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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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...
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.
A brigade was formed in 1944 as part of the British Army and fought with distinction in Italy. It was the first all Jewish 'army', and knowledge of its existence and its role in defeating the Nazis gave an immense boost to Jews everywhere. After the war the brigade helped Jewish refugees beat the British blockade of Palestine.
George Steer, a 27-year-old adventurer, was a friend and supporter of the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I. He foresaw and alerted others to the fascist game-plan in Africa and all over Europe; initiated new techniques of propaganda and psychological warfare; and saw military action in Ethiopia, Finland, Libya, Egypt, Madagascar and Burma.
A piano attachment for camp concerts is just one of the absurd inventions to be found in this book of cartoons designed to keep spirits up during the Second World War. These intricate comic drawings poke gentle fun at both the instruments of war and the indignity of the air-raid shelter in Heath Robinson's inimitable style.