomber Command Prisoners of War
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The extraordinary stories of five of the last remaining Second World War RAF Bomber Command Prisoners-of-War: pilot Reg Barker, bomb aimer Charles Clarke, air gunner David Fraser, air gunner Albert Gunn and navigator Henry Wagner.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

A Most Secret War R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45 by James Goodchild A Most Secret War R.V. Jones and the Genesis of British Scientific Intelligence 1939-45

Reassesses WWII scientific intelligence through a meticulous critique of the wartime papers and memoirs of its key protagonist, R.V. Jones.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

The Liberators of Pilsen The U.S. 16th Armored Division in World War II Czechoslovakia by Bryan J. Dickerson The Liberators of Pilsen The U.S. 16th Armored Division in World War II Czechoslovakia

Formed in July 1943, the 16th Armored Division was the last US armoured division to be activated in World War II, the last deployed and the last to see combat. As the war in Europe was coming to an end,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

2nd SS Panzer Das Reich Division Militaria: The Big Battles of WWII by Yves Buffetaut 2nd SS Panzer Das Reich Division Militaria: The Big Battles of WWII

A fully illustrated history of the 2nd SS-Panzer 'Das Reich' Division, from their pre-war formation, through the Blitzkrieg campaigns and Barbarossa to Normandy and their final surrender in May 1945.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

Brazilians at War Brazilian Aviation in the Second World War by Santiago Rivas Brazilians at War Brazilian Aviation in the Second World War

The organisation, development and activities of the Brazilian Air Force during the Second World War.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

101st Airborne in Normandy Militaria: The Big Battles of WWII by Yves Buffetaut 101st Airborne in Normandy Militaria: The Big Battles of WWII

Paratroopers of 101st Airborne were tasked with several objectives on D-Day, including securing the exits from Utah Beach, which they acheived against the odds. In the days after D-Day, the 101st attacked German-held Carentan. This fully illustrated volume examines the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/09/2017

The History of World War II by Antony Evans, David Gibbons The History of World War II
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Only six decades ago the greatest war ever fought drew to a close - a global conflict that many people still remember because they were part of it. They can vividly recall what they went through and the dramatic events...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Churchill Tanks British Army, North-West Europe 1944-45 by Dennis Oliver Churchill Tanks British Army, North-West Europe 1944-45

Summary of design and operational history
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Second World War A-Z by Imperial War Museums The Second World War A-Z

The Second World War A-Z is a succinct alphabetical guide to the massive collection of World War II-related materials housed in Imperial War Museums (IWM), bringing clarity to the enormity of that infamous historical era. From Appeasement to Zero Hour,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

SS Totenkopf Division at War History of the Division by Ian Baxter SS Totenkopf Division at War History of the Division

The SS Totenkopf Division was one of the most effective and ruthless fighting formations of WW2.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Captives of War British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War by Clare (Birkbeck, University of London) Makepeace Captives of War British Prisoners of War in Europe in the Second World War
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This study reveals the experiences and emotional lives of British prisoners of war in Germany and Italy during the Second World War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Leeds at War 1939 - 1945 by Stephen Wade Leeds at War 1939 - 1945

Presents numerous personal experiences of the war
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Assassinations Anthology Plots and Murders That Would Have Changed the Course of WW2 by John Grehan Assassinations Anthology Plots and Murders That Would Have Changed the Course of WW2

Fascinating tales of how the events of the Second World War might have been changed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Other books in this genre

Never to Return by Randall S. Peffer, Robert Nersasian Never to Return
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Never to Return is the harrowing tale of the torpedoing and sinking of a Coast Guard destroyer escort and the loss of 171 Coast Guardsmen off the coast of Iceland during WWII. It is the worst combat loss in the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/08/2017

Miracle at the Litza Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front by Alf R. Jacobsen, Frank Stewart Miracle at the Litza Hitler's First Defeat on the Eastern Front
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Dramatic new account of the bloody fighting along the Litza Front in WWII, in northern Norway, Finland and Russia, as the Germans attempted to capture the strategically important city of Murmansk. Operation Silberfuchs would prove to be a disaster for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day Lessons from the Longest Day-June 6, 1944 by John Antal 7 Leadership Lessons of D-Day Lessons from the Longest Day-June 6, 1944

This book examines the leadership of seven men who led American soldiers during the D-Day operation and what we can learn from them. Not only a fascinating approach to the historic events of June 6, 1944, this is a primer...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

Panther: Autopsy and Restoration by Jose Duquesne Panther: Autopsy and Restoration


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

Fighting Them on the Beaches by Nigel Cawthorne Fighting Them on the Beaches


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Invasion of Sicily by Jon Diamond The Invasion of Sicily

Op HUSKY was a vast and daring multi-national amphibious and air landing. The dramatic story is told in well-researched text and superb images true Images of War style.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/08/2017

Forward with Patton The World War II Diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen by Robert S. Allen Forward with Patton The World War II Diary of Colonel Robert S. Allen

Soldier, journalist, and Soviet spy Robert S. Allen (1900 - 1981) was a deeply controversial figure. After serving in France during World War I, he left the military, forged a successful career as a syndicated columnist, and even rose to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Blitzkrieg: Hitler's Lightning War in Photographs by Ian Baxter Blitzkrieg: Hitler's Lightning War in Photographs


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau how Australia's signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War by David Dufty The Secret Code-Breakers of Central Bureau how Australia's signals-intelligence network helped win the Pacific War

A groundbreaking work of Australian military history, The Code-Breakers of Central Bureau tells the story of the country's significant code-breaking and signals-intelligence achievements during the Second World War. It reveals how Australians built a large and sophisticated intelligence network from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite in Photographs by Christopher Ailsby Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite in Photographs


Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Lost Airman A True Story of Escape from Nazi-occupied France by Seth (Author) Meyerowitz The Lost Airman A True Story of Escape from Nazi-occupied France

The remarkable untold WWII story of the US airman who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom, as told by his grandson.
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

The Commando Pocket Manual 1940-1945 by Christopher Westhorp The Commando Pocket Manual 1940-1945

The Commandos were created by Winston Churchill in 1940 as a 'butcher and bolt' raiding unit to destroy vital targets in German occupied Europe. Recruits for this 'special service' were all volunteers, drawn from the British Army, and later from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Hitler's Soldiers The German Army in the Third Reich by Ben H. Shepherd Hitler's Soldiers The German Army in the Third Reich

A penetrating study of the German army s military campaigns, relations with the Nazi regime, and complicity in Nazi crimes across occupied Europe
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

In the Highest Degree Tragic The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II by Donald M. Kehn In the Highest Degree Tragic The Sacrifice of the U.S. Asiatic Fleet in the East Indies during World War II

Tells the heroic story of the US Asiatic Fleet's sacrifice defending the Dutch East Indies from the Japanese in the first three months of the Pacific War. Donald M. Kehn Jr.'s comprehensive narrative history of the operations involving multiple ships...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Grey Wolves of Eriboll by David M. Hird The Grey Wolves of Eriboll

New and expanded information on Loch Eriboll's pivotal role in the surrender of German U-boats to northern Scotland in May, 1945. Reveals the career histories of the 33 U-boat Commanders and features the staged U-boat 'surrenders' in Northern Ireland and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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