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Alicia: Memoirs of A Survivor

Paperback, 14/08/2014, £7.99
Here is a thrilling, uplifting story of true-life heroism -- Alicia's story is one that the young must hear and their elders must remember.


Paperback, 01/09/2005, £9.99
We discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where around a million Jews were killed.

Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler

Paperback, 03/06/2021, £9.99
'A lyrical, engrossing and essential read' - Sathnam Sanghera 'A superbly nuanced reclamation of history and family secrets' - Brian Van Reet, author of Spoils What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? Svenja O'Donnell's beautiful, aloof grandmother Inge never spoke about the past.

Barbarossa: How Hitler Lost the War

Hardback, 15/04/2021, £25.00

Stalin's War

Hardback, 29/04/2021, £40.00

A History of the Second World War in 100 Maps

Hardback, 01/10/2020, £35.00
In this highly original work Jeremy Black, one of world's leading military and cartographic historians, shows how fundamental maps were to the conflict as he charts its historical sweep across each of the major theatres.

Japan's Pacific War: Personal Accounts of the Emperor's Warriors

Hardback, 15/04/2021, £25.00
Personal accounts by individual Japanese servicemen.

Armchair General: Can You Defeat the Nazis?

Hardback, 28/10/2021, £14.99

My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivo

Paperback, 19/08/2021, £9.99
'I am one of few Jewish survivors of World War Two, but one of many Jewish people to fight the Nazi regime. Unlike her parents and sister - who, she would later discover, died in other camps - she survived by using her alias, pretending to be someone else.

World War II The Definitive Visual Guide

Hardback, 06/05/2021, £25.00

Dunkirk and the Little Ships

Paperback, 29/10/2020, £9.99

British Airfields of the Second World War

Paperback, 30/04/2020, £8.99

Animals in the Second World War

Paperback, 18/03/2021, £8.99

Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

Paperback, 27/05/2021, £8.99

Churchill's Britain: From the Antrim Coast to the Isle of Wight

Hardback, 20/09/2020, £20.00
The book takes the reader the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland to lesser-known places associated with Churchill's life.

How to Cook a Wolf

Paperback, 04/06/2020, £9.99

The Spirit of the Blitz: Home Intelligence and British Morale, September 1940 - June 1941

Hardback, 06/08/2020, £30.00
Edited and introduced by two leading historians of the period, this volume tells the inside story of Home Intelligence and why it proved so controversial in Whitehall, the complete and unabridged sequence of reports provide us with a unique and extraordinary window into the mindset of the British during a momentous period in their history.

World War II

Hardback, 07/10/2004, £25.00
A dramatic new illustrated account of the most destructive war the world has ever seen.

Timothy Snyder's Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £6.50
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.

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.

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.

Holocaust: A New History

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99

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

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £14.99
The Orwell Prize-winning biography of Clement Attlee, a landmark contribution to the political dialogue by the 'outstanding historian of his generation'

Pillar of Fire: Dunkirk 1940

Paperback, 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 2ed

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

Operation Sealion

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

Churchill and War

Paperback, 24/08/2006, £21.99
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.

Voices from the Twentieth Century: The Battle of Britain and the Blitz

Hardback, 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.

Voices from the Twentieth Century: Women at War

Hardback, 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: The Airborne Battle, 17-26 September

Paperback, 28/09/1995, £14.99
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.

Second World War: A People's History

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.

Churchill: Visionary, Statesman, Historian

Hardback, 01/10/2002, £16.99
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 of the Twentieth Century

Paperback, 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/


Paperback, 02/11/2017, £20.00
An exhaustive biographical portrait of one of the most enigmatic and important figures of the twentieth century.

Remembering D-Day: Personal Histories of Everyday Heroes

Paperback, 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.


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