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.
First printed in 1943, this book was produced to set out the 'simple safeguards, the common sense rules, and the good habits which we can make part and parcel of our everyday lives'. It offers advice on various topics, from eating and drinking to exercise and good health, to coping with 'sex problems'.
The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? This title features the experiences of dozens of individuals, from civilians and soldiers, to sailors, pilots, leading military strategists, industrialists and heads of state, and uncovers the strategy.
The true wartime story of William Ash - the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in The Great Escape. A thrilling tale of incredible courage and resilience, from one of Britain's bestselling military historians.
The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. This book offers an account of the battle of Normandy.
What if I told you that there was an epic story about World War II that has not been told, involving the most unlikely group of heroes? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who didn't carry machine guns or drive tanks; a new kind of soldier, one charged with saving, not destroying. This book tells their story.
Presents the diary of a teenage girl, who along with her family in Amsterdam, in the summer of 1942 was forced into hiding by Nazis. This title presents an intimate record of tension and struggle, adolescence and confinement, anger and heartbreak.
The passage of time and the reality of an aging survivor population have made it increasingly urgent to document and give expression to testimony, experience, and memory of the Holocaust. This title demonstrates that artistic representations are central to the practice of remembrance and commemoration.
Examines reactions to three films: "Judgement at Nuremberg" (1961), "The Pawnbroker" (1965), and "Schindler's List" (1992), and considers what those reactions reveal about the place of the Holocaust in the American mind, and how those films have shaped the popular perception of the Holocaust.
Based on hundreds of oral histories conducted in Europe and North America with survivors who were children in the Holocaust, plus primary documentation such as diaries and letters, Dwork reveals the feelings, daily activities and perceptions of Jewish children who lived and died at this time.
The Second World War was Hitler's war. Yet questions about Hitler's thoughts and his decisions still remain. How did the divisions of Europe - and, consequently, the Cold War - come about? This title addresses these and other riddles, revealing the ways in which the war and its legacy touch our lives.
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.
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.
'The Battle of the Bulge', the battle for the Ardennes 16 December 1944 to 25 January 1945. This is an utterly fascinating five weeks when for a time it looked like Hitler had outflanked the allied armies pushing toward the Rhine and might just throw them back to the Normandy beaches. This book deals with this topic.
Britain's towns and cities were being bombed on an almost nightly basis, and many children faced the trauma of being parted from their parents and sent away to the country to live with complete strangers. Then there was the joy of the second half of the 1940s, when fathers came home and the magic of `normal life' returned.
An international survey of the historiography of the origins of the Second World War. It explores how, in the case of each of the major combatant countries, historical writing on the origins of the Second World War has been inextricably linked with conceptions of national identity and collective memory.
Charts Second World War's political, military, economic and social history through 247 maps. This book covers major events from the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 to the defeat of Japan in August 1945, including the Blitz, the Fall of France, Pearl Harbor, and the naval Battles of the Atlantic.
Charts the war's political, military and social history through 257 maps. This title covers the major events from the German invasion of Poland, Stalingrad, and the concentration camps, to the bombing of Dresden and D-Day.
Born in Vienna in 1881, Stefan Zweig was one of the most respected authors of his time. Zweig was an incessant correspondent but as the 1930s progressed, it became difficult for him to maintain contact with friends and colleagues. This book provides an analysis of the Zweigs' time.
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.
The untold story of a nation of Schindlers: this is the gripping, moving and ultimately life-affirming story of how during WWII the people of Denmark rallied to save their Jewish population from the Nazis.
Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz at age 10 after surviving two ghettos and a labor camp. Now dedicated to helping those subjected to tyranny throughout the world, Buergenthal writes his story with a simple clarity that highlights the stark details of unimaginable hardship.
Three years ago Derek Niemann made the chilling discovery that his grandfather Karl had been an officer in the SS. A Nazi in the Family is an illuminating portrayal of how ordinary people can fall into the service of a monstrous regime.
History is written by the victors. It's a cliche, but a reliable one - except in the case of the Spanish Civil War. Many believe - wrongly, as it turns out - that under Franco's dictatorship, nothing truthful or imaginatively worthwhile could be said or written or created. This book examines the tenet of our cultural identity: how we remember.