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Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Paperback, 29/06/2017, £8.99

Unwomanly Face of War

Paperback, 25/07/2017, £12.99


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.

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.

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.

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

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'

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.

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.

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.


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/


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

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.

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.

Agent Zigzag

Paperback, 04/06/2007, £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

Royal Marines and the War at Sea 1939-1945

Paperback, 15/02/2018, £16.99
The inside story of how Royal Marines fought on ships in the Second World War

Tank Commander Pocket Manual: 1939-1945

Hardback, 23/06/2016, £8.99

Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Paperback, 05/04/2018, £9.99
*** 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.


Paperback, 22/05/1997, £12.95
An account of the origins of World War Two which challenges conventional beliefs that Chamberlain was naive and deceived by Hitler's intentions, providing evidence that certain British leaders welcomed Nazism as an alternative to Communism.

Origins of the Second World War in Europe

Paperback, 24/06/1997, £18.99
This well-reviewed classic survey examines the European origins of the war from three different angles: the explanations and historiographical debates they have sparked, an analysis of the major underlying forces at work, and a chronological narrative of the events.

Allies in War

Paperback, 30/03/2007, £12.99
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.


Paperback, 04/09/2008, £8.99
Born into a Jewish ghetto in Hungary, as a child, Elie Wiesel was sent to the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. This title presents an account of that atrocity: the ever-increasing horrors he endured, the loss of his family and his struggle to survive in a world that stripped him of humanity, dignity and faith.

Codename Tricycle

Paperback, 04/08/2005, £8.99
A wealthy lawyer, debonair ladies' man, consummate actor, and courageous gambler, Dusko Popov played the role of playboy amongst the top echelons of British society to become one of Germany's most trusted spies. After the war Dusko Popov was granted British citizenship and awarded an OBE.

Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

Hardback, 19/03/2015, £20.00
An enthralling portrait of a coalition government coming together in the face of the greatest possible crisis

Summer of '45: Stories and Voices from VE Day to VJ Day

Hardback, 16/04/2015, £20.00
An oral and social history charting the end of the Second World War, and the slow 'outbreak of peace' between 8th May and 2nd September 1945.

Zig Zag

Paperback, 29/05/2007, £8.99
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice.

Schindler's Ark

Paperback, 28/12/2006, £9.99
Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller

Causes of the Second World War

Paperback, 04/08/1997, £31.99
The Second World War was the greatest conflict in history. This book provides an introduction to the causes of the war. It charts the complex route from the failed peace following the First World War through the rise of right-wing radicalism in Italy and Germany, to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939, and its subsequent spread to the Pacific.


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