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Those Who Forget: One Family's Story; A Memoir, a History, a Warning

Paperback, 01/04/2021, £10.99
During the war, Geraldine Schwarz's grandparents were neither heroes nor villains - they just followed the current. Afterwards they wanted to forget, to bury it all under the wreckage of the Third Reich.

America's Few: Marine Aces of the South Pacific

Hardback, 06/01/2022, £25.00

Nations in the Balance: The India-Burma Campaigns, December 1943-August 1944

Hardback, 15/02/2022, £25.00
A new history of the battles in Burma in 1944, the outcome of which decided World War II in Asia and influenced the next 75 years of Asian history.

The Day Rommel Was Stopped: The Battle of Ruweisat Ridge, 2 July 1942

Paperback, 15/02/2022, £17.99
The battle of 2 July 1942 at Ruweisat Ridge in North Africa is not well known but it was the day that Rommel was finally stopped. This account was written by an officer in the small British force that turned back Rommel's forces.

The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation

Hardback, 18/01/2022, £20.00
Less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept The mystery has haunted generations since the Second World War: Who betrayed Anne Frank and her family? And why?

Jane Haining A Life of Love and Courage

Paperback, 06/01/2022, £9.99
This is the first full biography of one of Scotland's greatest daughters and the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help Jews during the Holocaust. It is based on in-depth original research in all of the book's locations, personal interviews, and a trove of newly discovered material.

How to Be a Refugee: The gripping true story of how one family hid their Jewish origins to survive the Nazis

Paperback, 06/01/2022, £9.99
A powerfully moving family memoir of loss, exile and self-concealment in Nazi Germany.

Winston Churchill: A Life in the News

Paperback, 25/11/2021, £14.99
A books which traces Churchill's life in the news from cradle to grave, showing how tensions between tradition and novelty played into his constantly evolving media image.

Battle of Britain, West Sussex: One County's Role in the Spitfire Summer of 1940

Hardback, 30/01/2022, £25.00
Provides a detailed and comprehensive day-by-day account of activity in and over West Sussex throughout the campaign from 10 July to 31 October 1940.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival

Paperback, 20/01/2022, £8.99
'We felt an urge to document what we had witnessed. If we who had experienced it, I reasoned, did not reveal the bitter truth, people simply would not believe the extent of the Nazis' evil. I wanted to share our life, the events and our struggle to survive.'

Sisters of the Resistance: The Nuns Who Defied the Nazis

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £8.99
Throughout the occupied territories, Catholic sisters were active in resistance to the Nazis

Britain's Final Defence: Arming the Home Guard 1940-1944

Paperback, 24/02/2022, £17.99
First authoritative study of efforts to arm Britain's World War II Home Guard

At Close Range: Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment, 1939-45

Paperback, 03/02/2022, £12.99
A British Band of Brothers: a thrilling account of the Second World War, told through the eyes of a regiment who fought at battles from Tobruk to the D-Day Landings.

Blitz Spirit: Voices of Britain Living Through Crisis, 1939-1945

Paperback, 07/04/2022, £10.99
Becky Brown mines the Mass Observation Archive for wartime experiences of 1939-45 to show how the lives of people now generations away have relevance to our twenty-first century experience - living amidst a global pandemic.

As Long As I Hope to Live: The moving, true story of a Jewish girl under Nazi occupation

Paperback, 07/04/2022, £10.99
The true and moving holocaust story of Jewish schoolgirl Alie Lopes Dias and the fate of her schoolfriends in Amsterdam. Only six of the 19 survived the war.

The War Magician: The man who conjured victory in the desert

Paperback, 31/03/2022, £9.99
The incredible true story of the greatest illusionist of modern times and the man who altered the course of the second world war. Soon to be a major film starring Benedict Cumberbatch

To Save An Army: The Stalingrad Airlift

Hardback, 10/11/2022, £25.00

US Soldier vs Chinese Soldier: Korea 1951-53

Paperback, 22/12/2022, £14.99

My Disappearing Uncle: Europe, War and the Stories of a Scattered Family

Hardback, 16/03/2023, £20.00
One scattered family and 200 years of European turmoil told through the stories passed down by its undaunted women

The Island of Extraordinary Captives: A True Story of an Artist, a Spy and a Wartime Scandal

Paperback, 08/06/2023, £12.99
A gripping untold war story: using exclusive new archive material, letters and diaries, this is the story of the prisoners of war in internment camps during the Second World War.

My Friend Anne Frank

Hardback, 08/06/2023, £22.00

Hitler's Spy Princess: The Extraordinary Life of Stephanie von Hohenlohe

Paperback, 10/03/2022, £12.99
The action-packed dubious rise of Stephanie von Hohenlohe in Nazi Germany

The Weinsteins' War: Letters of Love, Struggle and Survival

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £12.99
A moving and unique exchange of letters between a Jewish soldier and his wife at home

Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich

Paperback, 14/04/2022, £12.99
Featuring black and white photographs and posters from post-war Germany - some beautiful, some revelatory, some shocking - Aftermath evokes an immersive portrait of a society corrupted, demoralised and freed - all at the same time.

Homelands: The History of a Friendship

Hardback, 21/04/2022, £16.99
A book about history, friendship, family and what it means to belong, from the award-winning journalist and author of Expecting

The Greatest Escape: A gripping story of wartime courage and adventure

Hardback, 26/05/2022, £20.00
The incredible story of the largest POW escape in the Second World War - organized by ordinary men who ultimately did something extraordinary.

World War II Map by Map

Hardback, 05/09/2019, £30.00

The Radio Front: The BBC and the Propaganda War 1939-45

Paperback, 05/05/2022, £17.99
How the Home Service utilised radio to win over the wartime public

Remarkable Women of the Second World War: A Collection of Untold Stories

Hardback, 16/06/2022, £18.99
Capturing the stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things through the turbulent years of the Second World War

The Spitfire Kids: The generation who built, supported and flew Britain's most beloved fighter

Paperback, 26/05/2022, £8.99
A bestselling BBC World Service ten-part series and podcast that celebrates the men and women who built and flew the Second World War's most famous fighter plane - the Spitfire.


Hardback, 15/09/2022, £25.00

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, £10.99
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, £12.99

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'

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

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.
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