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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Paperback, 29/06/2017, £8.99

1,000 Days on the River Kwai: The Secret Diary of a British Camp Commandant

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.

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.

Holocaust: A New History

Paperback, 07/09/2017, £10.99

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.

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.

Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £10.99
*** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***`A gripping story of Churchill's unlikely rise to power' ObserverLondon, May 1940.

Hitler's British Isles

Hardback, 14/06/2018, £20.00
True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII.

Plane Spotter's Guide

Paperback, 06/06/2012, £5.99
Aviation has revolutionised warfare over the last 100 years. This pocket guide gives the reader the essential details of 70 iconic aircraft, including the Sopwith Camel, the Spitfire, the Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-51 Mustang and the F-4 Phantom. It uses detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition.

Bletchley Park and D-Day

Hardback, 28/05/2019, £18.99
The untold story of Bletchley Park's key role in the success of the Normandy campaign

Librarian of Auschwitz

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £8.99
And so Dita becomes the secret librarian of Auschwitz, responsible for the safekeeping of the small collection of titles, as well as the `living books' - prisoners of Auschwitz who know certain books so well, they too can be `borrowed' to educate the children in the camp.

Defending the Rock: Gibraltar and the Second World War

Paperback, 04/04/2019, £9.99
Nicholas Rankin's revelatory new book, whose cast of characters includes Haile Selassie, Anthony Burgess and General Sikorski, sets Gibraltar in the wider context of the struggle against fascism, from Abyssinia through the Spanish Civil War.

Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £20.00
'Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. And we enter the drawing rooms and dining clubs of fading imperial Britain, where Hitler enjoyed surprising support among the ruling class and even some members of the Royal Family.

Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Paperback, 05/09/2019, £14.99

Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II

Hardback, 27/08/2019, £18.99
A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets

Lindell's List: Saving British and American Women at Ravensbruck

Paperback, 30/08/2019, £12.99
The untold story of Mary Lindell, one of the most colourful and courageous agents of the Second World War

Hitler: A Life

Hardback, 23/07/2019, £30.00
The story of how Adolf Hitler created his 'Fuhrer dictatorship' - consistently and ruthlessly destroying everything that stood in his way, and with with terrifying and almost limitless power over the German people.

Volunteer: The True Story of the Resistance Hero who Infiltrated Auschwitz

Paperback, 23/01/2020, £7.99
In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich.

Note Through The Wire

Paperback, 09/01/2020, £7.99
'An unforgettable love story set in perilous times' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of AuschwitzThe greatest love blossoms in the darkest hour. Woven through their story of great bravery, daring escapes, betrayal, torture and retaliation is their remarkable love that survived against all odds.

Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz

Paperback, 04/02/2020, £9.99
From her earliest memories and childhood friendships in Prague before the war, to the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto at Terezin, to the unimaginable fear and bravery of her imprisonment in Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, and life after liberation.

Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943

Hardback, 03/09/2019, £25.00
A masterly history of the Dambusters raid from bestselling and critically acclaimed Max Hastings.


Paperback, 23/01/2020, £9.99
A classic of Holocaust literature from the camps' oldest known survivor; introduced by Alan Yentob

A Detailed History of RAF Manston 1945-1999

Paperback, 21/05/2020, £20.00
After the War Manston became a Transport Command staging post. Between 1950 and 1958 Manston was under the control of the USAAF. The 60s were dominated by aircraft using the Foam Landing system which became operational in 1964. Until it closed in 1999 RAF Manston remained an important front-line station with a long history going back to 1916.

Allies in War

Paperback, 30/03/2007, £18.99
Offers a diplomatic and military history of the Second World War, as it was fought by the United States and Britain. This title examines the war these two powers fought in the European and Far Eastern theatres against Germany, Italy and Japan and the nature of the Churchill-Roosevelt special relationship.

Schindler's Ark

Paperback, 28/12/2006, £10.99
Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller

Battle of Britain

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £7.99

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £9.99

Cruel Crossing:Escaping Hitler across the Pyrenees

Paperback, 27/02/2014, £10.99
The mountain paths are as treacherous as they are steep - the more so in the dark and in winter. Hundreds of those who climbed through the Pyrenees during the Second World War were malnourished and exhausted after weeks on the run hiding in barns and attics. This book deals with the history of this little-known aspect of the Second World War.

Women Who Spied for Britain: Female Secret Agents of the Second World War

Paperback, 11/06/2015, £9.99
Meet some of the women whose bravery saved Britain in the Second World War

All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945

Paperback, 26/04/2012, £12.99
A magisterial history of the greatest and most terrible event in history, from one of the finest historians of the Second World War. A book which shows the impact of war upon hundreds of millions of people around the world- soldiers, sailors and airmen; housewives, farm workers and children.

Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Paperback, 30/07/2015, £9.99
During the Nazi occupation, the inhabitants of the Plateau Vivarais Lignon saved several thousand people from the concentration camps. This book tells a 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.

Operation Crossbow

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £14.99
Tells the story of the photographic intelligence work undertaken from a country house at Medmenham. This book presents the story of human endeavour and derring-do.


Paperback, 13/03/2014, £7.99
The compelling true story of how the Women's Institute pulled Britain through the war with pots of jam and a spirit of make-do-and-mend.
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