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Second World War

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

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Six Minutes in May: How Churchill Unexpectedly Became Prime Minister

Nicholas Shakespeare

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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*** Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Observer and The Economist ***`A gripping story... [more]

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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

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Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Eric Kurlander

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Mysticism, magic & ritual

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The definitive history of the supernatural in Nazi Germany, exploring the occult ideas, esoteric sciences, and pagan religions... [more]

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The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis

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The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis

Alan Jacobs (Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Baylor University)

Second World War; Religion & beliefs; History of religion

Hardback

The Year of Our Lord 1943 tells the story of how five Christian intellectuals - Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis,... [more]

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Spies in the Congo: The Race for the Ore That Built the Atomic Bomb

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Spies in the Congo: The Race for the Ore That Built the Atomic Bomb

Susan Williams

History; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Espionage & secret services

Paperback

A thrilling account of the extraordinary efforts of Allied intelligence in gaining control of Belgian Congo's uranium mines... [more]

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A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney harbour

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A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney...

Peter Grose

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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In May of 1942, the war seemed very far away to most Sydneysiders - until the night the three Japanese midget submarines crept... [more]

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Churchill: Military Genius or Menace?

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Churchill: Military Genius or Menace?

Stephen Napier

Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; First World War; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership; Defence strategy, planning & research

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A long overdue reassessment of the part Churchill played in WWII, and how his actions really affected those he led [more]

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Escaping Hitler: Heroic True Stories of Great Escapes in Nazi Europe

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Escaping Hitler: Heroic True Stories of Great Escapes in Nazi Europe

Monty Halls

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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This is the incredible story of four escape routes out of Nazi occupied Europe and the Allied servicemen and men and women... [more]

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An Australian Band of Brothers: Don Company, Second 43rd Battalion, 9th Division

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An Australian Band of Brothers: Don Company, Second 43rd Battalion, 9th...

Mark Johnston

History; Australasian & Pacific history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Regiments

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This riveting book follows a small group of Australian front-line soldiers from their enlistment in the dark days of 1940... [more]

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

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Soviet Destroyers of World War II

Alexander Hill

History; Second World War; Military & naval ships

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The Soviet Navy that faced the German onslaught in 1941 boasted a mixture of modern warships, often built with foreign technical... [more]

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

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Finland at War: The Winter War 1939-40

Vesa Nenye, Peter Munter, Toni Wirtanen, Chris Birks

History; European history; Second World War; Land forces & warfare

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When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse... [more]

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Hitler's British Isles: The Real Story of the Occupied Channel Islands

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Hitler's British Isles: The Real Story of the Occupied Channel Islands

Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi

History; British & Irish history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War

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True-life recollections from the Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. [more]

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Atlas of the European Campaign: 1944-45

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Atlas of the European Campaign: 1944-45

Steven J. Zaloga

History; Historical maps & atlases; Military history; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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In June 1944 the Allies opened the long-awaited second front against Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, and this was... [more]

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Heydrich: Dark Shadow of the SS

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Heydrich: Dark Shadow of the SS

Max Williams

Biography: historical, political & military; History; The Holocaust; Second World War; Fascism & Nazism

Hardback

Heydrich was determined to succeed at every challenge he encountered. An ambitious sportsman, a loving family man, and a ruthless... [more]

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Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Great Battleship

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Tirpitz: The Life and Death of Germany's Last Great Battleship

Daniel Knowles

History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare; Military & naval ships

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Referred to by Churchill as `the Beast', `Tirpitz' was Germany's last great battleship and was one of the largest ever constructed... [more]

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

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A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle

Julian Jackson

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political leaders & leadership

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In six weeks in 1940, France's armies were decisively beaten by Germany. A junior French general, refusing to accept defeat,... [more]

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Imphal 1944: The Japanese invasion of India

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Imphal 1944: The Japanese invasion of India

Hemant Singh Katoch

History; Asian history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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In March 1944, the Japanese Fifteenth Army launched an offensive into India from Burma. Named `U Go', its main objective was... [more]

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Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

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Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century

Konrad H. Jarausch

History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Social & cultural history; First World War; Second World War

Hardback

The gripping stories of ordinary Germans who lived through World War II, the Holocaust, and Cold War partition-but also recovery,... [more]

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Malta 1940-42: The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

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Malta 1940-42: The Axis' air battle for Mediterranean supremacy

Ryan K. Noppen

History; Second World War; Air forces & warfare; Battles & campaigns

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In 1940, the strategically vital island of Malta was Britain's last toehold in the central Mediterranean, wreaking havoc among... [more]

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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

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Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

Annette Dumbach, Jud Newborn

True war & combat stories; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; History; European history; Second World War; Political activism

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Republished in 2018 to commemorate the 75 years since their arrest & execution. This updated edition includes a new preface... [more]

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The Kuban 1943: The Wehrmacht's last stand in the Caucasus

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The Kuban 1943: The Wehrmacht's last stand in the Caucasus

Robert Forczyk

History; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Battles & campaigns

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In the summer of 1942, the Wehrmacht invaded the Caucasus in order to overrun critical oil production facilities at Maikop,... [more]

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The German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders

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The German Aces Speak II: World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of...

Colin Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis

Biography: historical, political & military; History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

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In The German Aces Speak II, Colin Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis profile the WWII air war over Europe through the eyes of Johannes... [more]

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The German Aces Speak: World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders

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The German Aces Speak: World War II Through the Eyes of Four of the Luftwaffe's...

Colin Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis

History; Second World War

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In The German Aces Speak, for the first time in any book, four prominent and influential Luftwaffe fighter pilots reminisce... [more]

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Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

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Crew: The Story of the Men Who Flew RAAF Lancaster J for Jig

Mike Colman

History; European history; Second World War; Air forces & warfare

Paperback

Seven individuals' stories about RAAF Lancaster bomber J for Jig's final mission. [more]

$32.99

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

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World War II at Sea: A Global History

Craig L. Symonds

History; Second World War; Naval forces & warfare

Hardback

Craig L. Symonds' World War II at Sea offers a definitive naval history of the Second World War presenting the chronology... [more]

$55.95

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Blitzkrieg: A Ladybird Expert Book

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Blitzkrieg: A Ladybird Expert Book

James Holland

History; Second World War; Military tactics

Hardback

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Blitzkrieg is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of one of the fall... [more]

$19.99

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