Examines the realities of Jewish life across Europe up to the very eve of World War Two. In this book, the author presents a disturbing interpretation of the collapse of European Jewish civilization even before the Nazi onslaught.
Written by the author of The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, this title offers a fresh account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War. It focuses on the problem-solvers - Major-General Perry Hobart; Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Harker; and, Captain 'Johnny' Walker.
How close did Britain really come to invasion during this time? What were Hitler and Churchill's motives? And what was the battle's real effect on the outcome of the war? This title deals with these questions.
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.
The astonishing life of a young working-class man who fought throughout Second World War from Alamein to the invasion of Sicily, was captured at Arnhem and as a POW survived the Allied bombing raid on Dresden
Russia's engagement with Germany on the Eastern Front during World War II was ferocious, unprecedented and bloody, costing millions of civilian and military lives. In this challenging new book, Lee Baker distinguishes myth from reality and deflates the idea that this war, while gargantuan in scale, was in essence a war like any other.
This introductory student guide to World War II provides a clear narrative of events and detailed analysis and includes sections on the strategic, ideological, economic and social dimensions of the war.
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 tiny tome featuring a faux leather binding with embossed type and illustration is filled with Winston Churchill's biography, his most inspirational quotes, and excerpts from some of his most famous speeches.
A collection of speeches from Churchill, one of the great modern orators. It includes Churchill's famous words on the declaration of war with Germany, as well as his rousing call to the British in June 1940 after Dunkirk, and his immortal tribute to the young men fighting in the Battle of Britain.
During the Second World War the British Army underwent a complete transformation as its number of vehicles grew from 40,000 to 1.5 million, ranging from tanks and giant tank transporters to jeeps, mobile baths and offices, and scout cars.
Emerging from modern history as a remarkable and much-loved family, the Mitfords have remained largely unrepentant concerning theirs and particularly Unity's enthusiastic support of Hitler, the Nazis, Oswald Mosley and British fascism.
This new book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the key Allied powers, setting in motion the traumatic years of the Occupation, the Vichy regime, and the rapid escalation of World War Two.
The first scholarly study of the men of the RAF and British culture during the war, The Flyer examines the lives of these men and their popular representation in literary and cinematic texts. It illuminates broader issues of gender, class, race, emotional life, and the creation of a national myth in modern Britain.
Tells the history of the Blitz in the Second World War. This book examines the well-known parts of the campaign, and the significance of bombing on many other fronts - the German use of bombers on the Eastern Front for example (and discovered material on the more familiar 'Blitz' on Britain), or the Allied campaigns against Italian cities.
Winston Churchill's inspiring leadership in the Second World War once put him above criticism. This book makes sense of this extraordinary man and his controversial and heroic career. It brings out Churchill's strengths and weaknesses, looking at the many received versions of Churchill, and offers a fresh insight into his character.
Night after night, they swallowed their fears and flew long distances through packs of enemy fighters to drop the bombs that could destroy Hitler and bring about the end of the war. This title tells the story of the controversial last battles of Bomber Command through the eyes of the heroic men who fought them.
The familiar image of the British in the Second World War is that of the plucky underdog taking on German might. This title shows the conflict in a new light, with Britain as a very wealthy country, formidable in arms, ruthless in pursuit of its interests and sitting at the heart of a global production system.
Moving from the Middle-Eastern campaigns of the First World War to bohemian Berlin in the 1920s, to the horror of the concentration camps and the trials in Belsen and Nuremberg, this book tells the story of two German men whose lives diverged, and intersected, in an unusual way.
The end of the Second World War saw a terrible explosion of violence across Europe. Prisoners murdered jailers. Soldiers visited atrocities on civilians. Resistance fighters killed and pilloried collaborators. Ethnic cleansing, civil war, rape and murder were rife in the days, months and years after hostilities ended.
At 6 am on 21 April 1940 John the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire.
Churchill (1874-1965) was one of the 20th century's most charismatic and controversial figures. From his meetings with world leaders such as Roosevelt, de Gaulle and Stalin, his verbal engagements with Hitler and the Third Reich, to his wit and oratory on the floor of the Commons, this book explores various facets of Churchill's life and times.
Frank Foley, a British spy whose cover was working at British embassy in Berlin, took huge risks issuing forged visas to enable around 10,000 Jews to escape Germany before the outbreak of war. Jane Haining refused to come back to Scotland and leave the Jewish orphans in her care in Hungary. Louise and Ida Cook were sisters from suburban London.
From the Fall of France in June 1940 to Hitler's suicide in April 1945, the swastika flew from the peaks of the High Savoy in the western Alps to the passes above Ljubljana in the east. This title tells the story of how the war was conceived and directed from the Fuhrer's mountain retreat, and how all the Alps bar Switzerland fell to Fascism.