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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

Sussex, Kent and Surrey 1939

Hardback, 04/04/2019, £9.99
Richard Wyndham's evocative and charmingly eccentric account of his tour of Sussex, Kent and Surrey, taken as Britain stood on the brink of the second world war. An eccentric, fun and informative read, following a self-confessed 'haphazard' journey along side roads.

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.

Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

Paperback, 02/07/2019, £12.99

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

Great War: Western Front and Home Front 2ed

Paperback, 30/11/2015, £26.99
This revised and updated introduction to World War One crosses the boundaries of national histories to examine the various connections between the Western Front and the key home fronts around the globe. Incorporating recent research, Tooley rethinks the patterns of society, culture and politics in the early twentieth-century.

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

Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon

Paperback, 23/02/2017, £9.99
The story of a fascinating man who connected the great politicians, artists and thinkers at the height of British global power and influence.

Enigma: The Untold Story of the Secret Capture

Hardback, 01/12/2016, £16.99
This is the amazing true story of the capture of Enigma which helped shorten the war - a true and gripping story of incredible bravery. It focuses on David Balme's remarkable wartime career and full life.

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.

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, £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.


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, £10.99
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, £10.99
Winner of the Booker Prize and international bestseller

Causes of the Second World War

Paperback, 04/08/1997, £34.75
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.

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

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £9.99
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. This book tells about Juan Pujol, a character who captured the imagination in Ben Macintyre's Double Cross, about his early life in Spain, and more.

When Britain Saved the West: The Story of 1940

Paperback, 02/05/2017, £12.99

Battle of Britain

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £7.99

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £9.99

Double-cross System

Paperback, 06/06/2013, £9.99
Written as an official report for MI5 in 1945, this title details the Allied handling of enemy agents and the British infiltration of Nazi spy-rings. It tells the story of a triumphant operation in the Second World War's intelligence effort.

Sea Survival: Air Ministry Pamphlet 224

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £3.99

Jungle Survival: Air Ministry Pamphlet 214

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £3.99

Desert Survival: Air Ministry Pamphlet 225

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £3.99

Arctic Survival: Air Ministry Pamphlet 226

Paperback, 18/05/2017, £3.99

Britain's War: Into Battle, 1937-1941

Paperback, 25/05/2017, £12.99

Paris at War: 1939-1944

Hardback, 13/11/2015, £28.95
David Drake chronicles the lives of ordinary Parisians during WWII, drawing on diaries and reminiscences of people who endured these years. From his account emerge the broad rhythms and shifting moods of the city and the contingent lives of resisters, collaborators, occupiers, and victims who, unlike us, could not know how the story would end.

Kent at War 1939 to 1945

Paperback, 30/08/2014, £14.99
Kent at War includes a large collection of rare photographs, many never previously published.

German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £12.99
The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history. Yet we still do not know what Germans thought they were fighting for and how they experienced the war. This book looks at how the German people experienced the Second World War.

English and Their Country

Hardback, 14/10/2016, £6.99
'The English have for centuries been a puzzle to the people of other countries', explains this guide produced for overseas forces stationed in England during the Second World War. The English and Their Country attempts to solve this puzzle, providing an account of English characteristics for confused guests.

Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising

Paperback, 31/07/2014, £13.99


Paperback, 15/02/2013, £13.99
Lisbon had a pivotal role in the history of WWII, though not a gun was fired there. Lisbon was an open port for ships and the Pam Am Clipper flights to America, and, for the lucky refugees, freedom from the chaos engulfing Europe. This book offers a revelatory portrait of the subterfuge capital of World War II.

Good Living Street

Paperback, 06/06/2013, £9.99
The dazzling tale of an extraordinary family who were connected to the greatest figures of their age before the Nazi Anschluss forced them to flee their privileged life in Vienna.

West End Front

Paperback, 07/06/2012, £9.99
Meet the girl from MI5 who had the gravy browning licked from her legs by Dylan Thomas; the barman who was appointed the keeper of Winston Churchill's private bottle of whisky; the East End Communist who marched with his comrades into the air-raid shelter of the Savoy; the throneless prince born in a suite at Claridge's declared...


Paperback, 04/04/2013, £9.99
This is the first book to piece together the story of the Japanese city pulverized by the greatest lethal force ever unleashed by man

Churchill's Bunker

Paperback, 02/06/2011, £9.99
An exploration of one of the important sites in British history, Churchill's bunker. Drawing on a range of material, including first-hand accounts of the people who lived there, it reveals how and why the bunker and its war machine developed; how the inhabitants' lives were transformed; and, how their work led to victory over Nazis.

What I Saw

Paperback, 22/04/2004, £9.99
One of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in German history, documented by one of the country's greatest writers



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