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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Paperback, 29/06/2017, £8.99


Hardback, 24/04/2017, £19.99
Superb example of the ever popular Japanese POW memoir genre.

Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

Paperback, 04/08/2011, £9.99
In his own exciting account, Garbo recalls his career. A fantastic addition to the Dialogue Espionage Classics series.

World War II

Hardback, 07/10/2004, £20.00
A dramatic new illustrated account of the most destructive war the world has ever seen.

Origins of the Second World War

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £14.99
Hitler had hoped for a short war against Poland; instead, Britain and France declared war on Germany. This work explores the reasons why the Second World War broke out in September 1939 and not sooner, and why a European war expanded into world war by 1941.

Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
Published in 2010, Bloodlands argues that accounts of World War II have paid too much attention to the atrocities of Adolf Hitler, and not enough to Joseph Stalin's. Snyder believes a definitive history of the period must depict the suffering of all of the conflict's victims.

Operation Mincemeat

Paperback, 06/09/2010, £7.99
From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag. The thrilling true story of the greatest and most successful wartime deception ever attempted A Richard & Judy Book Club selection

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II

Paperback, 02/08/2010, £7.99
'If you're looking for a good spy thriller, I definitely recommend this' Daily Express The thrilling real-life story of a double agent in the Second World War

Double Cross

Paperback, 30/08/2012, £7.99
From the Number One bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a new true story of Second World War deception

Churchill's Iceman: The True Story of Geoffrey Pyke: Genius, Fugitive, Spy

Paperback, 12/02/2015, £8.99
There is no reason why you should have heard of Geoffrey Pyke. After his suicide in 1948 he was described as one of the great geniuses of his time, to rank alongside Einstein, yet he remains today, as The Times put it, 'one of the most original if unrecognised figures' of the twentieth century.

Silent Day: A Landmark Oral History of D-Day on the Home Front

Hardback, 22/05/2014, £20.00
A unique landmark oral history of D-Day on the Home Front, 6 June 1944, told through the voices of those who experienced it first-hand.

Bletchley Girls

Hardback, 08/01/2015, £20.00
Historian and broadcaster Tessa Dunlop tells the story of the women of Bletchley Park, through exclusive and unprecedented access to the women themselves.

Churchill's School for Saboteurs: Station 17

Hardback, 19/09/2013, £20.00
The secret life of Brickendonbury Manor & the WW2 assassins & saboteurs who set occupied Europe alight.

Holocaust: A New History

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99

Churchill's Bomb: A Hidden History of Science, War and Politics

Hardback, 03/10/2013, £25.00
Reveals a new aspect of Winston Churchill's life, so far completely neglected by historians. This book focuses on his relations with his nuclear scientists, and his management of Britain's policy on atomic weapons. It reveals a little-known side of Britain's war-leader.

Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee: Winner of the Orwell Prize

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £12.99
The Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee, a landmark contribution to the political dialogue by the 'outstanding historian of his generation'

Churchill: The Power of Words

Hardback, 21/06/2013, £8.99
Throughout his six decades in the public eye, Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words. In his speeches, books and newspaper and magazine articles, he expressed his feelings and laid out his vision for the future. This book collects 200 extracts from Churchill's entire oeuvre of books, articles and speeches.

Auntie's War: The BBC during the Second World War

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £20.00
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British institution unlike any other, and its story during the Second World War is also our story.

Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer

Hardback, 02/11/2017, £18.99
When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just 25 years old.

Pillar of Fire: Dunkirk 1940

5, 03/10/2000, £9.99
This is the story of the journey of the British Expeditionary Force from hope to despair, to triumph in the midst of defeat. Over 300,000 men were taken off the beaches of Dunkirk, and it was they who became the nucleus of the armies which swept Nazism from Europe.

Meaning of Treason

7, 01/06/2000, £12.99
The classic study of World War II treachery and analysis of the impulse to betray.

Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz

Hardback, 06/11/2014, £16.99
A shattering literary memoir by the son of Holocaust survivors, and a darkly tender exploration of a child's relationship with his father

German War: A Nation under Arms 1939-45

Hardback, 03/09/2015, £25.00
The Second World War was a German war like no other. When war broke out in September 1939, it was deeply unpopular in Germany. Yet without the active participation and commitment of the German people, it could not have continued for almost six years. This book examines how the German people experienced the Second World War.

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning

Hardback, 17/09/2015, £25.00
We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operational more than a million European Jews were already dead. This book offers a radical reframing of the Holocaust that challenges prevailing myths and draws disturbing parallels with the present.

Operation Sealion

Hardback, 14/08/2014, £25.00
One of Britain's most remarkable victories of the Second World War.

Churchill and War

7, 24/08/2006, £14.99
Winston Churchill saved Britain and Europe by his incomparable leadership in the Second World War. This book shows the importance of war in Churchill's career as a whole, from his early days as a hussar in India to his attempts to control the threat of the nuclear bomb. It covers his leadership in the Second World War.

Battle of Britain and the Blitz

18/07/2002, £14.99
This series combines text based largely on eyewitness accounts lodged in the archives of the Imperial War Museum, with a CD based on actual recordings held in the same archives. This volume relives the Battle of Britain.

Women at War

18/07/2002, £14.99
This series combines text based largely on eyewitness accounts lodged in the archives of the Imperial War Museum, with a CD based on actual recordings held in the same archives. This volume examines the part that women played in the two major wars of the 20th century.

Escaping Hitler: Stories Of Courage And Endurance On The Freedom Trails

Hardback, 21/09/2017, £20.00
As seen on Channel 4's WWII Great Escapes: The Freedom Trails, this is the incredible story of four escape routes out of Nazi-occupied Europe, of the Allied servicemen who used them, and of the men and women of the Resistance who risked their lives to create and run them.

Arnhem 1944

7, 28/09/1995, £12.99
It wasn't until many months that ground forces captured Arnhem in conventional fighting. It had literally been "a bridge too far". This book consists of interviews, research of British and Polish airborne forces involved in Arnhem, German forces and Dutch civilians caught up in the battle.

Air Power: From Kitty Hawk to Gulf War II

7, 27/01/2005, £8.99
No single human invention has changed war more than the aeroplane. The potential of air power to revolutionize the very nature - perhaps even the meaning - of combat was strikingly evident almost from the moment the Wright brothers first flew.

Second World War

Hardback, 18/10/2001, £14.99
This work examines the events and outcomes in the many places in which World War II was fought. It shows where the strategic decisions came from and how they were implemented, but also through diary entries and recorded oral history, how ordinary people felt when they witnessed or heard of events.

Winston Churchill

Paperback, 09/08/2007, £4.99

Spy with 29 Names: The Story of the Second World War's Most Audacious Double Agent

Hardback, 03/04/2014, £18.99
He fought on both sides in the Spanish Civil War. He was awarded the Iron Cross by Hitler and an MBE by Britain. To MI5 he was known as Garbo. To the Abwehr, he was Alaric. He also went by Rags the Indian Poet, Mrs Gerbers, Stanley the Welsh Nationalist - and 24 other names. He tricked Hitler over D-Day.


Hardback, 01/10/2002, £15.95
A view of Winston Churchill, the workings of his historical imagination, and his successes and failures as a statesman. It treats Churchill's relationships with Stalin, Roosevelt and Eisenhower, as well as his farsighted political vision concerning the coming of World War II and the Cold War.

Walking Since Daybreak: A Story of Eastern Europe, WWII, and the Heart

7, 07/04/2000, £12.00
Part history and part autobiography, this is a portrait of the harrowing effect of war. Personal stories of the survival or destruction of the author's family lend an intimate dimension to this narrative of those millions who have surged back and forth across the lowlands bordering the Baltic Sea during the middle of this century/

Thunder in the East

Paperback, 23/02/2007, £14.99
Thunder in the East is a penetrating overview of the Nazi-Soviet conflict. Mawdsley analyzes the Wehrmacht and Red Army as well as the command and production systems that were able to sustain them. Benefiting from a post-Communist, post-Cold War perspective, the book takes advantage of a wealth of new studies and source material.


Paperback, 02/11/2017, £16.99
An exhaustive biographical portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the twentieth century.

Fighters in the Shadows

Hardback, 03/09/2015, £20.00
The story of the French Resistance is central to French identity, but it is a story built on myths. The author presents an account of compelling narratives of the Second World War. He brings to the fore the woman resisters, who history neglected.

Remembering D-Day

Hardback, 03/05/2005, £7.99
In association with the Imperial War Museum, this remarkable collection of personal histories is a superb tribute to all those who were part of this extraordinary moment in history.

Blitz : The British Under Attack

Hardback, 02/09/2010, £25.00
From the author of 'Wartime' and 'The Thirties'comes an outstanding history of the most prolonged and devastating attack ever endured by Britain's civilian population -- the Blitz.

How the Girl Guides Won the War £20.00

Hardback, 05/08/2010, £14.00
A completely original history of one of the most extraordinary movements in the world -- the Girl Guides -- and how they helped win the war.

Flight By Elephant

Hardback, 06/06/2013, £16.99
The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission.

Last British Dambuster: One Man's Extraordinary Life and the Raid That Changed History

Hardback, 08/05/2014, £17.99
The author is 92 years old and one of very few men who can recall first-hand the most daring and ingenious air raid of all time. He can also vividly remember his childhood spent working on a farm with his controlling father, the series of events that led him to the RAF and the rigorous training that followed. This book tells his story.

Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Hardback, 10/07/2014, £20.00
During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon saved several thousand people from the concentration camps. This book tells the story of courage and determination, of a small number of heroic individuals who risked their lives to save others, and of what can be done when people come together to oppose tyranny.

Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945

Hardback, 26/09/2013, £30.00
Presents the history of the Blitz and bombing in the Second World War. This book examines not just the most well-known parts of the campaign, but the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example, or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities.

War and Social Change: British Society in the Second World War

Paperback, 26/04/1990, £16.99
Examines the effect of World War II on British society, on employment policy, planning, health care, education, demography and on groups such as women, the Labour Party, businessmen and the working class. The contributors suggest that very little wartime change was lasting.

Half the Battle: Civilian Morale in Britain During the Second World War

Paperback, 02/01/2003, £14.99
How well did civilian morale stand up to the pressure of total war and what factors were important to it? Rejecting contentions that morale fell short of the favourable picture presented during World War II and since, this work shows how government policies for maintaining morale were put in place.
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