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Tommy Goes to War


An Association with the Imperial War Museum

Malcolm Brown


History Press 2009
Paperback Illustrated
 

The designation 'Thomas Atkins' was used on army documents from at least the beginning of the 19th century to describe the typical soldier. This, in tThe designation 'Thomas Atkins' was used on army documents from at least the beginning of the 19th century to describe the typical soldier. This, in turn led to the nickname 'Tommy' which has perhaps become most associated with the British infantrymen of the First World War. This classic study, first published in 1978, collects the reminiscences of Tommies who lived through the long years of struggle on the Western Front. ...more
 

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History of the Zulu War and its Origin



Frances E Colenso


Lancer 2009
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Despite some notable reverses in the Zulu War, such as the Battle of Isandlwana, eventual victory for the British resulted in the break- up of the ZulDespite some notable reverses in the Zulu War, such as the Battle of Isandlwana, eventual victory for the British resulted in the break- up of the Zulu homeland in 1879. Outlining the causes of the war and following its progress chronologically, this contemporary account, first published in 1880, was written by the daughter of the Anglican Bishop of Natal and is remarkable for its criticism of British policy and its support of the Zulu position. ...more
 

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The Unseen War in Europe


Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War

John H Waller


IB Tauris 1996
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John Waller served with the OSS in London and the Middle East during the Second World War and later became inspector general of the CIA. He draws on fJohn Waller served with the OSS in London and the Middle East during the Second World War and later became inspector general of the CIA. He draws on first-hand experience as well as in-depth research to provide an account of espionage and conspiracy during the war, from pre-war intelligence failures and their consequences at Munich to the German surrender in Italy, April 1945. Waller focuses in particular on the German resistance and gives a full account of the role of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris. ...more
 

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The Boer War


The Struggle for South Africa

Bill Nasson


Spellmounth 2011
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The Boer War of 1899-1902 saw the might of the British Empire held at bay for three years by guerrilla bands of Afrikaaner farmers. As this authoritatThe Boer War of 1899-1902 saw the might of the British Empire held at bay for three years by guerrilla bands of Afrikaaner farmers. As this authoritative history demonstrates, it was the most important imperial war of the late Victorian era, in which the British employed a 'scorched earth' policy and made the first use of concentration camps. This new, completely revised and updated edition, takes into account the most recent scholarship and makes use of Afrikaans sources. ...more
 

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Submarine


An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts of the War Under the Sea, 1939-1945

Jean Hood

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Conway 2007
Hardback 
 

Using the words of men from different ranks and nationalities, Submarine describes the routines, home-made entertainment and deadly perils of life in Using the words of men from different ranks and nationalities, Submarine describes the routines, home-made entertainment and deadly perils of life in the cramped and foetid surroundings of the 'steel coffin'. Their stories range from the attack on HMS Royal Oak at Scapa Flow and a Norwegian wireless operator's epic escape from Norway to a moving account by the pilot of one of Japan's manned Kaiten suicide torpedoes....more
 

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The Quick and the Dead


Fallen Soldiers and their Families in the Great War

Richard van Emden


Bloomsbury 2011
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This account of the families of soldiers who did not return from the war and how they fared during and immediately after the conflict, draws on memoirThis account of the families of soldiers who did not return from the war and how they fared during and immediately after the conflict, draws on memoirs, letters, diaries and the recollections of surviving children - all now in their nineties. ...more
 

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Operation Damocles


Israel's Secret War Against Hitler's Scientists, 1951-1967

Roger Howard


Pegasus 2013
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Nazis on the Run


How Hitler's Henchmen Fled Justice

Gerald Steinacher


Oxford University Press 2011
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The Long Road Home


The Aftermath of the Second World War

Ben Shephard


Knopf 2010
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The Second World War left tens of millions of 'displaced persons' in its wake: concentration camp survivors, forced labourers, prisoners of war, GermaThe Second World War left tens of millions of 'displaced persons' in its wake: concentration camp survivors, forced labourers, prisoners of war, Germans expelled from Eastern Europe and others unwilling to return to Soviet-occupied homelands. Long before the final victory, the Allies set in motion an ambitious plan to deal with the situation. This provocative history assesses their success and failures, challenging us to rethink many received notions of a crucial period in European history. American cut pages....more
 

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London's East End Survivors


Voices of the Blitz Generation

Andrew Bissell


Centenar 2010
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From 7 September 1940, German bombing raids aiming for the city's docks devastated the East End of London over 57 consecutive nights. Later in the warFrom 7 September 1940, German bombing raids aiming for the city's docks devastated the East End of London over 57 consecutive nights. Later in the war, the same area became the target of V1 and V2 flying bombs. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with survivors and illustrated with rarely-seen photographs, this book begins with a survey of the East End before 1939, then examines how the closely- knit communities endured the tragedy and hardship of the Blitz. ...more
 

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Leningrad


The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

Anna Reid


Walker 2011
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On 8 September 1941, eleven weeks after the shock invasion of Soviet Russia, German forces surrounded Leningrad (St Petersburg) and the 900-day siege On 8 September 1941, eleven weeks after the shock invasion of Soviet Russia, German forces surrounded Leningrad (St Petersburg) and the 900-day siege had begun - 'the deadliest blockade of a city in human history' in which three-quarters of a million civilians starved to death. Drawing on newly accessible diaries, memoirs and government records, Anna Reid's authoritative narrative history of Leningrad's ordeal is interwoven with vivid, first-hand accounts of life inside the besieged city. ...more
 

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King of Airfighters


The Biography of Major 'Mick'

Ira Jones


Casemate 2009
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The use of aircraft in warfare was in its infancy in 1917 when 'Mick' Mannock went to France for his first tour of duty. Over the next year he proved The use of aircraft in warfare was in its infancy in 1917 when 'Mick' Mannock went to France for his first tour of duty. Over the next year he proved himself to be one of the most able and courageous pilots in the Royal Flying Corps and was an innovator of aerial combat tactics. Written by fellow ace Ira Jones, this celebrated biography of the top-scoring British aviator was first published in 1934. ...more
 

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Heroes of the Holocaust


Ordinary Britons who Ricked Their Lives to Make a Difference

Lyn Smith


Ebury 2012
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Hearts Touched by Fire


The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

Harold Holzer

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Modern Library 2011
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The Axmann Conspiracy


The Nazi Plan for a Fourth Reich and How the US Army Defeated It

Scott Andrew Selby


Berkley Caliber 2012
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