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
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 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.
How did Britain so lose the plot that today there is not a single aircraft manufacturer of any significance in the country? The author captures that season of glory in a book that fuses his own memories of being a schoolboy plane spotter with a ruefully realistic history of British decline. It is the story of machines and men who flew them.
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.
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.
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.
In one of the defining moments of twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. This title tells the story of the tragedy through eyes of the survivors, from twelve-year-olds forced to work in war factories to the wives and children who faced it alone.
Eva Mozes Kor was just 10 years old when she arrived in Auschwitz. Among Holocaust survivor stories, Eva Kor's experience as a 10-year-old guinea pig of Dr Josef Mengele in Auschwitz is exceptional. This title tells the story of a child facing extraordinary evil and cruelty. It is written for young teens and ends with an uplifting message.
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.
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.